Grave Peril

Grave Peril In All His Years Of Supernatural Sleuthing, Harry Dresden Has Never Faced Anything Like This The Spirit World S Gone Postal These Ghosts Are Tormented, Violent, And Deadly Someone Or Something Is Purposely Stirring Them Up To Wreak Unearthly Havoc But Why If Harry Doesn T Figure It Out Soon, He Could Wind Up A Ghost Himself

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 resi

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 384 pages
  • Grave Peril
  • Jim Butcher
  • English
  • 17 June 2019

10 thoughts on “Grave Peril

  1. says:

    Hey Dresden Files,Listen I know my trusted friends set us up, and they have really good taste and usually know what I like, but it s just not going to work out between us I like awesome, interesting female characters, and while I will give you that Murphy is awesome, the rest aren t cutting it for me Never mind that every time a female character DOES show up, no matter how dire the peril, Harry makes sure to describe the precise way whatever she s wearing cups her breasts If she is, in fact, wearing that much clothing to begin with And, you know, everyone s been telling me I should just wait it out with you That the books that come later are much better and SO worth it, but frankly, I heard you have a kid, and a vampire ex girlfriend in the refrigerator, and that s just not part of my 5 year plan I m sure that somewhere out there is an amazing reader who loves you for who you are 300 pages of a main character who has worse days than Jack Bauer, constantly finding that LAST OUNCE of strength to fight, and then another ounce, and one ounce, and an ounce in the back pocket you were holding onto for the penultimate chapter.So, you know, it s not you it s me I m just not jiving to what you re offering We can still stay friends, though, because I ve heard your friend Codex Alera is kind of cool, and I wouldn t mind hanging out with him maybe.And if anyone tells you that this is because I ve already been hanging out with a different wizard named Harry, you leave that sweet British boy out of this, Dresden.

  2. says:

    Jim Butcher How Could You Do This To Me Buddy Read JBHCYDTTMBR with my slightly unhinged MacHalo Freaks wife sister aunt Shelly Who are you and WHAT THE BLOODY FISH have you done with Formerly Awesome Happy Dresden FAHD Was this really written by the same author as books 1 and 2 in this series It sure doesn t seem like it I started thinking about DNFing it around the 20% mark, and it s nothing short of a miracle that I eventually made it to the last page Skimming rocks.You re lucky, my Little Barnacles, because no matter how much I want to, I don t have time to write a never ending rant about this one So I ll just cut the crap and tell you why this series went from Oooh Yeah I Want More Land OYIWML to I don t Give a Damn What Happens Next Territory IDGaDWHNT Because the writing is sub par Because it feels like the book was written 20 years ago, not in 2008 Because the plot is boring And dull And uninteresting Because everytime Harry said Hell s bells I eyerolled my little self to death and felt like smashing my Kindle against the nearest wall Because this book made me feel like I d missed an instalment in the series Because blah blah blah and blah killed the story Because I cannot stand Michael, Charity, their freaking righteousness, and incessant, exasperating, ever moralizing religious speeches And where the hell did these two come from, anyway Because this story is so uninspired not even Bob the Ever Awesome Skull managed to save it from a 2 star rating And because I get seriously pissed off when someone kidnaps one of my hot sex slaves book boyfriends and replaces him with a pathetic, boring, sobbing copy And the moral of this Crappy Non Review is CNR Harry Dresden, you are dismissed I hereby release you from my high security harem Please do not come back until you are your previously awesome little self again Book 1 Storm Front Book 2 Fool Moon

  3. says:

    Reviewed by Rabid ReadsBR with my peeps at Buddies Books and BaublesSpecifically Robin Bridge Four , Jenny , Lila , and Steven 3.5 starsGRAVE PERIL was a kind of awkward installment A year has passed since the end of FOOL MOON, and in the interim, not only have Harry and Susan stayed together and are now in a committed relationship, but at some point Harry and our favorite officers of law enforcement have taken down a Bad Guy sorcerer who was using a demon, teenagers, drugs, orgies, and did I mention, a DEMON, to wreak various havocs in Chicago, the latter continually brought up in vague references And that vaguely referenced takedown is the source of this book s plot But we weren t there for that takedown, so it feels like we re missing something that the vague references are vague b c we already have the 411, and detailed explanations aren t necessary Even though I knew, I KNEW, that, no, I had not accidentally skipped an installment, I found myself constantly wanting to check and make sure whispers again.Beyond that I had a gaping handful of other small issues, beginning with the fact that I don t like ghosts That s part of why I m not much for steampunk the Victorian obsession with contacting the dead is often inseparable from the gadgetry And the concept of malicious spirits that are strong enough to physically harm the living is rather horrific Mostly b c I can t get past the dead part I mean, what do you do when your attacker can t be killed or stopped b c ALREADY DEAD Like Harry himself says There should be some kind of rule against needing to kill anything than once. If there s a Winchester handy, then well and good, but I don t have a Sam or a Dean in my back pocket s the pity.I m not much for vampires either Oh, there are versions that I like well enough, but in truth they re merely at the top of the Dead Things list And these vampires if someone told me the colloquialism bat shit crazy had its origins in this series I would believe them Entirely.Then there s Michael Michael is the illusive true Man of God Were he a real man, I would not be surprised if he walked with God and he was not, for God took him Like Enoch Which can be uncomfortable, but mostly it s dull And hard to like Everything is very black and white to Michael, who is demonstrably disappointed in Harry for beating his Faerie Godmother at her own game that would be manipulation of words and intent, aka tricking , when the alternative is to allow her to literally own him By the end, he was easier to deal with, but I m honestly not sure if that s b c he toned it down, or b c I really liked his wife, which made me like him by default.It s also starting to irritate me how little consistency there is to Harry s abilities A pattern seems to be forming x happens, leaving Harry practically powerless, then y happens, not only re energizing him, but giving him a surplus of power as well Further, many of the times Harry s been depleted, he somehow manages to dig a little deeper and accomplish the same kinds of things he d be able to do were he not depleted There s always some searing pain that accompanies these feats, presumably to account for the power surge in the midst of weakness, but as Harry seems to recover from his injuries at a remarkable rate, it feels like smoke and mirrors HA I m not saying Harry should never encounter obstacles that inhibit his ability to wizard BUT If it continues to happen in every, single book frowns ALSO, Harry says, Hell s bells, twenty eight times.So I had a LOT of problems with this book BUT I still enjoyed it B c no matter what plot point or character issues I had, I immensely enjoy Butcher s writing When he s not being a gross boy b c GORE Yes do not ask, I refuse to relive it, but I will say this if you ve already read this book, the fork in the WTF button should have special meaning he s created an immensely engaging character in Harry, and between his amazing feats of wizardry and, yes, his adorkableness, I find myself able to stamp down the less than thrilling aspects of his story.Plus now there are also interesting plot developments and new characters to counter the mounting exasperation Like Thomas I friggin LOVE Thomas Speaking of Thomas, this is an example of the excellent writing that holds me in thrall The first sound to ring out was neither gunshot nor battle cry, but rich, silvery laughter It drifted up, masculine, somehow merry and mocking, bubbling and scornful all at once I squinted down through the lights, to see Thomas, posed like some bizarre post chrysalis incarnation of Errol Flynn, one foot up on the stairs, hand braced, his other hand on the crystalline hilt of his sword His head was thrown back, every lean line of muscle on him displayed with the casual disregard of skilled effort. Bob is also a consistent source of hilarity, AND there was a view spoiler DRAGON hide spoiler

  4. says:

    Things I d rather do than read this book 1 Clean the toilet.2 Listen to Justin Bieber.3 Read the dictionary in a language I m not fluent in.4 Watch a political debate.5 Sit in rush hour traffic.6 Stare at the TV while Netflix buffers over and over.7 Watch Keeping Up With the Kardashians.8 Eat plain unsalted rice cakes for lunch every day for a month.I just can t do it any I recently DNF d another book called Deadly Curiosities I don t know which is worse.It s not that there s anything wrong with this book It s just there isn t really anything right about it either In my view. I typically don t like ghost stories, so there s that I don t like religious fanaticism, and one of the main supporting characters in this is one, so there s that This feels like it was written a long time ago, with the goofy things Harry says Don t you say it again Hell s Bells I know it s just me, but also, I think it s kind of cheesy how the non physical realm is called the Nevernever. I just don t think this series is for me This is the third one I ve tried No one can say I didn t try This one is even worse than the first two I at least made it to the end of those Everyone says it gets better There has nevernever, okay only ever ever one time, been a series that actually did get better as it went along and that was The Hollows series by Kim Harrison Anyways, almost everyone else loves this series It s just me I read books wrong all the time I m throwing the towel in on this one Buddy Read Fail This will be a buddy read with several groups in June 2016 1 Sarah and the MacHalo group, 2 The Saucy Wenches, and3 Buddies Books and Baubles better late than never, as I originally missed this one WAY back in April of last year.

  5. says:

    Meh I keep hearing about how awesome this series is, but someone needs to tell me when it gets good Three books in and I am still not super impressed.The first problem I have is that everything he makes up sounds so convenient and unbelievable I know that fantasy supernatural stories involve a lot of made up stuff, but usually the author makes it sound believable With this book and the previous ones whenever the main character is in peril, the author would pull something out of thin air to save the day i.e OMG, the giant monster is going to eat me But, that monster is from Pittsburgh, and it is Tuesday, and the ancient chronicles say that monsters from Pittsburgh cannot attack wizards on Tuesday Therefore, with a flick of his wrist, Harry decimated the monster.The second problem is how conveniently every character seems to show up in every scene Toward the end of the book, they are at a vampire party and every few minutes, the main character runs into someone else from the story It does end up being relevant to the plot, but it feels forced.The third problem is how whiny Harry Dresden is I don t know feel like he is believable as a wizard that would take on the forces of evil Also, because of this, I find it hard to believe that he would attract so many friends and women who want him He is just kind of blah to me and if he says Hells bells one time The fourth problem is that the author frequently preaches against the church even though some of the main characters who help him are from the church He doesn t have to like the church, but it doesn t really seem to advance the story and, if I were his Christian friends, I would probably leave him in the dust.The fifth problem is that every time a woman walks in the room we get a detailed description of her breasts and nipples Seems kind of weird like he doesn t know any other way to describe a woman Descriptions like this work if used in moderation, but in excess it gets kind of creepy The sixth problem relates to the audio version of the book The reader whispers most of the book very slowly, which sometimes made it very hard to hear Also, it didn t always seem to fit what was happening Not one of my favorite readings.Despite all of this a part of me wants to keep going and find out what happens next I see that this book generally gets good reviews, so I am wondering if maybe this story is just not for me.

  6. says:

    Good ol Harry Dresden is at it again, only this time the werewolves have been replaced with ghosts and vampires Yep, ghosts and vampires Still not really sure why the vampires needed to be around, especially those siblings Wow The book starts out well with Harry and a new character named Michael,who is this crazy broadsword wielding priest, tracking down a ghost in the newborn wing of a hospital It was a little different than the previous books in that it really jumps right in, that guy Michael is there all of a sudden, and it skips right on into the action Even with all the weird ghostly stuff, Butcher maintains a sense of humor and never seems to take his writing or his books too seriously I mean, the other bizarro world is called the Nevernever and the thing they are fighting against is the Nightmare He s not very good at naming things So yeah, Michael is there, and he becomes a main character all of a sudden even though he just showed up Murphy kinda takes a back seat here Susan bounces in a little bit Where the book excels though is when it hits on Harry s backstory and introduces characters and events from his past It seems to be teasing information to be explored in future books, and I m interested to see where it goes, to say the most Just interested Hopefully it s cool The book is better than Fool Moon, but it suffers from many of the same issues as well Butcher once again tries to tell too many stories at once, and it all just becomes a big cluster It s like one of those roller coasters you ride as a kid where the hills aren t very big so you just kinda go up and down over and over It s fun, but not as thrilling as the big adult roller coasters you re too short to ride I m not sure where I m going with this I ve got to find a better illustration than the roller coaster I ve played that out But it s true There are like these mini stories where things build up and then fizzle out and then another thing will happen and then resolve but then something else wasn t ever finished so it pops back up until the end which is less satisfying than the middle somehow Also, the thing Harry is after would have been much, much better if it had been given a prequel book of some sort He kept alluding to this event that never happened in the other books so you really don t know or care much about it or the person behind it Oh well Harry also is always able to just wrap things up too easily Makes his enemies seem really weak and not that threatening at all I m gonna keep rolling These are great ways to kill some time without having to think too much They are a nice little escape, and at some point I hear they get better The bar isn t too high yet so we shall see what happens.

  7. says:

    The spirit world has gone postal over Chicago, and ghosts are causing havoc Tormented, violent, and deadly ghosts that only Harry Dresden can stop First thing he needs to do before stopping the madness would be to find the one causing it The first two novels were good, but this third one was even better Dresden should be likable by now, and so should the other recurring main characters Michael was a great addition to the team I m not sure if he s in it for the long run, but the Harry Michael team was a very fun read The plot thickens in this novel because Butcher gave it depth A lot of plot twists here and there, and magic As an UF novel with a wizard as the main character, magic should be copious It was copious in this novel, and I finally saw what Harry could do with his powers I was complaining then that the author didn t focus on that, but this novel was not a let down In the first and second novels, the author introduced the Giant scorpions, Oversexed vampires, and Psychotic werewolves To be honest I wanted the scorpions to make their reappearance, but necessary for the plot, we got the oversexed vampires I wasn t shocked that Bianca made a reappearance because by now you should know that Harry had unfinished business with her The vampires here were a bit violent, and I liked them a bit A little violence and that would be perfect The main antagonist here would be the ghosts, but Butcher introduced 2 main villains I don t want to spoil so let s just say both the main villains were violent and fun to read The ending was a bit cheesy, but not enough to annoy me.4.5 5 stars I liked this better than the first one Amazing characters and the plot improved a lot Time to continue on with the rest of the series.

  8. says:

    Ghostbusters meets Nightmare on Elm Street with vampires.This 2001 novel is the third installment in the Harry Dresden files, professional wizard and the only one in the yellow pages Butcher stated that he felt, and many fans have seconded, that this is where the series really took off And I can see that, this is fun urban fantasy and built to move along to the next book.Taking place some time after the events in Butcher s 2001 novel Fool Moon, where Harry fought some werewolves and even a super duper kind of ancient werewolf Grave Peril sees our hero with a new friend, White Knight paladin dude Michael, and some of the same characters form the previous two Ghosts have been getting freaky of late and Harry and Michael have been busy Then Harry gets an invitation to a Monster s Ball at the local vampire s place and that s when the fun begins The party, BTW, is classic.Writer Jim Butcher has a winning formula and a seemingly endless supply of urban fantasy drama to draw from His magic rules and allusions to folklore, mythology and demonology makes this purr like the finely tuned vehicle that it is It helps too that Butcher is a talented writer with plenty of tricks up his sleeve pun intended.All said, this is a good one and I will be joining the legions of fans who will read them all.

  9. says:

    Much better then the first two I m cheering for Harry Dresden again

  10. says:

    Buddy read April 20th on Buddies Books and Baubles with Jessica, Ashley, Lege, Steven, Sh3lly oOSarahOo they is a little behind but still here, and Jenny as out official stalker this time.Everyone says just wait they get better Everyone says by the end of book 3 you will see.This is one of those times that EVERYONE was right.Before this book I was really sorta thinking what s all the hype I mean I liked them well enough but I really preferred two other series that were similar Charming and Hounded now Harry might be pulling ahead of at least Hounded Charming still holds a special spot in my UF loving heart Why is Harry pulling ahead Well it could be the addition of some great new characters Bigger badder baddies and a tragic star crossed romance I actually didn t care about the romance so much until the VERY end but the other stuff was fantastic.Who are these fantastic side characters Michael THE FIST OF GOD is a fantastic addition Everything he does is good and moral and he has a magic sword no not that kind ladies get your minds out of the gutter he is married It is an actual sword that he fights for God with AMAZING _____ hand touched Michael s steel clad arm and erupted into sudden, white flame, as brief and violent as a stroke of lightning She screamed, a piercing wail, and fell back from him to the ground She lay there, curled helplessly around her blackened hand, struggling to get enough breath back to scream Kyle flew to her side I looked at Michael and blinked Wow, I said Color me impressed Michael looked vaguely embarrassed It happens like that sometimes, he said, apologetically. Lea Harry s Faery Godmother, who wants to get the rest of his soul and turn him into part of her pack of dogs She is one of the new bigger badder baddies I mentioned and she is the nice one Which reminds me NEVER MAKE A DEAL WITH THE FAE have we learned nothing No good can come from it She is beautiful and deadly and ready to treat Harry like a dog.literally Thomas Member of the White vampire court and a good liar to boot Is he a friend and ally or is he another trap waiting to happen Currently it might be a little unclear He is fun though and another great addition Because you can trust me, he Thomas said I want to help you I snorted Why the hell should I believe you You shouldn t, he said Don t I m a good liar One of the best I m not asking you to believe me Believe the circumstances We have a common interest BOB Okay technically Bob isn t new but he is my favorite side character and he gets the best lines Every time he is on page my highlighter goes a little crazy I m so happy to see that he keeps up that witty dialogue and propensity for romance novels and sex in this book as well You want work, we make a deal I want to do a ridealong the next time Susan comes over I snorted at him Hell s bells, Bob, don t you ever think about anything besides sex No I m not letting you into my head while I m with Susan The skull spat out an oath There should be a union We could renegotiate my contract And finally Charity Eight month pregnant wife to THE FIST OF GOD.Micheal I loved her immediately the first time she lit into Harry Okay so she doesn t get a big part in this book but I can already tell she will be downright amazing in future books Plus she and Michael have an amazing beginning story At least I think it is amazing since He slayed a fire breathing dragon to save her Okay there are a few very interesting characters that get a little page time including Ferro a dragon in human form, Mavra, of the Black Court of Vampires and a walking Nightmare Really there is a lot going on.The story was better plotted out this time and I found myself much drawn into it Harry is still that bumbling guy that can t seem to catch a break and when one thing goes wrong they all go wrong There was a new obstacle around every corner and he caused plenty of trouble that will have many repercussions going into the next book.Normally I d be all over the romance and what happened in the end with thatbut maybe it is because I know there are 15 books out already I m trying not to get too attached or maybe it is because I really love Murphy and think she is the long term play I have no idea if she is or isn t and I don t read any of the blurbs cuz I want it to be a surprised so don t tell me I want to keep my ship as long as possible I didn t really connect with Susan until the very end of this book and thought that is a great way to take the story I love hate it all at the same time Like I m supposed to.So lets just recap.Harry in this book manages to get in deep trouble with God Or the Fist of God Micheal At least one court of vampires but probably 2 of them The Wizard Council His girlfriend Susan Some ghosts A Walking Nightmare His Faery Godmother And Charity I d be the most afraid of CharitySure some of it he gets out of but that is a lot of trouble so I expect that the majority of it lingers This series is definitely looking up.

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