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Academ's Fury (Codex Alera 2)
A few years have passed since the events in Furies of Calderon. Now, Tavi is going to school at the imperial academy, and serving as a page for the High Lord, Gaius; he is also secretly training to be a cursor, one of the High Lord's spies. He still has to deal with bullies who take advantage of his lack of a fury, one of the elemental spirits of either earth, air, fire, water, wood, or metal. Then a mysterious attack puts Gaius into a coma. To avoid...
Captain's Fury - Codex Alera 4
This is the story of how a young and skilled army captain finds out he is heir to the kingdom. Tavi, as he has been known for most of his life, is the nephew of a farmer woman (steadholder) named Isana. He is now called Captain Rufus Scipio and is a major player in the war against a different race of people known as the Canim people. His lover, Kitai, is also a warrior of a different race as well known as the Marat. He learns that Isana is actually his ...
Changes
Harry Dresden teams up with old flame Susan Rodriguez to save their daughter Maggie from the vampires of the Red Court. Wizard Harry Dresden didn't know about his daughter, Maggie, until a phone call from his ex informs him that she's been kidnapped by Red Court agents. Harry soon reunites with Susan Rodriguez, his half-vampire ex, and her partner Martin, both of whom have been working with the Fellowship of St. Giles to disrupt the operations of the Red...
Cold Days
Harry Dresden, professional wizard and newly-minted Winter Knight, must kill an immortal in order to prevent a magical jailbreak that would destroy Chicago and large portions of the surrounding area. Harry Dresden has just assumed the mantle of the Winter Knight, and his first assignment isn't easy. Mab, Queen of Air and Darkness, wants him to kill Maeve, the Winter Lady. Trouble is, the Winter Lady is immortal, and she wants Harry dead. After leaving...

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Dead Beat
Harry Dresden, Chicago's only wizard private investigator, must prevent three separate groups of necromancers from completing an evil ritual and becoming roughly as powerful as minor gods, killing thousands of innocents in the process. Harry Dresden is a wizard, strong enough to be on the White Council, but distrusted by his magical peers due to an incident in his teenage years when he used magic in self-defense to kill the sorcerer attacking him. So whe...
Death Masks
Roc, August 2003, 6.99, 384 pp. ISBN 0451459407 Two extremely competent female cat burglars steal the Shroud of Turin with all signs pointing towards the icon being taken to Chicago. Evidence suggests that Chicago mobster John Marcone is the intended buyer, but the church hopes to intercept the sacred artifact before it changes hands. Father Vincent works with the Chicago police but he also hopes to obtain the assistance of local wizard Harry D...
Fool Moon
Harry Dresden returns in this gripping fantasy thriller! This time Dresden must help the police to stop a werewolf who is terrorizing Chicago with some gruesome murders. Once again our wizard gumshoe finds himself in a deadly squeeze play between cops, trigger-happy FBI agents, shape-shifting motorcycle gang members and his old enemy, the ruthless mobster john Marcone.Butcher is very good in throwing you tidbits of the arlier life of Harry and his...
Furies of Calderon
Ace, Oct 2004, 23.95, 448 pp. ISBN: 0441011993 The realm of Alera has been at peace for centuries having pushed the barbarian hordes back behind the borders into lands that the realm does not claim. Yet for its entire serene surface, civil war appears imminent unless one of the high lords manages to become First Lord by ousting the aging and heirless Gaius Sextus from power. So far the First Lord refuses to name his replacement. Amara is unp...
Ghost Story
Harry Dresden's shade is sent back to modern-day Chicago to find his killer. Before he died, Harry Dresden was Chicago's only professional wizard-for-hire. Now he's a ghost, and "Jack" Murphy tells him there's been an irregularity in his death. Dresden heads back to Chicago in search of the person who killed him. He first seeks out Mortimer Lindquist, an ectomancer, and one of the few magical talents who Dresden can rely on to be able to see him and i...
Skin Game
Skin Game is a heist novel in which Harry Dresden and Karrin Murphy must team up with Nicodemus Archleone, the leader of the Denarians, to steal the Holy Grail from the personal vault of Hades. Harry Dresden is a practicing wizard and the Winter Knight, serving under Queen Mab. She barters his services to Nicodemus Archleone in payment of a debt, and Harry quickly realizes that at least half of Nicodemus's crew is likely to stab him in the back as soon a...

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Small Favor
Harry Dresden must defeat Nicodemus Archleone, the leader of a group allied with fallen angels, to save the people Nicodemus has kidnapped--a young girl known as the Archive, and a mob boss named Gentleman Johnny Marcone. Harry Dresden is the only publicly known wizard detective in the Chicago area, and when agents of the Summer Court attack him and the Carpenter family unprovoked, he starts looking for whoever's behind it. Shortly afterward, Sergeant K...
Storm Front
Harry Dresden is a professional wizard, who helps people sort out magical related problems. Harry Dresden is a professional wizard, who helps people sort out magical related problems. Harry Dresden is a professional Wizard, the fact he has an office and is listed in the book irritates the White Council of Wizards to no end. He is also a consultant to the Special Investigations Unit of Chicago Police Department. He gets called by Lt. Karin Murphy when a...
Summer Knight
This book is the latest addition to Jim Butchers chronicles of the wizard Harry Dresden. Harry is a practicing wizard who advertises in the Chicago yellow pages. His recent actions, including starting a war with the vampires, have brought him to the attention of the White Council, a wizardly regulatory body, that Harry has had problems with in the past. In order not to be executed, Harry agrees to find out who killed the Summer Knight, the knight of the ...
Turn Coat
When Donald Morgan is accused of murder, wizard PI Harry Dresden must find the real killer and uncover the traitor within the White Council of Wizards. Harry Dresden is Chicago's only publicly-advertised wizard, and he certainly didn't expect to find a wounded Donald Morgan at his doorstep asking for protection. Harry soon learns that someone has killed LaFortier, a member of the Senior Council--and since Morgan was found standing above LaFortier's body ...