For the second book in the series, he manages to kick it off with a bang and a pretty good plot twist.
If you like the first book, you'll love this one.
Honestly!? Better writing and a solid, unique storyline would have helped. The book was slow, and dragged so badly, in places, that I was praying for an end to it, or me. I won't even talk about predictability...It's probably a good thing this was the last book in the series because I mostly likely would not bother to read another installment.I really liked this series and it is unfortunate that the final book was so unremarkable in its nature.I'm certain a lot of "die hard" Harris fans will have differing opinions, but objectively, it was not a particularly good effort for the final book in a series. Sorry, it is what it is.
Yes. The third book give us an in-depth look at Earl's character and reveals various facts here-to-now unknown to the reader. These
As always, the fight scenes are one of the outstanding aspects of the book, and they make the reader feel as if they were present.
The final conflict between Earl and the entity.
If you are a fan of the series then you will not be disappointed with this offering. The reader will gain a new appreciation for Earl and a much greater insight into his thoughts and feelings. Of course, you will still be swept along on a fast paced, hard hitting series of confrontations and gut wrenching situations that you have come to expect in this series. Definitely a MUST READ!
The twelfth book in the series is the best offering yet, IMHO. Nicely paced action, with so many players you need a program to keep them straight. Oh, and the plot twists are superbly woven into the storyline.
A great many pieces of the series puzzle comes together in this book, with closely held secrets being revealed. For the long time Dresden Files followers, the ending will leave you mumbling to yourself in a dark room long after the last word is spoken.
James Marsters delivers a superb performance, and arguably his best, artfully conveying the entire spectrum of human, and inhuman, emotion. His outstanding narrative accurately portrays the emotional state of the characters and captures the gritty, desperate, and "gut wrenching" feel of the story.
Jim Butcher has expertly broadened the depth of the main characters and kept them new and fresh in this telling. Butcher has proven his ability to weave an intricate long term series storyline, while surrounding it with unique and interesting subplots. He again exhibits his extraordinary ability to draw the reader into identifying with the characters so completely, that when he sticks the metaphorical, or actual, knife in, the reader feels it as surely as if it were him or her.
A superb piece of writing with an ending that will leave Dresden Files fans numb.
A definite "MUST READ".
Admittedly, I had a bit of difficulty getting into the book at first. I found the somewhat repetitive nature of the character alluding to the "Nightside" every other sentence, as if you are not aware of where you are, a bit distracting. Once I became accustomed to Mr. Green's writing style, I went on to enjoy the storyline.
Marc Vietor did an excellent job with the reading and his various voices added to the flow and tempo of the audio.
Overall I liked the book and have gone on to read the rest of the series. However, I find this first installment to be my least favorite of the series. This is of course understandable; as Green gradually develops the characters and plot lines in later books, you begin to fully appreciate his talent for storytelling. It's worth the time and effort.
I found the book to be interesting and imaginative, with a nice pace to the action. The introduction and development of a number of interesting characters, albeit brief for some, kept the book moving and provided a cross section of personalities that interacted well with the plot. There is no shortage of action, and subtle plot twists, not to mention the fact that Brett has no compunction concerning "killing off" characters to obtain the desired effect and further the storyline.
I'm looking forward to the next installment in April 2010.
Good read, I recommend the book.
An absolute joy to listen to. The storyline was so well thought out and riveting that I could hardly put it down. The author's character development and their interaction was thoughtful and provocative. I was so caught up in Ender's trials that the ending surprised even me. While the result is fairly predictable, that manner in which he takes you there is not. An excellent read.
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