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Second title in a series I demolished in short order. Much like the first, its not quiet as heavy as many other Fantasy series, but that makes it a nice pleasurable read.
In this we see one of the main characters, Tavi move to the big city. As a result we see a new fresh setting, new set of struggles and as before, Tavi relying on his general skill and prowess while being at a disadvantage by not being able to craft. This is interesting to the norm of the primary antagonist being all powerful.
As before, there is a element of the Roman Empire underpinning the series and this brings with it all the political intrigue of the time (or maby I have watched too many things on the Roman empire and think it was all like this) either way we see multiple people with multiple agenda's working in the background and the great thing is, most these characters do get some fleshing out over the series also.
In all another very solid entry into a solid series, you will soon find yourself on the third then forth book and so on in short order.
Loved it its gets better and better keeps you on the edge of your seat can't put it down just don't want it to end so much drama and action on to the next book in the series if you want a great read with drama action and so on what you waiting for check out this series its great and just as good as the dresden files is so its a win win and at a reasonable price what you waiting for
Young Tavi is away from home and in training to be a Cursor where he daily has to use just his agile imagination, (no special abilities like the bullies and establishment) to get out of tricky situations, to save the Capital and the people he cares about. As always Jim Butcher fills his stories with exciting content peopled by a really wonderful and engaging supporting cast - every character is fully formed, so that we know and care about how they survive the trials he presents them with. A fabulous read - that makes you preorder volume 3!
When you begin reading fantasy as I did over 30 years ago you quickly get through all the regular writers and then you have to wait until another one is published.Well I missed this writer and am now making up for lost time. He allows you an indepth knowledge of the multiple characters and the way they grow and develop with umpteen diverse adventures in each book. I would suggest you start with Codex No 1 book I did and am half way through No 5 and will be starting the dresden Files as soon as I complete the Codex.
Not often do writers create characters that the reader can actually relate to and care about their fate, this series is a prime example of classic plot development, surprise elements and crisp storytelling. Great read!
Read one then downloaded and read the next... then downloaded and read the next... then downloaded and read the next... etc. I was supposed to be on holiday seeing the sights of Italy - So be warned, addictive and can get you in trouble!