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Power-hungry Kalare has rebelled against Alera's aging First Lord, Gaius Sextus. Ill-equipped to face this attack, Gaius must seek support - even from the combative High Lord of Aquitaine. Kalare has also seized valuable hostages that could mean the difference between victory and failure. And Amara, the First Lord's Cursor, has been tasked with their rescue. She has earned this trust but are her allies as worthy - or does the Lady Aquitaine see the time as ripe for betrayal?

Treachery is rife elsewhere, as young Tavi of Calderon will find. Posted away from the war, Tavi joins a legion anyway, under an assumed name. Then Kalare does the unthinkable - uniting with the brutish Canim.

When treason wipes out the army's command structure, Tavi finds himself leading an inexperienced legion against the might of the Canim horde - the very last resort of a war-torn realm.

©2016 Jim Butcher (P)2016 Hachette Audio UK

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Story and narrator excellent, trumpet fanfares not

Listened to the first of this series and enjoyed it, narrator is easy to listen to and I'm glad she's beach for this second book.
For some unknown reason though this second book has trumpet fanfares throughout- not necessarily at the end of a chapter or anything, more like "We're needing to extend this book by a lot...hmmmm... let's add in a bunch of 5 second fanfares because yay!".
Definitely going to get the next in the series, hopefully it doesn't have the trumpets along the way.

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Great! GREAT! But...

Great book, good reading but there was this annoying glitch where the music from the intro kept going off randomly. In the middle of dialogue, battles, etc. Just randomly.

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Such a joy to listen to

That was fun! Great story line. Good, unexpected twists and turns. Gripping battles and side stories.

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Love this story

The hors/bells that randomly play isn’t as often as the other one. Really enjoy this book

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pronunciation errors

it's feral not Fear-all

narrator's really should really check before recording, hopefully they will gain knowledge eventually

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  • 25-05-2018

yay

best one yet... now onto number four... this is exciting... what does it mean for our hero

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Brilliant story

The story is enough to look past the very average narration, and whats with the horns?

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  • Tor
  • 15-11-2020

Great story, horrible production

The performance is good, but is often interrupted by a terribly annoying blare of horns. The reason for this eludes me completely. There is usually nothing happening in the story that would call for trumpets. I am completely baffled by this.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-09-2020

Solid book, good performance, too many trumpets

Whos idea was it to throw in occational trumpets in random places during an audiobook! Why!

Imagine me casually listening to an audiobook, while slowly falling a sleep. Then trumpets!!! Fuck that.

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  • L. Turner
  • 21-03-2017

Last minute ending. Stupid annoying horns!

Overall I did enjoy this installment of the Furies of Calderón series. Tavi's character became more developed, and it was fun to see more of Max (one of my favourite characters). The flashback sequences were well-crafted. I felt Amara became a much more agreeable character in this book.

The reason it's not getting 5 stars is two fold. Firstly, I feel like it could have done with being shorter in some places and then longer at the end. The final battle felt a bit of an anticlimax. My second reason is those stupid bloody horns which keep sounding at random places throughout the book! I have no idea if they are meant to denote a pause in the book, or if someone is about to do something very heroic, but they are beyond irritating. I often listen to audiobooks to fall asleep, and the sudden jarring sound of a bizarre fanfare is distinctly unwelcome. Whoever had that idea needs a kick up the backside.

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  • Kaylee Clarke
  • 11-04-2017

another good story

The biggest issue I have had with the codex alera series is the random loud fanfares that happen mid-chapter.
These just aren't needed and throw you out of the story.

I could forgive them if they were between chapters but they happen in places that make no sense at all.

Other than that the voice work is as expected from Kate and the story is as entertaining as others of Jim's work.

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  • Xander Wraithe
  • 16-09-2018

Stop the misplaced trumpets.

The book is great fun, story and twists and action in classic him butcher fashion. Kate Reading reads it brilliantly also, but the trumpet fanfare in the middle of a sentence every hour or so makes me want to hurt something. please, please stop that. Otherwise engaging though.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-04-2018

Horns?

Stories great, narrations great but horns seem to play at random! there is no consistency to them, it's disjointed and annoying but I got over it because of the well structured story. Not predictable but not random or wild. Would recommend

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  • zed
  • 30-08-2017

Great book

great book and well read. only downside is odd horn blowing that seems to be in wrong places
I. e middle of sentence rather than end of chapter.

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  • Michelle Hutchinson
  • 28-07-2017

Why the bugle?

This would've been a 5 star if it weren't for the bugle that interrupts paragraphs at least 5 times in the book for absolutely no bloody reason! Very irritating!

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  • Robyn
  • 13-04-2017

still charging along

.....the pace hasn't let up yet. Loving this series.

The clues were coming thick and fast by the end of this book. Love the characters. Still that random trumpeting thing going on, but its not detracting from the overall enjoyment factor.

Book 4 downloaded and half way through. I'm clearly on a bit of Fury binge at the moment and it's such fun when all the books in the series are ready and waiting for me! (Patrick Rothfuss.....please please finish #3!)

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  • Adam
  • 19-02-2017

Great story, marred by odd sound effects

I loved this book, it's a particularly strong addition to this excellent series. I can't stand the seemingly random fanfares that have been added to the story however. They break up dialogue and moments of tension for too often and serve no purpose.

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  • Martin
  • 13-03-2021

Excellent narration

This is my third listen of the series. I love the narrator (and I usually don't like female narrators). Jim Butcher seems to really know his characters by this book and the relationships, and humour, between them is well written. My favourite so far (I can't remember the next books at the moment). Would recommend

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-01-2021

good story and performance, however...

the horns sounds in this book should be removed, i hope it does not continue in the next books.

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