Books | Fiction / Fantasy / Paranormal
“The wildest, strangest, best Dresden adventure to date...Butcher’s blending of modern fantasy with classic noir sensibilities ensures that there’s never a dull moment.”—SF Site Paranormal investigations are Harry Dresden’s business and Chicago is his beat, as he tries to bring law and order to a world of wizards and monsters that exists alongside everyday life. And though most inhabitants of the Windy City don’t believe in magic, the Special Investigations Department of the Chicago PD knows better. Karrin Murphy is the head of S. I. and Harry’s good friend. So when a killer vampire threatens to destroy Murphy’s reputation unless Harry does her bidding, he has no choice. The vampire wants the Word of Kemmler (whatever that is) and all the power that comes with it. Now, Harry is in a race against time—and six merciless necromancers—to find the Word before Chicago experiences a Halloween night to wake the dead...
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"I swear this series is just getting better and better. I also keep getting stuck waiting for the next audio book from the library as I NEED to hear James Marsters read this now. I cannot turn back to the hard copy book. He adds such an additional feel to the novel. In this seventh book of the series, Harry is dealing with some real bad Wizards working Necromancy magic. They are after a long lost book which will give the Wizard who chooses to use it a ridiculous amount of Power making them a kin to a God wealding Black Necromancy Magic. Basically Harry needs to find this book before they do, and save everyone in Chicago. Harry also meets a nice girl who tries to assist him with his current case, and as usual nothing ever works out smoothly for Harry. MInd you if it did we would not have these amazing stories to entertain us."
"This whole series is really good!!!"
"I love all his books. It was a cool television show too—but they cancelled it way too soon. I’d love to know who’s streaming it. "
"This book really says a lot of things in motion for the series, and outlines the greater themes of operating in shades of grey, and heroism.<br/><br/>I continue to struggle with the casual misogyny and sexist attitudes in the series. Initially, I thought it might just be Harry's character, and it's definitely evolved into a character flaw. But Ramirez also displayed some of that as well, and it seems to be broader than Harry. <br/><br/>That said, it's still a good read, with layers of complexity that I didn't expect, and I'll continue on with the series!"
"I really enjoy the Dresden Files. I haven't gotten to this one yet, but I will. I like Jim Butcher's writing style."