Saturday, February 16, 2013

Review: Blood Rites (The Dresden Files #6)

Harry Dresden -- Wizard: Lost items Found. Paranormal Investigations. Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates. No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or Other Entertainment.

Blood Rites, by Jim Butcher, is the sixth novel in the Dresden Files series. A close friend and ally asks Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professionally-trained wizard, for his assistance on a new case. Dresden must work undercover as a production assistant on an adult film set. The director insists he's the target of a sinister entropy curse, but it's the women around him who are dying in bizarre ways.

Dresden is very frustrated with this case because he got involved only as a favor to Thomas. Dresden does not know what personal stake Thomas has in this case, until it leads him directly to Thomas' White Court vampire family. When Dresden discovers Thomas' shocking family secret, he has another problem on his hands: an ancient Black Court vampire with a heavy grudge has reappeared in the Windy City with a determination to eliminate Dresden once and for all. Dresden must recruit his friends and allies if he wants to survive in one piece.

Jim Butcher delivers another action-packed, riveting novel in the world of the Dresden Files. Harry discovers he has a blood-related sibling and new furry companion; that is, he is no longer alone in the world. This revelation will have a major impact on his view of life. Before he can rejoice, however, he has a lot of powerful enemies that want him dead. He will need all the help he can find to defeat the evil.

I like Butcher's writing style because he keeps readers engaged and suspenseful. Furthermore, Harry continues to uncovers secrets about himself and his potential as a good wizard. You never know what kind of dangers Dresden may stumble upon in Chicago, but he has become a more determined and righteous fighter for justice. I look forward to the next novel.

Stay tuned for the next novel in the Dresden Files series, Dead Beat


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