Narrated by: James Marsters
Published by Penguin Audio on Apr 23, 2009
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
Format: Audiobook from Purchased
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In Chicago, someone has been killing practitioners of magic, those incapable of becoming full-fledged wizards. Shockingly, all the evidence points to Harry Dresden's half-brother, Thomas, as the murderer. Determined to clear his sibling's name, Harry uncovers a conspiracy within the White Council of Wizards that threatens not only him, but his nearest and dearest, too...
I find later-in-the-series book hard to review because I never know what to discuss. It’s not like the characters are all new, or I don’t know what kind of story it will be. Harry is a familiar character now, and I know he’s going to get into a crazy and complicated situation where multiple bad guys are going to try to harm him and/or his friends.
That is certainly the case with this story. Although it’s not entirely new, the story itself is quite entertaining. I find this series has become a type of comfort read as I adore Harry and his shenanigans. It’s interesting to see him as a teacher, and as a warden in this book, which are two roles that seem unusual for him, but are ones that he apparently excels at.
There are a couple of other return characters that we learn more about, such as Johnny Marcone, Warden Carlos Ramirez and Lara Raith. I especially liked Ramirez, whose sarcastic humour matches Harry’s quite well.
Overall, this was a fun story, with a whole lot of vampires, bloodsucking and otherwise. It was comfortable and amusing, and as an audiobook, was a great experience. I’ve said several times that I could never switch to reading this series, it must be narrated to me because the narration is Harry to a tee, and is perfect.