Thank you to NetGalley and Dynamite Entertainment for allowing me to read and review an ebook copy of Jim Butcher's Dresden Files: Down Town.
Just in case you don't know yet, I LOVE The Dresden Files series! It is one of my favorite series of all time. The 16th book in the series (Peace Talks) is going to be released in 2016. Despite having 15 books in the series so far, the series is still going strong. That is mind blowing! I find it hard for a series to continue on this long and the quality not go downhill. Let me give you a prime example, the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series by Laurell K. Hamilton. I love the early Anita Blake books so damn much, but that series just went cuckoo. Anita's character was lost, she completely turned into someone else, and the series became too focused on sex instead of the plot. Well I digress, the point is that I commend any author who can keep a series running and not compromise the quality.
Jim Butcher's writing is always on point. The plot is always interesting and I never know where it will go. Down Town takes place sometime between the events of White Night (book 9) and Small Favor (book 10). Molly is still his new apprentice and together they investigate to end the work of a crazy sorcerer. I do recommend that you read the books up to this point before reading the graphic novel. I don't think you would miss very much, but I do think it is better having read the books first.
The story was pretty good and Harry Dresden is a sarcastic badass as always...
BUT I think what I liked best though, was seeing Molly. I haven't read a Dresden graphic novel yet with her in it. I have to say I loved the artwork on her. Overall the artwork was fantastic, but Molly looked kick ass. She was really cool looking and similar to how I pictured her.
Well I know I haven't said much about the actual STORY, but I can't say much else without giving away spoilers. So just go read it! You know you want to. :)
I recommend Down Town for Dresden Files fans that have read at least the first 10 novels, wizard lovers, fans of badassery, and fans of sarcastic humor.