Codex Alera

12 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 48,949 ratings

Furies of Calderon Publisher's Summary

In the realm of Alera, where people bond with the furies - elementals of Earth, air, fire, water, and metal - 15-year-old Tavi struggles with his lack of furycrafting. But when his homeland erupts in chaos - when rebels war with loyalists and furies clash with furies - Tavi's simple courage will turn the tides of war.

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  • Book 1

    • Furies of Calderon

    • Codex Alera, Book 1
    • By: Jim Butcher
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 19 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,672
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,913
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,948

    In the realm of Alera, where people bond with the furies - elementals of Earth, air, fire, water, and metal - 15-year-old Tavi struggles with his lack of furycrafting. But when his homeland erupts in chaos - when rebels war with loyalists and furies clash with furies - Tavi's simple courage will turn the tides of war.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Oh, how I HATE the horns!!!!

    • By Sarah on 09-14-13

    Regular price: $42.00

    • Furies of Calderon

    • The Codex Alera: Book One
    • By: Jim Butcher
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 19 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, decent narrator, horrible production

    • By Mahadi on 04-16-18

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  • Book 2

    • Academ's Fury

    • Codex Alera, Book 2
    • By: Jim Butcher
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,293
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,865
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,861

    For 1,000 years, the people of Alera have united against the aggressive and threatening races that inhabit the world, using their unique bond with the Furies - elementals of Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Metal. But now, the unity of the Alerians hangs in precarious balance.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Solid Follow-Up to Book 1

    • By Don on 05-03-10

    Regular price: $42.00

    • Academ's Fury

    • The Codex Alera: Book Two
    • By: Jim Butcher
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 20 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    For centuries, the people of Alera have relied on the power of the furies to protect them from outside invaders. But the gravest threat might be closer than they think.Tavi has escaped the Calderon Valley and the mysterious attack of the Marat on his homeland. But he is far from safe, as trying to keep up the illusion of being a student while secretly training as one of the First Lord's spies is a dangerous game.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • editing slip ups

    • By carsten on 09-10-17

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  • Book 3

    • Cursor's Fury

    • Codex Alera, Book 3
    • By: Jim Butcher
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 20 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7,886
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6,526
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6,523

    The power-hungry High Lord of Kalare has launched a rebellion against the aging First Lord, Gaius Sextus, who with the loyal forces of Alera must fight beside the unlikeliest of allies - the equally contentious High Lord of Aquitaine. Meanwhile, young Tavi of Calderon joins a newly formed legion under an assumed name even as the ruthless Kalare unites with the Canim, bestial enemies of the realm whose vast numbers spell certain doom for Alera.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very well done…BUT…

    • By Alvin on 09-02-16

    Regular price: $42.00

    • Cursor's Fury

    • The Codex Alera: Book Three
    • By: Jim Butcher
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 20 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    Power-hungry Kalare has rebelled against Alera's aging First Lord, Gaius Sextus. Ill-equipped to face this attack, Gaius must seek support - even from the combative High Lord of Aquitaine. Kalare has also seized valuable hostages that could mean the difference between victory and failure. And Amara, the First Lord's Cursor, has been tasked with their rescue. She has earned this trust but are her allies as worthy - or does the Lady Aquitaine see the time as ripe for betrayal?

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  • Book 4

    • Captain's Fury

    • Codex Alera, Book 4
    • By: Jim Butcher
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 19 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,376
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6,063
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6,066

    In his acclaimed Codex Alera novels, best-selling author Jim Butcher has created a fascinating world in which the powerful forces of nature take physical form. For millennia, the people of Alera have used their unique bond with these elementals for protection. Now, as enemies become allies, and friends become bitter foes, a danger beyond reckoning looms. . . .

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I had to STOP everything!

    • By Leowahine on 08-10-09

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Captain's Fury

    • The Codex Alera: Book Four
    • By: Jim Butcher
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 19 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    Tavi of Calderon, now captain of his own Legion, has been fighting a bitter war for two years. Then he discovers the invading Canim warriors are harbingers of a far greater threat. The Canim are being hunted in their turn by a savage race that forced them from their homeland - and which has pursued them to the Aleran borders. With options fast running out, Tavi proposes an alliance with the Canim.

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  • Book 5

    • Princeps' Fury

    • Codex Alera, Book 5
    • By: Jim Butcher
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 17 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,002
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5,725
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,739

    Tavi of Calderon, now recognized as Princeps Gaius Octavian and heir to the crown, has achieved a fragile alliance with Alera's oldest foes, the savage Canim. But when Tavi and his legions guide the Canim safely to their lands, his worst fears are realized. The dreaded Vord - the enemy of Aleran and Cane alike - have spent the last three years laying waste to the Canim homeland. And when the Alerans are cut off from their ships, they find themselves with no choice but to fight shoulder to shoulder if they are to survive.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful story, problematic recording

    • By M. Crocker on 02-04-13

    Regular price: $42.00

    • Princeps' Fury

    • The Codex Alera: Book Five
    • By: Jim Butcher
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 17 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    After bitter fighting, Tavi of Calderon has eventually forged an alliance with Alera's oldest foes, the savage Canim, and he must escort them on their long sea-voyage home. This will strain their fragile accord - but the worst is yet to come.The inhuman Vord have spent the last three years laying waste to the Canim homeland, making it a desolate place indeed. Then the Alerans become stranded there, cut off from their ships.

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  • Book 6

    • First Lord's Fury

    • Codex Alera, Book 6
    • By: Jim Butcher
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 24 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,330
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5,983
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,979

    For years he has endured the endless trials and triumphs of a man whose skill and power could not be restrained. Battling ancient enemies, forging new alliances, and confronting the corruption within his own land, Gaius Octavian became a legendary man of war - and the rightful First Lord of Alera. But now, the savage Vord are on the march, and Gaius must lead his legions to the Calderon Valley to stand against them - using all of his intelligence, ingenuity, and furycraft to save their world from eternal darkness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent conclusion

    • By Jason on 11-27-09

    Regular price: $38.50

    • First Lord's Fury

    • The Codex Alera: Book Six
    • By: Jim Butcher
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 24 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    The aging First Lord of Alera has fallen in battle. Yet his people must continue to resist an invading inhuman army. Desperate Alerans even pledge fealty to the Vord Queen to survive, turning the incredible power of Aleran furies back on their own people. And despite all efforts, the Alerans are being ground into dust and pushed to the farthest reaches of their own realm.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • brilliant

    • By alex on 03-19-18

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