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…
“Thwart,” I said. “To prevent someone from accomplishing something by means of visiting gratuitous violence upon his smarmy person.”
Now this is better! This is the third time I’m reading this book and I barely remembered what happened in it before I started reading. I remember the most important parts, of course. Namely, the ending. However the vast majority was just completely gone from my head.
And I really have to wonder why, because goddamn was this impressive! Dresden is back, and in the flesh this time. He has also been given his first job as Winter Knight. A seemingly impossible task. That is confusing because Dresden, and I, didn’t expect it at all. Plus there are other troubles as well. Maeve is playing a game with Dresden, and trying to get some underlings to kill him. She doesn’t have to try very hard, Dresden makes enemies easily. Also, Demonreach is probably going to blow up, and take Chicago with it, if Dresden doesn’t stop that.
Cold Days is probably the most confusing book, yet. Simply because of how much you have had to keep track of up to this point and how much new information you got while reading this book. Because it is all relevant. Jim Butcher is building and building parts of the story, leading everything to some incredible finale. And this is only pieces of what is going to happen. We’ve known some of it, we learn more of it, and we know there is more to come.
It was well done.
However, oh my god am I getting tired of the will they won’t they of Harry and Murphy. Just fuck already! You’re killing me! I haven’t brought up their relationship until now during this reread of the series, as far as I can remember. It has always been there, in the background. Waiting for its time to come out. And Butcher has been teasing us for a while now. But this takes it too far and I’m growing tired of it.