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Furies of Calderon: Book One of the Codex Alera

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jim Butcher

Narrated By: Kate Reading

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Date: November 2008

Duration: 19 hours 55 minutes


For a thousand years, the people of Alera have united against the aggressive and threatening races that inhabit the world, using their unique bond with the furies - elementals of earth, air, fire, water, and metal. But now, Gaius Sextus, First Lord of Alera, grows old and lacks an heir. Ambitious High Lords plot and maneuver to place their Houses in positions of power, and a war of succession looms on the horizon.' 'Far from city politics in the Calderon Valley, the boy Tavi struggles with his lack of furycrafting. At fifteen, he has no wind fury to help him fly, no fire fury to light his lamps. Yet as the Alerans' most savage enemy - the Marat - return to the Valley, he will discover that his destiny is much greater than he could ever imagine.' Caught in a storm of deadly wind furies, Tavi saves the life of a runaway slave named Amara. But she is actually a spy for Gaius Sextus, sent to the Valley to gather intelligence on traitors to the Crown, who may be in league with the barbaric Marat horde. And when the Valley erupts in chaos - when rebels war with loyalists and furies clash with furies - Amara will find Tavi's courage and resourcefulness to be a power greater than any fury - one that could turn the tides of war.From the Paperback edition.


  • Richard lutterr

    I enjoyed the book greatly. I have not read anything related to the Furies and would've enjoyed a brief explanation of the bases of them but have no complaints. Truly looking forward to next the next book

  • Jason Riddle

    Worth every second. one of the best fantasy series openers I've enjoyed.

  • Judy Cannioti

    Love Jim Butcher and Kate Reading does the book justice. At some point, I forgot it was one reader and just recognized the character's voices.

  • sandra miller

    i am reviewing after having finished the whole series. this first book seems a little slow to get going, as it seems to skip between several characters and settings, but like a glorious tapestry these individual threads come together to weave a world that my imagination completely immersed itself in by books end. i love kate reading's interpretations of the characters and how each one has a distinct voice, so much that even if there's no written indication i could discern who was speaking through the narrators interpretation.