My rating: 4 of 5 stars
4 to 4.5 stars. Once again, another Dresden file that was highly entertaining. Harry Dresden, now a Warden of the White Council, gets alerted that there might be black magic afoot in Chicago, and gets sucked right into it at a horror movie festival. Evil creatures thrive on the fear at the con, and Harry has to get to the heart of this matter. At the same time he has to help Molly, the estranged daughter of his friend Michael. There are some interesting twists and turns, and it involves some of my favorite elements of the Dresden universe, the warring Sidhe courts of Summer and Winter.
By now the series is definitely not standalone anymore. Anyone who picks this book up without having read previous Dresden Files will not be able to follow the plot and the many many characters well. But for those people who have read since Storm Front, you meet just about every familiar person from the books you can imagine and get tantalizing hints that maybe every single previous book and villains are connected by some kind of evil alliance behind everything.Interesting stuff for sure. Looking forward to future installments, to read more about Harry, Molly and co. I am dying to know what Thomas has gotten involved with.