White Night

White NightThe Inspiration For The Sci Fi Channel Television Series In Chicago, Someone Has Been Killing Practitioners Of Magic, Those Incapable Of Becoming Full Fledged Wizards Shockingly, All The Evidence Points To Harry Dresden S Half Brother, Thomas, As The Murderer Determined To Clear His Sibling S Name, Harry Uncovers A Conspiracy Within The White Council Of Wizards That Threatens Not Only Him, But His Nearest And Dearest, Too

Jim Butcher is the author of the Dresden Files, the Codex Alera, and a new steampunk series, the Cinder Spires His resume includes a laundry list of skills which were useful a couple of centuries ago, and he plays guitar quite badly An avid gamer, he plays tabletop games in varying systems, a variety of video games on PC and console, and LARPs whenever he can make time for it Jim currently

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  • Hardcover
  • 407 pages
  • White Night
  • Jim Butcher
  • English
  • 21 May 2019
  • 9780451461407

10 thoughts on “White Night

  1. says:

    Hands down the most fun book I ve read these past two years White Night is also the best Dresden Files book so far It restored my wobbling faith in the series Jim Butcher has my respect He can retain control over what makes Dresden special, yet dish out an entertaining, fast paced book that s unique in the series Everything here was fun to read Even the times where vampires unearthly beauty was being described made me happy I usually get bored by this lyrical waxing But here it seemed so exaggerated and silly that it wasnot funny, but pleasant Oh wait, it WAS funny as hell Can t wait to read the next Dresden book

  2. says:

    Classic Dresden files book, so it was good But this read just like about three or four of his other books Set in Chicagoagain White Court vamps are evil and the war is ongoingstill Bob the pervy skull gets a complete intro and helps out with witty candor Thomas is hungry and Harry is suspicious of him Harry STILL doesn t get laidI m ready for Butcher to move on to a new subject, a new setting, and to settle the score with all of the above How many times does Bob need an introduction If someone picks up book nine of a series and expects to understand everything, it s their own damn fault I don t want to read the same thing nine times Same with Harry s chivalrous nature I m about tired of how Harry has to repeatedly tout his own heroics Oh, the women and childrensave the women and children Must not see them suffer, even if they are cutting off my good parts and torturing my loved ones If it s a woman, Harry will tell us, multiple times in the same book, how he can t bring himself to be less than courteous.I think the reason this book bothered me so much was that the last book in the series had a different vibe to it, and I was so very interested the entire time I read it That book took us to the land of fairy, gave Harry an apprentice, and I felt like it moved the series forward a few steps So I expected this one to keep moving forward Not so It sort of moved backward, and it s annoying I listened to the audio againJames Marsters does an amazing job You can hear how into his role he is, and it seems as if he has become and Harry Dresden with each installment I probably should give this than two stars, but I ended up skimming through soooo much of it, and I really don t feel like I missed anything I think I could have skipped the entire book and been just fine moving on to the next one Maybe I need to just give the series a break for awhile so that it s all new again, because at this point, if the next book isn t vastly different, I may give up on Dresden.

  3. says:

    3.5 stars LOVE this series and the narrator, James Marsters, can do no wrong, but this book was freakin confusing as hell Time jumps, lots of random things happening it was just chaotic than I would have liked Still one of my favorite series of all time and I m still jumping right into the next book

  4. says:

    The ninth Harry Dresden novel is the series riches and most densely plotted to date and the first in the series I can t recommend to someone coming to the series cold Not that this is a bad thing It s a great thing for readers of the Dresden Files While Jim Butcher does deliver payoffs and resolutions in his previous eight books, here in White Night he steps that up a notch, bringing back old friends and enemies to Harry Dresden s world all while building on several key plotlines from the last several novels as the war between the various supernatural factions begins to reach a boiling point and Harry Dresden is, once again, at the center of it all.If you re coming into this cold, you ll be thorougly confused If you ve read the previous eight books, you re probably going to eat this up with a spoon, eagerly turning the pages, waiting for the next development to hit Murphy calls Harry in on a case that may or may not have supernatural undercurrents Harry discovers a message that only he could find and begins to look into a series of similar deaths Finding the same message, hidden in the same way, Harry suspects a serial killer is on the loose in the supernatural community The problem the number one suspect is his half brother Thomas Harry is convinced Thomas isn t the killer, but the evidence is pretty damning Harry begins to pull at the threads and uncovers someone or something targeting women of a Wiccan order They ve already asked for help from Harry s first love, Elaine, who is now a private eye in Los Angeles who investigates the supernatural All of this we find in the first hundred or so pages and that s just when it gets interesting Butcher weaves together a complex, fascinating story with Harry firmly at the center, trying to find the pieces of the puzzle and prove the innocence of his half brother In the midst of al this, we learn about the politics of the current battle between the Red Court and the White Council and how Harry fits into a plan to possibly tip the balance Along the way, we meet old enemies and have call backs to the first novel in the series About the only thing I found frustrating about this novel is that in the last book, Harry determined a secret group was plotting within the power ranks of the White Council And while this development is brought up, we never get any movement toward discovering who or what is behind this and what their agenda is I realize that Butcher may be setting up some things for future installments, but a revelation this big seems a bit difficult to only pay lip service to in the story.But that s the only detraction I can find in this superb entry in the Dresden series Butcher keeps getting better and better, continuing to keep the Dresden Files as one of the must reads on my bookshelf.

  5. says:

    Someone is killing people in Chicago and leaving clues that only a person with magical ability, like a wizard named Harry Dresden, could see Why would they do that Meanwhile, most everything else in Harry s life is going spectacularly wrong He has an unruly apprentice who had an unfortunate brush with dark magic awhile back The White Council is still at war with the Red Vampire Court which was Harry s fault to begin with, but we don t need to go into all that.He s still got a fallen angel s shadow in his head, trying to convince him to wield a coin that will give Harry unimaginable power but also consume his soul Thomas, the vampire, has been acting really weird and he s probably eating people again which, vampires do, but it s kind of a problem because Harry is supposed to be protecting people.And now this, a serial killer Perfect The Dresden Files, as a series, is really starting to come together I like how Jim Butcher starts to layer the books on top of each other, each plot line leading to complications and depth Normally, Wardens existed to police wizards, to make sure that they didn t use their power against the rest of humanity in violation of the Laws of Magic Things weren t normal pg 59, ebook Harry has to juggle the politics between the wizards, the vampires, humanity, the faeries and also keep his sanity when someone from his past shows up and he has to rehash some old wounds Real fright isn t like the movies Real fear is an ugly, quiet, relentless thing It s a kind of pain, and I hated seeing it pg 129, ebookAnd we can t forget Bob the Skull, one of my favorite characters He seems to always get a few good lines in, no matter how busy the plot is What s up, boss Evil s afoot Well, sure, Bob said, because it refuses to learn the metric system Otherwise it d be up to a meter by now pg 154, ebook.Though I had some difficulties with the way Harry behaved in the latter part of the last book, I feel like he s of the flawed character I ve come to know in this entry Yes, he still makes mistakes sometimes and can be an idiot, but it makes sense There are circumstances beyond his control that are acting on his mind in ways he may not be aware of yet But he s learning about that, and his friends won t let him get too out of hand.Or, at least, they ll all go down together probably spectacularly and in flames Highly recommended for urban fantasy readers.

  6. says:

    THIS BOOK IS OVERDUE AT THE LIBRARY IT WAS DUE YESTERDAY BUT MAYBE IF I GET THERE BEFORE THEY OPEN AND THEY FIND IT IN THE RETURN BIN THEY LL BE ALL OH, SHE TOTALLY RETURNED THIS LAST NIGHT AND THAT COUNTS WE WON T CHARGE HER ANYTHING WHICH STILL MAKES ME A BAD PERSON BECAUSE SOMEBODY HAD IT ON HOLD THAT S WHY I COULDN T RENEW IT AND HAD TO SPEND ALL DAY YESTERDAY READING SO I COULD BRING IT BACK TODAY pant pant pant So Um Okay This is a good book Good wizard is a private detective in modern day Chicago book You should read it First, though, go read eight other books Not eight random books I mean, you can. If you want I m not the boss of you, the way my local library is the boss of me I m just saying, you should read this book but first you should read the eight Dresden Files books that come before it Jim Butcher does a decent job of summing stuff up, but the world building is amazingly intricate and the plot is way complicated and there are all kinds of awesome characters you ll want to follow from day one Seriously You do NOT want to just jump into the middle of this party That d be like showing up at a New Year s Eve bash at 11 45 and then drinking really fast to try to catch up to where everybody else is, which will kill you or at least make you barf since they ve all been here swigging away since five o clock.Okay, the analogy isn t perfect But I don t have time to MAKE it perfect, because did I mention THIS BOOK IS DUE AT THE LIBRARY AND THE LIBRARY OPENS IN checks watch LESS THAN TWO HOURS AND I NEED TO GET OUT OF HERE So read this book but first read the previous books in this series and be happy that Harry Dresden has finally stopped giving that pages long speech he used to give once per volume like clockwork about how people don t believe in the supernatural any, which is TOTALLY BOGUS because have you looked around lately People TOTALLY believe in all sorts of weird supernatural stuff Plus Harry s stopped being quite so much of an idiot when it comes to being all protective about women, possibly because he got his stuff stolen once too often by a female perp he let his guard down with in a way he never would have with a guy checks watch again GOTTA GO BYE HAVE FUN READING BEST DRESDEN BOOK SO FAR BYE

  7. says:

    Better the devil you know than the devil you don t Jim Butcher s ninth Harry Dresden novel, first published in 2007, is about a lot of things, as all of these entertaining books are, but the central theme seems to be picking the lesser of two evils, or working a Corleone plan by keeping your friends close but your enemies closer.Several of the recent Dresden novels have involved Harry s tenuous connection to the White Court of vampires and this one finds our hero drawn once into a confrontation with this lascivious group of succubae There s also the tracking down of a magical serial killer, some neanderthal ghouls and Bob the talking skull.Fans of the series know that the vampires are divided into three main groups, or courts, the Red, Black and White The Red Court vampires are non human and demonic in true form, hiding behind a magical veil The Black court types are the classic vampires undead creatures feasting on human blood and counting stuff on Sesame Street.The White Court are the most human like and feed not on blood so much as emotion sex, fear, despair They also like to operate behind the scenes by manipulation, persuasion and subterfuge.Also present is a list of Dresden recurring characters including Johnny Marcone and Ramirez.Full of Butcher s can of corn humor, some introspective philosophical musings, as well as than an ample allowance of ACTION this is another fun entry into the Dresden files.

  8. says:

    3.5 5 stars How much of a good thing is too much Five books Nine books How about sixteen books White Night was a book nine and unless something ground breaking happens I don t think I will make it to book 16 there s coming after that too I m sure This was everything that a good Dresden Files novel should be witty, non stop action with some sexual tension and hilarious remarks But I still felt a little bit bored Maybe because we already met the villain in the previous book Maybe because the concept seemed really cool, but then everything kind of got turned around 360 degrees and I just wasn t into it I don t know, this wasn t bad, but it wasn t particularly great either Especially in the middle things dragged quite a bit, despite the never ending action I don t even know how s that possible But, once again the ending was amazing and I will be definitely picking up number 10, just maybe not too soon This is definitely not a series you can binge, it does get quite repetitive You want to stretch them out and savor every book a good time apart from one another Don t worry about forgetting stuff Butcher is great about catching the reader up one of the best really What I love most about Dresden Files, besides the hilariousness that is Harry, is how relatable and real the books are I think the crazy attention to details largely contributes to that I love how Butcher never forgets that Mouse is a living, breathing, pooping dog and not just a super hero side kick I love that Harry gets cranky and tired, and he sleeps and eats like a normal functioning human In too many books main characters are portrayed as those super warrior machines that only keep fighting for justice, or whatever Harry is real and I think that s the beauty of it Also, he can make fun of himself and it s hilarious and I just love it I also especially adore Harry and Thomas s relationship those two give me life I really need of their interaction in every book Even Bob the Skull is a fantastic and well rounded character I did think that there was going to be of Molly in this book, but I guess after being the main distorter in previous book she kind of took a step back which is fine, I m not particularly fond of Molly I liked how Elaine was brought back, but also thought that there was nearly not enough of hermit all Also, I never really liked suzan, so can we just stop mentioning her Plus, there hasn t been a sex scene in at least two previous books, Butcher are you okay I m worried over here haha Despite being a tad bored with this one I still think that these series is a great fun and I love most of these characters dearly Especially Mouse and Thomas heart eyes , he got me under his vampiric charm My WEBSITEMy INSTAGRAM

  9. says:

    Another pretty good Dresden book But first thing I want to mention is the amazing narrator, James Marsters It s the first time I listened to Dresden audiobook, and I loved it James Marsters does an awesome job and he sounds pretty much like I imagined Harry would sound I think I am definitely going to buy an audiobook when the next Dresden book comes out If you read any of my reviews of Dresden Files, you know I am a huge fan I think I even get a little bit overenthusiastic in some of my reviews, or give the books slightly higher rating that they actually deserve But well, can t help myself there These books are pretty entertaining for me, they are fast paced and full of action, magic, supernatural creatures and awesome characters This series is like a drug, and I am addicted And Jim Butcher is an awesome author, and it was great to see how he improved with every next book At the beginning, when I read Storm Front, I never though I would like this series so much It was interesting, but nothing special But then the series slowly started to become complex, Jim Butcher s writing better and better, and characters deeper and complex Now it feels like it s really big journey and it s really cool to be part of it And Jim Butcher s has a way to make you feel like you are part of the story If he starts a sentence like Have you ever been Have you ever thought about Have you ever felt It automatically makes you wonder about some things that happened to you in real life, brings back some of the memories, and then it somehow makes you feel closer to characters, or makes you understand the situation better He is pretty good in making you feel that way, and I love that when I read his books.I will try not to get overenthusiastic in this review, I promise Of course, there are some things that I don t like about the series First of all, since every book is told from Harry s POV, you need to like this character to enjoy the series If you can t stand the guy, you obviously aren t going to last this long in the series And while I really really like him, there are times that he annoys me greatly He can be pretty whiny, he has a hero complex and he often forgets that he is not the only one who can deal with the problem or who notices things Well, he usually is th most qualified I would say, but sometimes he is a big drama queen too I am glad that one of the characters pointed it out to him in the end I didn t like how he was withholding the information from one of his friends in the end I think he should have learned that lesson by now And the other annoying thing is the fact that almost every female monster has to be pretty, sexy woman and of curse Harry can t help but notice it ever time The amount of beautiful and sexy women in these books, who in fact are horrible monsters, makes me roll my eyes sometimes But, we see things through Harry s eyes, and I guess he can t help it or change it It s just who he is and how he sees some things and he is far from perfect But I guess I wouldn t like him so much if he was perfect And although there are some annoying things about these books, they always stay in the background, at least for me, there are just too many cool things about Dresden to make me complain about the things I don t like for too long.White Night is another pretty good Dresden book It follows the usual pattern, there is a crime and Harry gets to investigate That s how it usually starts But it was never boring First of all, this time I kept dreading that one of the characters I really liked was involved in the crimes Second thing, Harry was joined by someone from his past I don t really like her that much, but it was cool to learn about her and it was also cool to see her in action For once, Harry wasn t the only wizard responsible for destroying some of the buildings Plus compared to some previous crimes, this time it was much deeper than some kind of crazy, blood thirsty monster murdering innocent people I love how Jim Butcher keeps revealing just a little bit of what s really going on in each book And the ending was pretty cool, it was enough to give this book 5 stars I love magical duels I got to see one in the end, and Harry wasn t the only wizard involved I love reading about other wizards and see how they use magic It s usually quite different than the way Harry uses it, and that s always pretty interesting and cool to read And the bad guys joined the good guys to kill some of even worse bad guys in the end, and I really liked it White Night might not be my favorite book of Dresden, but it s among the ones I like the most And I liked how some of the issues were resolved in the end.And I also have to mention one thing I really appreciate the fact that Jim Butcher doesn t really kill a lot of the characters At least so far, I am kind of dreading what happens when the final books get released, because there is no way that every character I love is going to survive But anyway, thanks to the amount of books in this series, we really could get to know some of the characters so well, see them grow and develop By now, they really feel like old friends This book is probably 4 or 4.5 read to be honest, but as usual with Dresden, I rounded it up to 5

  10. says:

    Executive Summary This is one of three books from the Dresden Files series I ve given 5 stars to, and if you follow my reviews, you know that s something I try not to do lightly I really enjoy it start to finish.Audio book I could just copy paste this section from book to book James Marsters is great If you ve been reading my previous reviews or listening to this series yourself you know that Highlights in this book include him actually yelling during one scene and this crazy french accent Full Review So I finally arrived to what was for years my favorite Dresden book I m still not quite sure, but I think Changes edges this out for best in the series.This is the book that turned me into a herald for Jim Butcher I couldn t shut up about this series for awhile I would tell anyone who would listen they should read this series NOTE This happened a second time after Cold Days last year Now this isn t a life changing book or something It just one of those books I have trouble putting down Page turning fun In fact I spent at least 2 hours doing nothing else but listening to the ending Normally I m driving, riding my bike, running errands or doing stuff around the house I ran out of stuff to do to keep listening, so I just sat in my easy chair and finished it.Gone is the stranger coming to Harry s office Gone is the introduction to some new characters aspects of Harry s world Mr Butcher simply takes all the building blocks he established in the previous books to tell a really fun story, with a truly awesome ending.I m probably overselling this book Only one of my friends I ve since recommended this to seems to love this book as much as I do, and he stubbornly refuses to admit Changes is a better book Still, if you don t thoroughly enjoy this book, why are you still reading this series Murphy calls Dresden to check out a crime scene off the books A woman is dead It turns out a lot of them are They appear to have committed suicide, but something just seems off.If you know this series, you know if there is one thing that turns Harry Dresden from well reason detective to charge in first ask questions later neanderthal, it s when someone is hurting women Especially in his town.Harry is going to do whatever it takes to put a stop to it, even if it kills him We finally get to see Harry be a true badass in this book There have been glimmers before, but nothing quite like this With my vague memory of the next few books, it s something we won t quite see again until Changes either.This book shows that both Harry Dresden and Jim Butcher have both matured into something then when they started.

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