Review: Ghost Story by Jim Butcher

Ghost Story: A Novel of the Dresden FilesGhost Story: A Novel of the Dres­den Files by Jim Butcher

My rat­ing: 5 of 5 stars

Of course I (along with all Jim Butcher’s other fans) have been absolutely dying to read this book ever since fin­ish­ing Changes. Sam Chupp and I have been talk­ing about how there could pos­si­bly be another book that occurs after Dresden’s death. Of course, the novella included in Side Jobs: Sto­ries From the Dres­den Files was very good and got along quite well with­out Dres­den, but that prob­a­bly wasn’t going to work for an entire novel.

Sam hasn’t even started Ghost Story yet, so I can’t gloat at home. I was actu­ally right in some of my spec­u­la­tion! I’m being non-​​specific so as to not give too much away, even though I am hid­ing this review behind spoiler warn­ings on GoodReads in case he does read it and remem­ber what I had said (which is highly doubt­ful). But I feel like brag­ging some­where, so you, dear read­ers, have to put up with it.

Jim Butcher deserves major praise. Ghost Story is amaz­ing. Dres­den has become such a pow­er­ful wiz­ard that few ene­mies are truly a chal­lenge, and wip­ing out the entire Red Court with one spell was an amaz­ing feat. What do you do for an encore to that? Hav­ing Dres­den imma­te­r­ial and oper­at­ing with­out magic does seri­ously push him, and that makes for a fas­ci­nat­ing tale. Being able to keep a series fresh in its thir­teenth vol­ume says a lot for Butcher’s tal­ent. I think Ghost Story is the best Dres­den Files book yet, and I’m look­ing for­ward to book four­teen even more!

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4 Comments

  1. Talyseon says:

    I too was amazed by the deft way Jim Butcher leapt from the cor­ner he had painted him­self into…actually, its more like he slipped out the secret door. Check my full review of Ghost Story

  2. Susan says:

    Sounds great, I loved read­ing his pre­vi­ous books, i will have to give this one ago. I am assumed it might be the end after dres­don died, pleased that there will me more books.

  3. Do actu­ally assume that is true?

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