Dragavon wrote:He's right. It was the weakest. Every subsequent novel is better than the previous one.
I figured as much. Most series work that way. Get established, build an audience, then really get into the interesting stuff, the history, dark shadow, etc. Kim Harrison's Rachel Morgan series pulls the same trick, using mostly the same fantasy/horror elements Butcher is using. Of all the genre-crossing series around, I can see Dresden and Morgan interacting more than any other pair and not messing up their respective series' style and tone.