Captain's Fury: Book Four of the Codex Alera
by Jim Butcher
Cover Artist: Steve Stone
Review by Beth Slater
Ace Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780441015276
Date: 04 December 2007 List Price $24.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
As indicated in the title, this is the fourth installment in the life and times of Tavi of Calderon, or Rufus Scipio, depending on how you know him. Tavi, a child in the first book of the Codex Alera, has matured into quite the impressive young man but hasn't lost his true self or sense of humor amongst all the goings-on. In Captain's Fury, the First Aleran has been at war for two years, holding the front line but not managing to defeat or advance the Canim forces. Captain Scipio, Tavi's undercover position, is being called to report to the Senatorial Board for his actions over the past battles. His identity comes as a surprise to many, including himself shortly after the meeting concludes. Tavi's entire world is tilted shortly before he is to enter into combat and his mind is racing to piece the puzzle together while trying to protect his life, those closest to him, and a village of innocent Alerans. From official release/information:
Book Description: After two years of bitter conflict with the hordes of invading Canim, Tavi of Calderon, now Captain of the First Aleran Legion, realizes that a peril far greater than the Canim exists-the terrifying Vord, who drove the savage Canim from their homeland. Now, Tavi must find a way to overcome the centuries-old animosities between Aleran and Cane if an alliance is to be forged against their mutual enemy. And he must lead his legion in defiance of the law, against friend and foe-before the hammer stroke of the Vord descends on them all.