My rating: ★★★★☆
Read From: 8 January 2014 – 12 January 2014
Harry Dresden, now a Warden of the White Council, gets a cryptic warning to be on the alert for black magic in Chicago. First he has to stop in at a local horror convention (SplatterCon!!!) to stop some phobophages manifesting as horror movie monsters. Then he has to plan and execute a raid deep into Winter’s terrority in færie. Then, finally, he can worry about the appearance of dark magic. And, in the process, gain an apprentice of his own.
Once again, Harry is still dealing with the consequences of his past decisions and actions. He’s haunted by the people he killed during the necromancer’s Halloween party. He still struggles with his own personal Fallen angel. He’s avoiding his friends because of his guilt and shame. In short, the series continues to feel like a real story about a real individual. These aren’t just paint by numbers fantasy adventures.