Blood Rites by Jim Butcher
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
ooohhh yay a puppy! Just what the series was missing in the cuteness factor! I love you Jim Butcher! What a wonderful character you have created in this little dog.
Then this quote just hit me like a train. Just screamed it, and I believe this to the quick of my fingertips...
"Certainly it garnered a very different reaction from various supernatural entities than my everyday wizardry did, so maybe they weren't related at all.
But that didn't matter. I wasn't holding a crucifix in the thing's face. I was holding the symbol of what I believed in. The five-pointed star of the pentacle represented the five forces of the universe, those of air, fire, water, earth, and of spiritual energy, laid into patterns of order and life and bound within a circle of human thought, human will. I believed that magic was fundamentally a force of life, of good, something meant to protect and preserve. I believed that those who wielded it therefore had a responsibility to use that power in the way it was meant to be used—and that was belief enough to tap into the vast power of faith, and to direct it against One-ear."
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