Stormtrooper Terry

Stormtrooper Terry

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Goodreads Book Review - Cursor's Fury

Cursor's Fury (Codex Alera, #3)Cursor's Fury by Jim Butcher

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Much like with the Dresden Files, this series continues to improve with each installment Butcher turns out. This one benefits from a serious "band of brothers" vibe added to the intrigue of the previous two books, with protagonist Tavi joining a legion. We see him interact with soldiers and see how it helps him grow. A complaint would be that he almost matures too fast to be believable in that setting, but it's unavoidable and a situation where the good outnumbers the bad. Likewise, it's too convenient that all his friends wind up in the same place to help him, but without that, the book would lose a lot of its wonderful character interaction. Plus, it gets away from the "I have to see my family" trend of the last two books, while still keeping all the members of Tavi's family involved. There are a few twists in the book, one a good o0ne that shows the heroes aren't as stupid as they sometimes appear; and one I didn't see coming until about a page before it happened, which is definitely praiseworthy. I enjoyed this book enough that it's gotten me to the point that I can't wait to start the next installment in the series tomorrow.



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