Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Grave Peril by Jim Butcher

  • Paperback: 378 pages
  • Publisher: Roc; Reissue edition (September 5, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451458443
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451458445
  • List Price: $7.99
  • I finished this book on May 22
Hey, check it out: I'm trying something new: cover photos. Let me know if you like it, think it's silly, or what.
So, in the third edition of the Dresden Files our other favorite wizard Harry has a lot going on. Actually, the plot of this one is all over the place. At the beginning you think you're going somewhere completely different than where you end up. Which is okay with me, but I was surprised where things had gone in the end.
Where did they end up, you ask? With vampires (yay!). Except Butcher's vampires aren't my favorite because they are super creepy underneath their pretty pale skin. I'm not talking freaking Buffy forehead, I'm talking creepy bat creatures in people suits. Zoinks, Scoob, that's not sexy! However, there is a new fun friend named Michael, who derives his strength from some kind of God sword and his faith. Our new Jesus-fish friend and Harry are hunting down a baddy who is terrorizing ghosts and humans alike. Of course, there is more to the haunting hijinks than it originally seems. The ending here is a bit of a bummer, leaving our hero Harry in a bit of a funk. It's quite gloomy actually but I'm hoping things in the next one get better for him.
I'm not sure how this happened, but I never noticed the 'about the author' blurb on these books. I usually enjoy looking at that, and Mr. Butcher's did not disappoint. Apparently, he is skilled in many obsolete things and has a ferocious guard dog. Also, please check out his picture of him working some awesome eyebrow action.


Carl V. said...

I think I may have mentioned that I work here in the city in which Mr. Butcher lives. This makes me feel even more guilty that I haven't tried him yet as I'm sure I'd enjoy his books.

Being that I always post cover pix, and love to do so, I definitely like the idea and give it an enthusiastic thumbs up!

bee said...

carl v. - i've heard that his other popular series, Codex Alera is very good also. It's more traditional fantasy. Someday i'll probably give that one a taste too.

Elizabeth said...
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eli said...

Hooray for pictures!!!

A-hem! I mean cover art!

Carl V. said...

Thanks, bee!