Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Book Review: Small Favor

TitleSmall Favor (The Dresden Files, Book 10)

Jim Butcher


fantasy, wizard, series, harry dresden

The Dresden files series is still going strong after
10 volumes. Harry Dresden is a wizard in
Chicago, in a fictional world similar to our
own...except for such minor matters as
the reality of magic, wizards, demons,
fairy folk, angels (fallen and otherwise), and
the Nevermore, the magical lands that
intersect with the real world. Harry is a good guy,
but it isn't always easy to tell who's
on the side of good, or even what the good is.
Often Harry is faced with difficult choices, such
as two good things being mutually exclusive,
or NO good options, or options in which
some things are good and some are bad.
Rather like reality, in fact.

The hardest part of the series to believe is that
Harry is always called upon to save the world
against almost impossible odds. He always
comes through with the help of preparation,
thinking ahead, imagination, courage, and the
help of other people with the same qualities.

In this case the fallen have conspired to kidnap the
Archive, a young girl who holds humanity's collective
memory and is immensely powerful. If they can
break her, well, the world is in danger AGAIN.

Overall, a really good series, and a really good
entry in the series. And, oh, by the way, a whole
field of raspberries to the SciFi Channel for
canceling the TV series based on the books.
That was a Bad Decision.
PublicationRoc Hardcover (2008), Hardcover, 432 pages
Publication date2008
ISBN0451461894 / 9780451461896

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