Fictional Friday: Jim Butcher


Last week, I wrote about one of my favorite lesser-known authors Karen Miller.  Another author that I really like that writes in the same vein is Jim Butcher.  He’s best known for his “Dresden Files” series, but I’ve only read his other series, “Codex Alera.”

“Codex Alera” showcases Tavi from Calderon Valley in the country of Alera.  In this world, people control elemental forces called furies.  Some people can control up to two furies, however, the more they practice with them, the more powerful they become.  Tavi, on the other hand, was born without the ability to tame furies.  However, he somehow gets the better of his enemies using his wits and strategy, making him just as much as force to be reckoned with.

There are 6 books in the series, and I honestly can’t really say much else without giving everything away.  Just know that there are a lot of adventures for this kid, and even when the sixth book ends, there’s so much left open that there’s a possibility for more in the world of Alera.

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