Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (46)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. So here's a thing I've been looking forward to for a long time: Skin Game, by Jim Butcher (27 May 2014).

Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, is about to have a very bad day. As Winter Knight to the Queen of Air and Darkness, Harry never knows what the scheming Mab might want him to do. Usually, it’s something awful.

He doesn’t know the half of it…

Mab has just traded Harry’s skills to pay off one of her debts. And now he must help a group of supernatural villains—led by one of Harry’s most dreaded and despised enemies, Nicodemus Archleone—to break into the highest-security vault in town, so that they can then access the highest-security vault in the Nevernever. Worse, Dresden suspects that there is another game afoot that no one is talking about. And he's dead certain that Nicodemus has no intention of allowing any of his crew to survive the experience. Especially Harry.


This is Book 15 in a projected 20 or so, to be followed up by what the author promises will be an "apocalyptic trilogy" (because everybody like apocalyptic trilogies, amirite?) to cap off the series. So we're well into the part of the series where things have already gotten pretty bad but are still getting worse, and not yet to the part where we might begin to see some glimmers of a resolution. 

Still, it's always fun (for the reader, anyway) to watch Harry Dresden have a bad day.

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