Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2008
CD ISBN 9780143143765 $49.95 Sixteen CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Bestselling fantasy writer Jim Butcher offers this sci-fi tale, the first in his Codex Alera series, which relates the struggles of the Alera community, who find themselves up in arms when their leader, Gaius Sextus, arranges to take an heir. From both an epic and a personal perspective, the novel introduces listeners to a boy named Tavi, who will discover his own destiny in the midst of the chaos. Delivered by Kate Reading, this otherworldly story becomes an introspective look at the power of destruction through the eyes of a child. Reading's ability to provide original characters with their own personalities and voices is apparent from the start, and her ability to relate those characters, no matter how futuristic and unfamiliar they may seem, is truly a marvel. L.B. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2009]
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