This is my least favorite of the Dresden Files books. Don't take this the wrong way. When I say least favorite it is like saying least favorite money. This is an important book if you continue to read more books from this series. James Marsters does a fantastic job, as usual, performing.
OUTSTANDING. I cannot wait till book six is up because the ending leaves me craving more. Since the first book i have been hooked. Dresden as a character is fascinating. I cannot wait to see how things evolve with Lashiel. AUDIBLE i will buy each book with cash as soon as added so please hurry!!!
One tired mom
I only just started the book but I do love the series. My only question is why did Harry change his pronunciation of things? Marconi went to Marcone, and Amaracus to Amarac-e-us. Not sure why they felt the change was necessary, it was even a bit irritating. I'm sure I'll love this book too but I saw no other reviews point out this change and was surprised.
Harry is one of my favorite fictional characters. The only negative is using up all my credits once I became addicted to the series.
As with books 3 and 4, book 5 of the Dresden files suffering from ads for Coca Cola and Walmart. These references are frequent, obvious and irritating. When meeting at a hotel Butcher writes "it was a national chain" and describes the room, but if there is a carbonated beverage it is "a coke." Similarly, products are purchased from Walmart and scenes are compared to "an open air Walmart." In the past, some authors were paid by the word and their work suffered as a result. Today, product placement in novels threatens to drag down an already teetering art-form. Ads break the spell of fantasy and drag the reader back to a mundane world. If authors and publishers need to sell ads, perhaps they should simply put commercials at the beginning and the end of audio books and some extra pages in the printed versions. This novel has a compelling story, but suffers as a consequence of heavy handed hocking.
Despite really liking this series - AND despite thinking that book 5 is the best story yet...
I don't think I am going to get the next one, due to the explicit scene (and to be fair there is only one in there) which has crossed that ambiguous line into definitely adults only. Some adults only.
But the development of the story is great, his relationships, the vampire war, the use of magic - all great. Best yet.
I don't know, maybe I'll decide next year when 6 is available... I'm not a prude...But, I mean really, come on! The plot can stand without it!
This is a great series, start with book one Summer Knight. Each book in this series gets better and better. I love this series James Marsters is a great narrator for this, once you start you will be hooked. I know I am. I am now on book six.