Tuesday, 27 May 2014

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: The Dresden Files 16: Skin Game - Jim Butcher

Release Date: 27/05/14
Publisher:  Orbit


Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, is about to have a very bad day. As Winter Knight to the Queen of Air and Darkness, Harry never knows what the scheming Mab might want him to do. Usually, it's something awful. This time, it's worse than that. Mab's involved Harry in a smash-and-grab heist run by one of his most despised enemies, to recover the literal Holy Grail from the vaults of the greatest treasure horde in the world - which belongs to the one and only Hades, Lord of the Underworld. Dresden's always been tricky, but he's going to have to up his backstabbing game to survive this mess - assuming his own allies don't end up killing him before his enemies get the chance ...


The latest Harry Dresden book and whilst its been one I’ve waited a little time to think about my review its one that left the reader puzzling right the way through as to how he was going to survive against the greatest odds he’s yet to face. I love the way that Harry is, I love the witty asides, the double dealing, the political machinations and how what you thought was right can easily be twisted for a separate point of view.

Add to the mix some new friends as well as some old ones and a real kickass tale, all round gives the reader another superb book to sit back and savour. I’m definitely going to go back for a reread soon and I hope that Orbit will release the earlier books in Hardback format as my current ones are wearing out.

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