Grave Peril, Jim Butcher

A 4*

“So?” Bob said. “Hat up, go kill her. Problem solved.”
“Bob,” I said. “You can’t just go around killing people.”
“I know. That’s why you should do it.”
“No, no. I can’t go around killing people, either.”

Caution, mild spoilers ahead.

Grave Peril is the third installation in The Dresden Files series. I fell in love with Harry Dresden, the wizard, from the first pages of Storm Front. I enjoyed all the books and I found that the story was as captivating in the 3rd book as it was in the 1st.

This is an urban fantasy that spins lore, myths, magic, faith, and ghosts in a beautiful story. Most of the reviews I checked said a lot of negative things about the book and I don’t understand why.

Yes, the story is a bit too cheesy, but that is what you might expect from a narrative where the protagonist is presented as Harry Dresden, the wizard. In the modern-day Chicago.

There are new characters introduced that we’ve never seen before, and that adds more spice to the story. Dresden is himself an interesting character. Witty, snarky but always a gallant gentleman who ends up in a lot of bad situations because of it.

But I can agree with the fact that the story is a tad too long, with always the same thing happening. But there are major cliffhangers happening throughout the story.

It took me a while to finish, but only because of some major personal problems not related in any way to the attractive narrative this story is.

For those who love snarky urban fantasy, this will be an awesome read. The whole series will be.

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