So right before I took an unintentional blog hiatus, I was plowing through Jim Butcher’s Codex Alera series with the same speed and voracious hunger that I did with the Dresden books. I had to wait a bit to get the fourth volume of the series, Jim Butcher’s Captain’s Fury , but once I got my hands on it, I downed it with the same quickness.
This is insanely addictive writing; I don’t know what it is that Butcher is doing, but clearly I’m a sucker for it. Highly recommended, and I’m irritated at the wait for the next volume. (Well, actually I’m not that irritated now, because with a month of perspective, my hands aren’t shaking in withdrawal and I’m able to enjoy the many other excellent books I have available to me. But you can believe I was pretty damn irritated when I finished this.)