Another brilliant Dresden story, with some... surprises that may change Harry's life forever.
Let's put aside that, on a basic level, it's honestly a well-written book. More than the any of the former (including "Blood Rites", excellent in this) it explores the consequences of Harry's former actions and how they affected the word around him and how it's seen: anything important that happened in the former books is brought up, at one point or another, and its aways relevant.
It also does an excellent job introducing a new character and giving him a full arch, and Harry's own psyche is observed quite well, plus a lot of plot lines are left dangling, and questions unanswered, for the obvious reason of being used later, and I honestly can't wait to see it.
Also, it introduces major changes in Harry's life, has some good villains (not Butcher's absolute best, but quite impressive on their own, and their plan really is something big), some clever and well used ideas (oh, the sixteen numbers) and Sue... Sue is just perfect.
More stuff is adding up, I don't see where Mr. Butcher is going yet but "The Dresden Files" are as funny and entertaining as ever.
Sue's the best!
Butcher is good at pacing and at keeping a constant balance between fun and glaring implausibilities in his stories.
Yes, I know... in a series about modern-day magical underground set in Chicago, where "good" wizards battle vampires and other assorted nasties you may wonder what I can find implausible.
Well, without spoiling anything, I can assure you that the kind of (physical) punishment the main character goes through from the second half of the book onwards starts looking a bit like Pro-level American Wrestling... especially because he keeps getting up and delivering some signature move that always bring the baddies down (no matter how spectacularly badder they are this time).
I am afraid that the author has definitely lost his narrative control and so to make his cliffhangers cliffier he tends to overdo (badly) the problems the hero has to face. So much that when he finally solves them (which always implies becoming more powerful than he was at the start of the novel) they look a bit hollow. Or they do to me, at least....Continua
This book had everything I could ever hope for. Comedy, drama, horror, action and adventure. A very good read. I'd say it's the best Dresden FIles book I have ever stumbled upon! With the best ending i have ever read, this book is just begging to be made into a movie. Too bad hollywood is dumb to make a move....Continua