Thursday, February 16, 2012

Fool Moon (Book 11 out of 150)

I finally got the second book in the Dresden Files. After a lot of problems with Overdrive Media, I listened to the whole tale in two days. Harry is not doing so well as the book opens. His main source of income working as a consultant for the Chicago police, Special Investigations Division, has been cut off due to his unfortunate fight with Karen Murphy, its director. Further problems arise when he refuses to help a sometimes student of his named Kim.

Kim's a lot like Harry, meaning that she's headstrong and not one to quit, even if she knows she's in over her head. Kim gets herself killed and Harry is on the track of what killed her along with four other people, at Murphy's request. But just when it looks like Harry's life is kind of looking up, he realizes the problem might be werewolves.

Apparently, warewolves are not as rare as one would think. There are three groups of them- a good group, a bad group, and FBI agents. Yes, you read that right.

This book is a fun read. I really liked the return of Harry, his girlfriend Susan, and Murphy. I was saddened by the fact that a lot of good people died in this book, but I won't tell you who order that would spoil the story. One thing I did not like was that this story seemed much less realistic than the other that I read the series.

Before you ask me yes I know it's a wizard story so that much realism is not to be expected, but I like what I can at least follow a story from point A to point B without getting lost along the way. For all its faults, I felt the story had a lot of adventure and it was hard to put down. I rate it a 6.5 out of 10.