by Jim Butcher
Series: The Dresden Files #11
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Published by Roc, 2009
Synopsis: When it comes to the magical ruling body known as the White Council, Harry keeps his nose clean and his head down. For years, the Council has held a death mark over Harry’s head. He’s still thought of as a black sheep by some and as a sacrificial lamb by others. But none regard him with more suspicion and disdain than Morgan, a veteran Warden with a grudge against anyone who bends the rules.
So when Morgan turns up asking for help, Harry isn’t exactly eager to leap into action. Morgan has been accused of treason against the White Council, and there’s only one final punishment for that crime. He’s on the run, he wants his name cleared, and he needs someone with a knack for backing the underdog.
Now Harry must uncover a traitor within the Council, keep a less than agreeable Morgan under wraps, and avoid coming under scrutiny himself. And a single mistake may cost someone his head.
Cell phones were like those security guys in red shirts on old Star Trek: as soon as something started happening, they were always the first to go.
Colonel Mustard, in the den, with the lead pipe.
Now all I needed was a clue.
No pressure, Harry.
- Lots happens in this book.
- This is one of my favorites of the series so far.
- I like the Edinburgh setting of parts of this book.
- Even though I figured out the traitor I didn’t realize all the ramifications of it.
- Harry has lots of great allies. The werewolves, the pixies, Karrin Murphy–he knows how to be a good friend and is willing to put his life on the line for his friends and allies.
- He has a code of honor which the rest of the White Council doesn’t have.
- Many twists and turns in this book and by many characters.
- I’m glad this book moves the overall arc of the series forward.
- There are sad portions in this book–I admit I shed some tears.
- We find out more about Morgan’s background and history.
- I love the humor in these books…the banter between characters, in Harry’s thoughts and his taunting the bad guys at inconvenient places! Other characters get good lines sometimes and even the bad guys have their moments.
- Mouse and Mister continue their awesomeness–mostly Mouse who is amazing!
- I figured out who the traitor was early in the book. However, it didn’t take away my enjoyment of the book.
And a few thoughts . . .
- I hope to read the next book in the series soon!
Have you read this book? How did you like it?