Furies of Calderon

Furies of Calderon

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In this extraordinary fantasy epic, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Dresden Files leads readers into a world where the fate of the realm rests on the shoulders of a boy with no power to call his own... For a thousand years, the people of Alera have united against the aggressive and threatening races that inhabit the world, using their unique bond with the furies--elementals of earth, air, fire, water, wood, and metal. But in the remote Calderon Valley, the boy Tavi struggles with his lack of furycrafting. At fifteen, he has no wind fury to help him fly, no fire fury to light his lamps. Yet as the Alerans' most savage enemy--the Marat horde--return to the Valley, Tavi's courage and resourcefulness will be a power greater than any fury, one that could turn the tides of war...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 504 pages
  • 106.68 x 187.96 x 38.1mm | 340.19g
  • Ace Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 044101268X
  • 9780441012688
  • 19,597

Review Text

"Epic fantasy in the best way, inspired by Tolkien."-New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green

"A stay-up-all-night-'til-you-finish-it-book, Furies of Calderon is a marvelous read."-#1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs

"Filled with plot twists and white-knuckled suspense, this is a ripping good yarn that delivers terrific magic and nonstop action."-National bestselling author Deborah Chester

"A fascinating world and magic system...the start of a promising series."-Locus

"Butcher has created a wonderful new world of fantasy...This first book in the series introduces all the main characters and the creatures and events that make Alera a great world in which any reader can get lost."-SF Site

"Absorbing...Butcher does a thorough job of world building, to say nothing of developing his action scenes with an abundance of convincing detail."-Publishers Weekly
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Review quote

"Epic fantasy in the best way, inspired by Tolkien."--New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green "A stay-up-all-night-'til-you-finish-it-book, Furies of Calderon is a marvelous read."--#1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs "Filled with plot twists and white-knuckled suspense, this is a ripping good yarn that delivers terrific magic and nonstop action."--National bestselling author Deborah Chester

"A fascinating world and magic system...the start of a promising series."--Locus "Butcher has created a wonderful new world of fantasy...This first book in the series introduces all the main characters and the creatures and events that make Alera a great world in which any reader can get lost."--SF Site "Absorbing...Butcher does a thorough job of world building, to say nothing of developing his action scenes with an abundance of convincing detail."--Publishers Weekly
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About Jim Butcher

A martial arts enthusiast whose résumé includes a long list of skills rendered obsolete at least two hundred years ago, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher turned to writing as a career because anything else probably would have driven him insane. He lives mostly inside his own head so that he can write down the conversation of his imaginary friends, but his head can generally be found in Independence, Missouri. Jim is the author of the Dresden Files, the Codex Alera novels, and the Cinder Spires series, which began with The Aeronaut's Windlass.
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Rating details

75,660 ratings
4.12 out of 5 stars
5 41% (31,171)
4 37% (27,992)
3 16% (12,323)
2 4% (2,947)
1 2% (1,227)

Our customer reviews

If you like adventure and epic battles in your fanstasy stories, then this is a gold mine for you. Not much of a romance in it, no sex and good for children. Wholesome fantasy book. The only thing I find annoying about it is that it keeps two or three different story threads and jumps from one thread to another. By the time the story returns to the other thread, I've forgotten the story of that thread already. So I cheat. I follow one thread all the way through until just before the epilogue. Then read a second thread and so on. After I've read all the threads in the story, I read the epilogue. I don't think that is the way the author intended the book to be read but for me, it is less annoying that way.show more
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