Author: Jim Butcher
Series: Harry Dresden #11
Genre: Urban fantasy. (Some of the titles in this series verge on SPT, but not this one, it was fairly serious.)
Setting: Chicago, a Chicago with fey folk, shapeshifters, and wizards.
Reason for Reading: I enjoy the series. I had lost my place but figured out where I was by looking back through this blog to see which book I'd read last.
Finished In: Days
Pages: 563, including a preview for a book by Shannon K Butcher, who is apparently his wife.
Copyright Date: 2009
Cover: A guy in a trench coat and hat holding a sword. He is looking toward robed figures in the distance.
First line: "The summer sun was busy broiling the asphalt from Chicago's streets, the agony in my head had kept me horizontal for half a day, and some idiot was pounding on my apartment door."
Themes: Family, failed romances, vampires, shapeshifters, conspiracies.
Best part: Boy, this plot really moved.
Worst part: ... but it didn't go much of anywhere in the end.
Imaginary Theme Song: "The Night Chicago Died" comes to mind for no good reason.
Recommended for: Fans of the series. Those who haven't read the series would be lost.
Related Reads: Storm Front and Side Jobs by the same author.