Ghost Story

The Dresden Files, Book Thirteen

Author: Jim Butcher

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748116605

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Meet Harry Dresden, Chicago's first (and only) Wizard PI. Turns out the 'everyday' world is full of strange and magical things - and most of them don't play well with humans. That's where Harry comes in. But he's forgotten his own golden rule: magic - it can get a guy killed. Which didn't help when he clashed with unknown assailants with his murder in mind. And though Harry's continued existence is now in some doubt, this doesn't mean he can rest in peace. Trapped in a realm that's not quite here, yet not quite anywhere else, Harry learns that three of his loved ones are in danger. Only by discovering his assailant's identity can he save his friends, bring criminal elements to justice, and move on himself. It would just be easier if he knew who was at risk. And had a (working) crystal ball. And access to magic. Instead, he is unable to interact with the physical world - invisible to all but a select magical few. He's also not the only silent presence roaming Chicago's alleys. Hell, he put some there himself. Now, they're looking for payback.
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Provoker

Author: Dan Champagne

Publisher: PonderHouse

ISBN: 0991357817

Category: Fiction

Page: 828

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Laiel Brockade is a broodling of Hell, one of the children of the Devil, and a master of black magic. Hearing rumors of the discovery of the scroll of Abaddon, the Destroying Angel, a magical artifact whose purpose is to summon said bringer of the biblical Apocalypse to the earth, Laiel sets out to gain possession of it. He is soon joined by allies such as a gang of ruthless biker outlaws and a vampire, and with enemies arrayed against him at every turn such as witches, cultists, warlocks, and monsters of every stripe, as well as his own siblings, among them the Antichrist, himself. Determined to gain control of the scroll, and increasingly desperate, the various forces involved use every power of magic at their disposal to defeat and destroy one another. Treachery, deception, and murder abound as every villain and monster (un)imaginable arise from behind every shadow and out from under every bed to fight for dominance. As the body count rises, and the destruction mounts to epic proportions, the question becomes: How many battles can be fought, how many must die, and how much of the earth must lie in ruins before we acknowledge that a magical war has begun?
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