Book Review

by Jim Butcher

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

RT Rating

The latest installment of the Dresden Files is sure to please longtime fans. Harry hurtles from one dangerous situation to the other -- wisecracking all the way -- in a story that's jam-packed with nonstop action. What Butcher lacks in subtlety as a writer, he definitely makes up for in humor. There are interesting developments and revelations in this volume, but as usual, events seem a bit opaque until Harry figures out what's going on himself.

Mab, monarch of the Winter Court and Queen of Air and Darkness, has decided to call in the second of three favors that Harry Dresden owes her. All she wants is for him to save gangster Johnny Marcone, who has disappeared under suspiciously supernatural circumstances.

By agreeing to do so, Harry puts himself in the middle of a stickier situation than usual, one which will stretch his loyalties and powers to the ends of his limits -- and which will change him forever. (Roc, Apr., 432 pp., $23.95)

Reviewed By: Natalie A. Luhrs

Publisher: Roc

Published: April 2008

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4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
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Small Favor

Submitted by Robin in PA on May 23, 2010 - 5:52pm.

Mab, monarch of the Winter Court of the Sidhe, has called on Harry Dresden for a small favor....One he can't refuse. Once again, Harry is in the middle of a conflict between the Winter and Summer Courts of the Sidhe. Mafia Lord Johnnie Marcone is missing. The Summer Queen wants him dead. Mab wants Harry to find him first.

This book is loaded with action. As soon as Harry gets himself and his friends out of one mess, he's in another. There are fights with Gruffs, battles with Hobs, and disagreements with the people he trusts the most. Another great addition to the Dresden Files series. My rating: 4.5 Stars.