Review: Death Masks (The Dresden Files #5) by Jim Butcher

Death Masks - Jim Butcher

 

 

Harry Dresden, Chicago's only practicing professional wizard, should be happy that business is pretty good for a change. But now he's getting more than he bargained for:

A duel with the Red Court of Vampires' champion, who must kill Harry to end the war between vampires and wizards...

Professional hit men using Harry for target practice...

The missing Shroud of Turin...

A handless and headless corpse the Chicago police need identified...

Not to mention the return of Harry's ex-girlfriend Susan, who's still struggling with her semi-vampiric nature. And who seems to have a new man in her life.

Some days, it just doesn't pay to get out of bed. No matter how much you're charging.

 

 

 

 

Wow, where to start with this book.  While of course I really enjoyed it and am still maybe a little too much in love with Harry, this book felt like a lot is happening, almost too much.

Things got wild and often a bit confusing, and it felt like there was too much crammed into this book.

The red Court still wants Harry dead for the events in the last book  and challenge him to a duel, a priest hires him to find and  retrieve the stolen Shroud of Turin, Susan is back (sort of) and of course many, many other things happening along the way.

Like mentioned I think there was almost too much happening and at some parts I got confused a bit and had to back track, other things are still left open and to wonder, but hinted at.

Like his parents, or more his mom.  Again we get some hints, that there is way more to it but again we are left wondering.

Of course we see some familiar faces that come along and help Harry or in some parts put him in his place.

Yes. Susan came to Harry, things got hot and complicated and a bit sad.  I always liked Susan and she still is one my favorites and I hope we get to see more of her.

Also I have to say it again his friendship to Murphy is still one of my favorite things of the series so far, that and that Charity really doesn’t like him. It cracks me up band makes it soo much more fun and real, that someone really dislikes him and realizes how dangerous he is/ can be.

We learn some surprising g things about Marcone and I’m curious to see if we learn more about that later on.

Overall I really enjoyed, I wished we would get more of Bob and now also Thomas, he seems to be lurking, like we will learn more about him. I do really like him and hope to get more off.

I rate it 4★, I would have rated a bit higher but, there was just too much going on that it felt a bit crammed and confusing.

I’m very much looking forward to start the next book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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