Furies of Calderon (Codex Alera #1) (Paperback)
Anyone who likes fantasy MUST read these books! In a society where all the citizens are able to harness the magical powers of elemental furies, Tavi is mysteriously without his ability--which means he has to use his wits instead! This series is action-fantasy at its very best, with lots of cool special effects and a group of central characters you'll really care about...plus a great sense of humor. Read the books in order--Butcher (thankfully) avoids cliffhanger endings, but his gradual revelations of his characters' hidden pasts are a real highlight of the series.— Sasha
For a thousand 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, wood, and metal. But in the remote Calderon Valley, the boy Tavi struggles with his lack of furycrafting. At fifteen, he has no wind fury to help him fly, no fire fury to light his lamps. Yet as the Alerans’ most savage enemy—the Marat horde—return to the Valley, Tavi’s courage and resourcefulness will be a power greater than any fury, one that could turn the tides of war...
“A stay-up-all-night-’til-you-finish-it-book, Furies of Calderon is a marvelous read.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs
“Filled with plot twists and white-knuckled suspense, this is a ripping good yarn that delivers terrific magic and nonstop action.”—National bestselling author Deborah Chester
“A fascinating world and magic system...the start of a promising series.”—Locus
“Butcher has created a wonderful new world of fantasy...This first book in the series introduces all the main characters and the creatures and events that make Alera a great world in which any reader can get lost.”—SF Site
“Absorbing...Butcher does a thorough job of world building, to say nothing of developing his action scenes with an abundance of convincing detail.”—Publishers Weekly