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Cold Days: A Novel of the Dresden Files (Dresden Files)by Jim Butcher
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.
"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
"Edge-of-your-seat adventure." SF Site
"This imaginative series continues to surprise and delight with its inventiveness and sympathetic hero." Booklist
“Offbeat humor, a hard-boiled style, and rich detail.” Library Journal (starred review)
"Good fun for fans of dary fantasy mystery." Locus
"As usual in Butcher's books, the action begins on page one and moves rapidly from there." Best Reviews
“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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