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Ghost Story

Ghost Story, July 2011
Dresden Files Series #13
by Jim Butcher

496 pages
ISBN: 045146379X
EAN: 9780451463791
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Fresh Fiction Review

Ghost Story
Jim Butcher

Reviewed by Loa Ledbetter
Posted August 2, 2011

Fantasy Urban

When Harry Dresden woke up dead, he wasn't quite sure what to expect. Hell and brimstone? White lights and angels? In life, he has known both already, but little did he expect to be put back to work to find his own murderer. Now he has to investigate his own death, find his killer, and stop three people whom he cares about from being destroyed.

As a ghost, Harry finds he must rely on others to do the physical work for him and he finds that since his death, those he held dear have changed. As is typical Harry Dresden, he feels responsible for fixing everything that has gone wrong for those around him, as well as solve his own murder. So what does the fact that his apprentice may have lost her mind, his best friend is in league with the criminal underworld, and wraiths are attacking the living have to do with Harry being dead? And can he save the living around him, before it's too late?

Jim Butcher has once again struck gold with Ghost Story, lucky number thirteen in his Dresden Files series. Not often can a writer kill off his main character and keep the series fresh and alive without the character being a vampire, but Mr. Butcher has done just this. He has a talent for carrying the reader from beginning to end with an urgency to find the answers and save the innocent as strong as his own character's. The wit is still sharp, the mystery multifaceted, and energy high throughout the complete story, with an ending that will surprise and make you thump yourself on the head at the same time, because, come on; it's a Dresden File.

If there is an author that defines urban fantasy, it is Jim Butcher, and the series is the Dresden Files. Everyday Chicago, where a private eye is also a wizard, the supernatural lurks behind our sight and the only thing standing between it and us, is Harry Dresden, dead or alive.

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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...

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