Proven Guilty: A Novel Of the Dresden Files

Proven Guilty: A Novel Of the Dresden Files

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by Jim Butcher
     
 

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The White Council of Wizards has drafted Harry Dresden as a Warden and assigned him to look into rumors of black magic in Chicago. Malevolent entities that feed on fear are loose in the Windy City, but it's all in a day's work for a wizard, his faithful dog, and a talking skull named Bob.


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Overview

The White Council of Wizards has drafted Harry Dresden as a Warden and assigned him to look into rumors of black magic in Chicago. Malevolent entities that feed on fear are loose in the Windy City, but it's all in a day's work for a wizard, his faithful dog, and a talking skull named Bob.


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101128619
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/06/2007
Series:
Dresden Files Series , #8
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
16,231
File size:
628 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

A martial arts enthusiast whose resume includes a long list of skills rendered obsolete at least two hundred years ago, Jim Butcher turned to writing as a career because anything else probably would have driven him insane. He lives with his wife, his son and a ferocious guard dog.


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Proven Guilty (Dresden Files Series #8) 4.7 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 431 reviews.
onix7cv More than 1 year ago
This is the first and only book I have ever read by Jim Butcher to date and I loved it. The story was funny, dark yet positive, and overall very intelligently put together. One of the most captivating things about this book/author is that scenes, people, and objects are laid it in such smart detail that it felt as if I was watching a movie of the book in HD with special effects and all. I could literally visualize ever magical event with no difficulty as I read. Excellent story to match too! I really think this book should be made into movies for an adult "Harry Potter" like series; it would be much better. Bucher made a fan out of me.
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This is the only series that I look forward to the next book, and it can never come fast enough.
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AVoraciousReadr More than 1 year ago
Another favorite in the Dresden Universe. *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. Favorite moments: 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… Favorite quotes: “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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Kailua-Suzie More than 1 year ago
Great reading! Love his series. Once I finish one book, cannot wait to jump in to next one.
vikingsbride More than 1 year ago
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!
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It is a great book my only complaint was I wish it was longer much longer. But I dont think "Harry" could have lived thru it if it had been any longer.
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Liked the TV series --Loved the books!!!
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