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Review: Grave Peril (The Dresden Files #3) by Jim Butcher

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Hello fellow bookworms, today, I’d like to share my thoughts about Grave Peril by Jim Butcher. The third full novel in his urban fantasy series, The Dresden Files.

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Title: Grave Peril (The Dresden Files, #3) by Jim Butcher
Series: The Dresden Files #3
Genres: Urban Fantasy
No. of Pages: 363

Meet Harry Dresden, Chicago's first (and only) Wizard P.I. Turns out the 'everyday' world is full of strange and magical things - and most of them don't play well with humans. That's where Harry comes in.

Harry has faced some terrifying foes during his career. Giant scorpions. Oversexed vampires. Psychotic werewolves. It comes with the territory when you're the only wizard in town. But in all Harry's years of supernatural sleuthing, he's never faced anything like this: the spirit world's gone loco. All over town, ghosts are causing trouble - and not the door-slamming, boo-shouting variety. These ghosts are tormented, violent, and deadly. Someone is stirring them up to wreak havoc. But why? And why do so many of the victims have ties to Harry? If Harry doesn't figure it out soon, he might just wind up a ghost himself.


Formats Available: Audiobook, eBook, Paperback
Narrator: James Marsters
Length: 11 hours 55 minutes
Source: Bought
Published by Orbit on 5 May, 2011
Purchase Links:Amazon UK ¦ Amazon US ¦ Audible ¦ Book Depository ¦ Foyles ¦ Waterstones


This year, as you may know, I set myself the long overdue challenge of actually finishing some series! 😉 I’m linking up to the 2020 Finishing the Series Reading Challenge. Check out my progress here.

Today, I’m so happy to be able to check off another one from my TBR pile. I started The Dresden Files back in 2018! Eek!

So, what did I think about Grave Peril?

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A Non-stop Fight or Flight Urban Fantasy Adventure!

I have read the previous books in this series and really enjoyed them but I don’t think that you have to have read them to enjoy Grave Peril. Butcher weaves any pertinent information expertly into this book, without causing any detrimental effects to pace or plot.

This story has everything that I look for in a great read; some really great characters, a good balance between the various aspects – mystery, crime, thriller, horror, detective and paranormal – and blends them with well written dry humour ensuring that it doesn’t got too heavy: Butcher even managed to include a sprinkling of romance. This story surprised me a few times, leaving me breathless on the edge of my seat, but I loved trying to second guess where he would take us next!

I added the narration too and I alternated between reading and listening to the tale. I feel that the narration by James Marsters helped to bring our hero, Harry Dresden to life. His obvious acting skills added a further dimension to the various scenes and I liked his tonal variations when reading the dialogue.

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my thoughts. I hope I’ve sparked your interest in Grave Peril and that you add it to your towering TBR piles. 😉

Bye for now,

Flora x

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About Author

I'm in my late forties, my interests are varied but since menopause hit a few years ago, I find myself becoming a "grumpy old woman" all too frequently - where has my infinite patience gone!?! Lol!
I bought a Kindle in the summer of 2013 and haven't stopped reading since. If you want to know more about me, check out my blog - www.florasmusings.com

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