Captain’s Fury (Codex Alera #4) – Jim Butcher

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Haven’t read the previous novels? Check out my reviews!
Furies of Calderon
Academ’s Fury
Cursor’s Fury

Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Ace Books
Release Date: December 4, 2007

After two years of bitter conflict with the hordes of invading Canim, Tavi of Calderon, now Captain of the First Aleran Legion, realizes that a peril far greater than the Canim exists–the mysterious threat that drove the savage Canim to flee their homeland.
Now, Tavi must find a way to overcome the centuries-old animosities between Aleran and Cane if an alliance is to be forged against their mutual enemy. And he must lead his legion in defiance of the law, against friend and foe–or no one will have a chance of survival . . .

I’ll keep this short and spoiler free since Captain’s Fury is the fourth book in the series.

Captain’s Fury is slower than the previous novels, but that does not detract from its awesomeness. If you’ve made it this far into the series, you can forgive it’s slowly pace and lengthy set up for the final two novels.

The series is now embroiled in war. Butcher writes such energetic and gritty war scenes making it easy to follow and visualize. At no point does he glorify war. He shows it in all its dirty details.

I especially loved Amara’s journey in this novel. The actual mission she was on and her character’s spiritual, if you will, journey was easily the best aspect of Captain’s Fury.

With things concluded as they are, I am very excited to see what’s next for these characters. Princep’s Fury is sure to deliver!


Have you read Captain’s Fury? What did you think?

6 thoughts on “Captain’s Fury (Codex Alera #4) – Jim Butcher

    1. Thanks!
      I’m actually afraid to read his other series in fear that it won’t be as good as this. I did that with another author, Brent Weeks. I LOVE the Lightbringer series, but really disliked his Night Angel series.

      1. I did try the first Harry Dresden. It was okay, but it was one of those books that was clearly written by a man for men. Sometimes I’m okay with that, but for whatever reason in that instance it just wasn’t speaking to me. I think I’m also a little tired of Urban Fantasy so that might have had something to do with it.

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