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    Cold Days (The Dresden Files) by Jim Butcher

    This 14th installment in Harry Dresden's adventures is less than a week away, and the first four chapters are up for free at Mr. Butcher's site:

    http://www.jim-butcher.com/books/dre...cold-days-ch-1

    http://www.jim-butcher.com/books/dre...days-chapter-2

    http://www.jim-butcher.com/books/dre...days-chapter-3

    http://www.jim-butcher.com/books/dre...days-chapter-4

    There's also a wallpaper and news about two upcoming online Q&A sessions:

    http://www.jim-butcher.com/posts/2012/14-to-14
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    The ones dealing with the Faerie realms have sofar been among my favorite. I hope this one is extra good, so I am looking out for advance reviews, of which there are sofar, none. Seems like they did not have time to send out arc's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mithfânion View Post
    The ones dealing with the Faerie realms have sofar been among my favorite.
    Same here. I'm also very eager to find out what's going on with as many of Dresden's allies, friends and enemies as possible. How many will show up? How many will believe it's really him, etc. I'm also wondering if Lily, Fix and the rest of Summer knew that he wasn't dead to begin with? I'm (obviously) very much looking forward to it too.

    I am looking out for advance reviews, of which there are sofar, none. Seems like they did not have time to send out arc's.
    I really liked the preview chapter (does that count as a review [j/k]).

    I'm not surprised at the lack of arcs, as you say. It sounded like Butcher needed all the time he got to finish this and I'm very glad that we get it this year.

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    I wasn't expecting any advance reviews either, for the reasons you both mention, but my local library archives Publishers Weekly, and there was recently one in there -- to the extent that PW reviews are useful, being only a paragraph long. They describe it as "engaging", and the overall tone is very approving, which is great to hear of course. However, I wouldn't advise reading the review if you've got access to it; I wish I had not. Because it contains a spoiler. On the one hand it sounds like something that happens fairly early in the book, but on the other hand it's definitely not something you can get from the blurbs I've seen, and it's kind of big. Not earth-shattering, but definitely something that sounds like it'll loom large over the plot.

    I am, needless to say, stoked.

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    I have been reading these books since the first few were out and eagerly have awaited each and every one. Not this one. Maybe because I didn't care for Ghost Story. I suppose I will reread it, because since I didn't like it I didn't retain much. I have high hope for Cold Days, but not as eager for it as I have been the others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sic's mom View Post
    I have been reading these books since the first few were out and eagerly have awaited each and every one. Not this one. Maybe because I didn't care for Ghost Story. I suppose I will reread it, because since I didn't like it I didn't retain much. I have high hope for Cold Days, but not as eager for it as I have been the others.
    I have to admit that GS, while I did like it, was a little disappointing for me when I first read it. I then did a series reread and when I got back to GS actually enjoyed it a lot more the second time. At any rate I am really looking forward to Cold Days!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sic's mom View Post
    I have been reading these books since the first few were out and eagerly have awaited each and every one. Not this one. Maybe because I didn't care for Ghost Story. I suppose I will reread it, because since I didn't like it I didn't retain much. I have high hope for Cold Days, but not as eager for it as I have been the others.
    Ok I broke down and bought "Cold Days." I am about halfway through it and loving it. Harry is back to himself, for the most part. This book goes back to why I have always loved this series so much. I hope it lasts. I love this series, have been reading it from the beginning, and want to look forward to the new ones coming out. I know Butcher is contracted for more, four or five I think, so I really want him to keep the same quality he has always had in this series. It has to be hard this far into, but I have faith

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