Once again, Jim Butcher brings the fantastic into normality. This time the outwordly element is more present than in the previous books. A fun read.
And it is good. Characters get more characterization and are more complex, metaplots starts developing and Harry's world becomes a defined one and not just our world with something changed to help the plot. The story is good and shows us more about the supernatural beings and their order, introducing the fairy Queens and having the White council appear, and even if it's not directly adressed by the events of the books the war with the Red Court is not forgotten and Harry has to deal with the consequences of his actions. Plus, Butcher showed us some capabilities in his first two books too, but in "Grave Peril" started to show he's actually a good writer and cements it with this one....Continua
As I probably mentioned already, this should be filed under "Books with little literary value but fun and energetic - like drinking coca cola instead of wine".
In other words sometimes I do indulge in pulp (in the sense of trash).
The author is good at his own style of pulp (in the sense of noir) yarns, and so far he kept me entertained, even if sometimes you notice a couple of minor flaws in his writing (or plotting).
I give him a 3 stars and will probably continue doing so until he starts getting boring.
I love this series. I have a bit of a problem with this installment though. It's partly due to the end of the previous one, "Grave Peril" - it really starts on a downer. Having said that, it's still a four star "Love it" for me because of the pacing, the humour and all the things I love about the Dresden Files generally.
It does have some of the favourite fans quotes (For the Pizza Lord!)