Monday, August 17, 2015

Blood Rites by Jim Butcher

Title: Blood Rites

Author: Jim Butcher

Published: Orbit, 2005

Pages: 464

Series: Book 6, The Dresden Files

Summary: May Contain Spoilers! For Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, there have been worse assignments than going undercover on the set of an adult film. Dodging flaming monkey poo, for instance. Or going toe-to-leaf with a walking plant monster. Still, there is something more troubling than usual about his newest case. The film's producer believes he's the target of a sinister entropy curse, but it's the women around him who are dying, in increasingly spectacular ways.

Harry is doubly frustrated because he got involved with this bizarre mystery only as a favor to Thomas, his flirtatious, self-absorbed vampire acquaintance of dubious integrity. Thomas has a personal stake in the case Harry can't quite figure out, until his investigation leads him straight to Thomas' oversexed vampire family. Harry is about to discover that Thomas' family tree has been hiding a shocking secret; a revelation that will change Harry's life forever.  (Taken from Goodreads)


Thoughts: I'm still on a mystery kick and I absolutely love The Dresden Files, as they are great mysteries in an urban fantasy setting, so needless to say, it was time to pick this one up.

The book starts off in a really interesting way with Harry being chased by demon monkeys while grabbing puppies, so it was just a really fun start.

The mystery of the book was quite interesting as in this case Harry is playing protector for a film producer who believes he is cursed.  There are quite a few interesting aspects to the story as there are mysterious things happening in the book.

I really liked that in Blood Rites there were quite a few reveals about Dresden's mother and who she was and what she had done.  It was really intriguing and I always enjoy learning more about Harry's family history.

I did quite enjoy reading Blood Rites, it was a good addition to the Dresden Files series and another good mystery set in an urban fantasy setting.  I look forward to reading the next book in the series pretty soon.

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