Showing posts with label Cold Days. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cold Days. Show all posts

Monday, September 10

Jim Butcher, Harry Dresden and the Dresden Files

Jim Butcher, Harry Dresden and the Dresden Files

If you haven't read anything by Jim Butcher you should!

- Here's JB's first story featuring intrepid sleuth and kick-ass wizard Harry Dresden: Restoration of Faith.
- Vignette (A short short)
- Dresden Files reading order.
- The series was also made into a TV show: The Dresden Files Complete First Season and graphic novels.

Here's what else is happening in the universe of The Dresden Files:

Harry takes Bigfoot on as a client
I didn't know JB had a Bigfoot trillogy!
- B is for Bigfoot in Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron. Occurs between Fool Moon and Grave Peril.
- I Was A Teenage Bigfoot in Bood Lite 3: Aftertaste. Occurs around the time of Dead Beat.
- Bigfoot on Campus in Hex Appeal. Occurs a little after Turn Coat.

Cold Days
I know I've mentioned this before, bu the next installment of JB's Dresden Files series is due out November 27, 2012 and is available for pre-order from Jim Butcher's website.

The Most Important Thing an Aspiring Author Needs to Know
That's the title of one of JB's recent blog posts. A great article for a writer at the beginning of his or her career.

Quotations from the Dresden Files

Jim Butcher's Twitter Account: @longshotauthor

Jim Butcher on Goodreads

Jim Buther's Facebook account

If you know of a Jim Butcher/Dresden File related link that's not here, let me know. :-)

Other articles you might like:
- 5 Ways To Make Your Writing Better
- Peter V. Brett Wrote Bestseller, The Warded Man, On The Subway
- Diane Lefer's Writing Conference From Hell

Tuesday, August 28

Jim Butcher: Cold Days, The Next Dresden Book, On Sale Nov 27th, 2012

Jim Butcher: Cold Days, The Next Dresden Book, On Sale Nov 27th, 2012

I'm jumping up and down right now! Okay, not really. It's too early for that. I'm finishing up the dregs of my first cup of coffee after getting four hours sleep. The only thing that's going to make me jump right now is if I sit on a tack.

Jim Butcher is my favorite author and his Dresden series is one I've followed for years. Usually a series will go downhill over time but Butcher's Dresden series has gotten better. Ghost Story was great but Changes (the second to last book) was amazing.

Update (Aug 31st):

If you want to read the blurb for Cold Days scroll down.

Cold Days is available for pre-order. Here's the blurb:

After being murdered by a mystery assailant, navigating his way through the realm between life and death, and being brought back to the mortal world, Harry realizes that maybe death wasn’t all that bad. Because he is no longer Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard.

He is now Harry Dresden, Winter Knight to Mab, the Queen of Air and Darkness. After Harry had no choice but to swear his fealty, Mab wasn’t about to let something as petty as death steal away the prize she had sought for so long. And now, her word is his command, no matter what she wants him to do, no matter where she wants him to go, and no matter who she wants him to kill.

Guess which Mab wants first?

Of course, it won’t be an ordinary, everyday assassination. Mab wants her newest minion to pull off the impossible: kill an immortal. No problem there, right? And to make matters worse, there exists a growing threat to an unfathomable source of magic that could land Harry in the sort of trouble that will make death look like a holiday.

Beset by enemies new and old, Harry must gather his friends and allies, prevent the annihilation of countless innocents, and find a way out of his eternal subservience before his newfound powers claim the only thing he has left to call his own…

His soul.
To read more about Cold Days visit Jim Butcher's website.

Jim Butcher is not only an excellent writer but he gives marvelous writing tips and advice.
- Jim Butcher: How To Write A Story
- How to build a Villain, by Jim Butcher

I feel like a little kid waiting for Christmas!

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