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Cold Days: A Novel of the Dresden Files (edition 2012)

by Jim Butcher

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Title:Cold Days: A Novel of the Dresden Files
Authors:Jim Butcher
Info:Roc (2012), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 528 pages
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Dresden's situations keep growing larger. I'm so lukewarm with this one. Butcher must be exhausted. There are a few beautifully poetic passages, but they are marred by being surrounded with so much word filler and story inconsistency. ( )
  2wonderY | Jun 6, 2016 |
Cold Days
4.5 Stars

Harrys Dresden is now the Winter Knight and if that isn’t problematic enough, Mab has an assignment for him, something that does not bode at all well. To top it all off, someone or something, is planning on destroying Harry’s island, an act that will apparently take out Chicago and half of the Midwest. As always, Harry has his hands full, but with the help of allies, old and new, he may just save the day … or die trying … again!

Harry is nothing if not entertaining and Cold Days lives up to expectations with all the twists and turns not to mention the shocking revelations … I so was not expecting half of what happened!

Harry is the same as always, endearing, self-depricating and slightly sexist, despite the burden of the Winter Mantle. His reunions with Thomas, Murphy, Molly and Mouse are brilliant and the way he manages to maneuver around Mab and the other Sidhe makes for exciting reading.

Nevertheless, one thing that bugged me (at resulted in the loss of 0.5 stars) is the new direction Butcher is taking the overall story arc. Blaming everything that has happened so far on some all-encompasing evil adversary shows a distinct lack of imagination and reduces responsibility and culpability for ones choices. - not a fan!

In sum, Harry and company never fail to amuse and I’m looking forward to their further adventures in May. ( )
  Lauren2013 | Jun 1, 2016 |
it was a bit of a slog this one. I have going to give these books a rest as i think I have overdosed and stopped appreciating them. ( )
  Felicity-Smith | May 29, 2016 |
Loved it. Harry is so likeable. Flawed and susceptible but still hanging in, even with the burden of the mantle of Winter Knight.

There were a few surprises, some things were resolved, but of course many more questions arose.

Jim Butcher is very readable, I find his imagery wonderful and the flow of his writing is awesome.

I have ordered the next book in the series and look forward to reading it. ( )
  lostkiwi | May 26, 2016 |
Fourteenth of the fifteen book series; I'm going to miss Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden and his cohorts - a lot!!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! ( )
  idajo | May 8, 2016 |
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Marsters, JamesNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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writer of ''Greed" (he'll know why after reading this),
and all my old gaming buddies in the International Fantasy Gaming Society. 

You people are all silly, and you made the nineties a much brighter place.
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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 ab out 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, 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 take out the entire midwest if not stopped.

Beset by enemies new and old, Harry must gather his friends and allies, dodge the Great Hunt, prevent the annihilation of countless innocents, kill an immortal or 20, 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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Hottie wizard dies,
Comes back stronger than before;
Saves the world again.

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Following his death by a mystery assailant, Harry Dresden, Winter Knight to Mab, the Queen of Air and Darkness, 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.… (more)

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