Harry Dresden is feeling happy. No one's tried to kill him in nearly a year, and the worst problem he's had lately is removing stains his apprentice bungled into his carpeting. The future seems bright.
Unfortunately, the past isn't looking nearly so optimistic. Harry still owes her two favours, and it's time to pay up.
One aspect seemed like a bit of an afterthought, that of Harry recognizing an area he hasn't been to before. A young person who, after a very rocky start to her life as a magic-user, has been given a second chance by Harry. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Audible book Switch back and forth between reading the Kindle book and listening to the Audible book with Whispersync for Voice. It really made for a pleasurable rereading.
It's a small favour he really can't refuse, but it will trap Harry between a nightmarish foe and a deadly ally, stretching his skills and loyalties to their limits. Everything was going too well to last. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. The Harry Dresden series is really amazing. Terrific plots that grow and develop both the main and supporting characters. A talking skull, a 30 pound cat, a huge dog named Mouse; a powerful and complex wizard at the heart of everything, Murph the tough and tiny cop who is willing to actually see the reality of supernatural characters in everyday life and many more characters you will grow to love and hate. This series simply does not get stale.
In each succeeding book Butcher keeps my interest with interesting plot twists and just plain good writing. The action is fast furious and within the universe of Harry Dresden, completely plausible. In the midst of all this, there is so much humor that I find myself laughing in the midst of Harry's chaos. And there are a good number of times when Butcher waxes philosophical, and it rings true both in the context of the character, and just in general.
I'm binge reading all 15 of the books. They start a little slow in the first three, but then Butcher just takes off and the books get better and better. Wizard Harry Dresden has a major problem: He owes Mab, the manipulative fairy Queen of the Winter Court, a couple of favors. And in the dead of winter during a brutal snowstorm, Mab comes calling to cash in on a favor: Rescue mobster kingpin Johnny Marcone from his unknown kidnappers--kidnappers with enough supernatural powers to destroy Marcone's near-impenetrable safe house.
Enlisting the aid of his brother, Thomas, Karrin Murphy of the Chicago PD, Michael and Sanya, the remaining two Knights of the Cross, Molly, his eager apprentice, Anastasia Luccio, the Dean of the White Council Wardens, the Archive, the human retainer of all knowledge, and Kincaid, a deadly mercenary, Harry embarks on a remarkable series of adventures--against some very nasty bad guys--to rescue Marcone.
It is in this novel the reader is introduced to Nicodemus and his lethal gang of Denarians--demons who possess some of the thirty ounces of silver once given to Judas for his betrayal. Nicodemus and his ilk wield enormous power; they're the most difficult adversaries Harry does battle with. And when the Denarians' ultimate plans are revealed they want to kidnap the Archive and make her take a silver coin , Harry and his allies wage some serious battles--from Chicago's train station, to the Windy City's Oceanarium, to a remote island in the vast expanse of frigid Lake Michigan.
All the while, Harry must deal with some agents from the Summer Court of Fairies sent to interfere with his task--primarily a series of Gruffs supernatural Billy Goats. Because of the whirling vortex of subplots, including a budding romance with Luccio, sexual tension with Karrin, a life-threatening injury, and Harry's ongoing suspicion that some of the members of the White Council are in an unholy alliance with evil.
Yet through it all, Harry never loses his self-deprecating humor "Oh, look," he quips to Karrin upon observing a sleeping Kincaid, "he's got a teddy Glock. Harry may be facing a snarling pack of Denarians, but he's never going to take matters seriously. There's always an off-the-cuff quip at the ready. The action starts from the first page and never lets up; Butcher has a knack for telling a fast-paced tale that never takes its foot off the gas.
One person found this helpful. This is another one that took me only a day, and it kept me entertained the whole time.
As usual, this is definitely NOT the place to start this series. There are simply too many characters and events referenced to make sense of it without having read the previous books. If you've forgotten what happened in earlier books, there are some decent summaries available online. While I enjoyed the book, it's pretty standard according to the Dresden Files formula.
That is, we have a self-contained mystery that gets resolved by the end and we have tie-ins to the overall series arc. At the exchange, the Denarians predictably renege, but Dresden and Sanya manage to free Marcone and the Archive. Gard arrives with a rescue copter, but the surviving Denarians return and badly injure Michael.
Dresden is abandoned on the island, hunted by the Denarians and their mercenaries, and is eventually cornered by the Eldest Gruff. The conflicted gruff reveals that he has been compelled to attack Dresden as long as they are both on the battlefield.
Dresden invokes his boon from Summer for a freshly made doughnut. The gruff remarks that the request might take just enough time for Harry to depart the island safely and says the Summer Court's hunt will end, when Dresden re-enters the Chicago city limits. In the hospital chapel, Dresden has a heated discussion with a janitor, who explains that God has a plan for us all and vanishes, leaving behind a worn copy of The Two Towers with a marked section.
Queen Mab appears in the chapel. She is pleased that the Watchman has enhanced Dresden's potential. She returns his blasting rod and reveals that he would have been killed earlier if he had used it to rescue his friends. Dresden visits Ivy and Kincaid at Murphy's house. Later, Sanya gives Amoracchius, Michael's sword, to Dresden with the instructions to pass it on, when the time is right. Michael survived the surgery, but might not make a complete recovery.
Dresden and Anastasia Luccio end the day with a pleasant dinner and a delightful evening. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Dresden Files characters. Bibliography by Jim Butcher. Groups Seven Laws of Magic. Retrieved from " https: Pages to import images to Wikidata. Views Read Edit View history. This page was last edited on 21 May , at