Book 2 of the Dresden Files series and I’ve made up my mind. I’m going to try to get all of the existing books in the series read as part of my Double Cannonball. Here we go!
It’s now October and Harry is still feeling the effects of the events in the last book. His relationship with Murphy is strained at best, his finances are even worse off than before and now Marcone is spreading the rumor that Harry vanquished that dark wizard at his behest. What’s a wizard to do? Then, Murphy does call with a case. In an unfinished club, one of Marcones henchmen has been killed. And not just your straight up gangland style thing. We are talking literally eviscerated. And it’s not the first.
This story takes us on a journey that includes the werewolf in all it’s forms: your garden variety werewolf, hexenwulven and most frightening of all, the loup-garou. Yikes. This was a solid adventure, plenty of action and hair-raising events but what is really intriguing me about this series is Harry’s internal world, his descriptions of what it’s like to wield his power or perform a soulgaze. Also, the characters of Harry, Murphy and Susan are becoming deeper and more fleshed out. I get annoyed with Murphy at times and want to yell at her to just finally get fully on board with magic stuff already, but whatevs. Ya gotta have conflict, right? More and more of Harry’s world is coming into focus, too, setting up what I hope will be long-term allies, like the Alphas, as well as a villain I love to hate, Gentleman Johnny Marcone. I think this will be a terrific ride.