A nearly perfect book - well plotted, well written, a terrific story that stands alone while supporting the series arc story. Not to be missed, this installment draws on all the series supporting characters (other than Susan) to tie the White Council, the faeries, the Knights and Harry together against growing forces of evil.
Each book just keeps getting better and this one did not disappoint. A number of events occur, some of them related and a couple left as mysteries for future books. I was happy to see Michael and his family again as I've missed them. And Harry and Murphy have the talk about "us" - but I don't believe either of them for a moment with what they said (and neither does Thomas). Perhaps the only disappointing bit was that there wasn't a lot of Bob - and at one point Harry was carrying him around in his backpack, so he was physically there but wasn't talking.
Wizards, knights, faeries, vampires and assorted monsters - all in modern day Chicago, seen through the eyes of Harry Dresden, the smart-aleck, aw-shucks hero of the series. Couldn't put it down.
If you're a fan of the Dresden Files I don't have to tell you that the books keep getting better and better. I love the character development and the way Jim Butcher lends a genuine human element even to his inhuman cast. If you're coming to the books form the new SciFi TV series you're in luck. This is SOOOO much better!
The White Council has asked Harry to look into rumors of black magic. His investigation takes him to Splattercon!!!, a convention for horror movie fans. There he finds that the movie monsters are actually killing the movie fans. He also finds a teenage Molly Carpenter, daughter of Harry's friend Michael, who asks for his help in dealing with her boyfriend.
Lots of characters from previous books are brought back for his one, including Michael and his family, the White Council, and the Faeries. A great story with lots of action and lots of humor. This series just gets better and better. My rating: 4.5 Stars.