Fool Moon by Jim Butcher

Another very solid book, I think I preferred it to the first book. This book, as you may guess from the title, revolves around werewolves. We have a series of gruesome murders, which all lead Harry to a mad series of situations with different groups of the aforementioned werewolves. We have the same cast of regulars: Marcone, Murphy, Susan etc along with new characters; I particularly liked the mysterious Tera.

This one is pretty brutal on Harry, and I think Butcher fails on that familiar theme I see quite often in Fantasy; the unrealistic recovery times of injuries. Seriously if half of what happened to him in this happened to you, you would take months to recover if at all. I also feel that Murphy distrusts Harry way too quickly, it bothers me he withholds so much, seems to be too much of a plot device, but still.

With that I still enjoyed it, it is a fun read and we still have only glimpses of Harry’s past. I am very much enjoying the slow reveal, it seems like the author has a very long term plan in his mind for these books if we have gone through two books and still shown so little. It is also very promising that the general agreement is that it starts coming into its own in the next book, and since I’ve enjoyed these so much I have high expectations for it. Hopefully I haven’t built it up too much.

3.5 stars out of 5

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