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  • ISBN10: 0451458125
  • ISBN13: 9780451458124
  • Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • Roc

Fool Moon (The Dresden Files, Book 2)
by Jim Butcher

Reviewed by Tara

Rating: 5 out of 5

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"Holy I-Was-A-Teenage-Werewolf, Batman"

Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden is back in the sequel to Storm Front and is as droll, cagey and nimble as ever. Harry hasn't heard from Murphy since the bad business from the year before and it doesn't help that a rumor is traveling fast that Harry is involved with the mob. But when bodies turn up shredded with unusual paw prints close by, Harry is called in to consult with the Chicago Police Department. But things get hairy (no pun intended) when the FBI also shows up and start hassling Murphy for bringing in a "psychic".

With the help of Bob, who is easily becoming my favorite character, Harry learns of three types of Werewolves. Hexenwulfs, Lycanthropes, and Loup-garou; those that have a magical talisman to help them transform into a wolf, those that are so full of rage that they can perform extraordinary acts and heal quickly but do not actually transform and those poor bastards that have been cursed to transform into a monster at each full moon. Oh, and you meet all of them.

There were moments in this book that literally made me laugh out loud. I am finding this series wholly enjoyable and almost addictive. Harry's proclivity to find trouble coupled with his wry thoughts about his own abilities, keep the pages flying by at an almost maniacal pace. This book also hints at dark secrets about Harry's parents, Harry's mysterious lost love Elaine, the Faerie Queens and a hint at Harry's involvement in the death of Justin Morningway, Harry's teacher and uncle.

Oh, Harry, what will you get into next? And more importantly, how are you going to get out of it?

"She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain." - Louisa May Alcott

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