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October 7, 2020

Battle Ground (Dresden Files 17) by Jim Butcher

Filed under: Reviews-Urban Fantasy — Suramya @ 11:23 PM

Battle Ground (Dresden Files 17)

by Jim Butcher


THINGS ARE ABOUT TO GET SERIOUS FOR HARRY DRESDEN, CHICAGO’S ONLY PROFESSIONAL WIZARD, in the next entry in the No. 1 New York Times and No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling Dresden Files.

Harry has faced terrible odds before. He has a long history of fighting enemies above his weight class. The Red Court of vampires. The fallen angels of the Order of the Blackened Denarius. The Outsiders.

But this time it’s different. A being more powerful and dangerous on an order of magnitude beyond what the world has seen in a millennium is coming. And she’s bringing an army. The Last Titan has declared war on the city of Chicago, and has come to subjugate humanity, obliterating any who stand in her way.

Harry’s mission is simple but impossible: Save the city by killing a Titan. And the attempt will change Harry’s life, Chicago, and the mortal world forever.

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Rating: (5/5)


The latest entry in the Dresden Files picks up right from where it left off in the previous book. Dresden is hurting, his allies are scrambling and a Titan has declared war on the human race starting with Chicago. This is a fight that is magnitudes larger than anything Dresden has been in the past and in his own words, he is fighting way outside his weight class. But true to his character he can’t give up knowing that he could have helped save people and the book is a fast moving script with beautifully written fight scenes and even though Harry is fighting beings much more powerful than himself it never gets to a point where it feels ridiculous (looking at you Supernatural).

There are some major events in the book that will have lasting impact on the Dresden universe, specifically there is a scene about half way through that shocked me as it came out of the blue and I had to re-read the para to process it. It is a major spoiler so I can’t give more details but it rocked Harry down to the core.

Interestingly the book also sets up the stage for the next few entries in the series by making vague references to another threat. I am happy to see more books in the series are planned and thanks to the skill of the author I don’t see the series becoming a cliche anytime soon.

Final Verdict: Awesome Book, do read it (as long as you have read the previous books in the series otherwise it won’t make much sense).

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