I got to know Butcher's work from the Dresden Files, and hardly expected him to write so well in a completely different style and genre, but I was pleasantly surprised.
A touch of ancient Rome gives this whole series added depth and flavor, the Roman notion and citizenry and empire expanding on the power driven hierarchy of the book.
the characters have remained engaging through the series and the story only gets better from book to book.
The audio version is superior in that it forced me to slow down while the pace of the book pushed me forward. There were scenes, good scenes, I entirely missed when I read the hardback.
None, Jim Butcher is the master of his craft.
Invidia was my favorite. A good villainess is vital!
Ha, not possible but this was an awesome listen.
Immigration lawyer in Kansas City. I like Character driven dramas, fantasy (monsters, magic and witches oh my!) and coming of age stories. Favs include: The Book Thief, The Game of Throne series, Harry Potter Series, Dresden Files, Nightside series, anything by Neil Gaimen, 100 Years of Solitude.
A continuation of an epic struggle of god vs evil.
I love these characters. I already started the next book because I am so excited to find out what happens next.
He narration is just perfect. Each character is distinct and I love listening to her.
I am so involved in this story I find myself choking up listening to it a lot I also laughed out loud in many places. These characters are so human and real I love hearing about their lives. I will be sad when the series is over.
This series has quickly moved to my top 10 series.
I love this series of book. The story line and characters are so interesting that I have a hard time setting the book aside to do other things. It is great to see the character development within the escalating tension that occurs between the characters in this book. Loved it!
I have to say, I think each book in this series gets better. I really liked this one. It took a couple of turns I didn't see coming.
I am sorry there aren't more books to this series.
I have listened to them all. Very entertaining.
Jim Butcher and Kate Reading are both geniuses and the proof is in this saga. I don't know what to say that hasn't been said already. This is fantasy at its finest!
Yes and I already have and they all love it. Butcher finally did a good job with this series. The dresden files where horrible and boring. But the Codex Alera is one of the best fantasy series ever.
Kate Reading is the best narrator that there is.
Avid fan of sci-fi and James Marsters, I use audio books to inspire me to exercise, taking them on morning walks. It's a perfect combo!
I've enjoyed this series, but this book really brings many of the personal relastionships to the fore and clears up many of the mysteries that have been building. I must say I've enjoyed this book the best by far. Well written and well narrated. Some fight scenes carry on a bit long for my tastes in this series, but this book did not have that issue for me as there was more character development and adventure with fewer actual battle scenes. Very well done all around.
The whole series is fantastic, this book however is the best of the bunch. Without revealing the plot Tavi becomes the man we've been waiting for in this book. I have finished the entire series and I still go back and listen to some of my favorite scenes in Captain's Fury. This is something I rarely do, download this series you won't be disappointed.