Ghost Story

Ghost Story

Book rating: 05 Hardback Dresden Files (ROC Hardcover)

By (author) Jim Butcher

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  • Publisher: Signet
  • Format: Hardback | 481 pages
  • Dimensions: 159mm x 236mm x 38mm | 726g
  • Publication date: 26 July 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 045146379X
  • ISBN 13: 9780451463791
  • Sales rank: 47,471

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The eagerly awaited new novel in the #1 "New York Times" bestselling Dresden Files series. When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn't doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin. But being dead doesn't stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has nobody, and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own. To save his friends-and his own soul-Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic... Watch a Video

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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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By Georgia 13 Jan 2012 5

Lucky Thirteen and counting Ghost Story flabbergasts its readers. Let us be honest after twelve books, the last of which left you speechless, and a collection of no less than eleven short stories one may be sceptical about the outcome of this book. There is no need for worries! Jim Butcher does his magic trick (pun intended) and delivers yet another fabulous Harry Dresden story. It is not a big spoiler that Harry is indeed dead and now he needs to cope with his new status in the supernatural community. If only things were that simple... Harry is sent back to Chicago with the task of finding out who killed him. This story is challenging, intriguing, at points unbelievably cheeky and of course full of action. You never know where you stand. You just keep reading on, because you learn along the way many important things, exactly like Harry does. The trick with this book -more present than any of the previous- is that the reader is sucked into the story from the very first page. Nothing is given and guessing doesn't help either. The suspense is strong and ever present; you can't put this book down! There is a new chapter in Harry's life, i.e. his actions are limited. The energetic hero who stopped at nothing and always tried to save the world is forced to step aside and let others act on his behalf. This development affects Harry deeply and it is dealt by the author with authenticity, realism, compassion and wry humour. You cannot, but empathize with Harry. He learns a lot about himself and of course the reader learns as well a lot about his potential and the width of his determination to reach his goals. Harry is not left without doubt or second-thoughts, still he goes on until the puzzle is finished. This determination is admirable and the reader is not left untouched by it. Ghost Story does not delve exclusively on the psychological aspect of the turn of events. There's action too; actually enough to satisfy everyone. As far as the ending goes well let's just say that you never saw it coming. This is a compelling story, with great characters and strong narrative.