Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Blood Rites; Jim Butcher

Title: Blood Rites (The Dresden Files #6)
Author: Jim Butcher
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: ROC
Published: August 3rd, 2004
For Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, there have been worse assignments than going undercover on the set of an adult film. Dodging flaming monkey poo, for instance. Or going toe-to-leaf with a walking plant monster. Still, there is something more troubling than usual about his newest case. The film's producer believes he's the target of a sinister entropy curse, but it's the women around him who are dying, in increasingly spectacular ways.
Harry is doubly frustrated because he got involved with this bizarre mystery only as a favor to Thomas, his flirtatious, self-absorbed vampire acquaintance of dubious integrity. Thomas has a personal stake in the case Harry can't quite figure out, until his investigation leads him straight to Thomas' oversexed vampire family. Harry is about to discover that Thomas' family tree has been hiding a shocking secret; a revelation that will change Harry's life forever.


Hello Fellow Reader,

So this took me a ridiculously long time to finish, I was listening on Audiobook and for a while, I was making really good headway then all of a sudden I just... wasn't. I finally finished it though so yay! Time to move onto the next book.

The reason it took me so long to finish was not that the book was bad, quite the contrary my friends it was because the book was so good. When I listen to audiobooks my mind can sometimes wander, I don't have anything physically to hold my attention so I don't listen as well as I like so I made sure to only listen to this when I was sure I would not get distracted.

So let's talk about the actual book now. I feel like with this book and the last book Butcher has finally found his groove. The characters, which are well established, can shine bright and add to the overall story. We get a lot in this book, in terms of story and character development. We get more of Murphy, Ebenezer, Thomas, and even a little bit of Kincaid. The book starts out with Dresden dodging monkey poo from giant demon apes while rescuing some puppies for a monk. Once that is done Thomas asked him for a favor to help a friend of his (who is currently filming a porno, come on Butcher!) with an entropy curse. This job and the fact that there are vampires currently wanting to kill him brings a whole mess of trouble, some that will definitely follow him into the next books.

Considering Dresden spent some time on the set of a porno, he wasn't as perverted as he could have been and for that I am grateful. Dresden does still suffer from, "chivalry" but it also wasn't as bad as the previous books. We learn a lot about Dresden's family in this one, and there were quite a few surprises, although I guessed who the bad guys were from the state. Either Way, this was great and I can't wait to enjoy the next one.

About the Author

Jim Butcher Sometimes goes by Longshot and is the Author of multiple fantasy series. He likes to play guitar, video and tabletop games, and sometimes he LARPs. He currently lives in Independence Missouri. When he's not at home or in his own head, he sometimes makes appearances at Conventions.

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