A compulsively fast-paced fantasy adventure, set in a world where courage and ingenuity vie with magic and power.
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.
The rousing fifth installment . . . Butchers vivid characterizations, based on ancient Roman Republican ideals, range from duty-honor-country austerity in battle to brilliant peacemaking - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
Jim Butcher is the author of the Dresden Files, the Codex Alera and the Cinder Spires series. His resume includes a laundry list of skills which were useful a couple of centuries ago, and he plays guitar quite badly. An avid gamer, Jim plays tabletop games in varying systems, a variety of video games and LARPs whenever he can make time for it. He currently resides mostly inside his own head, but his head can generally be found in his home town of Independence, Missouri.