Small Favor, by Jim Butcher, is the 10th and latest book in the Dresden Files series.
Harry Dresden is the only professional wizard listed in the Chicago phone book. And just when it seems his life is starting to quiet down, Queen Mab of the Winter Faeries has decided to cash in on a favor that Harry owes. But the Summer Court has already caught wind, and has begun sending forces to stop him. As Harry tracks down a missing gangster, he must make hard choices and put himself in further danger in order to fulfill a “small favor.”
My favorite wizard (the other Harry) returns in another suspense-filled thrill ride. A complex and witty character, Harry Dresden has gone through a lot of turmoil and changes throughout the series. He still deals with many internal struggles as well as confusing relationships. Harry is constantly putting others before himself, so his love life has been non-existent for years. He’s a mentor, a friend, a brother, a wizard, a warden, an investigator, and whatever else he needs to be to help those he cares about. With equally complex secondary characters, Butcher has created one of the most well-known and well-loved urban fantasies.
Flawlessly blending classic noir mystery with a fresh take on fantasy, every installment of the Dresden Files is a treat. In Small Favor, Harry enlists the help of his friends once again to combat the forces of darkness, while trying to stay alive. With a few surprises along the way, this is a non-stop, action-packed mystery that does not disappoint.
If you haven’t been reading the Dresden Files, you’ve been missing out.
Start at the beginning with Storm Front, reviewed here: http://scifichick.com/2007/01/16/storm-front/