White Night by Jim Butcher; 2007; $23.95; 407 pages; Roc Books, New York, NY; 978-0-451-46140-7; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Fairview; 1/6-1/8
Why did I pick this up? Because I have become addicted to the adventures of Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden and it had been awhile since I read one.
What is the story? Someone is killing woman who are practicing magic, they are not witches, but are practicing magic. Harry is brought into the case and works together with an old friend, whom he hasn’t seen in years. His brother, Thomas, and Harry are both suspects in the murders. Harry has to work together with the white court of vampires against the red court of vampires. His friends and some allies, who are definitely not friends. He is being manipulated as he is manipulating others, there is so much manipulating going on that it is ridiculous. Some of the more peripheral characters from the series step up and are more in the forefront in this story.
Did I like it? Yes, I really enjoy the combination of police procedural and supernatural fantasy. I am looking forward to reading more of the series.
What is with the title of the review? Harry has to work with some people that he is not particularly fond but they are the enemy of his enemy so they work together for awhile.