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What can I say nooooooo it over its finished I am so glad I took a chance with this I have read his other books and at first I was unsure about this set but so glad I did risk it brilliant set of books story gets better and better with each new book can't put it down will so miss this series I do hope there will be others like it from him via you like a good action fun love horror and so on check this series out you won't be disappointed worth every penny they was and I will miss them so much now I have to find something else to read to wait for books from him what you waiting for get reading a fantastic set of books of great stories that will leave you wanting more each time they end
The last book of "The Codex Alera" is another brick. "First Lord's Fury" is almost 700 pages long.
I think the reason I like Tavi's character is because he is a bit crazy. Just crazy enough to see possibilities where the rest of us aren't able to. Me, I lack that piece of genius that I sometimes meet in other people. Not often, but enough times to know how precious that ability is.
Tavi sees allies in traditional enemies, possibilities in impossibilities and hope where the rest of us give up. (Yes, I do realize he is a fictional character!) Sometimes people like this can be terribly annoying because giving up can be soooo tempting. He does annoy his friends at times. But this trait is also what has brought enemies to help and now another enemy needs to be brought into the battle against the Vord.
In "Princep's Fury" Tavi discovered once and for all that the Vord were impossible to talk with/to. Their only aim in life is to convert Alera into Vord (land and creatures). However, the first Vord queen is a bit off for a Vord. She has limited the number of queens and made them sterile to boot. This gives Tavi some hope that Alera might prevail against them in the end.
Invidia Aquitaine is still fighting on the Vord queen's side while her husband is the leader of the people left behind in Alera. The First Lord is dead and Tavi needs to hurry back to resolve the succession question at the same time as he utilizes any and all means to prevent the further spread of the Vord. But to do that he needs to take down the queen and that is quite a task. Thankfully, his old allies and family are still alive and fighting for the survival of Alera.
One of the best fantasy series I've ever read - it certainly gives George Martin a run for his money (eventually gave up on the Game of Thrones series, even though it's beautifullly written the plot develops at a dead snail's pace after the first 3-4 books). The Alera world is fully realised, the writing is evocative, and tension is maintained throughout. Characters are given full dimension and can be observed developing thoughout the series - even the alien Vord queen - for whom ultimately I felt quite sad. I just wanted to go on and on reading and so my only disappointment was reaching the end of this wonderful series. At least there was (and I hope I don't give too much away here!) a happy ending, so my sadness at finishing was partially temepered by this.
An absolutely fantastic series, couldn’t put them down. The best series I have read in a long time. Very fast paced with a lot of action. Great characters, that grew on you as you got to know them and grew with each book. Thoroughly recommend them. Feeling deflated now as whatever I choose to read next has to live up to them.
Pretty much read all six books back to back in the space of two weeks would regard myself as. A veteran SF and fantasy reader and can’t describe the pleasure when you stumble across a new series in the genre that keeps you riveted across six volumes - characters are brilliant and the development of Tavi is nothing short I inspired!
I read that Jim butcher was challenged to write a credible story incorporating Romans and Pokemon. He did it in spades - I’m gutted it’s finished!!
I initially bought all these books in Kindle but I will be buying the paper versions in the near future- too good to not be sitting on my book shelves!!