Small Favor

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Small Favor by Jim Butcher
Dresden Files #10
Ebook, 432 Pages
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

 

While Harry got his ass handed to him SEVERAL times, and just generally got the snot kicked out of him, the tone wasn’t as fatalistic as some of the previous books.

I enjoyed this, but not enough to reread or buy. So about on par with the others.

PROVEN GUILTY

PROVEN GUILTY
Dresden Files #8
Jim Butcher
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2 Stars
Urban fantasy

Harry saves one of Michael’s kids and takes her on as an apprentice.

I felt like Harry is a complete idiot, and an arrogant one to boot. He always takes everything on his shoulders, without trying to spread the responsibility and then he whines and complains about how hard things are. He ALWAYS acts like he is the only one who can do anything. Well, he isn’t. And one man can’t do EVERYTHING! Get over yourself and your poor little pity party of the past.

Dead Beat

DEAD BEAT
Dresden Files #7
Jim Butcher
Epub-386 pages
3 Stars
Urban fantasy

Harry has to fight some necromancers. The White Court of Wizards is pretty much wiped out and Harry is made a Warder. Typical Dresden.

If you’ve liked the Dresden Files so far, nothing in this will turn you off. If you haven’t like them, but for some unknown reason have kept on reading [maybe some “friend” told you it gets better?], nothing in this will make you like it.

I am really glad I read the Codex Alera series by Butcher first, because if the Dresden Files were the only thing I had to judge him by, I’d probably never read anything by him again.

Blood Rites

Blood Rites
Dresden Files #6
Jim Butcher
Urban Fantasy
3 Stars
Epub, 344 Pages

Harry goes to work as a bodyguard/investigator for a small time porn film producer. The White Court is involved, Harry finds out he has a half-brother and it looks like he and the female cop could end up hooking up.

Seemed to be much less angsty than the previous books, but maybe I just tuned it out better? Just seemed lighter and funnier overall.

Death Masks

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Dresden Files #5

Jim Butcher

3 Stars

Urban Fantasy, Epub, 235 Pages

 

 

 

Harry has to have a duel with someone from the vampire Red Court, stop a fallen angel from unleashing a magical plague apocalypse and deal with Susan going away for good and taking the fight against the vampires who created her.

Grave Peril

Grave Peril
Dresden Files #3
Jim Butcher
Urban Fantasy
2 Stars
epub, 255 pages

a vengeful rogue wizard kills himself to turn himself into a ghost. He has help from the Vampire Court and they all go after Harry. Harry saves the night but starts a war between the White Council and the Vampire Court.

A main side character was some kind of Christian Knight Templar, and it really grated how he was used. He was powerful because he believed, not because of WHO he believed in.

I’ll read one or two more, but this just hits too close to home, with blasphemy and stuff, for me to really enjoy these.

Storm Front

Storm Front
Dresden Files #1
Jim Butcher
Urban Fantasy
3 Stars
epub, 184 pages

in which we are introduced to Harry Dresden, a wizard who is a PI, who also helps out the cops.

In this story Harry takes down a big baddy wizard who is breaking the rules while himself under scrutiny from the White Council.

Palatable urban fantasy, but I prefer the Codex Alera series alot more.