Cursor's Fury (Unabridged)
by Jim Butcher
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The power-hungry High Lord of Kalare has launched a rebellion against the aging First Lord, Gaius Sextus, who with the loyal forces of Alera must fight beside the unlikeliest of allies - the equally contentious High Lord of Aquitaine. Meanwhile, young Tavi of Calderon joins a newly formed legion under an assumed name even as the ruthless Kalare unites with the Canim, bestial enemies of the realm whose vast numbers spell certain doom for Alera. When treachery from within destroys the army's command structure, Tavi finds himself leading an inexperienced, poorly equipped legion - the only force standing between the Canim horde and the war-torn realm.
Beautifully crafted mythology!
The first book was a little slow to develop but this one makes up for it! Clever multilayer intrigue.. Butcher doesn't let the Furry Crafting ( Magical abilities ) interfere with a wonderful story of a boy growing up and overcoming tremendous adversity. ... Now I have to listen to them all.