Hello dear readers! NateTheSarcastic is back with Part 2 of The
Dresden Files review! This week, I took
a second look at the second book of The Dresden Files, Fool Moon. I would also
like to remind my readers that I have in fact read every book in the series so
far (and watched all twelve episodes of the TV series, and read most of the
short stories. . .) so the books are not new to me. I would also like to thank everyone who
viewed and commented on my last post.
And finally, I have a quick announcement before I begin the review. I am currently in the process of finding a
job and moving into my own place, so next week I may just do a Top 11 List
instead of a review of Book 3. But if it
comes to that, it only means that I’ve been a little too busy to read the
entire book, and rest assured there will be a review. Now, on to the review of The Dresden Files: Fool Moon.
So, let’s begin by looking at the
cover art. As before, I read the book on
an e-reader, so I’m looking at a picture of the first edition cover on
Wikipedia. The picture shows Chicago
silhouetted against a freakishly huge moon.
This scene is framed by a window with a bloody paw-print on it. I’ll give you three guesses what kind of
monster Dresden is fighting this time, and the first two don’t count. Anyway, the cover art is actually kind of
intriguing, showing just enough to give us an idea of what the subject is, but
still remaining mysterious. All in all, it’s
a definite improvement over the last book’s cover.
Now for a quick plot recap. Oh, and by the way, while I’ll try to avoid
major spoilers for the book I’m currently reviewing, due to the overall story
arc, the will almost certainly be spoilers for the previous books. YOU HAVE
BEEN WARNED. So it’s been several months
since the events of Storm Front, and
Harry Dresden is meeting with Kim Delenay, a low-level magic user who is asking
about a magic circle meant to hold a very powerful being. Dresden fears what she plans to do with it,
and doesn’t tell her. But then Lt.
Karrin Murphy of the Chicago PD informs Dresden of a particularly gruesome
murder of an associate of the crime lord “Gentleman” Johnny Marcone, and an
examination of the scene leads Harry to suspect that a werewolf might be
involved. Before Harry and Lt. Murphy
can examine much more, three FBI agents take over and kick them out, revealing
that Lt. Murphy is in trouble with her superiors. Soon not only does Dresden find out that
there are multiple kinds of werewolves, but there are multiple werewolves
active in Chicago, including The Alphas, a group of college students who use
magic to transform, the Steetwolves, a biker gang that does not transform, but
becomes bestial in their minds, and Harley MacFinn, a billionaire under a curse
that forces him to transform under a full moon.
Soon, Lt. Murphy feels that Dresden has been lying to her and issues a warrant
for his arrest. Now Harry needs to find
the real killer before they strike again, and avoid the police!