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Really rather good,
This review is from: Hounded: The Iron Druid Chronicles (Kindle Edition)
All you need to know about this book, and I assume the next couple in the series, is in the product description. I cannot imagine that the author will never admit to reading the Dresden Files, because this is so similar as to be almost, just almost, a rip off. To be fair what I think the author has done is take the best parts of Jim Butcher's series, transplant them elsewhere and add enough new detail and characterisation to allow this series, or certainly this book at least to stand on it's own two feet. The humour is very well done, laugh out loud at times, and there are enough thrills and spills to induce the "just one more chapter" feeling. On finishing I am left waiting impatiently for the next volume, so there must be something good going on here.
Approach this with an open mind and any fans of Harry Dresden, the Discworld novels, or even the likes of Joe Abercrombie will find enough here for a light read and a pleasant page turning experience.
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Initial post: 10 May 2013, 20:03:47 BST
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Posted on 10 May 2013, 20:04:01 BST
Bear in mind Jim seems to start by ripping off laurell k hamilton. But he eventually develops his own style.
Posted on 16 Feb 2014, 20:18:11 GMT
The Vegan says:
I don't think it's almost a rip-off of the Dresden Files at all. It's the same genre, and the writing styles and humour are similar in parts, but the concept and character motivations are entirely different. In both of the series there are uniquely-described magical/mythical beings, the magic the protagonists use are very different, and even creatures that are in both series, such as vampires and werewolves, are different in each. Of course you can draw parallels between the two authors, but I don't think there's any particularly heavy influence of one over the other.
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