Book Reviews of White Night (Dresden Files, Bk 9)

White Night (Dresden Files, Bk 9)
White Night - Dresden Files, Bk 9
Author: Jim Butcher
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ISBN-13: 9780451461551
ISBN-10: 045146155X
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 480
Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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4.5 stars, based on 266 ratings
Publisher: Roc
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed White Night (Dresden Files, Bk 9) on + 287 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
So many things happened in this book, but for once there was actually some wrapping up of storylines. Although I've enjoyed these books tremendously, it has seemed at times that Harry just has too much to handle all at once. Fortunately now there are a few less things for him to worry about. Whew! My only disappointment was that there just wasn't enough Bob - two scanty scenes (although the first was great). I need more Bob! Otherwise, it was a tight story and brought in many of the characters from previous books. Loved it!
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Helpful Score: 5
This is Book 9 of the Dresden Files.

I wish that I could read these books slowly so that I could savor them more but there is just too much going on and I cannot put them down.

In this book, Harry is trying to find the person (or people, or demon, or whatever) who is responsible for killing and/or abducting women who have only modest magical talents.

One suspect has been spotted in the gray cloak of a White Council Warden. Naturally, suspicion falls on Harry. And then there is surveillance footage of a man leaving with some of the women who have gone missing. Harry sees the video. He sees Thomas.

This book does more than provide a great story with an unbelievable, high-stress, high-stakes ending that is so pivotal to the overall series that I cannot say where it happens, who is involved, or how it ends.

This book also works to resolve the secrecy and tension between Thomas and Harry that has been building for the past two years. You get insight in what it is like for Harry to be a teacher and for Molly to be an apprentice. And there is a significant interaction between Harry and Lasciel's image, Lash, that I never saw coming.

This was an incredibly good addition to the Dresden series for a lot of different reasons. It was one of the most well-written books in the series and the last third of the book has one of the best action and fight scenes yet. In a series that keeps getting better, this book successfully continues the trend.
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Helpful Score: 4
So many things happened in this book, but for once there was actually some wrapping up of storylines. Although I've enjoyed these books tremendously, it has seemed at times that Harry just has too much to handle all at once. Fortunately now there are a few less things for him to worry about. Whew! My only disappointment was that there just wasn't enough Bob - two scanty scenes (although the first was great). I need more Bob! Otherwise, it was a tight story and brought in many of the characters from previous books. Loved it!
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Helpful Score: 1
This is Book 9 of the Dresden Files.

I wish that I could read these books slowly so that I could savor them more but there is just too much going on and I cannot put them down.

In this book, Harry is trying to find the person (or people, or demon, or whatever) who is responsible for killing and/or abducting women who have only modest magical talents.

One suspect has been spotted in the gray cloak of a White Council Warden. Naturally, suspicion falls on Harry. And then there is surveillance footage of a man leaving with some of the women who have gone missing. Harry sees the video. He sees Thomas.

This book does more than provide a great story with an unbelievable, high-stress, high-stakes ending that is so pivotal to the overall series that I cannot say where it happens, who is involved, or how it ends.

This book also works to resolve the secrecy and tension between Thomas and Harry that has been building for the past two years. You get insight in what it is like for Harry to be a teacher and for Molly to be an apprentice. And there is a significant interaction between Harry and Lasciel's image, Lash, that I never saw coming.

This was an incredibly good addition to the Dresden series for a lot of different reasons. It was one of the most well-written books in the series and the last third of the book has one of the best action and fight scenes yet. In a series that keeps getting better, this book successfully continues the trend.
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Helpful Score: 1
Harry Dresden is investigating the disappearance and murders of several women in Chicago. The only thing they seem to have in common is the fact that they are all magic practitioners. During his investigation, Harry receives evidence that the killer may actually be his brother, Thomas.

This is the 9th book in the Dresden Files series and it is great. Most of the characters from previous books are involved in this one, including Murphy, Butters, Thomas, Lasciel, Lara, Molly and (my favorite) Bob. I believe the action scene in the later half of the book was one of the longest, most involved scenes I've seen. I was exhausted after reading it. If you're a fan of the Dresden Files, you are going to love this book. My rating: 4.5 Stars.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is the third book in the series I have read, but each book gets better and better. I'm hoping to go back and read the entire series eventually.
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Helpful Score: 1
I really hope Jim Butcher continues to keep this series going - it's been a wonderfully wild, exciting ride so far and it doesn't look like it's going to let up any time soon. Sergeant Karrin Murphy is investigating a series of suspicious looking "suicides" and calls Harry in to help. Magic reveals a message to any practitioner that these are homicides, and Harry's chivalrous nature and weakness for female victims make him determined to find the killer. However, he is stunned when other potential victims accuse him of being the murderer, and even more so when his investigation points to his brother Thomas being deeply involved. To make matters worse, Harry now seems to be a target as well. With the help of his fellow wizard and first love Elaine, as well as Murphy and Warden Rodriguez, they uncover an intricate plot involving vampires that may very well lead to the destruction of the Council and all human practitioners as well. Oh, and in the midst of all that, Harry still has to deal with his stubborn and eager-to-help apprentice. It's another roller coaster adventure with the same deft touch with characters that readers have come to expect from Butcher.
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Have really enjoyed this series.
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Great Dresden read as always, but didn't hold my attention like Jim Butcher's books almost always do, but still very good!
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As so often happens in the Dresden Universe the title of this installment pretty much sums up the story in a word or two. Almost all the events of the book culminate in one night. However, before getting to that particular night it would be good to start at the beginning or at least close enough to it.

To start things off Murphy kinda calls Harry in to consult on what looks like a suicide, but during the investigation he finds a message that only a wizard couldve found. Since Harry is the only wizard and the only warden of the White Council in Chicago it is obvious that the message was left for him. A visit to Butters reveals that there were plenty of so-called suicide cases all women and hell find out later that they were all small-time practitioners. To add insult to injury the supernatural community believes the serial killer is him!

Clues point to a warden since someone or something last seen with these women was wearing a gray cloak. Clues also point to Thomas or at least another White Court vampire. Mix in Mollys (Harrys apprentice) rebellious side and you have the bulk of the book.

Since Thomas or perhaps another White Court vampire is involved you know his older half-sister Lara is probably involved. This ultimately leads to that one very special night where the case is solved and most of the power players are revealed.

Now for the review: Three stars all-in-all because this one started off kind of slow. One star for the plausible denialability certain characters used to get Harry to do what he/she needed. Two stars for the incognito relationship Harry and Thomas now have it gave me a good laugh, but also gave me warm fuzzies to know how Thomas was doing well. The last star is for Jim Butcher bringing back old characters even if they were just tiny sideline characters.
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A+ one of the best!
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This is Book 9 of the Dresden Files.

I wish that I could read these books slowly so that I could savor them more but there is just too much going on and I cannot put them down.

In this book, Harry is trying to find the person (or people, or demon, or whatever) who is responsible for killing and/or abducting women who have only modest magical talents.

One suspect has been spotted in the gray cloak of a White Council Warden. Naturally, suspicion falls on Harry. And then there is surveillance footage of a man leaving with some of the women who have gone missing. Harry sees the video. He sees Thomas.

This book does more than provide a great story with an unbelievable, high-stress, high-stakes ending that is so pivotal to the overall series that I cannot say where it happens, who is involved, or how it ends.

This book also works to resolve the secrecy and tension between Thomas and Harry that has been building for the past two years. You get insight in what it is like for Harry to be a teacher and for Molly to be an apprentice. And there is a significant interaction between Harry and Lasciel's image, Lash, that I never saw coming.

This was an incredibly good addition to the Dresden series for a lot of different reasons. It was one of the most well-written books in the series and the last third of the book has one of the best action and fight scenes yet. In a series that keeps getting better, this book successfully continues the trend.