"A fast paced, action packed read. Hard to put down."
Here's a review of a book that I *really* enjoyed. All the
way through. No nit-picks. Really ;) It's sort of a
cross between Laurell K. Hamilton (before she started
getting carried away with the gore and sex) and Tanya
Huff's Summon the Keeper and her "Blood" series. Although
it's not a romance it is a ton of fun and features a really
lovable hero. Here's what I wrote up for Amazon: Finally,
I've found myself another series to covet that contains
some of my favorite things: magic, fairies, vampires, a
likable hero and just the right mix of humor, action and
Harry Dresden's like a lot of us. He struggles to pay his
rent, his love life bites, he lives with a cat and his
wisecracking attitude often lands him trouble. Oh, and he
just happens to be a wizard and shares his basement with a
talking and meddlesome skull named Bob.
Harry makes his living doing things like helping the
general public find their keys and/or lost spouses and also
works with the local police department on their "weird"
cases. Just when things are looking really bleak money-
wise Harry's business starts to pick up in a big way. He's
asked to investigate a gruesome double homicide on the same
day that he receives a call from a woman willing to him pay
big bucks to locate her husband.
During Harry's investigation he calls in help from a cool
little fairy named Toot-toot and draws the attention of the
White Council - a group who exist to ensure that magic is
not misused. Year's earlier Harry disobeyed one of their
laws and had the "Doom of Damocles" placed upon him and if
he is caught using black magic again, no matter how dire
the situation, he will be put to death. And, as if all
that weren't nerve-wracking enough, Harry has also ticked
off a mob boss and a vampires!
This is a fast paced, action packed read that I didn't just
couldn't put down because Harry is such a likable guy.
He's a true good guy who you really want to see win. His
terrific sense of humor remains intact whether he's facing
down a bloodsucking demon or going through one of life's
most humiliating (and extremely humorous) dates. Harry's
next adventure can't come too soon for me!
Laurie Shallah / June, 2000
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Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 22, 2002