Mar 22, 2015

Proven Guilty ( Dresden Files, #8)

Posted by Jenia. at 3/22/2015 12:44:00 PM
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proven guilty

Dresden Files,#8

Jim butcher.




Publisher ROC
Publication DateFebruary 6,2007
Genre:Urban Fantasy|Mystery.
Format|Pages:Hardcover|404
 Source: Library | Goodreads.





 




There's no love lost between Harry Dresden, the only wizard in the Chicago phone book, and the White Council of Wizards, who find him brash and undisciplined. But war with the vampires has thinned their ranks, so the Council has drafted Harry as a Warden and assigned him to look into rumors of black magic in the Windy City.



As Harry adjusts to his new role, another problem arrives in the form of the tattooed and pierced daughter of an old friend, all grown-up and already in trouble. Her boyfriend is the only suspect in what looks like a supernatural assault straight out of a horror film. Malevolent entities that feed on fear are loose in Chicago, but it's all in a day's work for a wizard, his faithful dog, and a talking skull named Bob.... 




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How can you not love Harry Dresden? Especially after he went through, what he did for Molly in this book. Is it me or do books keep getting better and better? More I read the series, more I get hooked into it. One thing I did notice, as Dresden Files series progressed more, more intense and dark it seems to get. Anyone else get that feeling? Proven Guilty was pretty intense; at least it seemed like it to me. First it took place at horror Convention and all those horror monsters come to live, that would scare anyone. Top of it, involved dark magic from the most unexpected person. How can you not enjoy the book that has so much going on? Even though I am not big fan of extreme horror or horror movies but even I enjoyed it. Though I didn’t know half of those movies but I recognized some. I could actually imagine the horror that all those people were going through. The movie theatre scene was described so well, I could actually see the terror that all of those people were facing. I saw their terrified faces, heard their screams. To me, it was even scary to read about it. Butcher draws a vivid image through descriptions every time.




Poor Harry, he can’t seem to catch a break. At times I find myself wondering how he is still alive. The torture he goes through, I can’t even begin to understand how he can make through all this pain. I know that he is tough but you can’t help but feel sorry for him at times. Amount of torture he went through in Proven Guilty, I was actually surprised that he made it through without some sort of permanent damage. That’s one of things that I love about Harry, his courage, his dedication. No matter what happens, he keeps on going and he doesn’t stop till he comes to some sort of resolution. Look at what he went through to go rescue Molly when she got kidnapped, the lengths that he went through, to make sure that she made it to safety. What he did to her at trial, how he did everything possible to make sure she wasn’t killed. Even though at the end it put his own life at risk. He always seems to put others ahead of himself.




Now Molly, she is going to be trouble I can tell. Did you ever have a feeling that a character might not be what they seem? That’s a feeling I have about Molly. I believe that if Harry doesn’t help her, and structure her in some way, she might be in trouble. Especially since she realized how much power she has in her magic. It was clear that she will be in trouble if he doesn’t help her, from the soul gaze. What he saw wasn’t Molly that everyone knows and loves. I just hope that he would be able help her to control magic or in the end, both of them are going be dead. Despite her issues, I can’t help but like Molly and hope all the best for her. Charity, another character I wasn’t fond off, not till I read Proven Guilty, afterwards I felt like I understood more about her. The length she went through to rescue her daughter told me that she is good person and would risk her own life for her children. She got courage.




Another great addition to the Dresden Files. I was hooked. I can’t wait to see what happens in next installment.


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