happy release day

Happy Official Release Day to Jim Butcher for Princeps’ Fury (Codex Alera, Book 5)

The rousing fifth installment of Butcher’s military fantasy cycle (after 2007’s CAPTAIN’S FURY) finds the land of Alera recovering from Lord Kalarus’s rebellion, an invasion by the wolven Canim and a bloody slave revolt. Now a new threat emerges: the all-devouring insectoid Vord, who have learned to control the elemental furies that once protected Alera. Young Tavi of Calderon, recently recognized as the heir to Alera’s throne, fights seasickness and interspecies hostilities escorting the Canim invaders back to their homeland, only to negotiate a fragile alliance with them against the Vord. No less powerful than his intense battle scenes, Butcher’s vivid characterizations, based on ancient Roman Republican ideals, range from duty-honor-country austerity in battle to brilliant peacemaking, noble self-sacrifice, and Tavi’s coming-of-age as a wise Marcus Aurelian ruler. –Publishers Weekly (starred review)

The Codex Alera series:
Furies of Calderon (Codex Alera, Book 1)
Academ’s Fury (Codex Alera, Book 2)
Cursor’s Fury (Codex Alera, Book 3)
Captain’s Fury (Codex Alera, Book 4)
Princeps’ Fury (Codex Alera, Book 5)

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Happy official re-release day to Sharon Lee and Steve Miller for Agent of Change, a novel of the Liaden universe.

Lee and Miller’s writing is a “sure thing.” No one does space opera better than Lee and Miller. No one blends adventure and action with the irresistible allure of the Liaden books. Even if you’ve sworn off series, make an exception for these entertaining and thought-provoking books – you’ll be so glad you did. — SF Site

Once a brillant First-in Scout, Val Con yos’Phelium was “recruited” by the mysterious Liaden Department of Interior and brainwashed into an Agent of Change–a ruthless covert operative who kills without remorse. Fleeing the scene of his latest murderous mission, he finds himself saving the life of ex-mercenary Miri Robertson, a tough Terran on the run from a team of interplanetary assassins. Thrown together by circumstances, Val Con and Miri struggle to elude their enemies and stay alive without slaying each other–or surrendering to the unexpected passion that flares between them…

2 responses to “happy release day

  1. Releases
    definatelysomethign for them to be thankful for this holiday. Congrads to authors!

  2. I’m such a geek for Ancient Roman history I’m surprised I never stumbled on Jim Butcher’s books. Yet another something to go on the Christmas wish list!
    Nancy D’Inzillo

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