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January 4, 2011 / jadettman

First Book of the Year

I just finished reading Captain’s Fury yesterday. It is the fourth book in Jim Butcher’s Codex Alera series. I’ve been enjoying the series quite a bit.

I also enjoy Mr. Butcher’s Dresden Files books but my general feeling is that the Codex Alera books are better written than the Dresden books.

If you aren’t familiar with the Codex Alera, the setting is sort of a cross between Avatar the Last Airbender and Roman alternate history. All of the humans in the books have access to elemental Furies that give them some amazing powers.

That isn’t really what is so good about them. Mostly, it is the combination of action and politics. I’ll say one thing for Mr. Butcher, he knows how to tell an exciting adventure story.


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