|(This review was originally sent in my enewsletter on release day, July 14). I got an early review copy of Peace Talks and had to hold my tongue until today, release day. If you are a fan, like I am, you’ll race through it until the … end? See, this is half a book, which is why Battle Ground is coming on its heels. Release date, September 29th. Don’t get me wrong, a lot of stuff happens here that you will need to know, especially with Thomas.|
If you love Michael, you get a little bit of him and a touch of Marcone and a bit of Molly as well. Everyone shows up just enough for you to know the gangs all here, but not enough to let you know the whole story. There’s a caper in the midst of the larger story, but we’re waiting for Battle Ground to get the bigger picture.
I’m reminded of the scene in which Thomas tries to teach Harry what it is like to live with his Hunger. Do you remember it? He and Harry run on the beach and Harry is thirsty. He brings a water bottle to his lips and just as he is about to take a sip, Thomas smacks the bottle out of his hand. That’s this book. I will say this, things become very serious between Harry and his grandfather. Important, life and death serious. So go forth and read, my fellow Dresdenphiles. Just know what you are in for.