Blood Rites by Jim Butcher

January 18th, 2019 Kimberly Review 17 Comments

18th Jan
Blood Rites by Jim Butcher
Blood Rites
by Jim Butcher
Series: The Dresden Files #6
Narrator: James Marsters
Length: 13 hours and 5 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Purchase
Purchase*: Amazon | Audible *affiliate
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Narration: 5 cups

For Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, there have been worse assignments than going undercover on the set of an adult film. Dodging flaming monkey-poo for instance. Or going toe-to-leaf with a walking plant monster. Still, there's something more troubling than usual about his newest case. The film's producer believes he's the target of a sinister entropy curse-but it's the women around him who are dying, in increasingly spectacular ways.

Harry's even more frustrated because he only got involved with this bizarre mystery as a favor to Thomas, his flirtatious, self-absorbed vampire acquaintance of dubious integrity. Thomas has a personal stake in the case Harry can't quite figure out, until his investigation leads him straight to Thomas's oversexed vampire family. Harry is about to discover that Thomas's family tree has been hiding a shocking secret: a revelation that will change Harry's life forever.

magical mystery snarky urban

Whoa nelly, Blood Rites proved to be a hilarious, action-packed and revealing tale as Harry takes on a case as a favor to Thomas, but something else is going on. Harry is determined to get to the bottom of it. It felt good to slip back into the world of Harry Dresden.

Reason to grab your headphones 🎧 and listen to Blood Rites

*Like most urban fantasy series the books share an overall arc and the relationships and characters experience growth that are best read in the order of their release. Each book however contains a complete case that Harry takes on and tries to survive. *winks*

  • I love when I am into a series and suddenly characters and connections click into place. In Blood Rite we learn much about Thomas and Harry.
  • Harry is becoming a little jaded but we meet Mouse and it reminded me that Harry has a softer, gentler side.
  • Thomas asks Harry to take on a case, and despite saying no and protesting loudly he takes the job. Harry lives hand to mouth and is once again broke sealing his fate.
  • The case seems simple enough. Protect the producer of  an adult film. Harry goes undercover at the studio. I laughed at the humorous situations Harry finds himself in even as he has to dodge danger.
  • Harry soon finds himself protecting Thomas. His own sister is vying for him. Butcher pulled me into the story as he connected characters and focused on family.
  • I love when an author throws surprises at me. And surprise me he did!
  • Vampire, incubus, reveals, old and new characters helped round out the tale giving way to suspense, surprises and lots of non-stop action.

Each book in the Dresden Files becomes my new favorite to date, and Blood Rite was delightful from beginning to the end. In fact, I started Dead Beat as soon as I finished!

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About Jim Butcher

Jim Butcher

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 home town of Independence, Missouri. Jim goes by the moniker Longshot in a number of online locales. He came by this name in the early 1990′s 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.

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17 Responses to “Blood Rites by Jim Butcher”

  1. Sophia Rose

    This is a series that I am saving like I used to save the ears of my chocolate Easter bunny. I know it will be good and it is there waiting. Yay for seeing how much you are loving each new installment.

  2. Rachel

    James Marsters aka Spike from Buffy narrates this?!! Omg, I’m so in! I’ve seen this series around for a long time and have always been curious but that just sealed the deal! I’ll have to check and see if he narrates the entire series. Wonderful review, Kimberly! I’m off to check the first book out. 🙂

  3. Nise'

    This series has been on my want to read list for way too long. Sounds like it should be on my want to listen list.

  4. Anne

    It’s one of my all-time favorite series. I own every single bit, including the short story anthologies on audio. I LOVE it. Fantastic review! I’m glad you are enjoying it. Anne – Books of My Heart