White Night by Jim Butcher

February 13th, 2019 Kimberly Review 18 Comments

13th Feb
White Night by Jim Butcher
White Night
by Jim Butcher
Series: The Dresden Files #9
Narrator: James Marsters
Length: 14 hours and 12 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Purchase
Purchase: Amazon | Audible
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Narration: 5 cups

The 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..

ADDICTIVE Brothers magical urban

White Night, the ninth novel in the Dresden Files narrated by James Marsters was high on magic and battle scenes that kept me up listening into the wee hours. Find out what happens when Harry’s number one suspect in a series of murders being written off as suicides.

Dresden teams up with Murphy off the book to solve the case and Murphy impressed me. Molly is showing her years and though I suspect Harry wants to kick her, even she has her moments and after a year under Dresden’s apprenticeship we are seeing improvements. Mouse continues to be the best dog ever! If only he could share his thoughts like Oberon. (a nod to the Iron Druid Chronicles)

When Murphy asks Harry to look at a suicide we learn, we learn that someone is murdering female magic users that look like suicides. Butters shows Harry others. When Murphy is off the clock the two interview witnesses, and soon Harry forms a suspect. Could Thomas be involved?

Soon there are explosions, ghouls, vampires and the White Council involved. Harry has his hands full. The battle scenes were fantastic, detailed and intense. You can feel Butcher taking this series into darker territory as he weaves in some incredible moments, and twists. Don’t worry he still adds plenty of humor to round things out.

I cannot get enough of these characters and world. There are so many quotable moments that resinated with me on life, pain, and loss.

James Marsters is a brilliant narrator and the perfect voice for Harry Dresden. I still marvel at the changes both in the audio and Marsters as we move into the tenth audiobook. If you haven’t begun this series, I recommend grabbing your headphones!

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About Jim Butcher

Jim Butcher

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 resides mostly inside his own head, but his head can generally be found in his home town of Independence, Missouri. Jim goes by the moniker Longshot in a number of online locales. He came by this name in the early 1990′s when he decided he would become a published author. Usually only 3 in 1000 who make such an attempt actually manage to become published; of those, only 1 in 10 make enough money to call it a living. The sale of a second series was the breakthrough that let him beat the long odds against attaining a career as a novelist.

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18 Responses to “White Night by Jim Butcher”

  1. Tyler H Jolley

    Butcher’s commitment and drive is so inspiring. I hope to get to nine novels in a series one day. I don’t know how he keeps it fresh, but he does it seamlessly. Nice review, Kimba.

  2. sjhigbee

    Really glad that you are still enjoying this entertaining series – reading your excellent reviews brings back all the joy I felt when first reading them! Thank you for sharing, Kimberly.

  3. Heidi

    You have inspired me to jump on this series finally. I have the first audiobook on hold at my library. I am looking forward to entering this world!