"Ultimate amalgam of fantasy, horror, and mystery"
As the only wizard who outed himself, he has more business
than he can handle even though many people do not believe
that Harry Dresden performs real magic. White Court Vampire
Thomas, who feeds on human energy instead of blood, has
done Harry many favors over the years without asking for
anything in return. So when Thomas finally needs Harry's
help, the wizard drops everything to assist his pal.
Porno movie producer Arturo Genosa has opened his own
production company, but someone cast an entropy evil eye
spell that kills the women around him. Harry is to protect
the females while also discovering who is casting such a
powerful and deadly spell forbidden by the Council of
Wizards. Complicating the situation is the return of the
bloodsucking Black Court vampire Mavra, who wants Harry
dead. Since she has magical powers, she might succeed in
drinking a bloody toast at Harry's corpse.
The sixth Dresden File is the ultimate amalgam of fantasy,
horror, and mystery similar to the best works of Laurell K.
Hamilton and Tanya Huff. Harry suffers plenty of physical
and ensorcelled trauma, but keeps on fighting as he
believes in his cause. He also realizes that he really
likes a certain pain in the butt Chicago police lieutenant
so that in spite of the mundane and mystical assaults he
feels pretty good about his life. Jim Butcher provides
another triumphant tale that will garner him more readers
wanting the next Dresden file.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted August 10, 2004
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 25, 2007