In my opinion, Blood Rites is the weakest of the Dresden Files up to this point. Unlike the previous novels, the story and the dialogue was not crisp. The author was not as successful in tying multiple storylines together. That said, the book explains a variety of relational questions that have been unanswered and there are several surprising plot reveals. Although, disappointing compared to the previous 5, a poor Dresden Novel is still a very entertaining novel.