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Old 04-09-2017, 05:48 AM   #7711
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Started today in Bound, the next Alex Verus. It grips from the start. Mjum!
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Started today in Bound, the next Alex Verus. It grips from the start. Mjum!
I currently have 4 library books to get through first. Perhaps one of my libraries will acquire Bound by the time i'm finished with these as it is not available to me yet!

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Old 04-10-2017, 03:37 AM   #7713
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I know it is not Dresden, but I still will leave my opinion on Bound. I will leave out all spoilers of course.

First of all, it is too short... I read it easily in a day so either I read too fast or it was too short. That being said, it was a good read. The writing style of Benedict Jacka is very easy.
We ended the last book with Alex and Anne in a situation where Alex never wanted to be again (and we all knew he would again) and this book handles the fall-out of that situation. The game has changed and they all know it. All 'big' characters again play a role, although some of them small.
This book really feels like a setup to the bigger story. Although there are some small resolutions to smaller issues, most are not answered at all yet, but the game is getting bigger. There are quite some references to past stories where certain events are now mentioned in a different light. At least, in most cases I did not 'see' it that way. It is interesting however and I wonder how much Jacka knew beforehand.
Poor Anne. I will leave it at that for the moment...

One big question that is lingering in this book, and was referenced already in earlier books, it the magic type of Richard Drakh. It is apparently something important that everyone wants to know. I feel that it is either a red herring or it is something important and Jacka wants to ensure no one misses it. The question is not answered though, but some suggestions are made. I have my opinion of course, especially when we see Richard in action (yes, we see him in action).

Safe to say that after the shake up to the status quo at the end of the last book, there are some big shake ups this book as well. Now, the long wait can begin... Although, it seems that Jacka is already halfway in the next book (can you take that hint Jim?).
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Old 04-12-2017, 12:47 AM   #7715
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Harry Dresden is and has been a lot of things: the only wizard in the Chicago phone book, PI, reluctant Knight of the Winter Court, even apparently dead. Now it looks as though he's about to relive the death bit but a bit more permanently. The parasite in his brain is still killing him while he's stranded as warden on the island penal colony of Demonreach. Hold tight though – the good news is that he's about to be liberated. The bad? The liberator is Queen Mab who wants Harry to do a bit of robbery beside a former arch enemy of his. If he refuses, the parasite will kill him and then slope off to kill everyone he knows and cares about, including his little daughter Maggie. However, nothing is simple, even this. There are catches, hell's bells there are!

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Old 04-14-2017, 07:37 AM   #7717
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Alan, have you read the Felix Castor books by Mike Carey? They were recommended by someone on Reddit in an AMA with Benedict Jacka.
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Old 04-14-2017, 06:43 PM   #7718
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No, I've never heard of either that author or that character. Thanks, however for mentioning them.

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Old 04-19-2017, 10:21 PM   #7721
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Old 04-20-2017, 02:55 AM   #7722
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Thanks Alan, that was a fun read!
Yes, I found it to be quite a departure from the usual stuff about Jim! Also I'm afraid that my TBR list has acquired three more books!

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