I loved the action in this book. It was constant and awesome. I enjoy how the story developed and then wrapped up. He has a way to "finish" a conflict while carrying others on. It was very entertaining to read.
Bachelor Chef and Mathematician. I don't bother with books shorter than 20 hours, not worth the effort.
The Codex Alera series are the first books I have read of Jim Butcher and I was prompted to get it because it is being read by Kate Reading. I am not at all disappointed. As always Kate Reading and Michael Kramer seem to always find the best fantasies to read and this has been a wonderful story and experience.
Jim Butcher has created not only a great world but he has created great characters. I rate this series with the best, and far above the Fire and Ice series, mainly because Mr Butcher is able to finish his tale without fanfare and celebrity.
If you like Robert Jordan, if you like Brandon Sanderson, if you find Ben Bova over, then you will like and possibly love Jim Butchers Codex Alera series, I know I have found it a fun and satisfying experience.
Characters are getting better.. The 1st book had me questioning my decision at spending a credit at first... now I love the series...