In Cursor’s Fury, the fourth novel in Jim Butcher’s Codex Alera series, Tavi’s identity is finally reviewed. Who he is, and why he didn’t develop furycrafting abilities until so late in life. Astute readers may have already figured out his parentage and the political ramifications, but the big secret comes out in the open during this installment.

Two years have passed since Tavi’s military victory over the Canim, and reinforcements have finally arrived. Unfortunately, those reinforcements are the Senate’s own Legions…and the Senator leading them is more interested in getting Tavi out of the way and using the campaign to bolster his political career than actually protecting the realm. Eventually, he accuses Tavi of treason to remove him from his position as Captain of the First Legion as well as remove a witness to his despicable operations. Tavi is forced to eventually reveal his identity, which he only learned near the beginning of the book, and challenge the Senator to juris macto.

Cursor’s Fury easily lives up to the standard set by its predecessors. You won’t be disappointed.