Interesting Readings: a book club for the best in sci-fi, from quirky classics to fresh indie! Monthly meetings are held in the West Chester area.
For our July Fantasy meetup, we'll be returning to Jim Butcher's Codex Alera saga with CURSOR'S FURY. This is the third book in the series.
The third Codex Alera volume opens with Gaius, first lord of Alera, recovered from the murderous attack in Academ's Fury (2005) and seeking two would-be first lords' destruction. Tavi, young protagonist of the preceding books, he sends off for legionary training. Kalare, one of Gaius' targets, then takes hostages, depriving Gaius of much support. Gaius' personal spy Amara is dispatched to effect a rescue, for which she needs the help of Lady Aquitaine, close kin to the other would-be and one who never balks at disposing of those in her way. Sequences of Tavi's basic training alternate with Amara's rescue mission, providing lots of action.