Skin Game

Skin Game

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Chicago wizard Harry Dresden must help hated enemy Nicodemus Archleone break into a high security vault to steal something belonging to the Lord of the Underworld.
Publisher: New York, New York : Roc, [2014]
ISBN: 9780451464392
Characteristics: 454 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number: BUTCHER, J


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Feb 04, 2020

Book 15

IndyPL_SteveB Jun 30, 2019

*Skin Game* is #15 in the long-running series about hard-boiled Chicago private eye/wizard Harry Dresden, as he solves mysteries dealing with vampires, werewolves, faeries, angels (fallen and otherwise), gods and goddesses of every religious tradition, and monsters. LOTS of monsters.

I have previously read only the first two in the series, and I was pleasantly surprised that since Butcher writes with so much energy and force, and Dresden is such a clever, sarcastic fellow, the intense story pulled me along past any subtleties that I missed. Butcher is very good about giving you enough exposition, in short bursts and in the flow of the story, that I could make reasonable guesses about what I had missed and be able to keep up with the twists and turns in the plot.

In this book, Dresden has become “The Winter Knight” under the protection and supervision of Mab, the Queen of the Faery World. This “protection” seems just as likely to result in his death as being on his own, because the job she insists he do next is to become part of a burglary team being put together by his worst enemy, the thoroughly evil Nicodemus Archelone. Unexpectedly, they are to prepare to steal something from the treasure vault of the Greek god, Hades, which is, of course, in the Underworld. Think *Ocean’s 11*, with a team of people who hate each other

Very entertaining.

Dec 05, 2018

Dresden Files Book 15

Aug 19, 2018

Book 15.

Nov 09, 2015

Good sci-fict. Also ward-winning. If you like sic-fict, it is a good pick. Note: the science inside the book is not real science and is not imaginative enough.

Oct 26, 2015

Skin Game is another action packed entry in The Dresden Files series featuring Chicago-based wizard Harry Dresden. In this entry Dresden, who is now the Winter Knight, is put out on loan to an arch-enemy. The series has become consistent with the almost constant action. Butcher rarely gives Dresden a breather as he battles new enemies as well as old. Dresden typically takes a beating early on, barely escaping with his life, to triumph at the novel’s climax. Along the way there are brief pauses to reflect on the nature of friendship, family, and faith. However, Dresden’s ongoing battles with monsters are what keep Skin Game and the series going.

Feb 07, 2015

The Dresden files are some of the best "real" fantasy being written. I have enjoyed each of the novels and short stories.

Nov 07, 2014

Didn't grab me like the others. There were moments of excitement and interest, but not sustaining. New character introduced. Will be interesting to see where that takes the series.

NAF_0 Aug 27, 2014

pretty much the best series in the world
but needs to include more about the young spirit and bring back the trademark: burning buildings

Jul 28, 2014

I love the series but wasn't blown away by Skin Game. It has all of the types of elements which this series is known for but didn't weave in some of the elements that had me really excited to see how they would progress.

Perhaps that is just me wanting to much at once, I would definitely still recommend it and will continue reading the series, just liked some of the other novels a bit better than this one.

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