Cold Days (Dresden Files 14)
It took me a while to get back to my old reading habit but I guess taking time pays well in the end. I’m down to the last available book in the series and I was hesitant to pick this up since I know it might take a while before I finally get a copy of the 15th book which I think will be released this May.
Back to the book.
Harry wasn’t dead. He is pretty much alive thanks to Mab, the Queen of the Winter Court. After going through all the trouble of planning his own death, he wakes up and is prepared to take on his new duties as the new Winter Knight. His first mission: to kill an immortal being. And because Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden lives a life on the edge, he learns of new dangers set to explode on Halloween’s eve and it is his job to unravel all the mysteries before it’s too late.
- I found it ridiculous that Harry went all ninja/robber mode on Butters just to steal Bob when in the end, he will still vouch for Butters’ help.
- Reunion with Thomas was something to look forward to. Despite all their differences and slight misunderstandings, they’re brothers and still has each other’s back. Their relationship improved and I loved that Thomas was now more involved in Harry’s mission than before.
- Molly has grown significantly well over the course of Harry’s ‘demise’. She showed how much she can be relied on to do things like a pro. And there is a lot more to see how her character progresses in the days to come. I’m waiting on what will happen to her and her newfound responsibilities.
- Harry has been avoiding the topic about Maggie. He decides that its best to just leave her be and grow up as a normal kid in a normal, loving family.
- The series now has shown more about the immortal beings of the supernatural world and how un-immortal they can be on certain times of the year – Halloween. It was fun to see and learn about the Sidhe and their complexities now that Harry is the Winter Knight and am looking forward to know more about them.
- Funny how the White Council is totally out on all the happenings. Not a trace from the wizards this time though the world was almost threatened to go kaput.
- Its annoying how the Karrin+Harry love team still did not progress at all. They know about their feelings for each other but are too afraid to get more intimate because of their individual responsibilities. Karrin likes Harry too but thinks its still best for them to be friends. Friendzoned.
I loved reading through it all. Everything that has happened in the past series are all weaved and interconnected with each other which I think is brilliant. No one event happens for the sake of just having something good to happen but is written to make you go “oh, now I get it”, in the end. I’m forgiving Harry for all his annoying banter and chauvinism and definitely will be waiting for the next story to come out. Well, I can’t wait.