Harry Dresden lives!
After being murdered by a mystery assailant, navigating his way through the realm between life and death, and being brought back to the mortal world, Harry realizes that maybe death wasn’t all that bad - because he is no longer Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard. He is now Harry Dresden, Winter Knight to Mab, the Queen of Air and Darkness.
After Harry had no choice but to swear his fealty, Mab wasn’t about to let something as petty as death steal away the prize she had sought for so long. And now, her word is his command, no matter what she wants him to do, no matter where she wants him to go, and no matter who she wants him to kill. Guess which one Mab wants first?
Of course, it won’t be an ordinary, everyday assassination. Mab wants her newest minion to pull off the impossible: kill an immortal. No problem there, right? And to make matters worse, there exists a growing threat to an unfathomable source of magic that could land Harry in the sort of trouble that will make death look like a holiday.
Beset by enemies new and old, Harry must gather his friends and allies, prevent the annihilation of countless innocents, and find a way out of his eternal subservience before his newfound powers claim the only thing he has left to call his own… his soul.
©2012 Jim Butcher (P)2012 Penguin Audio
I love this book. Of all the Dresden Files, this is my second favorite. Good mystery, no deus ex machina to save the day, interesting character development. If you are a fan of the series then this is a must listen title.
Thank goodness Dresden has his body back and his friends behind him. Cold Days is a return to action. Dresden is never better than when he has his friends to give him grief and bad guys to stomp.
James Marsters IS Dresden. I can't listen to anyone else narrate these books; even when reading them, I hear his voice. He has a great grasp of all the characters and brings them all to life, but Dresden is the key.
A Fun Stroy
Good characters and a dramatic reading.
If you made it this far in the seris you'll love this book.
hard biting fiction
Harry Dresden - he struggles to do the right thing
Harry Dresden - the voice is just what I feel that Harry would sound like
Was not sure where the author could go after Harry 'died' and then came back as the winter knight to an evil queen of fairy. But Jim Butcher delivered again and as the story moved on we find that evil is not always what we think that it is.
In the top 70 percent.
The Lead Character, Harry
The Big Battle on the Island
Several, Harry is a very introspective character. Deciding what is the right thing to do when all paths seem to lead to darkness, is compelling.
You should read some of the earlier books in the Dresden Files first. They will help you understand underlying themes.
Dark, fun, exciting
Well most of the Dresden files lol, but seriously... There is no comparison to these books. Butcher is in a league of his own.
Any scene with Thomas or Mab, and I love Dresden's "Die Hard" moments when he's getting the snot kicked out of him.
Inside my head!
Read all of Butcher's work, great stuff.
Yes - two words: James Marsters. In 2 more words: Jim Butcher.
I have listened to all the dresden files as audio books. I almost tossed my cookies when they used someone else for last book. It was awful by comparison.
There are new twists that garnered an OMG, but those are spoilers. There are points where Dresden is grappling with some really deep human issues that were surprisingly well done. Always shocks me when Butcher puts some meaningful heart and soul in a novel about a bad-ass wizard taking care of business.
Overall, the lore of the world and some of the mysteries are nicely laid out with answers, but more questions, and Dresden is still awesome and living life cranked to 11 with little breathing room.
Yes, but not for a while... too many others I need to read first
No, not before this series.
Yes, when i wasn't listening I thought about the book.
Jim Butcher does it again. He has managed to escalate the story to new heights in a natural way. I had my doubts that he would be able to keep the momentum he has built in the previous books up, but thankfully, I was wrong. This series is just amazing. :)
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