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Friday, June 28, 2013

Review: Blood Rites

Blood Rites is book 6 of the Dresden files series. In this book, Dresden foils a plot involving murder of various women who are working at a porn studio. Unlike previous books, one of the mystery puzzles in the novel is actually fair: in other words, you have all the clues needed in order to actually solve the puzzle.

Tangled up with this main plot is one of the recurring villains from a prior book returning to make Dresden's life and revealing more details about the White Council as a result. This also includes Dresden's relationship with his mentor, as well as his long lost brother.

Butcher is a decent novelist, but unfortunately I have a hard time feeling for his characters, who act pretty much like puppets in the plot. All in all, it's a good book in the series, but it would lost most of its impact if you hadn't read the previous books, which I'm not sure I would consider. I'm going to take a break from the Dresden files for a while. Nevertheless, I'd recommend this book if you've read the other books in the series as it does add a lot to the mysteries previously detailed.

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