In fear of repetition I am going to keep this short. This is an outstanding series and I strongly suggest reading the books in order. Butcher's Harry Dresden Wizard for Hire series works fairly well in stand alone mode. Too much back story would be needed to be read to truly appreciate this series. Tavi (Tavar the change in name is only with the Canim) is recognized as the First Lord's legitimate offspring. That does not in any way remove him from danger.
The Vord, a pestilence, masquerading as merely an enemy is not the focus of the series. Tavi enlists previous enemies as he successfully shows them that a common good is needed for any of the races to survive.
Once again I am truly impressed with Butcher's ability to craft his characters and to imbue humor while immersed in deadly straits.
I give this series my strongest recommendation.
I can’t wait to read the next one in the series.
I highly recommend the book.
My previous reviews of the series.
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