Cold Days

Cold Days

A Novel of the Dresden Files

Book - 2012
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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 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.
Publisher: New York : Roc, c2012.
ISBN: 9780451464408
Characteristics: 515 p. ; 24 cm.


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Sep 08, 2016

Every book of this series Dresden seems to get an overwhelming number of problems thrown his way that he must solve immediately if not sooner. This one continues that trend and somehow ups the stakes substantially beyond what was on the line in any previous books. There are basically non-stop intense twists and turns and urgent problems Harry Dresden has to deal with or millions will die including all his friends and loved ones. It didn't go the way I thought it would which was great. The many twists and turns are easy to follow and don't seem convoluted. The plot also brings into the open a few things hinted at in earlier books. There is starting to be payoff for things established in earlier books like the Paranet. It's a solid addition to the series.

Apr 30, 2016

My most favorite series. Harry Dresden the only wizard that advertises in the Yellow Pages and conducts his business in Chicago is a very interesting character. If you have been following him from the very first book in the series "Storm Front" you'll know that Harry transforms. He becomes a very complex character who struggles to become a better man, despite many obstacles. His choices can affect many people close to him as well as others. At times he makes choices that seem like a good idea but create more problems than solutions. He gets tangled up in Faerie business, in mob business, in police business, and having to watch out for someone that could get both of them killed by the White Council. Each book is full of twists and turns which all together take you on a wild ride with the "stars and stones" wizard. Each book is better than the last with the exception of "Ghost Story" which is not the strongest one. With each glimpse into the life of Harry you learn how much strength it takes to use supernatural powers for good and not just good intentions. How much strength it takes to stand up to those who step on others. He will always be a chivalrous guy even though the world around him is not. Dresden Files are amazing books for the simple fact that one can relate to the characters, one can cheer for them, sometimes even for the obvious bad guy. Dresden Files are full of strange beings, strange customs, strange worlds, all existing along side of the normal world. Read the first and keep on going because soon you'll find yourself whishing and hoping for the one that has not been written yet.

Sep 04, 2015

So far one of my favorites of the series.

Dec 05, 2013

This is one of my favorites of the series so far. Butcher is a master of twists in his plots.

Dec 01, 2013

I've always enjoyed this series. Nice, easy, light reading. Nothing that engages the brain too much. That may seem like a criticism, but it really isn't.

Jun 04, 2013

Quite seriously one of the best series I have ever read. Jim Butcher's character Harry Dresden is fair dinkum mega fantastic. If you knew what was good for you, you would read every one of these books, this book Cold Days is number 14. Start at the beginning with Storm Front, believe me each book gets better and better. Jim's writing is WOW!!

electrica May 23, 2013

I still love this series. Its non stop action all the way through! Always a fun read and I look forward to the next one! I hope it does not take long to come out.

Mar 07, 2013

i enjoyed this very much, tied details in a good way and left lots to look forward to in the future

mrmervis Feb 24, 2013

Really enjoyed this one, there were several times when I laughed out loud. Updates some of the character stories without overdoing it. There was one kind of preachy bit dealing with same sex marriage that seemed really unnecessary, but other than that I saw nothing wrong.

Feb 14, 2013

If your new to Dresden, then start at the begining. But again. GREAT BOOK from Jim Butcher. Can't wait (but I have to) for the next installement.

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