If you liked Furies of Caulderon, you'll like this book. It expands the world and characters and leaves you wanting for more.
My complaint and the reason I'll return this book is with Penguin Audio. More than half of a critical battle (chapter 50) is missing. And what is the deal with the horns blasting at random?!?!
Anyway, listener beware. The story and performance are great. Kate Reading does a fantastic job breathing life into the characters. However, the editors at Penguin dropped the ball and left critical narration on the cutting room floor.
I read the first book and half read this book and half listen to the rest of it. So far I love this series. It is my first series I'm reading and it getting me to read more fantasy books.
Kate Reading is superb.. What a professional. Love the character development progression. Altogether very fun story.
I love to read but never have the time anymore. I found Audible and it has been a wonderful surprise!
I love all my audio books. Seriously I think there is only one that I have listened to that I just could not finish.
I liked the introduction of the Canim and the battle scenes.
Everything! I love Kate Reading just as much as I love James Marsters as Dresden
Academ's Fury was a great 2nd book in the codex Alera series. It has a little more political BS which can get old but I think Butch did an outstanding job balancing it with the action. I know that there is more to learn about Tavi and the relationship with him and Gaius to learn about. I have my theories but I shall wait and see.
I love listening to a Kate reading narrative. she does so well giving into the passion and understanding of a piece. The series as a whole is amazing. I love the way Jim makes you fall in love with his characters. I loved the hardbacks so much I bought the audio books!
terrific story, Kate is an amazing narrator as always. I with they hadn't put cheesy music effects in, and Jim isn't a particularly subtle author, but you can't have everything.