Sunday, August 3, 2014

Skin Game by Jim Butcher

Do you know how disappointing it is to be on a long wait list for a book at the library, only to have it become available when you are out of the state? Then you get back on the wait list and you are 10th in line...again.

It took me a bit to get to the 15th book in the Harry Dresden series, but it was worth the wait.

Harry is still hanging out on Demonreach, jumping prisons for exercise, when Mab shows up to summon him to an assignment. It's not something he can say no to since he is still her Winter Knight. Off they go, only to confront Harry's enemy, Nicodemus Archleone, who needs Harry to pull off a heist.

Sounds simple enough until you find out it's stealing from Hades' vault. Yes, that Hades.

Harry is still fighting skull crushing headaches from a parasite in his brain. Or is it a parasite? Ah, the added complications in the life that is Harry Dresden.

Nicodemus pulls together a crack team to steal the Holy Grail (yes, that one) from Hades' vault and things just start to unravel.

Some of the scenes involving Murphy made me a bit nauseous and worried. The Carpenter's also make a glorious appearance that made me dance with joy. I love that family.

And Butters. Ah, Butters.

This really did not disappoint and just makes me that more excited for the next one.