After a brief interlude in the afterlife, Harry Dresden’s new job makes him wonder if death was really all that bad in this novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.
Harry Dresden is no longer Chicago’s only professional wizard. Now, he’s Winter Knight to Mab, the Queen of Air and Darkness. Her word is his command. And her first command is the seemingly impossible: kill an immortal. Worse still, there is a growing threat to an unfathomable source of magic that could mean the deaths of millions.
Beset by enemies new and old, Harry must gather his friends and allies, prevent an apocalypse, and find a way out of his eternal subservience before his newfound infinite powers claim the only thing he has left to call his own...
In yet another engaging urban fantasy that leavens apocalyptic threats with smart-ass humor, Butcher just keeps upping the ante for wizard Harry Dresden, appearing in his 14th novel after 2011 s Ghost Story. Being killed has barely slowed down the Chicago PI, who now serves as the Winter Knight. In that role, Dresden operates as hit man for Mab, the queen of air and darkness, who is forbidden from killing mortals. Not only is his liege capricious and deadly, but Dresden soon finds himself up against new supernatural foes, not least the Redcap, who dyes his headgear with the blood of anyone unfortunate enough to cross his path. The greatest danger, however, may be from Dresden s new assignment from Mab: to murder her daughter, Maeve. Plentiful backstory allows newcomers to have little trouble getting caught up in the action or connecting with the charismatic lead.
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How can this have a rating before it's released???
Look, I'm as eager as anyone for this to be released. However, rating the book before then is not only stupid, it's misleading.
Apple really needs to overhaul this system and limit reviews and ratings to people who have, you know, ACTUALLY PURCHASED AND READ THE DARNED BOOK!
In some kind of quixotic effort at limiting the damage, I'm going to give this book a 5 star rating, just to offset at least one premature and low rating.
This is a master stroke in story development and the evolution of Harry Dresden. Harry is my hero! This is compelling and never let's you go. It's another one I'll enjoy rereading!
Unpredictable, engaging, and surprising. You generally don't know what's going to happen next, with surprise turns at every corner.
After 13 books, you are really invested in these characters, and you begin to feel when something happens to them.
Amazing storytelling, I think he's in a class of his own, no one comes close, even JK Rowling