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Old May 28th, 2009, 7:44 pm
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Well, I suppose the swords might be metal. Although one is on fire, so I don't know...

As for Gaius, I understand that there was nothing else he could really do, but that doesn't justify it, in my opinion. He could have at least been clearer on what he was planning to do.


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I'm not sure what else Gaius could have done though He isn't a character that I really like either, but I have sympathy for him. Whatever he did it would have been wrong. He had to make a decision.
I agree. He had to choose between killing several thousand to save hundreds of thousands, or loosing hundreds of thousands in a fight to dig out Kalare.

It sucked either way, but his way was probably better in the long run.


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Old June 8th, 2009, 12:38 am
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I have now finished Princep's Fury.

I thought the Canim were very interesting in their homeland though
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It is sad that they were all but wiped out

Also, I thought that the Icemen were interesting, I hadn't known what to think of them before. Will they play a part in the next book, I wonder?


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I have now finished Princep's Fury.

I thought the Canim were very interesting in their homeland though
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It is sad that they were all but wiped out

Also, I thought that the Icemen were interesting, I hadn't known what to think of them before. Will they play a part in the next book, I wonder?
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I think it would be riddiculous to introduce them now and then not bring them back later. I hope they are helping to defeat the Vord in the next book.

Ok, who or what is Alera? The girl. I think it's the Fury of Gaius and now that he's dead she's Tavi's. I'm not sure, but I think she will give him his full power back now.


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Old June 8th, 2009, 3:52 am
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I think it would be riddiculous to introduce them now and then not bring them back later. I hope they are helping to defeat the Vord in the next book.

Ok, who or what is Alera? The girl. I think it's the Fury of Gaius and now that he's dead she's Tavi's. I'm not sure, but I think she will give him his full power back now.
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I don't know what Alera is. My first impression, when Ehren saw her and Gaius talking, was that she was a great fury, like Kalus. But mabye she is a royal fury. But then why wouldn't she go to the current First Lord? Tavi hasn't been made first lord yet, princeps or not, while (And I know I'm going to spell this wrong) Aquitane is. At least for now. On that subject, will he give up the position when Tavi returns? Well, I can't wait for the next book


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I don't know what Alera is. My first impression, when Ehren saw her and Gaius talking, was that she was a great fury, like Kalus. But mabye she is a royal fury. But then why wouldn't she go to the current First Lord? Tavi hasn't been made first lord yet, princeps or not, while (And I know I'm going to spell this wrong) Aquitane is. At least for now. On that subject, will he give up the position when Tavi returns? Well, I can't wait for the next book
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I think that Gaius sent her to him, that she's not following the current leader but the true one.


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I had a bit of a question, or perhaps I'm a bit confused.

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I just finished reading through the scene where Bernard, Kord, Amera, Tavi, etc, get into fight at the side of the river in <i> Furies of Calderon</i>. I am confused where Isana came from. Was she hiding in the river? I got the impression that she was fighting remotely from the previous scene where Bernard confronts Amera on the road.


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I had a bit of a question, or perhaps I'm a bit confused.

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I just finished reading through the scene where Bernard, Kord, Amera, Tavi, etc, get into fight at the side of the river in <i> Furies of Calderon</i>. I am confused where Isana came from. Was she hiding in the river? I got the impression that she was fighting remotely from the previous scene where Bernard confronts Amera on the road.
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It was my impression that the river (the Rillwater) was Isana's Fury, Rill. I think that means that she knows what is going on inside it, and when Odiana tries to use the river's furies that she is alerted about what is happening, and uses the river to get there faster. I haven't read the book recently, so I may be wrong.


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Sweet. I hope the local library is quick on the uptake so I can sneak in ahead of some of the other Alera fans .


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I am about two thirds of the way through Captain's Fury, and I think its odd that many of the events so far in the series are caused by Tavi and Kitai's actions in the wax forest, waking the vord queen. It is true, though, I suppose that if they didn't unleash the queen the loyalties of many of those in Alera would yet to be exposed.

True, Kalarus would still rise to attempt to take the thrown, but I don't think the Canim would be as motivated to help him, if that were the case.


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Can't wait for the next book, to see how it will all end and
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  especially to see how the Icemen are included, because in Princep's Fury they didn't make much sense to me.  



But it will be sad that the series will be over then. It's one of the few book series I really enjoy reading.

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I had a bit of a question, or perhaps I'm a bit confused.

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I just finished reading through the scene where Bernard, Kord, Amera, Tavi, etc, get into fight at the side of the river in <i> Furies of Calderon</i>. I am confused where Isana came from. Was she hiding in the river? I got the impression that she was fighting remotely from the previous scene where Bernard confronts Amera on the road.
I got the impression that she wasn't there physically at all and just send Rill via Rillwater to help them.

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I am about two thirds of the way through Captain's Fury, and I think its odd that many of the events so far in the series are caused by Tavi and Kitai's actions in the wax forest, waking the vord queen. It is true, though, I suppose that if they didn't unleash the queen the loyalties of many of those in Alera would yet to be exposed.

True, Kalarus would still rise to attempt to take the thrown, but I don't think the Canim would be as motivated to help him, if that were the case.
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I guess the reason why the Canim joined forces with Kalare was because they both had the same goal, overtaking Alera. But most of all do I think that Kalare just joined up with them, is to have a bigger army to rise his chances to win against the others.


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Can't wait for the next book, to see how it will all end and
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  especially to see how the Icemen are included, because in Princep's Fury they didn't make much sense to me.  



But it will be sad that the series will be over then. It's one of the few book series I really enjoy reading.
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I'm interested in the Icemen, too. I'm assuming that they will have a significant role, because otherwise there was no reason to include them in Princep's Fury. I still enjoy reading about the Canim the most.


I agree. It's one of the most enjoyable series that I've read in a while and I really hope that Butcher has written a satisfying conclusion.


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Well one's for sure Tavi will become the new First Lord, except when Jim puts in a MAJOR plot twist.

As for the Canim, they never really grew onto me. Sneaky dogs.


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Well one's for sure Tavi will become the new First Lord, except when Jim puts in a MAJOR plot twist.

As for the Canim, they never really grew onto me. Sneaky dogs.
I like the Canim sense of honour - Varg's anyway. He says what he means and he sticks by it; which is more than most humans do.

I think that along with Ehren and Kitai, he is one of my favourite characters.

I really like the Marat as well though.


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I think that along with Ehren and Kitai, he is one of my favourite characters.
I like Ehren so much, I think he has the advantage of looking cute and cuddly (at least I think that) and people underestimate him, but in real he has great Cursor powers.

Unlike Max or Tavi who are known to be fighters and impulsive, is he pretty good at hiding his real strength.


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I like Ehren so much, I think he has the advantage of looking cute and cuddly (at least I think that) and people underestimate him, but in real he has great Cursor powers.

Unlike Max or Tavi who are known to be fighters and impulsive, is he pretty good at hiding his real strength.
I agree and I like how weak he appears to be at first. As the reader, this was my impression of him for most of Academ's Fury. I like the relationship that he has with Tavi.


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I just finished reading First Lord's Fury, and I really liked it. Has anyone else read it?


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Not yet. Had to stop buying books for a few months to pay off some things. Hoping someone will buy me a copy for Christmas.


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I've read them and I keep meaning to read them again just haven't gotten around to it. Varg and well basically the Canim as a whole are my favorite. Kitai and Tavi are a close second.
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