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Great imagery, character development, and story plot.
Rather, Mr. Butcher's secondary characters are as much a part of the heart of the story as the main character, which makes this book so much more enjoyable.
I have been a fan of Jim Butcher's series the Dresden files for years and have been curious about his Codex Alera series for awhile now.
Formulaic and predictable with unbelievably long and ponderous fight descriptions. It's almost as if there are two Jim Butchers. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Jimbo
I couldn't get into it. It started real strong, then faded. It felt like the author spent more time on the first 100 pages, knowing those would be read by the publisher, then... Read morePublished 9 days ago by A Reviewer
Another excellent series by Butcher. Very entertaining with a lot of new ideas.Published 15 days ago by Outdoor Enthusiast
I've read the whole series and I'll just post this review on all of them. This is a great series. I love the characters. Especially the main character, Tavi. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Joel Dalton
I sometimes found two words bunched together in the text. Besides that it was great!Published 21 days ago by Hippocrates101
Entertaining read, though a bit predictable. I understand this is a fantasy, but I feel like it was a bit unrealistic as far as the "good guys" triumphing in the end. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Corey Lewis
The world of Alera is fascinating a and one of my favorites. Descendants of Roman legionnaires evolve in an alien world. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Sabine