Under Tavi of Calderon, heir to the crown, war-torn Alera rebuilds while politicians and nobles vie for power. But from the south comes news: the dreaded Vord have come to Alera. For a thousand years, Alera and her furies have withstood every enemy and survived every foe.
“As is the case with Dresden, Mr. Butcher has the uncanny ability to make his Codex Alera realm seem real; as he understands it is in the subtle details...An exciting fantasy thriller.”—Midwest Book Review
 
“Rousing...No less powerful than his intense battle scenes [are] Butcher’s vivid characterizations.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
 
“A treat for action fans and series followers.”—Booklist
 
“When it comes to versatility and rousing storytelling, Butcher is in a class by himself.”—RT Book Reviews