By Jim Butcher
For 1000 years, the folk of Alera have united opposed to the competitive and dangerous races that inhabit the area, utilizing their specific bond with the furies - elementals of earth, air, fireplace, water, and steel. yet now, Gaius Sextus, First Lord of Alera, grows outdated and lacks an inheritor. bold excessive Lords plot and maneuver to put their homes in positions of strength, and a battle of succession looms at the horizon." "Far from urban politics within the Calderon Valley, the boy Tavi struggles along with his loss of furycrafting. At fifteen, he has no wind fury to assist him fly, no hearth fury to gentle his lamps. but because the Alerans' such a lot savage enemy - the Marat - go back to the Valley, he'll detect that his future is far more than he may perhaps ever imagine." stuck in a hurricane of lethal wind furies, Tavi saves the lifetime of a runaway slave named Amara. yet she is absolutely a secret agent for Gaius Sextus, despatched to the Valley to assemble intelligence on traitors to the Crown, who might be in league with the barbaric Marat horde. And whilst the Valley erupts in chaos - whilst rebels conflict with loyalists and furies conflict with furies - Amara will locate Tavi's braveness and resourcefulness to be an influence more than any fury - person who may perhaps flip the tides of warfare.
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