Skin Games proves once again that Jim Butcher knows how to develop memorable heroes. Dresden is one of the good guys, but he has just enough humility to wonder just how good he really is, all things considered. Dresden’s sense of humor is quirky and helps the reader develop a relationship with the hero.
The story itself is filled with action, and Butcher is a master of maximizing the excitement. Never say die in a Butcher story, because the minute you do, someone or something will come to the rescue and save your sorry ass at the last minute.
While many of the characters come straight for mythology, Butcher gives them relatable personalities. My favor was Hades and his pet. After reading Skin Games, it is easy to feel compassion for even the most hated of gods.