Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Ghost Story (Harry Dresden Book 13) by Jim Butcher

Rating: 4 out of 5
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 793 KB
Print Length: 497 pages
ISBN: 1841497614
Publisher: Hachette Digital (July 28, 2011)
Sold by: Hachette Book Group
Language: English

 Ghost Story is the latest instalment in the Harry Dresden series. In the last book Changes we were left with a cliff hanger ending. Which will make this review very short and vague as I do not want to spoil it for people who have not yet read Changes. But the events from Changes impact directly on this book.

I loved the development of Harry, Molly, Karrin, and Butters. Good or bad all the main characters in Harry’s life have been deeply effected by the events in Changes. The time between Changes and Ghost Story (Ghost Story is set 6 months after Changes) has seen some major changes with the main characters, and most of those changes are bad. In all honesty the only character who seemed to be improved was Butters, but he was not involved in the final smack down of Changes so that maybe why. I really liked Butters in this book (I have liked him in the other books as well), he really seems to have come into his own. The strength of this book I feel is the character development.

The usual Harry Dresden story elements are all there and are enjoyable but the focus of this book is Harry and him having a serious self reflection. While this was happening it didn’t feel forced or a gimmick, it blended well with the story and will hopefully provide a new direction for the series. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and if you like the series you will no doubt already have this in your to be read book pile.

No LOL Cat review today (sorry) but found this clip of Jim Butcher reading an excerpt from the first chapter. Enjoy!

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