Jim has outdone himself with "Cold Days" the 14th book of The Dresden Files. for me i found 2012 as a slow year for science fiction and urban fantasy books; with only a few authors rising to the challenge of excitement, plot drama, and taught provoking characterization etc. Jim not only wrote an interesting and well taught-out continuation within an epic series, but as also taken the characters within Cold Days to another level of maturity, knowledge, and power. The Best S.F/Urban Fantasy Book of 2012.
In "Ghost Story" we saw the death of harry, and how his friends and family has grown and changed without him been there to support them; we also saw the many consequences of his actions in previous books, with the worlds of magic and the many territories belonging to the supernatural changing rapidly; many things were also eluded to and explained. book 13 was the beginning of the metamorphosis of the dresden files.
The Second Half
i found that all the characters in "Cold Days" were more mature and natural, allowing the story to flow at an easy, well develop pace; we saw many new beginnings, second chances and endings; also the expansion of the Dresden universe where many mysteries dealing with the island Demonreach, the courts of faerie, and finally the outsiders were explained.
i was happy to see how molly as turn her life back on track and as matured into a caring person, and competent wizard. BIG CHANCES FOR HER
His half-brother Thomas has also grown in support and love for is brother, it was funny listen to them argue. A WELL BALANCE LIFE
but the crown goes to the queen of winter Mab, who for me was the best character written about in the story; i now see her in a different light and dimension, showing the complexity of Jim butcher's Characters. JIM NEVER DISAPPOINTS HIS READERS....
a beautifully written and expanding mythos,with many returning characters, lots of laughs and unexpected turns.
Magic Rises as been the most expansive of the series, giving a greater view of what a world full of magic waves would be like. the plot also includes many of our favorite characters has they struggle cross the Atlantic to the black sea on a mission they know is a trap and a situation they may not survive so far from the heart of their stronghold.
there was tragedy, love, mystery, war,Joy new discoveries that would shock many
while listening to the audiobook i didn't believe Kate would win in the end, with the overwhelming odds stock against the Atlanta group and with new and old powers rising from all around them.
the narration was well performed by Renee, Magic Rises is an excellent book to add to any reading list for the summer.
lots of action, as gods go to war against each other, well executed by both the narrator and the author. creating one remarkable action filled, hilarious book of this series as Oberon and Atticus keeps you laughing, crying and rooting for them all the way threw the story
A must read for this summers genre
This book was a much better performance than the previous "kiss the Dead" published by the author, the Narrator Kimberly Alexis did an excellent job with voice narration bringing to life the characters we all know and love.
the story plot over several books within the series have become less cohesive; has many of the characters are changing from their Norms i find that they are evolving into less ideal and easily compromising versions of themselves, I find that some of the primary characters are not who i thought them to be.
Micah for example, i was greatly disappointed in Micah, not for the violence he use to gather the animal groups to Him, but for having sex with the many women of these groups.the relationship between Micah Anita and Nathanael was the most loving and balance relationship of the group. i felt like i was lied to by Micah, setting him on a pedestal of ideals, thinking his orverall commitment to the relationship between him. Anita and Nathanael was one of faithfulness were Anita and Nathanael been the only one for him mind, body and soul. but finding out that he like so many of her other men will sleep with anyone if the situation presents itself.
Affliction was a great improvement to the series, but the overall story seems a repeat of previous books, only placed on a grander scale, i believe the series should come to an end soon before it becomes a greater disappointment to its fans.
Kissed by Smoke was well written with lots of original imagination, but an abrupt ending full of sadness was unexpected.
this book was well thought out with lots of action, magic and romance.
"Morgan kept her fire burning all night long, a new ability it seems."
A good ending to a beautiful story of majesty, magic and power stretching three decades
this series was one of the first fantasy book i read serious growing up. a gateway to an interesting genre.
This Series Orion by Ben Bova is one of the best science fiction series of all -time.
the author Ben Bova is one of the most realistic writer of sci-fi books; when looking toward the possible future of mankind and stretching the possibilities of our known or theorized reality.
a must read for the fans of The Iron Druid Chronicles; that will take you on a journey across continents and worlds bring forth a more evolve and interesting narrative within the series. old alliances broken are reforge as trouble comes at the druids from every-side; full of entertainment Oberon will keep you laughing throughout your listen. excellent Narration by Luke Daniels
A fun an easy to listen to narrative full of laughs and Molly Harper sense of humor that is present in her stories. Iris and Cal was new and to my palate a more interesting spin on Half Moon Hollow resident supernaturals.
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