Like a lot of folks, I was worried about where Mr Butcher was going with cold days after the silliness that was Ghost Story.
You may relax. Without giving away too much, Harry is back in action, the plot is back on the rails, and his character still makes sense. In fact, things are starting to come together. This book is so packed full of action, plot, and individual character development, describing any more real detail about the story would give too much away, especially to those who have come this far.
The writing itself is on par with the best of his work, with great pacing and dialog. One note, I believe Butcher is going through some kind of a stage, (or harry is, depending on how you look at it) because there are more notable uses of the fbomb in this Dresden File than any other. Not a problem for me, I felt it helped give this book a bit more flavor, But some may find it distasteful.
James Marsters is back and gives the performance we have come to expect from him in the Dresden Files, a fantastic one.
In all, I was delighted with this book, with so many moments that I found myself exited or laughing aloud for harry and the gang, it has become one of my favorites. Hats off to Jim for pulling it back and kicking it in gear.
This book is like a Dresden files substitue, a little darker, a little more cranky, but it has the general feel and taste.
The Narrator is good, and gives a good life to the players in this story.
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