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
Jim Buther is the best. Nobody else could be Harry D. except James Marsters.
I was sorry when the book was finished I can't wait for the next one.
Yes, I would listen again for two reasons: James Marsters, and because I simply enjoy Harry and company.
Idle question: Does Jim Butcher really think that far ahead, or is he simply good at making whatever situation he left in book 3 (or 5 or 7) work in book 14? His way of tying things together is just amazing!
I like Karin Murphy. Only a real human being would be so contrary as to deal with the unnatural situations she does without batting an eye, yet reject a more personal relationship with Dresden because "we're just too different."
Um, was there something to dislike? Mr. Marsters gives us Harry Dresden in weakness, power, confusion, arrogance, and sarcasm without any of it sounding forced. His delivery of the other characters in their various moments is not lacking either. Gotta love Toot-Toot!
The revelation of the Winter Lady. I leave it at that in case it appears to those who have not read/heard the book. Murphy is predictable, but this isn't, and I don't want to spoil anything.
OK, I get it, I do, Harry's not a player, socially speaking. But if something doesn't change soon, he'll be wearing monk's robes. Poor guy!
Yes. Marsters is a fantastic narrator. The story had so many subtleties and intricacies that I don't remember them all and could still enjoy it again.
Any previous Dresden Files book. To a lesser degree, the Iron Druid Chronicles.
Probably Toot (although they were all very good).
Frustrated I have to wait at least another year for the next book.
I would highly recommend this to fans of Urban Fantasy. I love Jim Butcher and have read the rest of his books in print, this is the first I've listened to. It's a different experience, but very enjoyable.
It's Urban Fantasy which includes the myths associated with Faery as well as others. It's the latest in the Harry Dresden series and takes a fantastic series in new and interesting directions.
Don't know yet.
I'm only 2/3 through the book, and my son told me there are interesting twists yet to come; I'm looking forward to them.
harry - He is tenacious and willing to take on the impossible
He gives the verbal flavor to the written word.
I thought the book was cut short.
towards the top
Jim butcher managed to make this story good even after he kind of jumped the shark with having harry killed and wondering around as a ghost during the last book. overall it is a good book and getting back to what we all love about the dresden files. I look forward to the next chapter.
The fourteenth book in the Dresden Files series lacks only one thing to make it a six-star worthy book, and that is the sequel ready to go! James Marsters once again is at his best in the reading of this masterpiece of modern alternative/supernatural mystery. His ability to do the voice acting is spot on, as is his clear, crisp diction couples with the right inflection. It is obvious to anyone listening that Mr Marsters has, unlike so many other narrators for Audible book, not only read the book ahead of time, but is a fan as well. Jim Butcher has been my favorite modern (1980-present) author for some time, and his Dresden Files novels continue to be fantastic for their gritty realism of the characters, his continued adherence to the "laws of magic" he has set down, and for the fast pace at which the action happens. I have now read the book once and listened through twice, and it is still a book worth reading and listening to again. A true delight for any fan.
i loved that the series was not done. i was looking for another comparable book and i did not find one so i was so happy to see Dresden was not done.
Dresden ismy favorite character. His sence of humour, honour, and skill level has always drawn me in and kept me interested.. i also am in love with his dog and wished they reallly existed.
James is really masterful at entertaining the listeners so i can not choose
i was so happy thst there was another book that i took awhile to even decide anything about it. i am so happy that Dresden will continue to amuse and confound me that i of course have to llisten at one sitting only wishing that there is more
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