Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Review--Skin Game

Skin Game (The Dresden Files, #15)Skin Game by Jim Butcher
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I'm always impressed with an author who can bring his A game to a series after 15 books, but Butcher continues to satisfy with The Dresden Files.

Harry's still the Winter Knight, serving Queen Mab, and when she gives him a near possible assignment he has no choice but to follow orders, despite being teamed up with some extremely dangerous and evil associates.

The references to comic books, film, TV, and popular culture fly fast and furious in the snappy dialogue, and many of Harry's old friends and foes show up for the action.

The only issue I had was one that probably doesn't bother 95% of the readers,the theology of Harry's universe. If certain religious artifacts can only be wielded by people who believe in faith and free will, like Murphy, what happens if a good person is an atheist, or comes from a religious tradition that doesn't believe in faith and/or free will?

It is a puzzlement.

Be that as it may, the series is outstanding and should be on the must-read list of every urban fantasy enthusiast.


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