Wednesday, 17 April 2013

The Codex Alera by Jim Butcher

There's some very fine Fantasy authors out there and I think Jim Butcher is one of the best.  He's probably more famous at the moment for The Dresden Files, which were made into a TV series but if you want something to really get your teeth into The Codex Alera series (Six Books) is worth a try.  In a society with Roman undertones, where magic comes in the form of controlling the 'Furies' (elemental beings), there is power, political intrigue, grand scale warfare, love and self discovery.  Fast paced, with many a twist and turn the plot flows wonderfully from book to book, slowly revealing new dimensions stage by stage until the very satisfying finale of Book Six: First Lord's Fury.
Look at 'Genre/High Fantasy' on www.askmeaboutbooks.co.uk for this and other great Fantasy reads.

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