Tuesday, June 24, 2014

74:120 Skin Game by Jim Butcher

The 15th book in the Dresden Files series.  Things have been different since Harry's return as the Winter Knight.  Rather than policing Chicago, he has been hanging out at Demonreach trying to figure out what is going on with the thing growing in his head and how to get it out.  Mab has been content to let him be but now it's time for her Winter Knight to pay off one of her debts with his services.  Unfortunately for Harry, this means he is being loaned out to Nicodemus, someone who is most definitely on Harry's *hit list but equally unfortunate is Mab's displeasure should he fail to uphold her end of the bargain.  With that, Harry is thrust from one tight spot to another as he tries to play a very dangerous game and keep his head at the same time.  But really, what can go wrong when you are working with a psychopath who is trying to steal from Hades?

I admit, I still have issues with the fact that Dresden is alive and his life is not superchanged from before he died but as far as Dresden stories go, this was a fun one.  It was nice to see Murphy and Michael and Butters again although I'm very curious as to what is going on with Molly since she was hardly part of things in this one.  It also needed more Bob because seriously, Bob the skull is just awesome.

Page count: 454p/18,343p ytd/199,381p lifetime

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