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And I thought it was bad when Harry was dead...
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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 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.

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"What would you get if you crossed Spenser with Merlin? Probably you would come up with someone very like Harry Dresden, wizard, tough guy, and star of [The Dresden Files]." Washington Times

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"Edge-of-your-seat adventure." SF Site

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"This imaginative series continues to surprise and delight with its inventiveness and sympathetic hero." Booklist

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“Offbeat humor, a hard-boiled style, and rich detail.” Library Journal (starred review)

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"Good fun for fans of dary fantasy mystery." Locus

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"As usual in Butcher's books, the action begins on page one and moves rapidly from there." Best Reviews

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“Harry Dresden is perhaps the best-written supernatural detective working today.” SF Revu

About the Author

A martial arts enthusiast whose résumé includes a long list of skills rendered obsolete at least two hundred years ago, Jim Butcher turned to writing as a career because anything else probably would have driven him insane. He lives in Independence, Missouri, with his wife, son, and ferocious guard dog.

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Sheila Deeth, October 18, 2013 (view all comments by Sheila Deeth)
Dresden is back, and the dangers are bigger, the monsters badder, the threats to society greater, and the global implications ever-more scary and universal. If Ghost Story didn’t grab you, don’t give up--Cold Days is stronger, faster, darker and far more intriguing. But it’s not a return to the life, story, or Dresden of earlier volumes. This Dresden is bleaker and more powerful, gradually learning his place in a much bigger world, still as tortured by human loyalty and as faithful to those he holds dear, but battling larger issues and more willing to risk those he loves. This Dresden still has far to go, but his path has changed, and his future’s deeply in question.

While many threads seem missing from earlier story arcs, it’s easy to see Cold Days as a step to greater things, and there’s an intriguing feeling that even all this magic and mystery is only one more facet of what lies beyond. I’m looking forward to enjoying more of the series and learning more of the overall story arc as the tales progress.

Disclosure: We waited for the paperback, but it was hard!
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dovewiregirl, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by dovewiregirl)
It may not be high lit. or prose to swoon over, but this latest installment in the Dresden series kept me glued to my overly-cozy reading chair from the opening sentence to the last. In a year of uber-heavy reality, I found the page-turning, hilarious-familiar character-unbelievably non-stop now what?! creative conundrum the perfect anodyne... Grin restored. Grateful reader.
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books4bjh, January 19, 2013 (view all comments by books4bjh)
Another excellent Harry Dresden story! Can't wait for the next one . . .
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780451464408
Subtitle:
A Novel of the Dresden Files (Dresden Files)
Author:
Butcher, Jim
Publisher:
Roc
Subject:
Fantasy - Contemporary
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Edition Description:
CD- Unabridged
Series:
Dresden Files
Publication Date:
20121131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
9 x 6.36 x 1.26 in 1.37 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 608 pages Roc - English 9780451464408 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

And I thought it was bad when Harry was dead...

"Review" by , "What would you get if you crossed Spenser with Merlin? Probably you would come up with someone very like Harry Dresden, wizard, tough guy, and star of [The Dresden Files]."
"Review" by , "Edge-of-your-seat adventure."
"Review" by , "This imaginative series continues to surprise and delight with its inventiveness and sympathetic hero."
"Review" by , “Offbeat humor, a hard-boiled style, and rich detail.”
"Review" by , "Good fun for fans of dary fantasy mystery."
"Review" by , "As usual in Butcher's books, the action begins on page one and moves rapidly from there."
"Review" by , “Harry Dresden is perhaps the best-written supernatural detective working today.”
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