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Harry Dresden, Chicago's only practicing professional wizard, is hired by a mysterious priest to find the stolen shroud of Turin.
I'm not going to review all of the Dresden books. I'm not a critic or a writer, just a reader. There were some things I didn't like about Harry Dresden: his stubborn demeanor, his sudden anger, inability to work with others when reasonable. Now those traits have become endearing as I find Harry Dresden to be, irascible true, but a kindly curmudgeon at worst. The adventures get better and better, more exciting, more evil, and I often wonder how Dresden will get out of "this one." Though I know he will, you can't kill off your hero after all, Butcher shrouds (couldn't resist) the action with the vagaries of magical mayhem, rendering the outcome uncertain in the suspended reality of the story. Again, if the Dresden Files TV series had been a little more like the book, hellish production costs aside, the show might still be running. This is not to find fault with the cast or concept, but it felt much lighter than the books. Perhaps The Dresden Files, the TV series, was ahead of its time. However The Dresden Files book series is a terrific set of books to have in your fantasy library. I highly recommend them.
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This Dresden Files novel, book #5 in the series and is about the challenge of Ortega, a Red Court Vampire against Harry Dresden and vaious subplots that are equally engaging and intricately woven into the main plot. I highly recommend the entire Dresden Files series, though the series takes off to new heights with book #7, Dead Beat which is the first Dresden novel written in hardcover, as well as original cover art paperback, and reissue paperback with new cover art.
I love his quirky sentences. His " live by the code" attitude makes
all the Dresden Files uniquely his character. It's fast paced but wonderfully predictable.
- Category: Contemporary
- Published: Aug 05, 2003
- Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
- Seller: PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
- Print Length: 464 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Dresden Files