The Bellinghman (bellinghman) wrote,
The Bellinghman

#186 Jim Butcher : Death Masks (Dresden Files #5)

Jim Butcher : Death Masks (Dresden Files #5)

Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Orbit (3 Nov 2005)
ISBN-10: 184149402X
ISBN-13: 978-1841494029
Category(ies): Fantasy

Michael is back. And the other two Knights of the Cross are here, too. And Susan reappears (at least she has good reasons to be away for a book or few). And, of course, Harry's getting in deeper. This time, he's trying to track down a holy relic that in the wrong hands could prove devastating, while also having to agree to fight a duel to the death with a senior vampire. And there are some particularly nasty demonic foes as well.

One interesting thing about Butcher's invention is the very cagey approach he takes towards Christianity. There's definite power in the Christian symbols, and the Knights of the Cross are powerful, but while the kingdoms of Faerie are definitely there, and demons can be raised, behind the Church is, it would appear, nothing more than the power of faith.

The series rolls on.
Tags: books, reviews

  • Hugo novels

    So I've worked my way through the novel shortlist, and I've a pretty good idea that I will be actually marking 'No Award' above one particular book.…

  • Retromancer

    I finished reading Robert Rankin's latest pbb last night, and was amused at the Tuckerisation of lproven, but also by the presence of a…

  • Planet 51

    We went off to the cinema yesterday afternoon to see this rather engaging animated feature. Annoyingly, since 'it's a cartoon', and the latest…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 1 comment