For centuries, the people of Alera have relied on the power of the furies to protect them from outside invaders. But the gravest threat might be closer than they think. Tavi has escaped the Calderon Valley and the mysterious attack of the Marat on his homeland. But he is far from safe, as trying to keep up the illusion of being a student while ...
For centuries, the people of Alera have relied on the power of the furies to protect them from outside invaders. But the gravest threat might be closer than they think. Tavi has escaped the Calderon Valley and the mysterious attack of the Marat on his homeland. But he is far from safe, as trying to keep up the illusion of being a student while secretly training as one of the First Lord's spies is a dangerous game. And he has not yet learned to use the furies, making him especially vulnerable. When the attack comes it's on two fronts. A sudden strike threatens the First Lord's life and threatens to plunge the land into civil war. While in the Calderon Valley, the threat faced from the Marat is dwarfed by an ancient menace. And Tavi must learn to harness the furies if he has any chance of fighting the greatest threat Alera has ever known ...
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this is not what i expected but one never can in sci fi i was only vaguely aware of this work but i trust this author so one can,t go wrong but one must not confuse one genre over another as they do not overlap only in the brillance of the writing which he excells at now as a review the reviews so far have between sheer near now is that a review i dare say something less pretentious could be said but thumper said it best if you can,t anything don,t say anything at all so i,m not at this as i,m still trying to devour this tome
Sep 19, 2013
Great Series as a Whole
I really loved this whole series. I will admit there is some predictability in the main plot but there are enough story elements that will still surprise and please even veteran readers and you can't ignore Butcher's humor perfectly seasoned throughout.
Jul 26, 2012
Continuing the trend of obviousness, simplicity and one-dimensionality of the first book in the series, this one managed to just barely hold my attention. It's okay for what it is, but an enthralling read it isn't. Cheap story, cheap characters, tiny problems, silly resolutions.
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