Mar 15, 2015

Dead Beat(Dresden Files, #7)

dead beat

Dresden Files,#7

Jim butcher.

Publisher ROC
Publication DateMay 2,2006
Genre:Urban Fantasy|Mystery.
Format|Pages:Hardcover| 517
 Source: Library | Goodreads.

There's an entire world that exists alongside the everyday life of mankind. There are powers, nations, monsters, wars, feuds, alliances - everything. Wizards are part of it. So are a lot of other things you've heard about in stories, and even more you've never heard of...Vampires. Werewolves. Faeries. Demons. Monsters. It's all real.

Harry Dresden knows full well that such creatures exist. Paranormal investigations are his stock-in-trade, and Chicago is his beat as he tries to bring law and order to a world that exists on the edges of imagination. Luckily Harry's not alone in this struggle. And though most inhabitants of the Windy City don't believe in magic, there's a department that's been set up within the Chicago PD to deal with "strange" cases: the Special Investigations department.

Karrin Murphy is the head of SI and a good friend of Harry's. So when a deadly vampire threatens to destroy Murphy's reputation unless Harry helps her, he has no choice. The vampire wants the Word of Kemmler and all the power that comes with it - but first Harry has to determine what the Word of Kemmler is. Now Harry is in a race against time - and six necromancers - to find the Word before Chicago experiences a Halloween night to wake the dead


Brilliant. That’s a word that best describes Dead Beat . Jim Butcher did it again, an author that can’t disappoint you. The more you read the series, more you will find yourself getting hooked into it. More than once I found myself reading late because I did not want to put it down. It felt like through the series I got to know all characters, especially Harry so well. To me all those characters are real, and when I read about their new adventures, I always find myself rooting for them to make it through. That’s one of things that I love about Butcher writing, he has a way to draw you into the stories and follow along with them. Dead Beat wasn’t any different. All through the book, there were places where I held my breath, where I found myself hoping that Harry will figure out what Word Of Kemmler is before he got himself killed. Dead Beat was one of most intense, emotional book in series so far, or at least that’s how it felt like to me. From the start of the book to the end, I was on the edge of my seat.

Poor Harry. I know he went through a lot through the series. But amount of torture, pain that he went through in here; I don’t even know how he handled it to be honest. If I were him, I would retire from the detective business a long time ago. The amount of times that he almost got killed. I got one thing to say, that others might think that Harry is stubborn. But he always puts others ahead of himself. He cares about others. The only reason he even got into so much trouble, was because he was trying to protect Murphy which is sweet. It actually made me curious, could Thomas be right? Could Harry actually feel something for Murphy, that’s why he went so many lengths to protect her? After reading this book, I am curious to see if there would be slight developments in their storyline in next few books. As much as I love Susan, I kind of hope that there would be. I finally thought maybe Harry found someone when Sheila came into picture, never did I imagine she was nothing but a demon. I actually found myself disappointed when it was discovered.

Butters, now that’s a character that you could see developed, a lot through the book. I was aware of Butters before but he was never a big part of book, all you knew of him is that he was medical examiner. Till Dead Beat, he became pretty big part of storyline. I never realized how afraid he was of everything. I can’t imagine living in so much fear, for most of your life. But as book progressed, you can tell that by little he started to overcome it a bit. He still has a long way to go, but what he did for Harry towards the end of book, that takes a lot of courage. I am eager to see what happens with character next but I can tell that he became very important to Harry. I got a feeling that two of them are going to be very good friends.

Another great edition to the series. Be ready for a wild ride.


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