Dresden Files: For the smart aleck fantasy fan in your life.

As you know, I've been in love with Jim Butcher books ever since I picked up the first one several months ago.  And like a good obsessive reader, I've been hunting them down ever since.  Here's what I've got so far.


Fool Moon (The Dresden Files, #2) by Jim Butcher
Fool Moon (The Dresden Files, #2)
Butcher, Jim

Did you know there are four kinds of werewolf?  I didn't.  Fortunately for professional wizard Harry Dresden, he does.  And when grisly evidence suggests that one or more kinds are loose in Chicago, Harry tries to track them down with the help of Bob, his wise-cracking, sex-obsessed information skull.  5 stars


NOTE:  If you're thinking #3 is missing, you're right. I was forced to read them out of order and when I finally got to number 3, circumstances made it impossible to finish before I had to take it back to the library. Turns out #3, Grave Peril, is the pivot point in Harry Dresden's life and everything that comes after relates to it.

Arg.

Fortunately for me, Jim Butcher is so good at backstory that I wasn't ever confused by the skip, just mad I missed so much.  I plan to try again later.


Summer Knight (The Dresden Files, #4) by Jim Butcher
Summer Knight (The Dresden Files, #4)
Butcher, Jim

A war between the Winter Court and the Summer Court of Faerie is bad news.  Being pressed into investigating by the powerful and very scary Queen Mab of the Winter Court is worse news.  Now Harry has to pull himself out of his depressed, downward slide (I told you I missed something important) defend himself to the White Council and avoid being assassinated so that he can save the world. 

But when Harry's first love--a girl who tried to kill him when they were kids--turns out to be involved, things get REALLY complicated. 5 stars


Death Masks (The Dresden Files, #5) by Jim Butcher
Death Masks (The Dresden Files, #5)
Butcher, Jim

A duel with a Red Court vampire that smells like a double-cross.  The missing Shroud of Turin. And a gang of super-powerful, fallen angels who are after both the Shroud and Harry Dresden's immortal soul.

Harry has the Knights of the Cross and his half-vampire ex-girlfriend on his side.  But it may not be enough.  5 stars

Blood Rites (The Dresden Files, #6) by Jim Butcher
Blood Rites (The Dresden Files, #6)
Butcher, Jim

This one starts out with Harry rescuing a box of puppies from a group of purple pyromaniac gorilla-demons and it just gets better from there.  He's asked to do an investigation by Thomas Raith, a White Court vampire into the mysterious deaths of several women.  But Thomas isn't telling him everything, and with the added complication of yet another group of vampires, Harry needs all the help he can get.

Especially since there's family involved.  5 stars

Dead Beat (The Dresden Files, #7) by Jim Butcher
Dead Beat (The Dresden Files, #7)
Butcher, Jim

Harry, his information skull Bob, and his new dog Mouse are blackmailed into tracking down an ancient text written by the most powerful and evil necromancer that ever was.  But when a group of the necromancer's disciples show up in town with mayhem on their minds, Harry has to take some unusual steps.

Like enlisting the help of a polka playing coroner. And resurrecting the skeleton of a dinosaur. Meanwhile one of the fallen angels from the fifth book continues to tempt him with promises of power.  5 stars


Proven Guilty (The Dresden Files, #8) by Jim Butcher
Proven Guilty (The Dresden Files, #8)
Butcher, Jim

Harry's been dragged into being a Warden for the White Council.  He doesn't like it, and when the Council sends him to investigate a surge of black magic, Harry finds himself int he middle of a horror movie.  Literally.  Entities that feed on fear are loose at a horror movie convention, taking on the aspects of the movies themselves.

Now Harry is in a race against, well, everything, to save the daughter of a good friend from police, the fear entities, the White Council... and herself.  5 stars

White Night (The Dresden Files, #9) by Jim Butcher
White Night (The Dresden Files, #9)
Butcher, Jim

Someone is killing low level magic practitioners in Chicago and the evidence implicates Harry's half-brother. Now Harry has to go back into the lair of the White Court vampires, into a power struggle where humans are collateral damage.  To pull this one off, he has to call on all his friends; Mafia, police, Wardens and vampires.  But Harry's fallen angel is more persuasive than ever.  Harry might win this battle, and lose his eternal soul.  5 stars

Again, sorry for the late post.  I'll see you Monday!

3 comments:

  1. They sound great! And I cannot believe how many books you've read this year!

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  2. Thanks, I was surprised too!I have a feeling that the count might be lower next year though... :)

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  3. My book count was seriously off this year!! I blame extra architecture, editing for TIS, revisions for an editor on a diff book and finishing up my wip for same editor. And laundry. Lots of stupid, freaking laundry.

    Hey Mir, would you have time to read Gods & Vultures? It's done.

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