Sunday, December 2, 2012

Cold Days Review

Title: Cold Days 
Author: Jim Butcher
Series: Dresden Files #14
Genre: Detective, Private Investigator, Urban Fantasy, Wizards, Faeries, Demons, Vampires

Before I get into my review, I was very happy that James Marster is back narrating for Jim Butcher and for the rest of the upcoming Dresden Files books (barring any scheduling conflicts..again).

Cold Days is the much awaited continuation to this great series and it started when we left off the final moments of Ghost Story. As we all know Harry has officially become the Winter Knight and Mab didn't waste time "training" his new tool to the best of her abilities. When all said and done with his training, Harry received his first official order from Mab: To kill an immortal named (Oops!, sorry spoiler alert).

The Cold Days by impression is like Summer Knight and Small Favor combined with all the conspiracies, drama and of course the overload of sarcasms and dark humor (which we can expect from a Harry Dresden book).

Overall Cold Days has surpassed Small Favor as my 2nd best Dresden Files book (behind only to Changes) however this might be a short-lived ranking as book 15 would be coming up and as with the trend we expect the return of Nicodemus and the rest of the Blackened Denarians (who will probably ally themselves with the new antagonists (Oops!, sorry spoiler alert again).

Ghost Story Review

Title: Ghost Story
Author: Jim Butcher
Series: Dresden Files #13
Genre: Detective, Private Investigator, Urban Fantasy, Wizards, Shades, Ghost, Wraiths, Demons

This the first Dresden Files book that I read rather than listening to it's audiobook version since I the narrator was not James Marsters and I want to preserve the the essence of the series rather than get dissappointed. Ghost Story left off from the from the final events of Changes. 

The book tells about Harry Dresden's adventures as a "Ghost". In retrospect, the story was slow and dragging which is disappointing. With Harry being a ghost would mean that there would be less magic action which also contributes to the books less than stellar appeal. 

The only brighspot in Ghost Story was the story got resolve in matter on which Harry has returned to his "well preserved" body thanks to Mab. 

If I where to rate this story. this would be the lowest.
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