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    Default Dresden Files: Winter is coming (Cold Days Spoilers)

    And by "Winter" I mean Cold Days, which Jim finished last week. No release date yet, but I'm guessing October. By the way, the paperback of Ghost Story is out, and in the back is the first chapter of Cold Days!

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    So Mab's "unique ideas of physical therapy" basically amount to trying to kill him while he heals.
    It wasn't a lot of information, and I hope there's a little more to the book than faerie court life and drama and deadliness. Like him returning from the dead to Murphy and Molly and the rest in some badass fashion, probably while saving them from something evil! Hopefully he isn't that something evil.
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    Is the excerpt available online?
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    The excerpt is not available online, sadly.

    If you do get a chance to sneak a look at the paperback, then you can look in the spoiler! You can also look in the spoiler if you don't mind having a very small bit of the second chapter spoiled for you.

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    Harry's about to go celebrate a birth.... He's been in "therapy" for 77 days. 77 days plus 6 months of being dead = about 8.5 months since he "made a deal" with Mab.
    I reeeeeeeeeeally hope this isn't the case, the last thing Harry needs after Maggie and murdering Susan is a changeling baby with the queen of air and darkness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mauve Shirt View Post
    The excerpt is not available online, sadly.

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    Harry's about to go celebrate a birth.... He's been in "therapy" for 77 days. 77 days plus 6 months of being dead = about 8.5 months since he "made a deal" with Mab.
    I reeeeeeeeeeally hope this isn't the case, the last thing Harry needs after Maggie and murdering Susan is a changeling baby with the queen of air and darkness.
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    Which is why it's exceedingly likely, you know how much of a sadist Butcher is to Harry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mauve Shirt View Post
    The excerpt is not available online, sadly.

    If you do get a chance to sneak a look at the paperback, then you can look in the spoiler! You can also look in the spoiler if you don't mind having a very small bit of the second chapter spoiled for you.

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    Harry's about to go celebrate a birth.... He's been in "therapy" for 77 days. 77 days plus 6 months of being dead = about 8.5 months since he "made a deal" with Mab.
    I reeeeeeeeeeally hope this isn't the case, the last thing Harry needs after Maggie and murdering Susan is a changeling baby with the queen of air and darkness.
    My guess would be a (late) celebration for the conspicuously absent party in Ghost Story.

    Incidentally what you suggest made my Mary Sue alarm outright explode.

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    I've been listening to Jim Butcher's beta readers and his editor talking about the book. They seem pretty excited about it, but I'm not reading the spoiler box because I want to keep it a surprise. :)
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    My guess would be a (late) celebration for the conspicuously absent party in Ghost Story.

    Incidentally what you suggest made my Mary Sue alarm outright explode.
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    I'm really hoping it's just his birthday party. Because yes, Mary Sue, but also, WHYYYYY.


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    I'm really hoping it's just his birthday party. Because yes, Mary Sue, but also, WHYYYYY.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mauve Shirt View Post
    The excerpt is not available online, sadly.

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    Harry's about to go celebrate a birth.... He's been in "therapy" for 77 days. 77 days plus 6 months of being dead = about 8.5 months since he "made a deal" with Mab.
    I reeeeeeeeeeally hope this isn't the case, the last thing Harry needs after Maggie and murdering Susan is a changeling baby with the queen of air and darkness.
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    Is he celebrating a birth or a birthday?
    Could it be little Maggie's birthday? (the first one he knows about *sniff sniff*)
    Him suddenly getting another child to worry about this far into the series seems a bit twee.


    Still, hurray for the approach of cold days!
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    I personally hope that the Chicago crew does not show up in this book. Nothing against any of the characters involved with them but now is the time for Harry to start operating on a more global scale to deal with both the power vacuum left by the Red Court and the Black Council at an international level. He's cut off from his Chicago based friends, has a map of pretty much the whole Nevernever and is in the employ of Mab, one of the farthest reaching characters we have ever seen.

    He should be putting down rouge Oni in Tokyo, negotiating with Baba Yaga in Russia, letting the Hydra loose upon Athens to stop some Black Council plot, going to Atlantis everything that could be crazy enough for the series but is just not plausible while still in Chicago.
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    He's cut off from his Chicago friends, but you know he's going to go back to them. That's the thing about an ensemble cast, I like almost every single one of them and don't want them to leave the books forever. The end of Ghost Story severed their ties, they all think he's truly dead and he knows they're doing ok. I'm thinking they won't be in Cold Days, at least not for most of it. But then I also thought that Harry's interactions in Ghost Story would have been much more limited than they were.

    I just want Harry to end up with Murphy, ok? And we didn't see Michael at all in the last few books. And Mouse is too awesome to be left out. And Maggie is going to show up again, you know it.

    Oooh! What if what feels like a book's length happens in Faerie, but when he gets out, years have passed and Maggie's all grown up and magicking? That might fulfill the "one book per law" thing for "don't time travel."
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    Oooh! What if what feels like a book's length happens in Faerie, but when he gets out, years have passed and Maggie's all grown up and magicking? That might fulfill the "one book per law" thing for "don't time travel."
    Butcher's books seem to roughly follow the present. He won't leap into the future. Also it wouldn't be time travel since he needs to go against the currents of time. IMO its more likely that Maggie ends up in the Nevernever for accelerated aging.
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    Damn, I better finish Ghost Story...!
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    Damn, I better finish Ghost Story...!
    Oops. Yes, you really ought to. Every time I read it I find new things that make it better than I thought it was with the initial read.
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    Oops. Yes, you really ought to. Every time I read it I find new things that make it better than I thought it was with the initial read.
    The thing is that I tend to drag his books out as much as possible, because otherwise I just get stuck and finish it one sitting... and it ends too quickly! I guess I overdid it this time, though.
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    The thing is that I tend to drag his books out as much as possible, because otherwise I just get stuck and finish it one sitting... and it ends too quickly! I guess I overdid it this time, though.
    I do the same. Then I keep re-reading the series until the next book comes out and wondering just how innocent some innocent-seeming lines are.

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    I do the same. Then I keep re-reading the series until the next book comes out and wondering just how innocent some innocent-seeming lines are.
    I just my copies of the audiobook in and listen to those nonstop. I've been doing it for so long now that I can't sleep unless I have one running.
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    I just my copies of the audiobook in and listen to those nonstop. I've been doing it for so long now that I can't sleep unless I have one running.
    I have those as well, though I tend to fall asleep when I'm listening to them and miss the important bits.

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    I do the same. Then I keep re-reading the series until the next book comes out and wondering just how innocent some innocent-seeming lines are.
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    Summer Knight was never my favorite, but oh my gosh it foreshadows SO MUCH.
    I have a sneaking suspicion the same could be said about almost all the books. It might as well the called "The Foreshadowing Files". I mean, there are things that happened in Storm Front that, when correlated with events of Changes provide me with suspicions about the motivations of the Bad Guys, and yet they still haven't been confirmed.

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    Oh, God, I've still not finished Ghost Story.

    Seriously, I might purchase the paperback just so I don't have to be at the computer to read the e-book version I got. Internet access can be so distracting at times.
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    Oh, God, I've still not finished Ghost Story.

    Seriously, I might purchase the paperback just so I don't have to be at the computer to read the e-book version I got. Internet access can be so distracting at times.
    Or get a Kindle....

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    Or that.

    The problem is that I'm not sure I like reading off a screen at all. While it would be awfully convenient, I'd rather not buy it and go "well, that sucked" and not use it.

    But yeah, I should really look into the market.
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    Yeah, no use having ebooks unless you have a kindle, nook, or at least a tablet computer. If I were you I'd buy the paperback, or get it from the library. Then you'd get the first chapter of Cold Days as well! And it really is a quick read, just shut the laptop and git'er done.
    Still no official release date announcement.
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    I checked my local bookstore. The paperbacks did not have the extra chapters.

    So I burned it to the ground.

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    Yeah, no use having ebooks unless you have a kindle, nook, or at least a tablet computer. If I were you I'd buy the paperback, or get it from the library. Then you'd get the first chapter of Cold Days as well! And it really is a quick read, just shut the laptop and git'er done.
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