Wednesday 23 December 2009


Princep's Fury by Jim Butcher

Genre: epic fantasy, YA

My Take On This Book:
Jim Butcher delivers another masterpiece. Fast-paced, page-turner... Story-telling quality is 5 out of 5. The story itself is 5 out of 5. I like the US cover better than what we have here in the UK. So I'll cheat and not consider the cover art in the rating at all. Plus I noticed that the UK cover got topographical errors, instead of printing "apostrophe S" ['S], they printed "S apostrophe" [S'] in PRINCEP'S. See pic of erroneous cover on the right. I'm picky I know! But I expect publishers to have people in quality control, or some such. And just a note people, this book is now 50% off at Borders!! Brand new copy!! As you can imagine it is going out fast...

Over all, this book is a 5 out of 5. Maybe because I am a Jim Butcher long-term fan... might have something to do with it...

Ordered First Lord's Fury and can't wait for it to arrive in the mail!!! Had to order it all the way from the US because they are not releasing it here in the UK yet *bummer*!

Cherry's Rating: 5 out of 5 cherries

About This Book:
From the New York Times bestselling author of Captain's Fury and the Dresden Files novels.

Tavi of Calderon, now recognized as Princeps Gaius Octavian and heir to the crown, has achieved a fragile alliance with Alera's oldest foes, the savage Canim. But when Tavi and his legions guide the Canim safely to their lands, his worst fears are realized.

The dreaded Vord—the enemy of Aleran and Cane alike—have spent the last three years laying waste to the Canim homeland. And when the Alerans are cut off from their ships, they find themselves with no choice but to fight shoulder to shoulder if they are to survive.

For a thousand years, Alera and her furies have withstood every enemy, and survived every foe.

The thousand years are over...
Source: Info in the About This Book was taken from the author's website at on 05/12/09.

I would like to thank Little Brown Book Group (Orbit) for giving me the review copy of Princeps' Fury (The Codex Alera: Book5) by Jim Butcher.

Right, because this book was given to me for free, I would like to pass this copy (used obviously) to another reader who is likely to enjoy this book. That means, enter this contest only if you are interested and want to read this book! And here is the catch, you have to review this book too.

Now, if you do not have a blog or website, that is fine. Post your review anywhere online, i.e., (MySpace, Facebook) any of the free social networks, and/or at amazon... as long as you can give me the URL address of where you posted your review. And it has be viewable by me. Like, if your blog's settings is set to private and can only be viewed by your friends, that means it is not viewable by me... questions? email me.

TO ENTER: Register HERE.

Contest Particulars:
  • You have to be a Cherry Mischievous blog follower via Google Friend Connect to enter the contest.
  • There will only be one winner. You have to review this book if you win it.
  • Contest is open to international readers.
  • Contest ends on the 8th of January 2010.
  • If this contest is not in concordance to your local legislations, it is up to you to follow your local rules.
  • Under 13? Parental permission is required.
  • You must have a valid snail mail address and email address to enter this contest. We need the snail mail address to send the book(s) and/or prizes to. We need the email addy to get in touch with you.
  • Questions? Ask! Shoot us an email. Please write PRINCEP'S FURY in the subject line.


  1. Fantastic idea! :)
    (This is not an entry)

  2. Uh, Cherry, you do know that these are YA books. For someone "way past 18" are you sure you're allowed?

    Sorry, couldn't help myself. I'm so excited to start this series. Glad to meet another Butcher fan!

  3. Juju - I thought it's a good idea to share it too :)

    Jake - Nope, it's not allowed... but... whoever told you that I follow rules?

  4. I've read a few of his short stories and loved them but I haven't gotten around to reading anything by him yet.


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