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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Book Review: Peace Talks (Dresden Files Book 16) by Jim Butcher

Peace Talks (Dresden Files Book 16)
by Jim Butcher
July 14, 2020
Publisher: Ace
Print Length: 348 pages
When the Supernatural nations of the world meet up to negotiate an end to ongoing hostilities, Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, joins the White Council's security team to make sure the talks stay civil. But can he succeed, when dark political manipulations threaten the very existence of Chicago—and all he holds dear?

Since the last book, Harry has care of his daughter, Maggie, his cat, Mister, his dog, Mouse, and is serving as Mab’s Winter Knight. But when peace talks with the Fomor are about to begin, the King of the Svartalve Fae is attacked by his vampire half-brother, Thomas Raith. Harry thinks someone has threatened Thomas’s pregnant woman, Justine, to force him to launch the attack. It gets more frightening when Harry and his wizard grandfather are attacked by Outsiders, demonic hounds that have—shades of Lovecraft!—tentacles!

Harry Dresden seems somewhat different to me than in the past
—older. Maybe due to the responsibility of caring for Maggie such as fighting the darker side of the mantle of Winter Knight to be the loving father for her. Even with those slight differences, I still enjoyed the urban fantasy. It took me away from the problems of the pandemic, something sorely needed these days. And Author Jim Butcher delivered that very well. 

I give Peace Talks 5 sheep.

Reviewed by Pamela K. Kinney

About the author:
Jim Butcher is the author of the Dresden Files, the Codex Alera, and a new steampunk series, the Cinder Spires. His resume includes a laundry list of skills which were useful a couple of centuries ago, and he plays guitar quite badly. An avid gamer, he plays tabletop games in varying systems, a variety of video games on PC and console, and LARPs whenever he can make time for it. Jim currently resides mostly inside his own head, but his head can generally be found in his hometown of Independence, Missouri.

Jim goes by the moniker Longshot in a number of online locales. He came by this name in the early 1990s when he decided he would become a published author. Usually, only 3 in 1000 who make such an attempt actually manage to become published; of those, only 1 in 10 make enough money to call it a living. The sale of a second series was the breakthrough that let him beat the long odds against attaining a career as a novelist.

All the same, he refuses to change his nickname.

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