Fool Moon

Fool Moon

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Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden is Chicago’s only openly practicing wizard. He is also dead broke. His vast knowledge and magical skills are unfortunately matched by his talent for making powerful enemies and alienating friends.

With little more than his integrity left, he accepts an offer of work from Lt. Karrin Murphy of Chicago’s Special Investigation Unit. He wants to redeem himself in Murphy’s eyes and make enough money to quiet his rumbling stomach.

Soon he finds himself pinned between trigger-happy FBI agents, shape-shifting motorcycle gang members, a threatened mobster boss, and an heir to an ancient curse along with his primal fiancé. Throw in environmental activists and a pair of young werewolves in love and you have something of Fool Moon.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781480596900
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 08/01/2015
Series: Dresden Files Series
Edition description: Unabridged
Sales rank: 472,882
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

A martial arts enthusiast whose resume includes a long list of skills rendered obsolete at least two hundred years ago, Jim Butcher turned to writing as a career because anything else probably would have driven him insane. He lives with his wife, his son and a ferocious guard dog.

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Fool Moon (Dresden Files Series #2) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 887 reviews.
diverwpg More than 1 year ago
Second in the series, Fool Moon, gives a fun take on werewolves. Who knew there were so many types? The Harry Dresden character is witty, sarcatic and oh-so-human. How can you not like a guy who combines the grit of Philp Marlowe with the helpless charm of an Eagle scout? Dresden is bull-headed, reckless yet clever and resourceful. I plan on reading many more of these books. Too bad Sci-Fi channel didn't renew the series.
harstan More than 1 year ago
The claw marks, footprint, and carnage look as if a werewolf is on the loose even though most Second City residents scoff at the notion of a shiftchanger. After working with wizard Harry Dresden on a previous case, Special Investigative Officer Karrin Murphy accepts that the supernatural is real. She believes a werewolf committed the killings. She turns to Harry as America¿s only wizard to come out of the closet to help her on the Chicago werewolf killings.

However, Internal Affairs and the local FBI want Murphy and Dresden kept out of the investigation. The honorable Harry would love to walk away and allow the humans to make a mess of things, but in good conscience knows an 'I told you so,¿ means nothing. Harry and Karrin track the werewolf to environmentalist Harley MacFinn, but just because he is one doesn¿t necessarily mean he is the killer. Perhaps his shapechanging girlfriend or a teen group receiving special tutoring on the finer points of lycanthropy 101 is the culprits. As a dark side of a bruised Harry surfaces, he struggles to survive a war not of his making.

Harry Dresden is a unique character in the urban fantasy sub-genre. Harry is a maverick whose mouth seems to get him in as much trouble as his actions. He is a smart know-it-all, but cannot stop himself from saving humanity in spite of mankind¿s ridicule. FOOL MOON is a fast-paced fascinating noir thriller that keeps readers interest so that the new fan will seek out the previous novel, STOP IN FRONT and the old reader will re-peruse their copy.

Harriet Klausner

Chipperkeet More than 1 year ago
I held off for a long time, reading these books, because, frankly, fantasy series are usually over the top, impossible to follow with a spreadsheet, and have no bearing on reality. These books are the diametric opposite. Yes, fantasy, but grounded pretty firmly in actual reality, monsters and magic notwithstanding. The characters are well developed, and the plots are exciting. When the magic stuff comes up, it's not delved into with typical fanboi excessiveness. There's maybe a brief line of explanation into the magical workings, but in laymen's terms that aren't annoying. Five books in, love every one so far. But make sure you read them in order. The individual stories stand on their own, but there's a LOT of over-arching plotlines that continue, book to book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm sorry to say, after reading the second novel in this series, i was not satisfied. The first novel was just too perfect. After rereading it again, i was more satisfied, but it still did not live up to the caliber of the first novel. Jim Butcher seems to have thrown out the investigative part of Harry and concentrated entirely upon the action, which was too incomplete to fully enjoy. I must admit there are two very satisfying battles, one in a police station and one at the end, and even one including an off-ramp and some exploding tires. , but the novel would have been so much fulfilling if these were three of the only battles. But there are so many conflicts and too-short fights beside that it is exasperating that there is no one Harry can just go talk to to find out what he needs to know. It seems that Harry's fresh investigative half was left behind in this novel. I just wish Jim Butcher would have seen that once in a while, he should have taken a breath and turned down the action. It seems rediculous, but in this instance, it should have been necessary. But all in all, still worth reading. And the next novel more than makes up for this one's shortcomings.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is well written and enjoyable to read. If you are a fan of the Dresden Files or just looking for something new, this is one to read. The story has enough explanation that the reader doesn't have to be following the series, while not being repetitive to fans of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The stories get better with each book. This is a good quick read that will leave you wanting more.
ScrappyDew More than 1 year ago
The second in the Dresden Files is just as enjoyable as the first. Action packed, fantasy fun and some touching side stories to build on in future books. I couldn't put it down.
FantasyRider More than 1 year ago
As the second in the series, I was not sure what to expect. I found that there was no disappointment! The story line starts off just where the first left off without making me feel like I needed to reread the entire first book over again to catch up. Love the twists and turns. Going to head over and pick up the next one.
ALLBEAN More than 1 year ago
CSI meets a modern day Harry Potter. I like the concept which is why I decided to read the second book, but this one seemed to focus on pointless details that served ZERO purpose, and tended to lose me at times. It had some issues and questions left unanswered. Overall, it was just an OK book. Didn't hate it, but didn't love it either. I'm sure I'll read the 3rd book at some point, but I'm taking a Harry Dresden break.
ElfDuchess More than 1 year ago
I picked up the first three Dresden files novels in a set for the price of two. Judging by the majority of the reviews raving about the books, and the brief-lived Sci-Fi channel show (which I enjoyed) I thought I'd give them a shot. While I do like Dresden's sense of humor, I'm beginning to find his basic personality annoying. He has an overly protective streak when it comes to the women in his life (his reporter girlfriend, his one-time apprentice, the 'cute' cop) where he doesn't want to tell them anything. It's as though he believes that if he doesn't tell them what's really going on out there, they won't be in danger. Thankfully, he seemed to realize that wasn't going to work towards the end of the book. Hopefully he won't be quite so protective, and at times condescending, in the next book. He also isn't very intelligent. Sure, he gets beat up every five pages (exaggeration, though not by much) but that's no reason to miss some very obvious points in the story - at least he missed them until it was convenient for him to notice. About the beatings... He get's beat up, then shot, then beat up and kidnapped, beat while he's kidnapped, and beat up again. And all the time he's thinking that he's not tough. At one point he even thinks about the tough guys you always hear about that won't be broke - but he was. Now, that might endear a character to some people, but not me. Oh, also a day or two after he got shot - just in the shoulder (as though the shoulder isn't as painful as a leg) - he jumps out of a moving car. Allow me to clarify: he didn't have to jump out of the car, it was being driven by one of the 'good' guys, he just did it to protect the driver - a female, of course. The female characters are of two types: the, commonly referred to as cute, 'good' females and the 'evil' females, referred to as sexy (or some facsimile). The male characters - at least those that do not want to kill Dresden - dislike him. Also, almost invariably, every time Dresden sees a character for the first time in Fool Moon, they are described in a paragraph - which is very jolting to me. One description that was used on the first female was ' lovely in an old-world way'. And that was three paragraphs in. I kept expecting Mr. Butcher to describe Dresden when he looked into a mirror - though that was kind of dealt with while he was talking to his subconscious while he was asleep. I like werewolves - not as much as vampires - but still... At least I like 'typical' werewolves - think Lon Chaney Jr. - not the four subcategories in Dresden's world. The hexenwolves, werewolves, lycanthropes, and loup-garou. Now, I've never researched the subject, so Mr. Butcher might not have made any of these up. Though I wish he would've chosen one and just stuck with it. Wondering why this book got two stars instead of only one? Because I have actually read worse books - at least this one didn't leave a bad taste in my mouth. In summary, to me this book reads like an adolescent boy's fantasy - complete with naked women and an abundance of curse words. If you're looking for a book with substance - such as fun characters - I wouldn't recommend this. However, for a quick, slightly diverting read you could do worse - you could also do much better. If you haven't read the first in the Dresden files series (titled Storm Front) you should start there, the books are told in the first person perspective. For me this book was simply too much style over substance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Never read a Jim Butcher Novel till about a month ago and have read three in the past few weeks. Great mix of mystery, fantasy and thriller all wrapped up in a fun to read package. Fool Moon is a fun read and hard to put down once you start. You will find yourself asking what will Harry Dresden do next!
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loved it
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Very raw...reminds me of Buffy...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great Dresden novel - wise-acre wizard thinks, fights and makes smart Alec comments through the supernatural world that exists in Chicago, even if others won’t see it. A fun romp through his world, with twists and turns to keep you guessing. And a great reason to keep reading the rest of Jim Butcher’s stuff!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fun read, couldn't put it down until I finished it.
mchrzanowski on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another great story from Butcher! I listened to the audio version of the story and it was really great. James Marsters, better known as Spike in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, really was the voice of Harry Dresden. Right from the beginning, I was captivated by the story and just had to keep on reading. The story itself was really interesting. Werewolves in Chicago? I guess stranger things have happened. Just when you thought the story was heading one way, Butcher took you another way. I enjoyed the entire ride and recommend this book, especially if you are looking for a fun, short read.
snat on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is my second Harry Dresden book and, after reading Storm Front, I have to say I was a little disappointed. It's an entertaining read, but I found the character of Harry to be inconsistent. Yeah, yeah, I know people are really just one big mass of contradictions and I'm usually the first to make that argument, but there were scenes that just didn't seem to fit. For instance, I cringed at the sex scene with Harry blubbering like a baby after Susan made some lame "I want to protect you from the pain of the world" speech. Tough noir wizards do not cry after getting laid if they want to maintain my respect. Case closed. Don't even argue this. If I wanted sensitive males in touch with their feminine side, I would read Nicholas Sparks.Also, while Butcher's take on werewolves (of which there are many kinds, such as the hexenwolves, werewolves, and the loup-garou) was interesting, werewolves just don't capture my imagination in the way other supernatural creatures do.Finally, there wasn't enough of Bob, the filthy romance reading spirit imprisoned in a human skull. I love that naughty little sprite. Bob would not cry after sex. Harry should take note.
catalogthis on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This sequel to Storm Front begins a few months after the events of that book. Things are tense between Dresden and Murphy, and hubba-hubba between Dresden and Rodriguez. The violence starts early, and escalates to almost-comedic proportions. Honestly, I lost track of the body count after a couple of chapters. Werewolves (or variants thereof) are committing mayhem and murder throughout Chicagoland. The plot is sufficiently twisty, and the final confrontation is exciting enough. As in Storm Front, the author does a good job of lacing just enough tidbits of backstory to make Dresden interesting, without bogging down the story at hand. However, I have a litany of complaints. And since Dresden gets shot (yet again), I shall present them as a hail of bullet (point)s:* Despite being set in Chicago, this book bears little resemblance to my fair city. Chicago has more than these two neighborhoods: Downtown (which we call the Loop, BTW) and the Gold Coast. And about the Gold Coast, there are no giant wooded estates there! And you cannot drive to a lake house in Michigan, and back, in one evening. And Chicago doesn't smell -- you're mistaking it for Gary. Harrumph.* Jim, did you choose to feature werewolves so that you would have an excuse to refer to your female characters as bitches? Because you do. A lot.* Bad guys don't always have to snarl or growl their dialogue. Sometimes they can just say words.Even the narration by the fabulous Mr. Marsters can't convince me to continue with this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Grabbed me by the throat and wouldn’t let go
sinshenlong on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Just finished reading this book. Took me longer to read than the first but that doesn't mean its any less entertaining. And one thing for sure this series is VERY action packed. Here's the synopsis. The book opens with Kim Delaney ( a student of sorts) asking Harry about a mysterious circle design which immediately reminds us of the concept of circles in magic that we learnt in book 1. Afterwords he's brought on a murder case which like the last is VERY gruesome with a thorughly mangled corpse on the scene. The thought of werewolves come to mind and as he learns more about the different types of werewolves he becomes entangled between the different groups; all of which are after his head in some form or fashion. Now the first book had Harry in a worse predicament bt this book tested Harry in a far more physical fashion. In almost fifteen chapters Harry was engaged in battle after battle after battle almost to the point of not having any magical power left. Again i'm not complaining, in fact I can safely say this has way more action than any Potter book or any other fantasy novel I've read. Plus theres a very nifty twist that kept me turning the pages as well.Now I've mentioned the different types of werewolf; five in fact. One that use magic to transform into wolves, one that have wolf characteristics and personalities but still retain their human form, one that was originally a wolf but shapeshifts into a human, one that uses a magic belt to transform into wolves and last the old fashioned kind that is a curse which turns the human into a wolf upon seeing a fullmoon. Now every one of these are dangerous: ESPECIALLY the last one and the scenes involving each were so engaging that I couldn't help but picture a live action or animated version in all of its splendour. But aside from this no new concepts were really introduced if anything they used the ones mentioned in book 1 to advance the plot. For example the soul gaze is a great medium for getting insight on different characters without sacrificing page space. Also the book hints at some themes and plot points which help support this series as a whole, and puts many more questions on the table. All in all I enjoyed this read alot, it took me longer to read than book 1 though hence why i gave it four stars but this is an excellent series I may start book 3; but probably after checking potter 6 now that I've managed to see the film :D4/5
Aeyan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
About four years ago, I was acquainted with a certain 'Wizard for Hire' by the name of Harry Dresden. I recall being entertained but not compelled to continue the association. However, several trusted sources promised me Mr. Dresden is of pukka character, the real deal, not prone to charlatan-esque fripperies and obfuscations. Finally circumventing my innate resistance, the second meeting between Mr. Dresden and I was arranged, and an intriguing dynamic arose. I discovered that I actually like Mr. Dresden; his foibles and peccadillos make him less a figure of mystic adumbration and more of an associate with whom to take tea and discuss the recent spate of brummagem love potions flooding the magical marketplace. His expertise and interests are varied and vast, his moral certitude and chivalrous demeanor endearing, his honor and sense of duty admirable. But perhaps his best features: he carries a large staff and makes a leather duster look good.