Saturday, June 20, 2009

Fool Moon - Jim Butcher

Rating : 4.0/5
Number of Pages : 391
Series : #2 Dresden Files
Format : Urban Fantasy, Mystery
Reason for Reading : 666 Challenge, Mystery Read-A-Thon

Wizard Harry Dresden is back in another supernatural mytery. A series of murders are happening around the full moon and it seems like werewolves. This is not as simples as that as it turns out there are four types of werewolf. There are loup-garou's who are cursed to be werewolves and have amazing strength and when they change they loose their humanity. There are classic werewolves and also hexenwolves who wear a magicl amulet giving them the power of werevoles and causing their change. Lastly there are those that are wolves that can shapeshift and take on the appearence of humans.

He is initally hired by Murphy from the Chicago PD to help with the case after a long period of no work, but soon loses her trust. His protege becomes involved in the case but doesn't hang around for long causing even more problems between Harry and Murphy. He also has a love interest in the form of journalist Susan who he isn't sure is around to get aheads up on supernatural happenings for her paper.

The plot is quite complicated with lots of twists and turns, but it sweeps the reader along and it wasn't too complicated that I lost my place. I really like Harry and his pragmatic approach to the supernatural. I will definitely be continuing further with the series in the near future. Every time I read one of them though I am reminded that the series was sadly cancelled after the first series. It was so good, I really miss it but hopefully the books will keep going much longer and will remain as enthralling.


Anonymous said...

I read this book a few months ago and loved it. You're right; the plot twists are complicated and leaves a reader guessing. You might feel like you know what's about to happen, then you're proven wrong. Great review.


samantha.1020 said...

I love the Dresden books! I just recently finished the 4th one and loved it just as much as the first three. Such a great series :)