In 2007, the Dresden Files premiered on TV and introduced me to the world according to Jim Butcher. As with all good series, the studio muckety mucks canceled the show but it was too late for me. I was hooked.
Jim Butcher wrote the first of his Dresden series, Storm Front, in 2000. Cold Days, published last month, is book number 14.
Cold Days follows Harry Dresden from the grave back to the living as he begins learning his new role as the Winter Knight to Mab, Queen of Air and Darkness.
I could say it has plot twists that make you nearly rip the paper off as you turn the pages. I could say the surprises and mysteries make you gasp audibly. And the humor. My Sweet Babboo wondered what that the heck was going on when I’d LOL while reading the book.
Any good novel has all of that. The difference is in my reading style. I read fast. And if the storyline or writing turns blah, I mostly skip ahead. Like whole paragraphs. Then pages. Sometimes I snarl and go to the end to see who dunnit. My highest recommendation is for those books that kept me on the page, reading every word.
That is Cold Days. Jim Butcher delivered again.
Books I Can’t Wait For in 2013:
The end of Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan/Brandon Sanderson. A Memory of Light – Jan 2013
Patricia Briggs’ seventh Mercy Thompson book, Frost Burned – March 2013
Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris, her last in the Sookie Stackhouse series due in May.