Furies of Calderon  - Jim Butcher

I'm halfway through "Furies of Calderon" (the first book of the Codex Alera Series) and I really like it so far. Butcher created a really fascinating world based upon the ancient Rome. The stories concerning the main characters are very interesting and I never had the urge to skip a chapter and jump to the next one. I hope the second half is as good as the first one.