The Heist from Hell – Review of Jim Butcher’s “Skin Game”

Jim Butcher's "Skin Game", available on Amazon By this point in The Dresden Files, Harry Dresden has been through more kinds of hell than most people see in their entire lifetimes. And that’s to be expected for a fictional character who is inhabiting an epic fantasy world like the Dresdenverse. But then you get to … Continue reading The Heist from Hell – Review of Jim Butcher’s “Skin Game”

Back from the Dead – Review of Jim Butcher’s “Cold Days”

Book cover for "Cold Days". Source What do you do when you’ve come back from the dead in the cold embrace of the wicked Queen of the Winter Fae? Well, if you’re Harry Dresden, you get tasked with killing an immortal. But not just any immortal. You get tasked with killing Maeve, the Winter Lady, … Continue reading Back from the Dead – Review of Jim Butcher’s “Cold Days”

Giving Up the Ghost – Review of Jim Butcher’s “Ghost Story”

Source. When you’ve taken the titanic leap of killing your main character off at the end of your previous novel, what more can you do? If you’re Jim Butcher, you have the wizard detective try to solve his own death as a ghost. Perhaps the strangest of the novels in The Dresden Files series, Ghost … Continue reading Giving Up the Ghost – Review of Jim Butcher’s “Ghost Story”

You Can’t Go Home Again – A Review of Jim Butcher’s “Changes”

Book Cover for "Changes". Source. When Jim Butcher does wholesale change, he doesn’t mess around. Changes, the 12th novel of in The Dresden Files, is a book with twists aplenty and a story packing maximum emotional wallop. Many of the disparate threads from the previous 11 novels meet their end in this book. Like many … Continue reading You Can’t Go Home Again – A Review of Jim Butcher’s “Changes”

Saving Javert – A Review of Jim Butcher’s “Turn Coat”

Book Cover for "Turn Coat" When your most dogged detractor shows up at your door, half-dead, wrongfully accused, and asking for help, what would you do? If you’re Harry Dresden, you curse, take the poor bastard into your home, and you work his case. Turn Coat by Jim Butcher takes a few of the conventions … Continue reading Saving Javert – A Review of Jim Butcher’s “Turn Coat”

Dealing with Hell – A Review of Jim Butcher’s “Small Favor”

Book cover for "Small Favor" When a Fae Queen asks you to take on a favor, you just know nothing good is going to come of it. Especially not when it involves Johnny Marcone and the Denarians. Small Favor is the first novel where major shakeups begin in the Dresden universe. Nothing remains the same, … Continue reading Dealing with Hell – A Review of Jim Butcher’s “Small Favor”

Dirty Harry Strikes Back – A Review of Jim Butcher’s “White Night”

Book Cover for White Night By the time the audience meets Harry Dresden in White Night, the 9th book in Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files series, our hero has been exposed to nightmares galore. Combine the events of the previous books with the seductive whisperings of a Fallen Angel and the recipe for breaking the hero … Continue reading Dirty Harry Strikes Back – A Review of Jim Butcher’s “White Night”

Honor Before Reason – A Review of Jim Butcher’s “Proven Guilty”

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/514px9CjmgL.SX316_BO1,204,203,200.jpg Cover Art for "Proven Guilty" In Harry Dresden’s world, the good guys usually win. Winning doesn’t always entail victory, though. Over the course of the previous seven books it can be said that Dresden has only had 4 clean victories by the end of a given novel. The other three are arguably pyrrhic victories, … Continue reading Honor Before Reason – A Review of Jim Butcher’s “Proven Guilty”

The Dead Hunt Us – A Review of Jim Butcher’s “Dead Beat”

Cover Art for "Dead Beat" As Jim Butcher continues the Dresden series, the sensation of accumulated damage leading to massive shifts in the setting and characters are becoming more apparent. In "Dead Beat", Dresden is put into a position where compromise is essential for his survival. The plot of the novel is a step up … Continue reading The Dead Hunt Us – A Review of Jim Butcher’s “Dead Beat”

Sexy Blood Magic – A Review of Jim Butcher’s “Blood Rites”

Cover Art for "Blood Rites" Sexy vampires have been part of pop culture for the last 20-odd years. In literature, one could say Anne Rice began the trend of mixing eroticism into vampire storytelling. Later writers like Laurell K. Hamilton and Charlene Harris (of the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series and The Southern Vampire Mysteries … Continue reading Sexy Blood Magic – A Review of Jim Butcher’s “Blood Rites”