Thanks to NetGalley and Ace for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review.
Release Date: September 29th, 2020
Synopsis: Harry Dresden 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.
Holy guacamole! After two days of being fully immersed in Battle Ground, I’m exhausted. Unsurprisingly given the title, the majority of the story careens from one pulse-pounding, bloody, and at times, heartbreaking battle scene to another. To those of you who love The Dresden Files, let me give you fair warning, no one is safe. The good news is that just about every fan favorite who has ever played a part in this seventeen book series, makes an appearance. The bad news is that not all of them make it to the end, and one loss in particular had me reaching for the tissue box. Most of the previous plot threads are tied up by the end, but there are a few new tantalizing ones that will leave you wondering what’s to come. If I were to come up with one word to describe Battle Ground, it would be EPIC! Honestly, it’s absolute perfection from beginning to end and I guarantee fans are going to be thrilled by what Jim Butcher has done. Now let’s just pray it’s not another six years before the next book!