Monday, April 7, 2008

Small Favor

Things have been surprising quiet for Harry Dresden. Aside from an early blizzard, very little has happened in Chicago in the last year until the Queen of Winter shows up looking for Harry. Criminal Johnny Marcone has been kidnapped and Mab wants Harry to find him. Seeing as how he owes her a “favor” he can’t really refuse. The problem begins when being Mab’s emissary puts him the crosshairs of agents of the Summer Court, and then he finds out that the Fallen Angels of Denarians are back in town. A favor indeed.
The tenth book in the Dresden Files series, Small Favor is another solid book featuring urban fantasy’s favorite wizard. There’s actually little development for Harry this time as most of the changes happen to the supporting cast. Two of Harry’s closest friends are injured in battles with the Fallen Angels. There’s also a fair amount of set up with the Denarians and the Black Council for latter books. I especially like how the agents of Heaven are starting to take a more direct role in the books.
Small Favor will appeal to any fan of the Dresden Files, though the lack of development as a middle book may turn off more casual readers. Recommended.
Rating: 7.5/10.


ThRiNiDiR said...

Jim Butcher is still waiting on my reading pile...I actually haven't read any urban fantasy to date.

Benjamin said...

The Dresden Files are a good series to start on. The first book, Storm Front, is a little weak, but the books get better as the series progresses.