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Princep's Fury: The Codex Alera Book 5 by Jim Butcher
Orbit Paperback  ISBN/ITEM#: 9781841498522
Date: 03 December 2009 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /

One of the keys to Jim Butcher's continued success is down to how prolific he is. Wannabe authors take note that writing and offering a single book to a publisher offers them little opportunity for building your brand up. Orbit rolled out Butcher's Harry Dresden books with perhaps six titles in sixth months and thus sold them in big numbers. They've similarly done so with The Codex Alera, the fifth title of which, Princeps' Fury is now released in a mass market edition.

"After bitter fighting, Tavi of Calderon has eventually forged an alliance with Alera's oldest foes, the savage Canim, and he must escort them on their long sea-voyage home. This will strain their fragile accord - but the worst is yet to come. The inhuman Vord have spent the last three years laying waste to the Canim homeland, making it a desolate place indeed. Then the Alerans become stranded there, cut off from their ships. The Canim alliance will be tested as they enter the killing fields together, depending on each other's strengths if they both are to survive. For a thousand years, Alera and her furies have withstood every enemy, and survived every foe. The thousand years are over."

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