Furies of Calderon is Jim Butcher‘s first book in a new fantasy series. It’s a good, quick read with great character building and a believable universe. The book and series are certainly a departure from the Dresden Files books, but he’s doing a really good job with this genre as well.
It’s set in a world where the people have bonded with spirits of the elements, called furies, that help them throughout their lives. All except Tavi, a young boy who is thrust into the center of a budding civil war and an invasion by one of the non-human races.