Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard, is about to have a very bad day. Because 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.
Mab has traded Harry’s skills to pay off a debt. And now he must help a group of villains led by Harry’s most despised enemy, Nicodemus Archleone, to break into a high-security vault so that they can then access a vault in the Nevernever.
Problem is, the vault belongs to Hades, Lord of the freaking Underworld. And Dresden is dead certain that Nicodemus has no intention of allowing any of his crew to survive the experience. Dresden’s always been tricky, but he’s going to have to up his backstabbing game to survive this mess.…
“Harry Dresden is perhaps the best-written supernatural detective working today.” —SFRevu
“Think Buffy the Vampire Slayer starring Philip Marlowe.” —Entertainment Weekly
“What would you get if you crossed Spenser with Merlin? Probably you would come up with someone very like Harry Dresden.” —The Washington Times
“This is urban fantasy par excellence.”—Library Journal (starred review)
Jim Butcher’s Skin Game is the highly anticipated 15th adventure of Chicago’s only professional wizard, Harry Dresden. Editor Anne Sowards introduces the stellar new addition to the Dresden Files in a note to readers.
Jim told me once that when he’s writing, he’s always thinking about how he can make things even worse for Harry Dresden. To write a great, page-turning story, an author has to throw problems at their characters, and make bad things happen to them. (Admit it, no one wants to read a book about Harry sitting on a beach. Unless the beach is suddenly invaded by hordes of mysterious creatures from the Nevernever.) The fun part for us as readers is seeing how the characters deal with those problems over the course of the book.
Well, hang on to your hats, Dresden Files readers, because in Skin Game, Harry is about to have his worst day ever. You’re going to love it.
- Anne Sowards