I wish other writers would take a tip from Mr. Butcher on how to handle sex, sexuality and relationships. So often fantasy writing goes over the top.. to soft porn which is generally not called for, except in very unusual circumstances.
Jim draws a wonderful image of the character and their interactions with his writing (think of the Madeleine scene at Zero Club for an example). The story line is enhanced by this type of writing and our minds are left to fill in the rest, which is always the best approach.
Thanks for the great writing Mr. Butcher and please keep it up!!
I really like the Dresden files series. I have been listening to them on Audible and it seems each book gets better and better. This book was great, political intrigue laced with the typical detective work and some new characters. I really enjoyed what Jim Butcher did with some of the characters in this book. I really felt this book gave them all a greater depth than they had before. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
Don't start with this one. If you are already at #10, continue. What bothered me about this addition was that it was longer than it needed to be and the grand finale kind flopped. However, there are some merits that pushed it to a 4 star: Morgan doesn't suck, interesting new characters added, old characters get a make over, Murph gets sweet, and Molly really isn't annoying. I'm carefully moving on to book 12.
Dresden has become a part of the family and I look forward to the next adventure. The stories flow seamlessly from one story line to the next.
This is such a good series for the ol' listening library. If you keep up with Harry Dresden, keep on going because this Jim Butcher guy and his cohorts are absolutely brilliant in book 11. Like most Dresden Files this story keeps you guessing and in suspense from beginning to the very end. What excellent twists and turns from the Turncoat. Just when you think you have it figured out...
I would extremely recommend this book, but not until you get thru the first 10. I'm sure it's great without but the more background , the more enhanced the experience will be. It' s awesome that there are 3 or 4 more after this. I I'll then look forward to starting them over again. Thank you Jim Butcher for your great storytelling technique while still keeping it real. And don't ever change the narrator! Marsters is perfect.
I can't review this without spoiling so I'll just say it's another great dresden files book better than the last probably not as good as the next