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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Excerpt: Ghost Story (Dresden Files, Book 13) by Jim Butcher


Jim Butcher has put up the first five chapters of Ghost Story. You can read them at his site:

Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five

Here is the blurb:

When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn’t doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin.

But being dead doesn’t stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has no body, and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own.

To save his friends — and his own soul — Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic…

I haven't decided if I'll buy this one right off the bat. If it had been made available within, say, six months of Changes, then I likely would have. But now? Fifteen and a half months later, I feel more like waiting for some of the first reviews to come in before shelling out more for an ebook than Amazon is asking for the hard cover.

I have a feeling Harry is headed towards greatness at the end of the series. The whole dying and coming back to life thing is a fairly common step towards that happening. I'll read Ghost Story eventually, since I do plan to read the rest of the series. As of now I'm undecided as to when I'll be reading it, though.

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