Brand: Ace Books

Product Code: 9780441015474

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Biographical Note:
A martial arts enthusiast whose résumé includes a long list of skills rendered obsolete at least two hundred years ago, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher turned to writing as a career because anything else probably would have driven him insane. He lives mostly inside his own head so that he can write down the conversation of his imaginary friends, but his head can generally be found in Independence, Missouri. Jim is the author of the Dresden Files, the Codex Alera novels, and the Cinder Spires series, which began with The Aeronaut's Windlass.

Marc Notes:
Ace fantasy--Spine.;Originally published: New York: Ace Books, 2006.;When the High Lord of Kalare enters into a dangerous alliance with the Canim, and treachery destroys the Aleran army's command structure, an inexperienced, young Tavi of Calderon leads a poorly equipped legion against the Canim horde.

Review Quotes:
"Butcher deftly mixes military fantasy and political intrigue in the rollicking third Codex Alera book...Readers will cheer Tavi every step of the way."-- Publishers Weekly

"The author of the Dresden Files modern fantasy series is equally familiar with old-style, 'classic' fantasy, demonstrating his skill in complex plotting and vivid world crafting to masterly effect."-- Library Journal

"Plenty of military action and some interesting revelations about Tavi's past make this one of the best volumes yet in this entertaining series."-- Locus

Publisher Marketing:
In his acclaimed Codex Alera novels, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher has created a fascinating world in which the powerful forces of nature take physical form. But even magic cannot sway the corruption that threatens to destroy the realm of Alera once and for all...

When the power-hungry High Lord of Kalare launches a merciless rebellion against the First Lord, young Tavi of Calderon joins a newly formed legion under an assumed name. And when the ruthless Kalare allies himself with a savage enemy of the realm, Tavi finds himself leading an inexperienced, poorly equipped legion--the only force standing between Alera and certain doom...

Review Citations:
  • Audio File 08/01/2009 pg. 51 (EAN 9780143143789, Compact Disc)
  • Publishers Weekly 10/23/2006 pg. 36 (EAN 9780441014347, Hardcover)
  • Booklist 11/15/2006 pg. 38 (EAN 9780441014347, Hardcover)
  • Library Journal 12/01/2006 pg. 114 (EAN 9780441014347, Hardcover)