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Date: 2007-10-18 00:38
Subject: #180 Jim Butcher: Grave Peril (Dresden Files #3)
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Jim Butcher: Grave Peril (Dresden Files #3)

Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: Orbit (6 Oct 2005)
ISBN-10: 1841494003
ISBN-13: 978-1841494005
Category(ies): Fantasy

The third of the Dresden Files, this feels abruptly later in the series than immediately after the previous volume. This is at least partly due to the current case having back story (that has occurred since Fool Moon), and partly because Karrin Murphy barely appears in this one, unlike the previous volumes, while a new character - a Michael Carpenter, bearer of one of the three Swords of Christianity - is right there from page 1.

And the story also gains some intensity. Right at the start, a ghost is killing babies in a maternity ward, while Bianca's vampires are out for Dresden's blood. The consequences of this book will lead into the next one, and more of an overarching story is appearing.
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