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Review: Princep's Fury

Princep's Fury
Title: Princep’s Fury
Author: Jim Butcher
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
Publisher: Ace
Copyright: 2008
Pages: 622
Keywords: fantasy
Reading period: 4–7 December, 2009

Princep’s Fury is the fifth book in Jim Butcher’s fantasy series, Codex Alera, and the sequel to Captain’s Fury.

Tavi, now recognized as the princeps (heir apparent to the Crown), has been sent on a diplomatic mission to the distant Canim homeland. There he finds that they have been overrun by the Vord hivemind. Back at home in Alera, the Vord have returned too, killing and enslaving huge numbers of humans. Desperate rearguard actions follow.

Butcher knows how to spin a yarn that moves quickly from one cliffhang­er to the next. Grim in places, but it certainly holds the attention.

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