Grave Peril by Jim Butcher
(The Dresden Files, Book 3)

78%

11 Critic Reviews

...the one where the series really picks up. And certainly the stakes have never been higher...This book also introduces a few great new characters.
-Rogue Librarian

Synopsis

In all his years of supernatural sleuthing, Harry Dresden has never faced anything like this: the spirit world's gone postal. These ghosts are tormented, violent, and deadly. Someone-or something-is purposely stirring them up to wreak unearthly havoc. But why? If Harry doesn't figure it out soon, he could wind up a ghost himself.
 

About Jim Butcher

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A martial arts enthusiast whose résumé includes a long list of skills rendered obsolete at least two hundred years ago, Jim Butcher turned to writing as a career because anything else probably would have driven him insane.
 
Published November 4, 2008 by Roc. 465 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Grave Peril
All: 11 | Positive: 10 | Negative: 1

Tor

Good
Reviewed by Rajan Khanna on Nov 19 2012

...Butcher shows us that he’s capable of dealing with multiple plot threads and keeps us guessing all the way to the end, escalating things all the way. And we see the lengths that Harry will go to to do the right thing.

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SFFWorld.com

Good
on Dec 29 2005

What I was most pleased about is that there is more of the sense of humour I found rather lacking in Book Two, though events in Book Three are just as dire. Indeed the ending leads to things looking very bleak in the following books for Harry.

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The Ranting Dragon

Good
Reviewed by Cameron on Nov 16 2012

If you are looking for the voice of urban fantasy, I highly recommend Grave Peril. This voice is composed of a beautifully crafted world, a brilliant lead, and an emotionally charged magic system.

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Fangs For The Fantasy

Above average
Reviewed by Sparky on Jul 21 2011

This book was a definite step down for me. I did like it, but it frustrated me in places. It lost the careful balance previous books had struck, felt convoluted for the sake of it and missed the chance to develop any characterisations...

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Pure Textuality

Good
Reviewed by BunnyBethA on Dec 12 2014

I’m giving Grave Peril a four on my story richter scale, because it’s a corking good tale. None of the Harry Dresden books has had a completely happy ending, so far, which reminds me a lot about life.

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Pure Textuality

Good
Reviewed by Phin n’ Gin on Nov 06 2012

In this case we both gave the book (and the series) 4.0 stars out of 5.0. It’s a fantastic series and well worth the ride. All the characters have depth (even if it’s not a depth we care for,) the plots are interesting, and the story is well written.

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SF Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Thomas M. Wagner on Dec 12 2014

There's a good reason it's one of the most popular series in fantasy today. Often imitated, never duplicated, I can only hope Jim Butcher maintains its high standards and steers clear of peril.

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Hope Chest Reviews

Good
on Dec 12 2014

Overall, Grave Peril may not have been the best book in the series for me so far, but it does set up some pivotal events that I'm sure will play out in the next book or books of the series. I'll be interested to see where things go from here...

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https://www.sfsite.com

Good
Reviewed by Victoria Strauss on Oct 02 2014

It's a good balance between change and permanence, adding depth to Harry's character while retaining the basic qualities that make him such an appealing series protagonist.

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The Wertzone

Good
Reviewed by Adam Whitehead on Nov 27 2011

...Dresden's powers and abilities with magic are growing...and this requires Butcher to go to some lengths to 'nerf' Dresden's abilities to simply stop him using a hand-wave of magic to solve all of his problems. However...Butcher's impressive improvement in the areas of prose and characterisation overcome it quite handily.

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Rogue Librarian

Above average
on Sep 09 2012

...the one where the series really picks up. And certainly the stakes have never been higher...This book also introduces a few great new characters.

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