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Captain's Fury (Codex Alera, Bk 4)
Captain's Fury - Codex Alera, Bk 4
Author: Jim Butcher
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...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780441016556
ISBN-10: 0441016553
Publication Date: 11/25/2008
Pages: 626
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 105 ratings
Publisher: Ace Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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gaby19 avatar reviewed Captain's Fury (Codex Alera, Bk 4) on + 5 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
If you've read the earlier Codex Alera books, then you're likely very fond of Tavi and his friends. I think that this may be the best one yet. You get a fuller sense of his story and that of his father.

If you are looking for a story full of adventure, friendship, loyalty and intrigue - this book will not disappoint!
KellitaJ avatar reviewed Captain's Fury (Codex Alera, Bk 4) on + 550 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Jim Butcher rotates between 2 series, his Harry Dresden stories and this, my FAVORITE series about Tavi and his planet of complex and different species. Jim Butcher really drives his stories in unpredictable directions, with many minute details that made me a real fan of his books. Unfortunately, the Dresden TV show was dismal so I didn't watch. My son who doesn't like to read also liked these book, and used them for his required English book report assignments. He told me "Mother, Jim Butcher obviously plays a lot of video games!" Well, I don't play a lot of video games but I do like his books.
The new releases always come out in hard cover, then in about 10 months are released in paperback.
This is the 4th of five books (so far) in this series (Codex Alera) 1st is Furies of Calderon, 2nd is Academ's Fury, 3rd Cursor's Fury, 4th Captain's Fury, latest: Princeps' Fury
These are what I keep on my shelves, to enjoy repeatedly... both series!
mazeface avatar reviewed Captain's Fury (Codex Alera, Bk 4) on + 66 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I am becoming a fan of this series more and more. So far, this is my favorite book in the Codex Alera series. Although it took me a while to get into it, the last half of the book is griping.

I'm at the point in the series where I feel like I "know" the characters as real people and actually care what happens to them. With "Captain's Fury", major turning points are made not only with the characters, but also with the relationships between them. I would like to give examples, but I wouldn't want to spoil it for anyone.

Looking forward to reading the next book in the series, Princeps' Fury.
reviewed Captain's Fury (Codex Alera, Bk 4) on + 11 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This was my favorite book so far in the series. I'm dying to read the next two!
KellitaJ avatar reviewed Captain's Fury (Codex Alera, Bk 4) on + 550 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I really love this series of stories, which I also enticed my teenage son to read. He told me MOTHER, he's stolen his material from video games. Well, I don't play video games, but I enjoy the action and details this wonderful planet of supernatural beings posses.
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ophelia99 avatar reviewed Captain's Fury (Codex Alera, Bk 4) on + 2527 more book reviews
This is the fourth book in the Codex Alera series by Jim Butcher. There are six total books in the series with the 6th book "First Lord's Fury" being released in Dec. 2009. This was a great book and really pulled the series to a good point.

Tavi is still acting as Captain of the First Aleran and has spent the last two years holding the line of war against the Canim. Tavi is recommending seeking alliance with the Canim because he believes the Canim were fleeing a larger enemy, the Vord. Unfortunately the Senate decides to take an interest in the conflict and sends out incompetant and coniving, Senator Arnos to command over Tavi. From there things get worse and worse and many lives are lost. Tavi, Isana, and the First Lord himself are forced to take actions that they never could have foreseen in an effort to save Alera from destruction.

This was an excellent next book in this series. The storyline switches between multiple viewpoints, but does so in such a way that it is never confusing. The number of characters is vast, but kept managable. A glossary labeling who was realted to whom would have been a nice addition; still with wikipedia you can review that online if you are confused. Much of the story deals with great battles, but there is some adventuring that balances that out. Readers who are fans of one or the other types of fantasy, should find a little of both in here.

Tavi, Kitai, and many of the other characters really step it up in this book, taking risky actions that make them forces to be reckoned with. The book is hard to put down and has you on the edge of your seat the whole time. Butcher has an excellent writing style that easily conveys the surroundings of the scenes without pushing aside the great action scenes, it is very easy to read. The characters are very engaging and you are desperately pulling for them through the whole book. There is also some light touches of humor throughout that lighten the story so that it doesn't take itself too seriously.

Things get worse in this book than an any other book in this series, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. This is a wonderful book and I am going to start reading book 5 immediately. You definitely need to read the previous books in the series to understand what is going on in this book.

If I have any complaints it is that Tavi comes up with one sucessful hair-brained scheme after another. It seems a little would think with all the risk-taking Tavi does one of his schemes would be a complete failure. He does have some partial failures, but everything works out in the end.

Overall a great book and a great series. I found the first couple books in the series to be a bit slow and the characters not as engaging as I had hoped, but this book made the whole series worthwhile.

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