Naoto Ikeda Ikeda từ 82021 Apice BN, Ý
This is the first book in a series that Jim Butcher obviously is passionate about writing: It is clear he has always longed to make his own "Middle-earth". The setting is indeed intriguing. As best as I can tell, the premise goes something like this: "What if a Roman legion (and presumably its female followers) crossed dimensions long ago and settled on a new world, where they encountered hostile non-human sentient species and survived by developing 'magical' connections to elemental beings they call Furies..." The intriguing hybrid of sci-fi and fantasy doesn't work in execution as well as the author might have hoped. The plotting and narrative are fairly firmly in the "pulp" tradition, with far too much text devoted to detailed descriptions of action. It lacks the appealing whimsy and goofy humor of his DRESDEN series, which can be enjoyed (and then fairly quickly forgotten) as supernatural detective pulp fiction.