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Proven Guilty (Dresden Files, Bk 8)
Proven Guilty - Dresden Files, Bk 8
Author: Jim Butcher
Harry, the only wizard in the Chicago phone book, is drafted to look into rumors of black magic in the Windy City. And if that wasn't enough, he must help the daughter of an old friend, whose boyfriend was the only one in a room where an old man was attacked. He insists he didn't do it. And what looks like a supernatural assault straight out of ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780451461032
ISBN-10: 0451461037
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 496
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4.5 stars, based on 320 ratings
Publisher: Roc
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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reviewed Proven Guilty (Dresden Files, Bk 8) on + 134 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
A nearly perfect book - well plotted, well written, a terrific story that stands alone while supporting the series arc story. Not to be missed, this installment draws on all the series supporting characters (other than Susan) to tie the White Council, the faeries, the Knights and Harry together against growing forces of evil.
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Each book just keeps getting better and this one did not disappoint. A number of events occur, some of them related and a couple left as mysteries for future books. I was happy to see Michael and his family again as I've missed them. And Harry and Murphy have the talk about "us" - but I don't believe either of them for a moment with what they said (and neither does Thomas). Perhaps the only disappointing bit was that there wasn't a lot of Bob - and at one point Harry was carrying him around in his backpack, so he was physically there but wasn't talking.
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Wizards, knights, faeries, vampires and assorted monsters - all in modern day Chicago, seen through the eyes of Harry Dresden, the smart-aleck, aw-shucks hero of the series. Couldn't put it down.
reviewed Proven Guilty (Dresden Files, Bk 8) on + 25 more book reviews
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If you're a fan of the Dresden Files I don't have to tell you that the books keep getting better and better. I love the character development and the way Jim Butcher lends a genuine human element even to his inhuman cast. If you're coming to the books form the new SciFi TV series you're in luck. This is SOOOO much better!
reviewed Proven Guilty (Dresden Files, Bk 8) on + 1516 more book reviews
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The White Council has asked Harry to look into rumors of black magic. His investigation takes him to Splattercon!!!, a convention for horror movie fans. There he finds that the movie monsters are actually killing the movie fans. He also finds a teenage Molly Carpenter, daughter of Harry's friend Michael, who asks for his help in dealing with her boyfriend.

Lots of characters from previous books are brought back for his one, including Michael and his family, the White Council, and the Faeries. A great story with lots of action and lots of humor. This series just gets better and better. My rating: 4.5 Stars.
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reviewed Proven Guilty (Dresden Files, Bk 8) on + 36 more book reviews
I just can't get in to this series, it is probably really good - I just can't get involved enough.
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This is urban fantasy at it's gritty best! I can't wait for the next novel in the Dresden Files to come out.

From back cover:
'What would you get if you crossed Spenser with Merlin? Probably you would come up with someone very like Harry Dresden, wizard, tough guy, and star of the Dresden Files.' The Washhington Times

There's no love lost between Harry Dresden, the only wizard in the Chicago phone book, and the White Council of Wizards, who find him brash and undisciplined. But war with the vampires has thinned their ranks, so the Council has drafted Harry as a Warden and assigned him to look into rumors of black magic in the Windy City.
As Harry adjusts to his new role, another problem arrives in the form of the tattooed and pierced daughter of an old friend, all grown-up and already in trouble. Her boyfriend is the only suspect in what looks like a supernatural assault straight out of a horror film. Malevolent entities that feed on fear are loose in Chicago, but it's all in a day's work for a wizard, his faithful dog, and a talking skull named Bob...
reviewed Proven Guilty (Dresden Files, Bk 8) on + 902 more book reviews
This is Book 8 of the Dresden Files.

I wish that I could go into detail about all of the reasons I really liked this book, but so much of this plot is truly a suprise. I don't want to ruin any of the fun.

The basic premise is that the first annual SplatterCon!!! is in town, a horror movie convention where horror movie villains are actually showing up to kill people. There is black magic afoot, and Harry is naturally right there in the middle of it, trying to solve the mystery.

As usual, what seems to be a simple case becomes infinitely more complex, as forces far beyond amateur black magicians are at play. Implications reach as far away as Faerie and as close to home as Harry's best friends. It really is a great book.

Harry and Murphy at least start to talk about what they are to each other, about whether or not there is or ever will be an "us." They come to a conclusion but I don't think anyone of them (Harry, Murphy, or even Thomas) actually believe it.

Each book has its own small errors in it. One book had Harry using an elevator during a city-wide power outage. This book said that a mini-van was "crushed as if with a wrecking ball" and yet two pages later everyone is piled into that same mini-van and driving down the street. Editorial errors aside, this book and this series is a real winner. I'm sad that I'm starting to run out of books.

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