Cold Days eReader by Jim Butcher
Click Here to Download the Book 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.
Reviews The book was excellent, as per usual for Butcher. It was kind of odd to me that the entire book pretty much took place within a 36 hour or so period, but it was action-packed with high stakes and I was captivated all of the way. I am glad Butcher is finally giving in completely to his nerdiness, the geek references seem to be coming more and more frequently with each book! I really wish he had included that final chat with Molly that is inevitably coming, in this book, as the ending felt a little abrupt, but hopefully it will be included in the next book. It is horrible to think how long I might have to wait for that! I am addicted. I loved the twist at the end with the "Winter Lady," though! All in all, another home run in my estimation. Just wish it had been longer! Love Harry Dresden and Butcher! Can't say enough good things about all of his work! Oh, and a special shout out to James Marsters for coming back to be Harry for me again! His voice IS Harry Dresden to me, and I was so disappointed that he could not do the last book! So glad to have him back!
Harry Dresden is my kind of hero. Even after 14 books, I want to keep reading about him. Jim Butcher has done an amazing job in creating Harry and his world and his friends, while at the same time keeping each book an encapsulated story that could stand well on its own. But, for the full effect, you really need to start reading with book one. What more is there to say? The books of the Dresden Files are quick reads. I'm not much of one for first-person narratives, but Jim Butcher pulls it off here, and Harry's wry sense of humor makes me laugh aloud in each book. The pop culture references that were so prevalent in the previous book (and thus mildly annoying to me) have been toned down here. The characters and the relationships between them continue to evolve and grow throughout the series, and while some characters drift out for a book or two, they come back. Okay, okay, the books may be a little formulaic, particularly early on in the series, but they're still loads of fun. Harry Dresden's world makes me want to believe in magic and fairies and gods and vampires. His world is so realized and mysterious and special and magical, and I love that it takes place in Chicago.
When is book 15 due on the shelves?
Anticipating a new Dresden novel is on par with waiting for LOST, Harry Potter, etc. I inhaled the first few chapters, which starts right where Changes left off. Harry learns to adapt to his new mantle as the Winter Knight, which is great fun reading about him adapting to the denizens of the Winter Court while quoting Spider-Man and making Star Wars references. We also learn more about the entity of the island known as DemonReach, the secret of the island is revealed and it is a much better secret than the island of LOST. :-) I can't really add anymore to the reviews already posted, but I absolutely loved it and can't wait for the next book. If anything, this book makes you want to re-read all the Dresden novels to date. While each book stands alone, this book refers to events all the way back to the first novel, and many background characters have grown quite a bit since their first appearance.
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