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“3.5”Amber R wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“As usual a great story”Jenn M wrote this review Sunday, April 14, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Book Info: Genre: Urban Fantasy
Reading Level: Adult
Recommended for: Fans of Urban Fantasy
My Thoughts: This is the first of the books in this series in which I’ve seen any significant editing errors, such as a car’s “breaks” and Larry Fowler being called “Jerry” at one point. The formatting is a bit screwed up in my copy, too, but nothing too distracting; mostly it is that almost every use of “Red Court” is italicized and put upon its own line. This is an e-book edition (my backup copy), though, and a fairly old one, but take that with a bucket of salt. Or a pillar, depending upon your proclivities.
This book introduces some of my favorite characters. Butters. Shiro. Sanya. Ivy (the Archive). Kincaid. The Denarians. Yeah, I really like the Denarians, because they are just such wonderful villains. And if you’ve been following my reviews, you know how I feel about villains!
At any rate, this is an important and pivotal book in the series, so be sure not to miss it. The train keeps chugging along...
Disclosure: This is my book, I purchased it for myself in hardcover. All opinions are my own.
Synopsis: Harry Dresden, Chicago's only practicing professional wizard, should be happy that business is pretty good for a change. But now he's getting more than he bargained for.
A duel with the Red Court of Vampires' champion, who must kill Harry to end the war between vampires and wizards...
Professional hit men using Harry for target practice...
The missing Shroud of Turin...
A handless and headless corpse the Chicago police need identified...
Not to mention the return of Harry's ex-girlfriend Susan, who's still struggling with her semivampiric nature. And who seems to have a new man in her life.
Some days, it just doesn't pay to get out of bed. No matter how much you're charging.”
“This series just get better and better. I can't wait to read the next one!”Renee F wrote this review Thursday, January 24, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Also good.”wntrrvn wrote this review Wednesday, January 2, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Love Jim Butcher, can't get enough of his books. Wish he would write faster. The Dresden Files are witting, charming, have full rich characters and lots of action.
“I loved it, it was one of the best books in the series so far.”JD B wrote this review Sunday, August 12, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Dresden battles the Fallen with nail-biting results. The quest for the Shroud leads to yet another woman Harry fails to save. Ortega challenges him to a duel, but Harry loses close friends. And then Casaverde is destroyed in retaliation for Archangel. It's a great way to further the larger Vamp War politics. I enjoy the extreme stakes involved. I this it's one of my favorites.”Peachy K wrote this review Sunday, August 5, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Just reading about Dresden makes me tired, but it's worth it for the wild ride. Look forward to the next one!”sara k wrote this review Monday, July 16, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I just don't think I'm ever going to fully appreciate Harry the way some of my other reading buddies do. I like the books well enough, but I feel almost no emotional connection to any character, including Harry, and I'm constantly confused with who new characters are because he often doesn't introduce them or it's too brief when he does. I was told the series hits its stride at around book 4 so I've given it a good go, but I think I'm going to be dropping it. Liking something 'well enough' isn't good enough for my precious reading time.”Geekius wrote this review Monday, July 16, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No