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by Jim Butcher

Genre: Fantasy, General Fantasy

2007 Urban Fantasy Novel Nominee

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The eighth book of the Dresden Files is one hell of a good read, propelled by Harry Dresden's sardonic narration and a difficult mystery with a satisfying, if somewhat melancholy, conclusion. During the action-packed, fast-paced narrative, Harry moves from one crisis to another with barely a chance to catch his breath. The political machinations are fascinating, as are the moral choices that Harry and his allies are forced to make.

When low-ranking members of Chicago's supernatural community start disappearing, Harry is called in to investigate. Using his wizardly abilities, he finds a calling card left at several murder scenes which references the biblical book of Exodus and the killing of witches.

When Harry sets out to find the
killer, all the clues point to his brother, Thomas, the one person he can't believe would commit such crimes. As his investigation takes him deeper into the vampiric White Court, Harry finds himself tangled up in a power struggle which may very well leave him dead. (Roc, Apr., 416 pp., $23.95)

Reviewed By: Natalie A. Luhrs

Publisher: ROC

Published: April 2007

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4.5 Stars

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White Night

Submitted by Robin in PA on May 23, 2010 - 6:55pm.

Harry Dresden is investigating the disappearance and murders of several women in Chicago. The only thing they seem to have in common is the fact that they are all magic practitioners. During his investigation, Harry receives evidence that the killer may actually be his brother, Thomas.

This is the 9th book in the Dresden Files series and it is great. Most of the characters from previous books are involved in this one, including Murphy, Butters, Thomas, Lasciel, Lara, Molly and (my favorite) Bob. I believe the action scene in the later half of the book was one of the longest, most involved scenes I've seen. I was exhausted after reading it. If you're a fan of the Dresden Files, you are going to love this book. My rating: 4.5 Stars.