Ghost Story

Ghost Story

A Novel of the Dresden Files

eBook - 2011
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The eagerly awaited new novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Dresden Files series.

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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Publisher: New York, NY : Roc Hardcover, 2011.
ISBN: 9780451463791
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Internet Archive Open Library

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0014307292Mary
Feb 04, 2020

Book 13

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scurnutt13
Dec 05, 2018

Dresden Files Book 13

bookfanatic1979 Jan 12, 2013

This is my second attempt at Ghost Story. I gleefully pounced on it when it first came out, but couldn't get past Harry's rambling existentialist monologues with himself. The only reason I tried again is so I'd be prepared for the next book--Cold Days. It wasn't as bad the second time around, possibly because I was prepared to skim through the less interesting parts.

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helenhag1217
Jul 23, 2012

Poor Harry Dresden! I imagine Jim Butcher was positively gleeful when he wrote the latest chapter in the 'Dresden Files'. We now find Harry a ghost, trying to figure out a way to communicate with his friends, and warn them of danger. The tension keeps building in this series, as Harry gets in deeper & deeper. Where do you go when you are already dead?

Incinerated_Newt Apr 02, 2012

At first I wasn't sure what I thought of this book, but then I was impressed by it. This one ends a story arc...or several. It's that last book before the author takes the series off down a different path, and it was beautifully done. A bit of a retrospective on how we got to where were are in Harry's life without becoming a boring recap, Butcher really took a storyline that could have been campy and turned it into something fun and funny, more than a little dark, familiarly nostalgic and immensly emotional. This books ends one chapter in the series just as it starts another, and I know I'm looking forward to the next one.

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bladestar123
Jan 07, 2012

hands down. this is the best series I have ever read
Jim Butcher is such an awesome writer, and the plot he's been developing since "Changes" seems really good.

Katjira Dec 19, 2011

If you haven't read Jim Butcher yet, you are missing a great author! Don't start with this book though - it's fabulous but very much a later book in the series! I love what Jim is doing with the series. Can't wait for the next one!

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Ubalstecha
Dec 02, 2011

Harry Dresden is a ghost. Shot while on his brother's boat, Harry has been given a choice at the crossroads of life, find his murderer or three of those he loves will suffer horribly.

So Harry goes about Chicago, trying to find someone who can see him and wants to help him on his quest. He also sees the aftermath of his wiping out the Red Court as a new force has risen up to fill the void left by the Red Courts absence and it has begun to turn its sights on Chicago.

An excellent entry in the series that will satisfy the long time fan, possibly making them tear up a bit towards the end. And the ending sets up the next stage of the series.

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twindledee
Oct 12, 2011

Wow - worth the wait! I had to slow myself down to savour each chapter. Found the ending a little abrupt, not sure if I'm happy with it but Butcher has great continuity in his stories and his development in characters are belieavable.

angry_skull Sep 01, 2011

Awesome as usual.

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libraryvol
Jul 13, 2020

I remembered the solid warmth of my dog, Mouse, his heavy head pillowed on my leg while I read a book, and the softness of Mister's fur as he came by and gently batted my book away with his paw until I paused to give his due share of attention. - Harry Dresden

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libraryvol
Jul 11, 2020

It was never to late to learn something. The past is unalterable in any event. The future is the only thing we can change. Learning the lessons of the past is the only way to shape the present and the future.

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libraryvol
Jul 11, 2020

Courage is about learning how to function despite the fear, to put aside your instincts to run or give in completely to the anger born from fear. Courage is about using your brain and your heart when every cell of your body is screaming at you to fight or flee-and then following through on what you believe is the right thing to do.

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libraryvol
Jul 10, 2020

I always considered myself a loner.
I mean, not like a poor-me, Byron-esque, I-should-have-brought-a-swimming-buddy loner, I mean the sort of person who doesn't feel too upset about the prospect of a weekend spent seeing no one, and reading good books on the couch. It wasn't like I was a people hater or anything. I enjoyed activities and the company of friends. But they were a side dish. I always thought I would also be happy without them.

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DeanXCastiel
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Nov 20, 2011

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LordFarren
Jul 12, 2011

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 no body, 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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DeanXCastiel
Feb 13, 2016

Coarse Language: Has some Langue but not to bad.

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