In one word: Action-packed
Cannonball Read Bingo: Reader’s Choice (Replacing Fauna)
Dresden is in it again. High stakes, low chance of survival, will he come out on top? At this point, book 10 of I don’t even know how many, it’s not a spoiler that um, yes, he will. But I will say this one really is firing on all cylinders. The whole gang is around in this one, gangster Marcone, the vile Denarians, and one of my favorites, the Archive, the 12-year-old girl who is the host of all knowledge, as passed down by her female family line. New addition in this installment are three gruffs, aka, giant noble assassin goats (aka, ripped from fairy tales billy goats gruff) that are an amusing addition. For anyone familiar with Chicago there is also a good guy/bad guy showdown in Shedd Aquarium which is a fun time.
Also, fun fact, it’s been a while since I finished this book so I’m scanning Wikipedia to remember plot points and realizing that there are a lot of name spellings that are surprising because I’ve only done the audio. McAnally’s Pub. Ms. Gard. Luccio. I would describe the experience akin to how it’s an out-of-body experience to see in real life a DJ or podcaster you listen to all the time
Overall, this was a good installment. But Butcher. We talked about this before a few books ago when you were being all gross about Molly being so young, and Dresden being so heroic for not bedding the under eighteen-year-old. This book doesn’t have any more Molly ogling, thanks be, but there IS a line wherein Dresden is eyeballing Luccio (in THAT kind of way) and mentions she looked “only a little older than Molly.” I’m warning you, buddy, that’s some thin ice you’re standing on. Stop. Being. Groooooooooss.