For 1000 years, the people of Alera have united against the aggressive races that inhabit the world, using their unique bond with the furies - elementals of earth, air, fire, water and metal. But now, Gaius Sextus, First Lord of Alera, grows old and lacks an heir. Ambitious Lords manoeuvre to place their Houses in positions of power, and a war of succession looms on the horizon.
Far from city politics in the Calderon Valley, young Tavi struggles with his lack of fury crafting. At 15, he has no wind fury to help him fly, no fire fury to light his lamps. Yet as the Alerans' most savage enemy - the Marat - return to the Valley, his world will change.
Caught in a storm of deadly wind furies, Tavi saves the life of a runaway slave. But Amara is actually a spy, seeking intelligence on possible Marat traitors to the Crown. And when the Valley erupts into chaos - when rebels war with loyalists and furies clash with furies - Amara will find Tavi invaluable. His talents will outweigh any fury-born power - and could even turn the tides of war.
©2016 Jim Butcher (P)2016 Hachette Audio UK
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I've have done almost no work since downloading this audio book as I could not stop listening. Highly enjoyable and very well read with characterisation of the dialogue. If you enjoy fantasy I definitely recommend this audio book.
Can't wait for the next book, as always very satisfied with the story. I lissend to it twice because it was so good.
this would have been a great book if it was not for the bad editing.
"Good performance, good book"
Kate reading was as good as ever, well read with clear character voices.
Jim Butcher seems as though he wants to write a very looooooong series of these books. Don't get me wrong. It's a good book with a decent story line and engaging characters who you can care about, that's why I gave it four stars. However, Without spoiling the plot, you could probably read book 2 of the series (and I do hope he does a book 2) first without missing too many major developments.
Would definitely recommend this book to fans of both Jim butcher and Kate Reading
well thought out. excellent narration. can't wait for more. want a fury myself now. hm
keep waiting for these good stories to be released. proven writer and narrator. with the imagination easly with my grasp. Thanks
the story is captivating and fast. I loved it. However, the narrator was a bit dast and could do with better editing and chapter titles.
"Furies of Calderon geart book well readed"
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played this book end to end over 2 days had geart weekend, but then I find out I will need to wait another month for the next book and it wiil next year before I can buy book 6. Why not just release the whole series at the same time. The last "paper" book was release 2009
"Read this book years ago amazing what you miss"
I love the Dresden books and when these books became available I bought the series and read them. They are so different and yet so well written.
When listening to the above book (it is a few years after I read the series) it is amazing what you miss. Compared with Jim Butcher's last book The Aeronauts Windlass (which I hated), the characters are believable and you feel an attachment to them even the villains.
In respect of the narrator I found two small problems in a couple places she seem to mix up the voices of the characters. Plus a couple of places the recording was jerky (bad recording).
But she has a pleasant voice that I virtually finished the book over two days .
Cannot wait for book two.
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