After a while in a series, you may think that the author will start repeating himself. Well, here Butcher adds new fantastic layers to Harry Dresden's life.
Butcher shows his skills once again, being abe to follow a new plotline and some loose ends left to wait, and also showing the dresdenverse is being affected by the war, and the greater role Harry himself gradually starts playing. Also, it delves deeply in what having no family means to him, and into the misteries of his parents (and not just them) unkown past. It's also a fantastic book for Murphy, seeing her play an important role and also starting to show her family history....Continua
I like these earlier Dresden books much more than the later ones.
This one from Butcher actually disappointed me, because for a few chapters I was hoping that this was more about investigation (a la Marlowe) and less of Spiderman vs. Galactus.
I do understand that it's a bit unfair (to the readers) to write mysteries when you are making up the rules as you go along, but I think it should still be interesting.
Unfortunately even the main investigation (a jinxed porn movies troupe) is soon overloaded with Vampires, Badass Daemons and more and more revelations about the main character's past.
3 stars because I still enjoy it, but I am starting to hope for a change of pace....Continua
Whilst not my favourite in the series so far, Blood Rites was still a page turner, and definitely fleshed out more toward the end. We see a lot more of Thomas in this book, along with the White Court vampires. We are also let into a Dresden family secret, which was quite a surprise.
Looking forward as ever to reading the next book....Continua