The MONSTER HUNTER FILES anthology is a brilliant view into the Monster Hunter International series through the lens of some of my favorite authors and some new authors I should explore in the future.
Author: Jim Butcher
URBAN ENEMIES is a pretty fun romp into the twisted minds of the bad guys from various urban fantasy series. There were of course some characters who I had no clue about. Luckily each story starts off with a general summary of the series the character(s) appear in so there was some idea of what was going on.
The collection of stories in SHADOWED SOULS are dark, twisted, and filled with mayhem and magic. Each of the stories had qualities I liked, some more than others.
So I was coming off a long string of amazing Sci-Fi books that I’d been looking forward to for a long time, and I ran into the problem that I’m guessing almost all readers run into every once in awhile… After reading so many great books in a row I didn’t know what to read next. I spent a couple days not reading anything at all, because I just didn’t know what to pick up to follow so many awesome reads. However, I couldn’t last long without reading something so I decided to go back and reread an old classic, STORM FRONT.
Offering a new Harry Dresden story in graphic novel form, DOWN TOWN is a glimpse of a time in Molly’s apprenticeship that was a simpler, gentler moment in the Dresden household. This being Harry, however, there is still plenty of death, danger, and magical megalomaniacs.
If I could give this book a six bat rating I would. THE AERONAUT’S WINDLASS more than deserves it. Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files are what first got me interested in Urban Fantasy, but I haven’t yet tried Jim Butcher’s Codex Alera series, so THE AERONAUT’S WINDLASS is the first book of Butcher’s besides the Dresden Files that I’ve read. And at every page I was reminded why Jim Butcher is a grand master in his field.
SKIN GAME is another gripping, surprising installment in The Dresden Files, one that you won’t want to put down. Harry Dresden is playing with the big dogs these days, balancing the Winter Knight mantle against his own morality and inclinations.
Harry lives! Not since Buffy came back from the dead have fantasy fans been this excited to have a beloved character rise from the grave. Leave it to Jim Butcher to find a way to revitalize and reinvent his series so that even after thirteen books and countless short stories, it’s like we’re meeting Harry for the first time. COLD DAYS is a wonderfully refreshing game changer for The Dresden Files series.