Small Favor by: Jim Butcher
Okayshortest review ever since I dont want to give away too many spoilers!!! Small favor for whom exactly is it for Mab, the monarch of the Winter Court of the Sidhe, the Queen of Air and Darkness or is it for Gentleman Marcone. Perhaps on some deep emotional level, it could even be a favor the deceased: Shiro.
Overall thoughts and review: Four (4) stars because it is another installment in the series that was packed with action from beginning to the ending. It truly was difficult to put down since just about every page had something going on. Again, couldnt give it the fifth (5) and final star since one part was soooo predictablebut then that is the advantage the reader and/or audience has over the characters we always see what they cannot. Last spoiler: Not a happy ending!
I'm impressed by how Butcher has maintained the quality of this series even if he doesn't always succeed in one-upping the previous volume, as is the case here. A hard winter has fallen on Chicago, and in the middle of it Harry is attacked by goat-like creatures who he later discovers are the Summer Queen's enforcers - why he does not know. Then Mab, the deadly Winter Queen, calls in the second of the three favors he owes her - she wants him to rescue crime lord Johnny Marcone, who has been kidnapped, and again he does not know why. It's the beginning of a tangle that Harry is sure will turn deadly for him and his friends if he does not figure out the underlying politics. Butcher continues to develop his characters and keep the reader interested in their lives, and Molly is slowly growing nicely into her own power although she is unfortunately relegated to the background in this book. One thing that I really enjoy about this series is how Butcher always manages to throw a surprise twist at the end, which sometimes is a setup for the next volume. I can hardly wait for the next book!
Wow!! I'd become a bit disenchanted with the Dresden File series in general over the last couple of books. This definitely re-sparked my interest!! Jim Butcher really shows his talent with this book. He continues to develop Dresden's character as well as the other various cast members of the series. Lots of plot twists to hold your interest. One heck of a roller coaster ride. You'll definitely find yourself on the edge of your seat cheering for the good guys...one more time.
Really enjoy relationships and his powers are growing. Have started reading TurnCoat