Codex Alera Book 4
By Jim Butcher
Number of Pages: 464
Date Started: February 11, 2016
Date Finished: February 14, 2016
Synopsis: (From Amazon)
After two years of bitter conflict with the hordes of invading Canim, Tavi of Calderon, now Captain of the First Aleran Legion, realizes that a peril far greater than the Canim exists-the terrifying Vord, who drove the savage Canim from their homeland. Now, Tavi must find a way to overcome the centuries-old animosities between Aleran and Cane if an alliance is to be forged against their mutual enemy. And he must lead his legion in defiance of the law, against friend and foe-before the hammerstroke of the Vord descends on them all.
While Tavi had no experience in military before joining the First Aleran, now it would be hard to find anyone that people would trust as much as him. Though the Canim represent a significant threat, Tavi knows that there is a way to end the fighting and bloodshed. The trust between a leader who goes with their men and the warriors is accurately represented here, and many who have been in a situation with a trusted leader would likely agree.
Unfortunately this book was very heavy in fighting without as much interaction that wasn’t in the field. There were a lot of frustrating moments when things go wrong, and the sadness Tavi feels over consequences of his tactics can be felt by the reader. Nevertheless, one cannot help but want to know exactly what happens to Tavi of Calderon.
The Dresden Files are the first books that Jim Butcher managed to get published. He is also the author of the Codex Alera, and a new steampunk series, Cinder spires. He is a gamer, including tabletop, video games, as well as LARP. He still lives in his hometown, Independence, Missouri.
For a detailed biography of Jim Butcher, and a way to purchase his books, see his Amazon page.
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