Grave Peril by Jim Butcher


Published: 2001

Genre: urban fantasy

Length: 436 pages

Setting: Chicago, present day

Interest: It’s the third book in the Dresden Files series, following Fool Moon.

Summary: Something has been making the ghosts restless. To keep things safe, Harry enlists the aid of Michael, a true White Knight. At one point, Harry goes into Nevernever and is nearly caught by his godmother, a faerie to whom Harry promised his life during a previous crisis. There is a Nightmare running around eating psychic pieces of people, and Harry is invited (as a representative of the Wizard’s Council) to the ascension of Bianca to the Red Court of the vampires. While they know it’s a set-up, Harry and Michael go to the party anyways. They are able to figure out what the Nightmare is and who’s been riling up the ghosts. Harry is captured and Michael’s pregnant wife is attacked, but Harry is able to make it all right in the end.

Final thoughts: As per usual, some fun urban fantasy. I like how time passes between books, and the events of the story zip by. Not much downtime in this story! I also like how the vampires are a bit different from in other books (particularly the Laurell K. Hamilton vampires), and each court has different powers. For example, a Red Court vampire can drug a human with its saliva.

Title comes from: Ghosts are causing lots of problems, particularly the ghost of a sorcerer Harry helped capture, putting Harry in danger.

Reading challenges fulfilled: None since this was a review of a book read in a previous year.

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