Monday, March 11, 2013
Book 17: Grave Peril
I'll admit it. I have a soft spot for the softball exploits of Harry Dresden. Well, I did before Grave Peril. The first two volumes of his adventures are fun, fairly mindless, and easy to consume. But Grave Peril takes a decidedly dark and very violent turn. It takes awhile to get really rolling and at nearly 400 pages is a bit long for this type of book for me, but Harry really gets into it here. I'm still not sure how much I enjoyed it, but it's easy to see that Jim Butcher wanted a different direction. I'll continue with the series, but I'm hopeful that he brings back some of the more fun elements in future novels.