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Review: White Night [★★★★☆]

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White Night
by Jim Butcher

My rating: ★★★★☆
Read From: 12 January 2014 – 14 January 2014

Harry believes that a string of suicides is really a string of murders. He investigates and ends up pitted against the various factions of the White Court vampires. He gradually discovers that they’re all being manipulated by an outside force. But when it comes to the White Court, that’s more of an expectation than a surprise.

Harry continues to grow and develop. The theme of the novel is personal responsibility. You aren’t good or evil. You’re who you choose to be. This is developed through several different characters, including both Harry, his apprentice Molly, and his brother Thomas.

We continue to see an extremely dark side to Harry. It’s clear that he could very easily cross over the line and start becoming someone evil. All it would take is the decision to make things right, no matter what the cost. He’s definitely tempted but he’s resisting and he’s relying on his friends to challenge him when he steps too close to the line. This push and pull drives the story.

Highlights: Harry suddenly acting as the jilted gay lover. Marcone showing up for an emergency extraction. Harry using lust to power a spell.