Princeps’ Fury (Codex Alera #5) – Jim Butcher

five stars black
Genre: Fantasy 
Publisher: Ace Books
Pages: 622
Release Date: November 5, 2008

From the New York Times bestselling author of Captain’s Furyand the Dresden Files novels.

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.

For a thousand years, Alera and her furies have withstood every enemy, and survived every foe.

The thousand years are over…


My reviews for these novels keep getting shorter and shorter. I dislike writing reviews for sequels since I find it hard to write about the novel without spoiling anything.

I have been skimming reviews for Princeps’ Fury and found that many people rated this as their least favourite of the series. I, however, thoroughly enjoyed Princeps’ Fury and its set up for the final novel, First Lord’s Fury. I especially enjoyed the final few pages.

Isana’s chapters are usually not my favourite since they are not as action packed or detail oriented as Tavi’s or Amara’s, however Isana’s chapters in Princeps’ Fury are incredible. Not only do readers get to see Isana in a new badass light, but also readers are treated to some interesting world building that had me rereading certain passages.

Tavi’s campaign and exploration of the Cane homeland were some of the best parts of the novel. I am always a fan of new or game changing information no matter how far in the series it comes.

That is about all I can say without spoiling anything more than the title already spoils. I am very excited to read the final novel, though I may procrastinate a bit since I do not want this story to end.

As always, I highly recommend this series. It’s fun and easy to read with badass characters and an interesting magic system.


Have you read Princeps’ Fury? What did you think?

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