Reddit Reddit reviews Furies of Calderon (Codex Alera, Book 1)

We found 17 Reddit comments about Furies of Calderon (Codex Alera, Book 1). Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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17 Reddit comments about Furies of Calderon (Codex Alera, Book 1):

u/[deleted] · 4 pointsr/Fantasy

If you liked Sanderson for his straightforward style and fun tone, I recommend Jim Butcher. You can read the Codex Alera for epic fantasy or his more popular Dresden Files, which is urban fantasy.

u/ohnoesazombie · 3 pointsr/booksuggestions

Jim Butcher's Codex Alera is a wonderful bit of fantasy. Magic is set up in a pretty novel way, slightly akin to Avatar or Legend of Korra, with a lot more nuance. LOTS of political posturing and backstabbing, very much in the vein of aSoIaF. And if you've ever read Jim Butcher, he is occasionally funny as hell.

u/Tokaido · 3 pointsr/ImaginaryMonsters

Here's the first book on Amazon, it has the rest of them on there too. I'm sure you can just pick them up at the library, but Amazon does a good job of giving you a preview and some reviews and stuff.

The only problem I have with the series is the cover art on the first couple books. They don't resemble characters in the book at all. Heck, they hardly even resemble scenes in the book!

Other than that, Bluemoonflame got it right. It also happens to be a "rags to riches" story following the main character Tavi.

u/Magikarp · 3 pointsr/AskReddit

ugh i've finished everything worthwhile in my local library been reading e-books but running low on those as well

heres some off the top of my head.. be warned these are more character driven then anything else... I hate books with a giant cast of characters ( though malazan was an exception )

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The Fionavar Tapestry (fantasy)

Farseer Trilogy (fantasy)

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First Law Trilogy (fantasy)

The Name of the Wind (fantasy)

Codex Alera (fantasy)

u/djduni · 3 pointsr/Fantasy

Each book gets better and better. It has a different twist on fantasy with the "born with a 'fury'" thing going on. Tons of political intrigue that is actually interesting compared to blah blah skip a page in other fantasy books....IDK

Highly recommend this!

u/icko11 · 3 pointsr/Military

I loved Soldiers in the Shadows: Unknown Warriors Who Changed the Course of History


Furies of Calderon. 5 parts. The good guys fight roman style but with magic based on the elements. The bad guys varies from book to book.

Harald. Very different language style in the book. Medieval type warfare without magic or monsters. Pretty good.

u/carpecaffeum · 3 pointsr/suggestmeabook

Jim Butcher's Codex Alera series, starting with Furies of Calderon might fit the bill, it follows a magic-less protagonist in a society where magic is so common place it's used to turn on lights and faucets, and strength of magic is almost directly proportional to your place in society. He definitely depends on his wits, but doesn't really have the dry sense of humor though.

u/AmeteurOpinions · 3 pointsr/IAmAFiction

(OOC: Have you read Codex Alera? Similar premise (monster control is a part of society), well-thought out, great story.)

u/CaptnThumbs · 3 pointsr/anime

He's honestly closer to Tavi, from Codex Alera

u/Shmaesh · 2 pointsr/SRSWomen

You really have to start from the beginning. The second trilogy is almost impossible to keep track of if you don't read them one on top of the other.

Jim Butcher my mistake. I've been fatigued as hell all week.

u/govmarley · 2 pointsr/booksuggestions

Jim Butcher's Codex Alera series, starting with Furies of Calderon and going from there. I really enjoy the character development and the interesting use of magic.

One of my favorite series...I'm getting ready to read it again soon.

u/antabr · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Here is the first book of the series on amazon

u/Nevereatcars · 1 pointr/homestuck

Yesterday I ran this colossal fucking tournament for the PC platform fighter Rivals of Aether (Available now on Steam!). Along with two other people I run 3 online tournaments every week for this game, which has quickly turned into a terrifying monolith. Luckily, the T.O. team is made of sterner stuff than mortals - we're like about as tough as a hardcover book, actually. Today I played Kerbal Space Program until I remembered I'm bad at Kerbal Space Program, then I started my re-read of Applied Cultural Anthropology, or... (How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Cruciatus Curse), because it updated after a year-long hiatus and I didn't know what was happening. Also because I'm a lonely disgusting fanfic-reading filthmonster...

I'm trying to read a book a week for 2016 and I've completed the first step of that process by enduring Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher. I liked The Dresden Files a lot more than this higher-fantasy stuff, which is a shame. Next up on my list is Hyperion. I've been told that this novel contains a spaceship called THE TREESHIP YGGDRASIL, and that is all I know.

AOTD1: I woke up at like 7 AM this morning, disgusted with myself. Luckily I managed to pull off a noon-2 nap, which felt great.

AOTD2: Book a week for a year.

u/Salaris · 1 pointr/Fantasy

The Realmwalker Chronicles are very Avatarish, but with more of a traditional Western fantasy aesthetic. It's probably the closest to Avatar I've seen in fantasy novels, complete with a main character that has access to all the elements. You can find the first volume here.

I'll second the recommendation for Codex Alera. It's elemental magic, but with elemental spirits called "Furies" as the source of the magic, and a Roman-style society. You can find the first book here.

You might like my own books, too. I use a broader variety of "elements" and a hard magic style, though. For example, flame sorcerers draw on their body heat to make fire and sight sorcerers draw on their eyesight to make illusions or sight-modifying spells. If this sounds like your style, my first book is on sale at the moment here.

u/RSquared · 1 pointr/Warframe


u/lyra310 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I would recommend The Codex Alera series by Jim Butcher - here’s the first book in the 6-book series!

The whole series is one I can read over and over and absolutely love it every time. Thanks for the contest! 😊

u/CerinLevel3 · 1 pointr/CasualConversation

If you need something that you can mention at a party or in an interview that'll make you feel smart, I'd suggest Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman. It's the kind of book you can bring up to make yourself seem smart, but unlike Atlas Shrugged it's actually interesting to read and has some (largely) insightful ideas about technology.

Alternatively, if you need something more fun to read, I would suggest Jim Butcher's Codex Alera series. It's a pretty fun fantasy romp that is largely enjoyable to read if you want to turn off your brain.