So this is my second Jim Butcher novel. If there is one thing I can say about the man’s writing is that he has some of the best one liners. Like “I wanted to hold her. I wanted to clean the stains inside of my head.” There’s another one about the barrel of a gun that will come back to me tomorrow after I’ve posted this blog. But it was good.
The first book Storm Front focused on a rouge wizard who was using Chicago based storms to wreck havoc on the city. Fool Moon was about rouge ware-wolfs (of which there are seven verities) killing various citizens. The common denominator with both novels is the big bad who’s supporting or training the various other baddies has yet to be be explored.
Both books are written as a sort of a sifi cop drama. There is no point in which Harry, our main character, takes a breath. It is literally go go, go. There is no point in which you want to stop and take a breath. There is no point in which you can. I just had to and every time it was hard.
So was book two better then book one? I didn’t think so. I enjoyed the character development. I think there is something between the main investigator and Harry and I’d love to see that develop a bit more. I’m sure it won’t be for a long time. I have this theory about books, movies, etc that the second of something is never as good as the first, but by the third the creator has figured out how to make it good again. Now, I’m in no way saying book two was bad, just that I preferred the first. Now, that being said, I can’t wait to read book three. If my theory serves it will be freaking epic!