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Cold Days (Dresden Files)by Jim Butcher
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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.
"Chicago's resident wizard Harry Dresden is back from the dead and finds his life changed as the once down-and-out wizard detective becomes the powerful Winter Knight. But this new life comes at a price: he's forced to swear allegiance to Mab, the twisted Queen of Air and Darkness. As Harry adjusts to his new situation, he is faced with numerous attempts on his life, a dark assassination plot and the imminent destruction of the Earth itself. Narrator James Marsters is impeccable in his reading of the14th installment in Butcher's Dresden Files series. Marsters spot-on portrayal of Harry is classic noir: world weary, cynical, and able to snap off a snarky quip with an ease that would make Phillip Marlowe proud. Completely at home in this bizarre world of fairies and vampires, talking skulls and mystical islands, Marsters delivers the wide array of characters and complicated plotting with great skill. The combination of Marsters at the microphone and Butcher at the keyboard continues to make the Dresden Files an all-around enjoyable listening experience. A Roc hardcover." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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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