Anybody else ever feel a similarity between the Dresden Files and Mass Effect?
Jim Butcher has done a near-perfect job of creating an ensemble cast, with few throwaway characters. They all have their quirks and unique perspectives—they come to life on the page. It’s as if each novel you step off your ship and have to pick which teammates will join you.
Will this adventure feature Michael? Karrin? Bob the Skull? Mister? Mouse? Kincaid? Butters?
To those who would call this formulaic, I say “So bah! Much humbug!” to you. These books deserve their place among the highest levels of modern Fantasy.
I’ve said before that conversation is the strength of these books, and I’ll say it again. It works especially well told in first person, because even if Harry isn’t chatting with someone, his sardonic humour and wit colours the narrative.
Skin Game (Dresden #15) now has a release date of May 27th, so I feel confident that I’ll catch up by then. (More confidant than, say, when it was slated for December 5th).