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Posted June 11, 2014
Another favorite in the Dresden Universe. *Book source ~ Local
Another favorite in the Dresden Universe.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
*Book source ~ Local library
Due to the War the ranks of the Wardens are stretched thin, so the White Council has been forced to hand Harry a grey cloak. Horror of horrors! Wait, that’s not all the horror in town. SplatterCon!!! is in Chicago and there’s trouble at the horror convention that seems to revolve around Michael Carpenter’s oldest daughter, Molly. Tasked by the Council to investigate dark magic in his town, Molly’s plea for help with her boyfriend’s arrest at SplatterCon!!! and imminent war between the fairy courts, Harry is feeling pulled in too many directions. Will he be able to fulfill his duties as Warden and friend without getting himself or anyone else killed?
My Guest Reviewers:
A ~ my 16-yr-old daughter
T ~ my 14-yr-old son
K ~ my 13-yr-old son
Is it a surprise if I say that we still love this series? Probably not. :D This time the trouble revolves around black magic and its use in Chicago. One of the jobs a Warden must do is track down users of black magic called warlocks and execute them even if they are kids who didn’t know any better. Harry loathes this part of his job and we can understand why. We don’t like it either even though it’s usually something that needs done because the kids are too far gone to be saved. It still sucks. Anyway, the mystery kept us guessing and the phobophages were pretty cool. Everyone liked the description of Arctis Tor, Harry’s replica of Chicago that he calls Little Chicago and A wants to know why Molly doesn’t have the same problem with electronics that Harry does. Hmmm…good question! Everyone also agrees that Charity is one badass and they like her better after this book than they did before. And even though it was hot in this book, T said Harry should always wear his duster. He loves the duster.
Everyone liked the ending with the Council and Harry’s conversation afterwards with Michael.
Also, the entire scene in Arctis Tor.
A said any scene with Michael in it is a good one. Hmmm…someone has a book crush.
Each book it gets harder and harder to pick a favorite, so…
“A bolt of warmth, fierce with joy and pride and gratitude, flashed through me like sudden lightning. I don’t care whose DNA has recombined with whose. When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching-they are your family. And they were my heroes.”
“Molly was arrested. Possession.”
I blinked at him. “She was possessed?”
“Murphy, you rock! Go Team Dresden!”
“Hey, I’m the one who rocks…Go Team Murphy.”
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Posted February 8, 2014
I am so happy to have found this series!
Just as fun, action and humour ridden as so many others in this series. If you love magic, suspense, underdogs, movie monsters, detectives or just a well written tale, this is a great series for you to read. Each book stands strong on its own, but as a series it shines!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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My boss recommended this series to me and got me completely hooked! I am normally a much more supernatural romance girl but Jim Butcher makes up for thhat different with wit action and senual tension :-) picking up the next one nowWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 6, 2011
Very Good-however scarier
I am an avid fan of the The Dresden Files, and this book was one of the few that was actually scary. I am not that hard to scare though. It also keeps up the upbeat base of the other novels. In conclusion, I would recommend to fans of comtemporary fantasy to get this on your nookWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Posted May 14, 2010
Harry does it again..
when this series was first recommended to me, i was skeptical reading about vampires, but, Jim's characters have an endearing quality that kept me coming back for more in spite of the poor writing style of the first few books. his writing has improved tremendously with these last 2 books in the series and i intend to read the rest. Harry is a wizard who fights vampires, allies with werewolves and solves crime in Chicago of supernatural causes along with Murphy of the police force, who beleives in him. he now is mentoring a young wizard by teaching her the proper use of focus and magic. looking forward to book 9.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 21, 2010
Jim Butcher does it again!
Very good book! Jim Butcher does an excellent job at character depth and story integration between books. You feel as if you not only relate to Harry Dresden, but you "know" him personally. All authors can't pull it off as subtly as Mr. Butcher. Next it is "White Night".Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 20, 2009
Proven Guilty hits a homerun! Harry Dresden crime fighting wizzard and Chicago's holy man keeps the bad guys on the run!
Jim Butcher once again provides hours of reading pleasure with an ongoing evolution of Harry Dresden's personality and growth in the supernatural. One can almost identify with Harry and his own interpersonal struggles to make sense of his life. One can almost also wish for the supernatural powers growing in Harry to defend our own existence and forge through our every day lives! The prince of Light once again defends his city and family and friends from the bad guys and with thrilling accord. The Dresden classics are books one can reread and enjoy often always waiting for the next thrilling book to be created.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Harry, My Hero!
I'm a huge fan of Harry Dresden! Harry always seems to find trouble, or it seems to always find him. This book involves many different factions & lots of fast paced action. It's also good to see one of Harry's old flames enter into the picture again. Always exciting & interesting.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 13, 2007
Too good to put down, literally. Like super-glue.
This book is the best of the Dresden Files series. Butcher is a genius in his writing. I'd baught the 7th and 8th of the Dresden Files a few months ago, but didn't have time to read them. I started Dead Beat on Thursday at school, it was finished by Saturday, then I picked up Proven Guilty. The book was opened at about 4pm and closed again by 6pm of Sunday. I literally couldn't put it down, and when I did, I was overcome by wave of sad and emptyness. I highly suggest this book, because it's one of the best I've ever read, but on the other hand, it's not fun to finish. Now I have to bribe Butcher's nephew into getting me a paperback copy of White Knight. I. Need. My. Fix.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 28, 2007
Just made more questions didn't answer many
i love this series and with every new installment my addiction grows! IN this new installment i felt there weren't many questions answered if any and if anything a whole new breed of questions formed in my mind after reading this book. though on the subject of the ScFi series on the tele i must say it doesn't do the book justice but its a new series and i am hoping as it grows older it matures and follows the book a bit more closly. my advise would be to make the producers, actors, writters and any one else invovled read the series. and if possible get Jim Butcher's opinion on everything and count it heavly. just my opinion though.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.