Cold Days (Dresden Files (ROC Hardcover)) Hardcover – 27 Nov 2012
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"Butcher is the dean of contemporary urban fantasy."--"Booklist"
"Harry Dresden is perhaps the best-written supernatural detective working today."-- SFRevu
"Think "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" starring Philip Marlowe."--"Entertainment Weekly"
"What would you get if you crossed Spenser with Merlin? Probably you would come up with someone very like Harry Dresden."--"The Washington Times"
Butcher is the dean of contemporary urban fantasy. "Booklist"
Harry Dresden is perhaps the best-written supernatural detective working today. SFRevu
Think "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" starring Philip Marlowe. "Entertainment Weekly"
What would you get if you crossed Spenser with Merlin? Probably you would come up with someone very like Harry Dresden. "The Washington Times"" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The latest Dresden Files novel, a NEW YORK TIMES #1 bestselling hardback, finally arrives in paperback.See all Product Description
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This is the latest instalment, and after fourteen novels and assorted short stories Butcher not only continues to deliver top notch, witty but gripping urban fantasy, but manages to up the suspense and the stakes and keeps you compulsively turning the pages to see what happens next.
'Cold Days' sees Harry Dresden take on the mantle of the Winter Knight, pledged to serve the seriously menacing 'Mab, Queen of Winter' who's intentions are unclear and possibly maleficent, and he ends up battling the greatest threat he's ever faced.
If you haven't read any Dresden Files, you probably shouldn't read this book. Start at the beginning with "Storm Front" and read the novels in order, because there's a major story arc that progresses through the series. Having now finished "Cold Days", I can't wait for the next novel to see how things will develop from here.
If you like Dresden, you may want to read Kim Harrison's "Hollow" series, Bendedict Jacka's "Alex Verus" novels or Kevin Hearne's "Iron Druid" series. They're good reads and help fill the void while waiting for Dresden's next adventure.
Brilliant from start to finish, if anyone had doubts after ghost story then this should squash them, Dresden is back! (of course i now have another torturous wait till book 15....)
And while he's doing that, he's got to stay alive in the Winter Court where killing people counts as after-dinner entertainment.
And he's got to kill an immortal - but which one, though? That's the million-dollar question, isn't it?
And then there's the whole problem of Demonreach.
While Harry is wrestling with his multiple problems and being beaten up by various enemies, Butcher is giving us more to chew on. We learn more about the Winter and Summer courts of the fae, and - hooray! - we learn more about the Gatekeeper. And why's he called the Gatekeeper anyway?
The series has expanded in scope over the last few books. Harry isn't just a wizard PI any more - he's a soldier in a war, and an increasingly senior one at that. The action in Cold Days mostly takes place over about 24 hours, so it's a pretty fast pace, but there's a lot in there that I think we will be seeing more of later. It's clear that Harry is going to be increasingly more important to the war (which war?) and that the stakes are going to keep getting higher. Other characters, too, grow and change - at least one other character getting a major life-change that I certainly hadn't expected.
Butcher has given us what we wanted - Harry's back in Chicago, and back with the old crowd. But the clock can't be turned back - the changes that started with 'Changes' are continuing, and I, personally, can't wait to see where Butcher is going to take us next.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was very disappointed by Changes, and wasn't sure what to expect when I started on Cold days. But it was great - darn I love the Dresden universe. I have just finished Skin game. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Muchas
Just finished this, the Fourteenth in the Dresden Files Series. He does it every time. What a brilliant Writer. Can't wait until I start the next. one.Published 3 months ago by tess