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Book Review of Cursor's Fury (Codex Alera, Bk 3)

Cursor's Fury (Codex Alera, Bk 3)
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Helpful Score: 2

I have enjoyed this series. The author has a way of writing that makes the book and story very easy to read and follow. I've enjoyed the world he's created and the characters that live in it. Each character has some interesting story behind it. In this book, the young orphan (Tavi) has reached adulthood and is now assigned as a very junior officer (which he is not - since he has only trained as a spy) to a newly created legion of the military. This is hard for him to pull off since he doesn't have any ability with the world's magic system. He's considered an aberration with the danger that the men wouldn't accept him if they knew of his lack of magical ability. In this part of the series, the conflict with the fearsome Canim (a large canine like race) is brought to the boiling point with an invasion of the Canim to the Aleran homeland. The ensuing battles show how he has to improvise (without anyone finding out that he has no magic) to take the fledgling legion of inexperienced fighters to defeat the very powerful fighters and "ritualists" that the Canim are. Answers are found (only for the reader) to some of the questions of Tavi's background and to some of the history of the ruling family as well as Tavi's family. It does set the stage for the next book and sequence of events that I'm eager to read.