I couldn’t wait to find out what Jim Butcher has in store for poor Harry next — and now I get to find out in Cold Days!
The Winter Knight. For Queen Mab. Poor, poor, Harry. And Mab’s version of “training” for his new position? Ugh.
Of course, Mab has her first
task target for Harry. And to make up for the fact that all of his posse are in Chicago, and he’s not (yet) — Harry gets a couple of new sidekicks (though one will HATE to be called a sidekick!).
All of this fae
crap stuff means Harry has new rules of engagement to figure out, all while avoiding his enemies — the ones he’s collected over the years, and the ones who’re enemies because of his new role. Since the latter are a tad more difficult to identify than the former, Harry decides to lay low and not reveal his not-dead state to his friends and family. But you know how the best of intentions go, right?
Anyway. Harry’s alive. He’s got a job to do. With a deadline. And bad guys crawling out of the woodwork taking potshots at him. Then, as if all of that wasn’t enough, there’s another threat Harry’s introduced to. One with very dire consequences for everyone if they win.
I loved Cold Days. The plot is convoluted, but reveals a lot more about Harry’s world. The story flows, the characters are entertaining, and the treachery multiplies like rabbits. The last few books in this series are as exciting as the first few that made me a fan, and I’m anxiously waiting for more…
drey’s rating: Excellent!
Title: Cold Days (Dresden Files #14)
Author: Jim Butcher
Hardcover: 515 pages
Publisher: Penguin Group, 2012
Purchase at IndieBound, Amazon, The Book Depository
Source: Waukesha Public Library
Have you read Cold Days? What did you think?