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
This is simply the best book yet. Every book after Summer Knight you wonder how hes going to top the last one, and he still does!
All other dresden files books.
One word, Vagazzled.....
Yes, but couldnt.
Multiple scenes for the descriptive imagery of the Fey, and Dresden's narration of how magic works and doesn't work..
no, needs to be listened to in sections.
Enjoyed narration by James Marsters
bookworm who also loves audio books
The best of both worlds. Read the book AND also listen to the audio edition. Different rich experiences.
Often how a story ends is disclosed by the first few chapters. No so with Butcher. Love all the twists and turns that keeps the story line/characters alive and unpredictable. Love the idea of a contemporary urban wizard PI. I am never bored with his work.
He captures the essence of the characters and is an excellent actor/reader, adept and talented in shifting his voice according to character. He nails the tone of the story.
Chicago's rogue wizard
Keep 'em coming!
I have loved the Dresden files from the beginning and Jim Butcher continues to write amazing stories time and time again. Also James Marsters returning to be the voice of dresden puts the icing on the cake.
Whats not to like? Honestly...
James Marsters is the epitome of all that is Dresden. I'm not sure you could find anyone else to embody the spirit of the character quite like he manages to do.
Pure delightfully amazing!
Shoot, how to choose the whole book is amazing!
He IS Dresden!
When Dresden thought of all his past mistakes
This series just keeps getting better and better
I have listened to it twice already, it is a good read and very entertaining. never a dull moment.
So glad James Marsters is doing the reading he is just great. He is very good with the characters change. He is one of my favorites.
James Marsters continues his excellent portrayal of Harry Dresden and Jim Butcher continues his blitzkrieg on the literary world. This is one of my favorite novels in this series and the only reason it is not in my top 10 is simply that the wheel of time has more than 10 books.
The description of Maeve's outfit at Harry's birthday. Harry's description is a great turn of phrase.
By this point it was not surprise me if James Marsters hung out a PI shingle and started uttering phrases of faux latin. I am pretty sure he is the personification of Harry Dresden.
Yes, sadly 18 hours is a bit long to go without snacks.
So .... when is the next book due to be published?
Maybe I knew what had to happen. There were hints in the last three Harry Dresden novels. I am sure the readers of Jim Butcher novels would not let Harry rest in whatever configuration the author had left him. We needed Harry Dresden to be reborn. The Winter Knight served all just fine.
One thing that has happened to this reader is that I have lined up ALL the Harry Dresden novel and am listening to them again, in order. I am looking for the Gestalt that Jim Butcher, James Marsters and the listener, me, myself create when we get together. It will be awesome once I get a hold of that.
Brian is an avid reader. He is interested in great stories and human behavior. His job is as a behavioral specialist in public schools.
An excellent continuation of the Dresden Files series. This book reveals much while bring up more questions. As a series and as a book the Dresden Files and this book are amazing. Some of the best Urban Fantasy ever written. It is a pleasure to have James Marsters back in reading the series. The last book, Ghost Story was read by another reader. That other reader did an amazing job, but Marsters has become the voice of Dresden and will always be. If they ever do the Dresden Files movie or try to do the TV series again he will have to play Harry!
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