Sunday, June 17, 2012
Fool Moon by Jim Butcher
“Fool Moon” is the second book in the Dresden Files series. I enjoyed the first book (“Storm Front”) and decided to read this one for Carl’s “Once Upon a Time Challenge”.
Any time I pick up a fantasy book with the word “Moon” in the title it automatically makes me think of werewolves. It was done intentionally by the author. In this case, Harry Dresden-wizard for hire- is called in to help the police with what appears to be a murder committed by a werewolf. Many of the characters from the first book are in this one. Butcher includes a gang of werewolves for our heroes to fight. He also reveals that there are more than one type of werewolf. I found the different types to be an interesting addition. Most stories I have read only have one way of becoming a werewolf. I did not check up on it but it appears to me that Butcher researched various legends about how they came into being.
Butcher knows how to write a page turner. The action and revelations keep your interest. The combination of the classic crime noir detective with the fantasy element makes for a different reading experience. If you like wizards in the modern day and detective stories, this is the perfect book for you.