White Night is the ninth book of The Dresden Files and is another big point in the series.
Someone’s going around killing practitioners, low-level magic users, and wants Harry to get involved. As he follows the trail, Murphy, Thomas, and Elaine all get involved. Molly, Harry’s apprentice, tries to get involved, but Harry doesn’t want her to get in the middle of things and get herself killed.
To use a roller coaster metaphor, Grave Peril was the first lift hill, and White Night is the second one later in the ride. First you’ve got Molly in full apprentice mode now. Then there’s Thomas being all secretive about lots of things. Lasciel makes leaps and bounds in developing a sense of self. Harry’s warden duties and experiences are gone into more detail. The White Court gets seriously involved in things. And that’s all aside from the main plot.
I think this is my favorite book of the series so far. Granted Changes comes close. But this wins just a bit. It definitely starts to set things up for what comes next. To borrow from the roller coaster again, the closer we get to the end of the series, the more intense and fast things go. 🙂
Summer Book Challenge: Read a mystery or thriller.