Furies of Calderon
Codex Alera #1
A world where humans have carved for themselves an empire in a hostile world. Led by the First Lord, humans have the powers of ‘furies’ to enhance them.
This follows one young man from his beginnings
as a humble shepherd in the outer stretches of the empire as he saves the region, makes an alliance with a hostile race and is given patronage by the First Lord to attend the Academy.
Very well done. Good characterization, intriguing novel plot and an overarching plot.