Fool Moon

Fool Moon (2001) by Jim Butcher is the second novel in the Harry Dresden series. In this book Dresden confronts werewolves. The werewolves are of different types and through the book Dresden confronts each type. The werewolves, while extremely powerful are nicely vulnerable as well which is a fine touch. The book straddles mystery and fantasy but tends more toward fantasy. This crossing of genres presents some problems. In a murder mystery crime novel the reader often has the chance to solve the mystery. In these fantasy books the reader doesn’t and instead the plot tends to revolve around new magical beings, items or spells. The female characters in the Dresden books all seem limited. There are repetitive descriptions of the hair, clothing and walk of the female characters that grate after a while.

Worth a read, but not brilliant. 3/5


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