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225rumpshaker
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Codex Alera series by Jim Butcher
I am on book three of the series right now, enjoying it so far. Has anyone else read this set? It was recommended by an app when I finished the last published book in the lightbringer series by Brent Weeks

Side note: last book in that series comes in the fall


Athos
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re: Codex Alera series by Jim Butcher
Read it a few years ago. Love it. Very solid books. Wish Butcher wrote more in that genre. I’ve tried Dresden on several occasions but just can’t get into it.


auyushu
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re: Codex Alera series by Jim Butcher
It's a very solid series. Not nearly as good as his Dresden Files series, and not top tier for current fantasy authors or anything, but well worth reading.

Hopefully Butcher gets it back together as an author, he's turned into Rothfuss/Martin lite with the long book turnaround all the sudden (though at least much like Lynch he seems to have had legit stuff holding him back).


auyushu
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re: Codex Alera series by Jim Butcher
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I’ve tried Dresden on several occasions but just can’t get into it.



How many books did you get in? Cause yeah,the first two books are pretty mediocre, 3rd starts to get a bit better, but it really doesn't start to take off until books 4 and 5, at which point it is outstanding the rest of the way (so far).


MSMHater
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re: Codex Alera series by Jim Butcher
I loved it, more than the Dresden Files. This thread makes me want to reread it, actually.


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Green Chili Tiger
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re: Codex Alera series by Jim Butcher
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at which point it is outstanding the rest of the way (so far).


I'm convinced we're never getting Peace Talks.


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Sasquatch Smash
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re: Codex Alera series by Jim Butcher
I read it last year, I believe. I enjoyed it.

I think what makes it impressive to me was the reason why he wrote it. A friend challenged him that he couldn't write a good book based on a lame topic, so he said he could do it with two. Friend chose Pokemon and the Lost Roman Legion.


"The Aeronaut's Windlass" was a better book than any of the "Alera" six, but it's book 1 of a series and who knows with the others will come out.



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Midget Death Squad
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re: Codex Alera series by Jim Butcher
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he's turned into Rothfuss/Martin lite with the long book turnaround all the sudden



Good. He needs to take his time. The last three Dresden books were meh, good, meh. In his rush to release he has compromised quality.


auyushu
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re: Codex Alera series by Jim Butcher
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Good. He needs to take his time. The last three Dresden books were meh, good, meh. In his rush to release he has compromised quality.


The last one was very good, don't know what you are talking about there. Ghost story was pretty average, I'll give you that, but it was mostly because of the plot making it so, kinda unavoidable to an extent.

And he hasn't taken so long because he is taking his time, he got divorced, married to someone else, and moved into a new house, so he basically wasn't writing at all for a while. Hopefully he gets back in a groove now that he's started writing again.


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