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4.0000493974111 out of 54.0000493974111 out of 54.0000493974111 out of 54.0000493974111 out of 54.0000493974111 out of 5 4.00 (33,605 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jim Butcher Narrator: James Marsters Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dresden Files Release Date: April 2009 ISBN: 9781101052990
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Someone is targeting the city’s magic practitioners, the members of the supernatural underclass who don’t possess enough power to become full-fledged wizards. Many have vanished. Other appear to be victims of suicide. But the murderer has left a calling card at one of the crime scenes—a message for Harry Dresden, referencing the book of Exodus and the killing of witches. 

Harry sets out to find the killer before he can strike again, but his investigation turns up evidence pointing to the one suspect he cannot possibly believe guilty: his half-brother, Thomas. Determined to bring the real murderer to justice and clear his brother’s name, Harry attracts the attention of the White Court of vampires, becoming embroiled in a power struggle that renders him outnumbered, outclassed, and dangerously susceptible to temptation. 

Harry knows that a lot of people will die if he screws this one up—and one of them will be his brother.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The eighth book of the Dresden Files is one hell of a good read, propelled by Harry Dresden’s sardonic narration and a difficult mystery with a satisfying, if somewhat melancholy, conclusion. During the action-packed, fast-paced narrative, Harry moves from one crisis to another with barely a chance to catch his breath. The political machinations are fascinating, as are the moral choices that Harry and his allies are forced to make.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • “Longtime fans of Butcher’s series, as well as new devotees of the Sci-Fi Channel's Dresden Files show, should thoroughly enjoy Butcher’s latest romp through Chicago’s paranormal underworld.

    Barnes & Noble editorial review

  • “[A] superlative...novel.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “As usual in the Dresden Files...Butcher puts the characters in a lot of danger, creates appalling moral choices for them, and spins an excellent noirish detective yarn in a well-crafted, supernaturally charged setting. The supporting cast is again fantastic, and Harry’s wit continues to fly in the face of a peril-fraught plot.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “The latest in Butcher’s supernatural noir series...delivers a tricky plot complete with against-the-clock pacing, firefights, explosions, and plenty of magic...A real winner.”

    Library Journal

  • USA Today Bestseller
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 5 ace | 4/19/2017

    " I always enjoy the Dresden novels but if you don't read them in order, you miss a lot of the store line. I have read them hit and miss but am now listening to them in order and really am enjoying them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellie/Anton | 2/15/2014

    " I reread it a couple of days ago and realized I didn't actually like this one very much. Maybe it's because I am not a big fan of the White Court/Red Court vampire war storyline. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Koby | 2/3/2014

    " I liked this book, Harry just shines in it. All the main characters have their moments in this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Susan | 1/30/2014

    " Wizard partners with Chicago PD to solve supernatural crimes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Todd Newton | 1/27/2014

    " Previous comments still stand; this series just keeps getting better. Really enjoyed this installment right up till the end. It's interesting to see characters other than Harry really come alive with depth and emotion. Loving it, onto the next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Philip Kuhn | 1/20/2014

    " Good solid Dresden files book. Not the best and not the worst. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 CD | 12/23/2013

    " This is a GREAT series. I loved it. Even with a male protagonist it is lots of fun. Irreverent, but tautly plotted. He doesn't skimp on the character development and any dropped threads are picked up in subsequent books. Read them all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 A | 12/4/2013

    " At the rate I am going I am going to be all caught up on this series in no time! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nanne | 12/1/2013

    " Epic finale! Am sort of sad to see Lasciel go though, but as its a world of magic and mystery she might return... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris Ramsey | 11/24/2013

    " As long as Jim Butcher keeps this series alive, I think I could keep reading it ;-) They do just keep getting better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Johnna Gueorguieva | 11/9/2013

    " Another excellent book by Jim Butcher. The whole series is excellent! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lee Tallier | 6/16/2013

    " I am a big fan of his books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie | 2/26/2013

    " This installment was a page turner for sure. Loved the character developments (especially Lash). Great having Marcone come back into the picture. I have to read the next one quick! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marc | 2/10/2013

    " Good, but not as good as the previous few. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elektra | 9/23/2012

    " Dresden Is my kind of hero=) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ed Shiley | 5/16/2012

    " This series is great entertainment. Hard to put the book down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackson | 5/6/2012

    " The Dresden Files are one of my favorite series' of all time, they just keep getting better. Each one is filled with awesome nerdy references, great characters and intense action. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacey L. Douglas | 1/29/2012

    " moves Dresden's story along with some nice new aspects "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darren | 12/8/2011

    " The ending on White Night was amazing (and I won't spoil it)! I definately had a tear in my eye. There are some parts in the book when the story involves dialogue, and for some reason those parts just seem to drag on and on; but the action sequences are spectacular (Dresden doesn't let me down!). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann | 9/15/2011

    " Always a pleasure to catch up with Harry Dresden, lots of incendiary magic and even introspection as Harry and his allies avenge the deaths of innocent women targeted for their magic and keep Chicago safe from some relentless (view spoiler)[ ugh, those ghouls were awful! (hide spoiler)] enemies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 8/14/2011

    " Really good. Harry is a good narrator. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Malia | 8/12/2011

    " Pretty good one, best so far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pati | 8/3/2011

    " I can,t help myself and keep reading "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shadlyn | 7/4/2011

    " A slow start. As in, 200 pages of slow start. But the ending still propelled it out of three star status, it was so good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deborah | 5/14/2011

    " Not sure when I read this or if it was paperback or ebook. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 5/14/2011

    " I liked the darker Dresden that this book began to explore, and the continue exploration of his world is greatly appreciated. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca (agirlirlblog) | 5/10/2011

    " I don't really know what to say in these reviews anymore, so I guess I'll just say for now that I'm really enjoying watching all the characters continue to grow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 5/9/2011

    " It would be nice to start from the beginning of the series to follow this character Harry and companions! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 5/7/2011

    " Slowly but surely, I'm getting more emotionally involved ... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tana | 5/6/2011

    " I have enjoyed all of the Herry Dresden books and this one is no exception. Enjoyed the interaction with Laschiel and Molly the most. Of course, it's Harry Dresden so there are lots of things being blown up in the story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Purcell | 4/25/2011

    " So horribly addicted to all Dresden novels, I seem to read one or two a week lately. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurel | 4/15/2011

    " The world is getting more complex, the plot lines are richer, and the supporting characters are just as well written as Dresden himself. The Lash storyline alone is worth the price of admission! This quite possibly the best series I've ever read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meggie | 4/11/2011

    " This book was awesome, I really liked where the plot leaded us and how everything turned out. We had action true the whole book, nice. Enjoyable story, thank you ! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Odin | 4/7/2011

    " excellent continuation of the series...can't wait until 13 comes out someday in the future "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 4/5/2011

    " Dresden gains some more chancy allies as he and Ramirez take on the White Court and in essence rescue it from several potential disasters. Lots of vampire intrigue, the Fallen Angel bit is resolved, D's apprentice loses some of her cockiness and, as usual, he takes a real beating. Great stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darren | 4/3/2011

    " The ending on White Night was amazing (and I won't spoil it)! I definately had a tear in my eye. There are some parts in the book when the story involves dialogue, and for some reason those parts just seem to drag on and on; but the action sequences are spectacular (Dresden doesn't let me down!). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helen | 3/31/2011

    " Nasty white vamps, worse than sexy ones, attack wiccans "

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About the Author
Author Jim Butcher

Jim Butcher is a #1 New York Times bestselling author. He read his first fantasy novel when he was seven years old—The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. By the time he turned eight, he’d added the rest of the Narnia books, the Chronicles of Prydain, every book about Star Wars he could find, a great many Star Trek novels, and The Lord of the Rings to his count. He was pretty much doomed from the start. Love of fantasy drew him toward a fairly eclectic spread of interests: horseback riding, archery, martial arts, costuming, music, and theater. He played a lot of role-playing games, a lot of fantasy-based tactical computer games, and eventually got into live-action role-play. He took up writing to be able to produce fantasy novels with swords and horses in them, and determinedly wrote terrible fantasy books until, just to prove a point to his writing teacher, he decided to take every piece of her advice. He was certain that once she saw what hideous art it produced, she would be proven wrong and repent the error of her ways. The result was the Dresden Files. She has not yet admitted her mistake and recanted her philosophy on writing. Jim stands accused of writing the Dresden Files and the Codex Alera. He has plead insanity, but the jury is still out on that one.

About the Narrator

James Marsters graduated from Davis High School and attended Juilliard, the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, and the American Conservatory Theatre. After spending ten years doing stage work, he finally moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film and television. He got his big break as Spike in Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He is also a talented musician; his band Ghost of the Robot has released three albums: Mad Brilliant, B-Sider, and Murphy’s Law.