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Academ's Fury (Codex Alera 2)
A few years have passed since the events in Furies of Calderon. Now, Tavi is going to school at the imperial academy, and serving as a page for the High Lord, Gaius; he is also secretly training to be a cursor, one of the High Lord's spies. He still has to deal with bullies who take advantage of his lack of a fury, one of the elemental spirits of either earth, air, fire, water, wood, or metal. Then a mysterious attack puts Gaius into a coma. To avoid...
Roc, August 2003, 6.99, 384 pp. ISBN 0451459407 Two extremely competent female cat burglars steal the Shroud of Turin with all signs pointing towards the icon being taken to Chicago. Evidence suggests that Chicago mobster John Marcone is the intended buyer, but the church hopes to intercept the sacred artifact before it changes hands. Father Vincent works with the Chicago police but he also hopes to obtain the assistance of local wizard Harry D...
Harry Dresden returns in this gripping fantasy thriller! This time Dresden must help the police to stop a werewolf who is terrorizing Chicago with some gruesome murders. Once again our wizard gumshoe finds himself in a deadly squeeze play between cops, trigger-happy FBI agents, shape-shifting motorcycle gang members and his old enemy, the ruthless mobster john Marcone.Butcher is very good in throwing you tidbits of the arlier life of Harry and his...
Furies of Calderon
Ace, Oct 2004, 23.95, 448 pp. ISBN: 0441011993 The realm of Alera has been at peace for centuries having pushed the barbarian hordes back behind the borders into lands that the realm does not claim. Yet for its entire serene surface, civil war appears imminent unless one of the high lords manages to become First Lord by ousting the aging and heirless Gaius Sextus from power. So far the First Lord refuses to name his replacement. Amara is unp...
Harry Dresden, the only wizard you'll find in the yellow pages in Chicago, is asked to help the police solve brutal double-homicide that was done with dark magic.Harry finds himself knee-deep in a deadly web of magic,mobsters, murder as he desperately tries to solve the crime which he soons become a suspect in!Butcher has introduces us to a memorable hero who is no master wizard or hard-boiled detective but a everyman who uses his quick wits and magic to...
This book is the latest addition to Jim Butchers chronicles of the wizard Harry Dresden. Harry is a practicing wizard who advertises in the Chicago yellow pages. His recent actions, including starting a war with the vampires, have brought him to the attention of the White Council, a wizardly regulatory body, that Harry has had problems with in the past. In order not to be executed, Harry agrees to find out who killed the Summer Knight, the knight of the ...
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