Princeps’ Fury a Bestseller!

Congratulations to Jim! Princeps’ Fury, fifth book in the Codex Alera, rocked the bestseller charts this week!
It ranked:

#10 on the Boston Globe’s Hardcover Fiction list
#13 on the New York Times’ Hardcover Fiction list
#13 in Publishers Weekly, and
#56 on the USA Today List (which merges all books–fiction and non, hardcover and paperback)

The paperback of Captain’s Fury is #22 on the New York Times’ Paperback Fiction list.
To celebrate, we now have desktop wallpapers featuring Steve Stone’s Princeps’ Fury cover art!

Download them here in about every desktop size imaginable:
Tina Smith of Dog-Eared Books, host of the Princeps’ Fury Virtual Signing, wishes fans to know that they have twelve autographed copies of Princeps’ Fury still in stock. The books are $25.95 plus shipping, same as the virtual signing prices. If you’re interested, e-mail her (dogearedbooks (at) and she’ll send you a link where you can pay. Act now! Those twelve copies will go fast!
As always, you can purchase Jim’s books from a number of online retailers in a number of different formats from the Store!
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Priscilla Spencer has been Jim's creative consultant since 2007. In addition to managing content for and its social media channels, she beta-reads all of Jim's works, serves as a thematic consultant on the graphic novels and role playing games, and illustrates the maps for his books. The whole "Year of Dresden" thing is largely her baby. Her latest claim to fame is directing the official book trailers for Peace Talks and Battle Ground. In her professional life, Priscilla is a Producer, Writer, Photographer, and Fantasy Map Illustrator working towards a career in producing TV. She enjoys musical theatre, gluten-free cooking, sci-fi/fantasy, and weightlifting. She aspires to travel the world and pet every dog.

13 thoughts on “Princeps’ Fury a Bestseller!”

  1. I wanted to order an autographed book but I just couldn’t wait! We were driving “over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house” for Thanksgiving and I just HAD to have the book on my laptop to read while crossing the prairie! It was fantastic! I’m just so impressed.

  2. i read the last two books in few days by sacrificing sleep, they were that good! i just want to find out when the next one is coming out. six months or a year? or earlier? 🙂

  3. I’m getting the book for Christmas, I know because I went out and bought it so my Mother-in-law didn’t have to shop for me this year.
    It has been VERY hard not to read the book but I can make it a couple more days (I think)

  4. I got in trouble over the holidays because I started this book (a gift from my dog) and did not put it down in favor of the family holiday outing of the day. It was actually kind of fun to tell my 38 year old sister, “you can’t make me!” Great book, great series, can’t wait for the last one…

  5. Just finished the book about 5 min ago.Wow. it was great, but i think i hurt my brain reading too much. I had my grandma get it for me the day it came out and she gave it to me on Christmas day. I cannot believe that we have to wait til next december to read the last book. Wah. Its funny, my hubby got the first three books for Christmas last year, but he likes the d&d books. So I started reading them and now Im hooked. I wish they could make this series go forever. I love it. Way to go Jim. Will you be coming out with someting else like this?? It rocks.

  6. This book was just about the most compelling piece of fiction I’ve ever read. I am a huge fan of both Dresden and Alera, and Princeps’ draws you in from the first paragraph to the last sentence, which by the way was so great that my wife read through the whole book in a day just to get to it! You rock Jim. Keep em coming!

  7. Have all the Dresden and Alera books. Enjoy your characters and action. Don’t you think Bernard of Calderon is a bit too saintly? Thank you and stay fresh.

  8. I am nineteen years old, and in all honesty, I use to really hate reading books. I could never finish a book, even if it was less than 200 pages. I got through high school real well, even though I barely read, but I knew that I would have to start reading more often when I went to college. My friend recommended this series to me, and I decided to give it a try because I was somewhat determined to like reading. Amazingly, I have never had trouble wanting to put these books down ever since and I can truly say that I enjoy reading. Well, at least these books. Jim Butcher, thanks for making some AWESOME books.
    Is the next book really the last one in the series? Aw man, now I don’t know what to read anymore. I hope that Jim Butcher does the whole Star Wars thing where he shows us the events before Gaius Septimus was killed. I would definately want to know more about that period of time. I’m sure many others would agree with me.

  9. I have read all of the Dresden files, all of the Alera books, Back-up and Welcome to the Jungle BUT I NEED MORE!
    I even own the Sci-Fi series. It is not enough. I wish he could write them as fast as I read them.

  10. I wish I hadn’t picked this series up until next year at this time so I could read all 6 — one after the other — in sequence. I read the first four in paperback (my bookstore had ALL of them in stock, fortunately), and “Princep’s” in hardback. I lent the first four to my friend, but he’s going to have to wait for the fifth after the sixth comes out so I can “refresh” the story in my head for the climax. Great reading. Magic, romance, war, intrigue and humor all rolled into one fantastic tale. Thanks, Jim.

  11. So far, i’ ma fan of all things Butcher. Loved the entire dresden series, and i’d love to see more like “backup” (got it for christmas from my lady). Just picked up turn-coat and so far…i’m intrigued. Can’t wait to find one of Shannon’s books and check it out. Cheers to both Jim and Shannon—looking forward to knowing what happens next! (and hoping it never ends)
    –Write a book from the P.O.V. of Morgan (when he meets dresden or somtime between then and now) Rock on!
    /end fanboyness

  12. The Dresden Files caught my attention first and I loved them; then I read the Alera Codex books and they are amazing, I can’t wait to get more. I( look forward to reading Shannon’s books next.

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