Eternal Silence is a resident spirit of Graceland. He first appears in Ghost Story.


Harry Dresden: "There's a little irony in Eternal Silence being stuck on a looping sound bite."[1]

Eternal Silence is the statue on Dexter Grave's monument. He has a voice deeper than James Earl Jones.[Footnote 1][2] Eternal Silence can come out in daylight which meant he wasn't a ghost.[3]

He was tall and menacing floating three feet in the air. He wore a rich cloak, hood up with a black shadow inside it. His cloak billowed similar to a lava lamp.[2]

In the series Edit

Ghost StoryEdit

Main article: Ghost Story

In Ghost Story, Eternal Silence told Harry Dresden that he "must understand his path. That before you. That behind." and "It is essential to survival." and that more than he should say. Dresden asked survival who, Eternal Silence said: "EVERYONE" very loudly. Then he screamed more messages inside Dresden's head. Dresden stopped him. And then Eternal Silence just repeats himself.[2]

Later, when the Leanansidhe was about to answer Dresden's question about who killed him, Eternal Silence warns her not to. And when she gave Dresden three true answers about his killer's identity Eternal Silence admonishes the Leanansidhe for saying too much in that really loud screaming voice.[2] Eternal Silence's voice is the same as the Demonreach Entity's voice.[4]

Cold DaysEdit

Main article: Cold Days

In Cold Days, Harry Dresden stated that the spirit entity of Demonreach spoke to him at Graceland the year before.[5]


Eternal Silence just stood there in silence.[2]

"So you mean…like…everyone-everyone. The whole planet."


"And me understanding my freaking path is going to save them."

Silence. Twitch.[2]

ES repeats: "You must understand your path. It is more than necessary. It is essential to survival."

Harry Dresden: "There's a little irony in Eternal Silence being stuck on a looping sound bite."[2]


  1. James Earl Jones - wikipedia


  1. Ghost Story, ch. 14
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Ghost Story, ch. 14
  3. Ghost Story, ch. 34
  4. Ghost Story, ch. 51
  5. Cold Days, ch. 17

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