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White Night by Jim Butcher

White Night (edition 2009)

by Jim Butcher, James Marsters (Narrator)

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Title:White Night
Authors:Jim Butcher
Other authors:James Marsters (Narrator)
Info:Penguin Audio (2009), Edition: Unabridged, Audio CD
Collections:Re-Reads, Annotated
Tags:Fantasy (Urban), Noir, World Building, Private Investigator, Paranormal, Humour (Dark), Chicago, Serial Killer, Vampire, Magic, Crime, Audiobook, Dog

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White Night by Jim Butcher

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When his brother seems a possible suspect in a series of murders, Harry Dresden teams up with his apprentice Molly, Sergeant Murphy, gangster Johnnie Marcone, and Elaine Mallory to clear Thomas of all suspicions, only to be dragged into the political mayhem of the various vampire Courts. Another entertaining installment in the series with the same great characters. If you like the style of the series, this won't disappoint. The plot is tight and there are a few tense and a few hilarious moments that'll keep you turning the pages. Mouse is still my favorite character, no change there. ( )
  -Eva- | Apr 26, 2014 |
Originally posted at FanLit:

White Night is the ninth novel in Jim Butcher??s DRESDEN FILES series. If you havenƒ??t read up to this point in the series yet, please stop here and go away...

Well, now Iƒ??m sure that Iƒ??ve been left talking to myself because nobody whoƒ??s read this far is going to care what I have to say about White Night. The previous novel, Proven Guilty, was awesome, so youƒ??d have to be brain-dead to not want to pick up White Night immediately, which means you donƒ??t need to read this review. Thatƒ??s how I know youƒ??re not there. In fact, I can say anyhoting I want ot say here and not evein bother to correct my spellign or grammar because I know yhouƒ??re not there. Youƒ??re reading White Night and nothing I say matters. So, Iƒ??m going to just tlak to myself here and jot down a few notes so I can later distinguish this book from the other DRESDEN FILES ... Read More: http://www.fantasyliterature.com/reviews/white-night/ ( )
  Kat_Hooper | Apr 6, 2014 |
[Cross-posted to Knite Writes]

Man, there were so many vampires in this one, my head is still spinning. Not that I have a problem with that. I thought this installment of The Dresden Files was far superior to Proven Guilty. The characters were better. The plot was better — though incredibly complicated in places. And the foreshadowing in this book was epic. You can definitely see the threads connecting White Night and previous installments of the series, slowly but surely building up to a number of explosive reveals in the following books.

I also enjoyed Harry’s development in this one. Given the contrast between himself and various other characters, like Molly, it’s clear just how far he’s come since Storm Front. Butcher keeps Harry in a constant state of growth, but unlike some protagonists, Harry never gets “too perfect.” He continues to make (often bonehead) mistakes that cost him dearly, and he always has limitations to overcome (or not).

There was a rich mix of action, word-building, and character development throughout White Night. Everyone from Murphy to Marcone to Thomas got singled out for additional development, and it served to make the world a lot richer than it would be if it Harry was the only one to ever get such treatment.

In addition, Butcher yet again expands the world. Every book, he adds a little more to the reader’s understanding of various supernatural forces and organizations, and in White Night, he covered a lot of ground.

Overall, a great installment of the series.
  TherinKnite | Mar 24, 2014 |
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  Antonis.Papadakis | Jan 30, 2014 |
White Night
4 Stars

Harry’s search for a serial killer targeting female magical practitioners takes a dramatic turn when the murders are revealed to be part of a larger, more sinister plot to destroy all of wizard kind.

The world building and characterization are highly entertaining as usual, and there are updates on several characters from earlier books, including Helen Beckitt, John Marcone and Lara Raith, There are also developments for Harry’s new apprentice, Molly Carpenter, who is slowly coming to realize the responsibility that comes with power, Harry’s brother, Thomas, whose new profession is unusual yet strangely appropriate, and fellow warden, Carlos Ramirez whose wit makes him a particularly amusing addition to the cast.

Harry is still having trouble in his personal life with love interests, both old and new, playing a role and the storyline is quite complex with much intrigue and revelations surrounding the mysterious Black Council as well as unexpected betrayals and alliances amongst the White Court vampires.

All in all, White Night resolves some ongoing issues and introduces some new conflicts. It will be interesting to see where things go from here. ( )
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Many things are not as they seem: The worst things in life never are.
. . . age is always advancing and I'm fairly sure it's up to no good.
Bigots see something they expect and then they stop thinking about what is in front of them . . . It's probably how they got to be bigots in the first place.
Everyone is down on pain, because they forget something important about it: Pain is for the living. Only the dead don't feel it.
Life's easier when you can write off others as monsters, as demons, as horrible threats that must be hated and feared. The thing is, you can't do that without becoming them, just a little.
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Someone is targeting Chicago's magic practitioners - the members of the supernatural underclass who don't possess enough power to become full-fledged wizards. Some have vanished. Others appear to be victims of suicide. But now the culprit has left a calling card at one of the crime scenes - a message for Harry Dresden.

Harry sets out to find the killer, but his investigations turns up evidence pointing to the one suspect he cannot possibly believe guilty: His half-brother, Thomas. to clear his brother's name, Harry rushes into a supernatural power struggle that renders him outnumbered, outclassed, and dangerously susceptible to temptation.

And Harry knows that if he screws this one up, people will die - and one of them will be his brother ...
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The inspiration for the Sci Fi channel television series

In Chicago, someone has been killing practitioners of magic, those incapable of becoming full-fledged wizards. Shockingly, all the evidence points to Harry Dresden's half-brother, Thomas, as the murderer. Determined to clear his sibling's name, Harry uncovers a conspiracy within the White Council of Wizards that threatens not only him, but his nearest and dearest, too...

The Dabel Brothers are bringing the Dresden Files to life in comic book form—look for issues beginning April 2008! View more here!

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Assigned to investigate the deaths of several magic practitioners, all of whom lacked the ability to become full-fledged wizards, professional Chicago wizard Harry Dresden is shocked when the evidence points to his half-brother Thomas as the killer.

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