Series: The Dresden Files #15
on May 27th 2014
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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From Jim Butcher comes the newest novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Dresden Files...Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard, is about to have a very bad day. Because as Winter Knight to the Queen of Air and Darkness, Harry never knows what the scheming Mab might want him to do. Usually, it’s something awful.Mab has traded Harry’s skills to pay off a debt. And now he must help a group of villains led by Harry’s most despised enemy, Nicodemus Archleone, to break into a high-security vault so that they can then access a vault in the Nevernever.Problem is, the vault belongs to Hades, Lord of the freaking Underworld. And Dresden is dead certain that Nicodemus has no intention of allowing any of his crew to survive the experience. Dresden’s always been tricky, but he’s going to have to up his backstabbing game to survive this mess.…
I must say, it’s good to be back into the daily grind with the fate of the world resting on Harry’s shoulders. I missed him getting cornered into situations, having to think quick and plot and plan. It’s a fast paced book, but it was a million times lighter than the last three Dresden Files I’ve read. I forgot how much I missed it. Don’t get me wrong, I loved those others books, but given how there’s supposed to be 24 in this series, I think it was imperative that Butcher lighten our load. Otherwise, reading such heaviness ten more times would have drained me of life.
Of course it’s fast paced. Harry’s got his sense of humor and Mab was deliciously evil as always. Old players are around and some familiar faces show up from Harry’s past, both good and bad guys/gals. And they all have to work together. It creates a very dynamic mix of people. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing this mesh of characters interact with one another.
Overall, can’t say anything else than my normal: read this series if you haven’t. It’s incredible. Now I have to wait until who knows when before the next one comes out. I’m sad, oh so very sad.