By Jim Butcher
For one thousand years, the folk of Alera have united opposed to the competitive and dangerous races that inhabit the realm, utilizing their precise bond with the furies - elementals of earth, air, fireplace, water, and steel. yet now, Gaius Sextus, First Lord of Alera, grows outdated and lacks an inheritor. formidable excessive Lords plot and maneuver to put their homes in positions of energy, and a struggle of succession looms at the horizon." "Far from urban politics within the Calderon Valley, the boy Tavi struggles along with his loss of furycrafting. At fifteen, he has no wind fury to assist him fly, no fireplace fury to gentle his lamps. but because the Alerans' such a lot savage enemy - the Marat - go back to the Valley, he'll become aware of that his future is way more than he may ever imagine." stuck in a typhoon of lethal wind furies, Tavi saves the lifetime of a runaway slave named Amara. yet she is de facto a secret agent for Gaius Sextus, despatched to the Valley to collect intelligence on traitors to the Crown, who should be in league with the barbaric Marat horde. And while the Valley erupts in chaos - whilst rebels warfare with loyalists and furies conflict with furies - Amara will locate Tavi's braveness and resourcefulness to be an influence more than any fury - one who might flip the tides of warfare.