|Publisher:||Penguin Group USA|
|Publish Date:||Nov 2012|
|Number of Pages:||515|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||1.65|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||6.5 x 9.5 x 2.0|
Author Jim Butcher was born in Independence, Missouri on October 26, 1971. He is the author of The Dresden Files series and the Codex Alera series. He has also written a Spider-Man novel entitled The Darkest Hours and a novelette entitled Backup. He has contributed to numerous anthologies including My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding, Blood Lite, and Many Bloody Returns. His latest fantasy novel is entitled, Side Jobs. His works also include Ghost Story which made Publisher's Weekly best seller list for 2011. In 2012 his title Cold Days: A Novel of the Dresden Files made The New York Times Best Sellers List.
Harry Dresden is alive! But despite being returned from death, things aren't looking up for Dresden. He is now the Winter Knight at the beck-and-call of Mab, faerie Queen of Air and Darkness, and she wants him to do the impossible: kill an immortal. Secondly, Demonreach, Harry's getaway island, is under siege from some powerful outside forces and is keeping a dark secret Harry must protect. Fighting enemies new and old, with problems building and time running out, our hero must also battle within himself to keep the Winter mantel from consuming his soul and turning him into a merciless and evil killer.
Verdict: Butcher's latest installment (after Ghost Story) in the "Dresden Files" series will keep readers invested from start to finish with lots of action and an ending that will have them craving the next title. With a colorful cast and laughs throughout, this series will appeal to readers interested in urban fantasy or Kim Harrison's work. Though Butcher's loyal fans will be craving this one, it is relatively easy for anyone to pick up and start the series with this book.
-Brooke Bolton, N. Manchester P.L., IN
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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.
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