Rating: 5 out of 5
Tavi returns for the final installment of the Codex Alera series. As the title suggests Tavi is now the First Lord and is returning to Alera, with the aide of the Canim, to help fight the Vord who are ravaging the country. Alera is in ruins and the remaining population are cornered and fighting desperately to survive.
The Alera series has been a good fantasy series by Jim Butcher who is best known for his urban fantasy series Harry Dresden. This is not a heavy fantasy like JR Tolkien.
All the characters from the series have returned for this installment and their individual story threads are wrapped up nicely by the end of the book.
The story its self is more focused on the war then previous books. Also Tavi's role as a leader and idea's man is pushed to the limits. There were some amazing battle scenes especially when the furies are used.
A good fun book that is not to heavy going. If you enjoyed the previous five books then this will tie the series off for you nicely.