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White Night

by Jim Butcher

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Series: The Dresden Files (9)

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Fantasy. Fiction. Mystery. HTML:Wizard Harry Dresden must investigate his own flesh and blood when a series of killings strike Chicago‚??s magic practitioners in this novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

Someone is targeting the members of the city‚??s supernatural underclass‚??those 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 apparent serial killer, but his investigation 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 w
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Learned more about Chicago - travelling the el (elevated railway). Thomas protects female practitioners on a boat. Lots of fighting. Lasciel's coin surrendered voluntarily to Father Forthill. The story continues... ( )
  AChild | Feb 15, 2024 |
Another fantastic romp with Harry. At least he's starting to get some resilience now, and not totally getting beat to hell every five minutes. The background story is really starting to develop, and it's quite interesting. ( )
  Zehava42 | Jan 23, 2024 |
Started slow as the protagonist investigates magic-related murders, but builds up tension until a terrific final confrontation that neatly explains everything while still being very dramatic.

As in previous books in this series, I still think the protagonist is an unlikeable jerk, but I really liked how his relationships with other characters were developed. Particularly liked the wizard apprentice, the redeemed vampire brother, the demonic imaginary friend, and the mob boss. ( )
  yaj70 | Jan 22, 2024 |
As usual, this entry into the Dresden Files hits the ground running, with Harry trying to figure out what his vampire brother Thomas is hiding from him, while also working to figure out who is killing female magic practitioners, and why. But the action quickly ramps up as he is engaged in several supernatural skirmishes, before the whole thing escalates into full-blown paranormal mayhem. As the usual magical combat is anticipated, we also learn more about the complicated political backstory, with vampires seeking to destroy the White Council of wizards, wreaking havoc on training camps and practitioners alike, but also, apparently, warring amongst themselves, struggling to gain power and dominance over their own kind. This may prove to be their undoing, as Harry charges in -- though Harry himself must make some pretty whopping compromises to ensure the safety of those he cares for. The eternal conundrum of the powerful wizard who walks among us. ( )
  karenchase | Jun 14, 2023 |
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  freixas | Mar 31, 2023 |
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For the newest members of the family, Jesse and Dara
For the newest members of the family,
Jesse and Dara
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Many things are not as they seem: The worst things in life never are.
Many things are not as they seem: The worst things in life never are.
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. . . 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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Fantasy. Fiction. Mystery. HTML:Wizard Harry Dresden must investigate his own flesh and blood when a series of killings strike Chicago‚??s magic practitioners in this novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

Someone is targeting the members of the city‚??s supernatural underclass‚??those 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 apparent serial killer, but his investigation 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 w

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