First Lord's Fury: Codex Alera, Book 6
by Jim Butcher
Orbit Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781841498515
Date: 06 May 2010 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 sixth title of which, First Lord's Fury is now released in a mass market edition.
"The aging First Lord of Alera has fallen in battle. Yet his people must continue to resist an invading inhuman army. Desperate Alerans even pledge fealty to the Vord Queen to survive, turning the incredible power of Aleran furies back on their own people. And despite all efforts, the Alerans are being ground into dust and pushed to the farthest reaches of their own realm. However, Tavi has returned with vital insights from the Canim Blood Lands. He knows how to counter the Vord and, more importantly, believes human ingenuity can equal fury-born powers. Now events are rushing towards a last stand, where Tavi and the last Aleran legions must formulate a dangerous new strategy, together. For a civilization is on the brink of extinction. "