Absolutely will, well written and well performed.
If you don't like Jake Sullivan, I don't like you.
He accomplished something I've only ever heard done once before: he made the characters more than what they might have been if I had just read the books. This is a feat I have only otherwise experienced with James Marsters' delivery of the Dresden Files readings. Mr. Pinchot's Jake Sullivan and Sally Fae Viera were marvelous. I couldn't have appreciated his work more. There were very few times he hit the wrong note with a character's tone or presentation.
This is Mr. Correia's best series. I really appreciated his world building. He had a great story arc that he stuck to and didn't overdo. I mean, honestly, I could read Jake Sullivan books for ages, however, I think this story arc is brilliant. I can't see how these wouldn't be great movies.
James Marsters inhabits the role of Harry Dresden to the point that when I read the books, I hear Mr. Marsters' voice in my head. I can't say the same for any other series but the Harry Potter and Sookie Stackhouse books.
The writing of the book though, the writing is fantastic. Mr. Butcher keeps improving his craft. I know he prefers to write sword and pony stories, but his firm grasp on the world he has created is commendable. He does not leave it static. He is not as willing as George R.R. Martin to kill characters on an almost off-handed basis. He has a formula that he follows, but he isn't a slave to it and he's evolved it in an enjoyable and logical arc.
I commend Mr. Butcher for this installment. Now bring back Mr. Marsters.
This is, without a doubt, the worst book in the series thus far. The book lacks a plot for approximately half its pages resulting in this reader being slightly confused as to why I was reading this book.
I understand that Ms. Harris needs to put out a book every year or so, but this was a poor effort on her part.
While fans of her series will doubtless enjoy this book, and while I didn't /hate/ it, the writing leaves the reader waiting for this year's actual book to come out. This novel feels as though someone's fanfic got used for the novel rather than Ms. Harris normally tighter efforts.
I'm never sure which I enjoy more, the writing or Mr. Marster's readings. Which works out nicely for me, since the who thing is very enjoyable. Other series and titles need to turn their ears and minds to this series. Well plotted and well read.
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