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Skin Game
by Jim Butcher

Overview - "Butcher is the dean of contemporary urban fantasy."--"Booklist"
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.
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Overview
"Butcher is the dean of contemporary urban fantasy."--"Booklist"
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.
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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.
It's a smash and grab job to recover the literal Holy Grail from the vaults of the greatest treasure hoard in the supernatural world--which belongs to the one and only Hades, Lord of the freaking Underworld and generally unpleasant character. 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.
Dresden's always been tricky, but he's going to have to up his backstabbing game to survive this mess--assuming his own allies don't end up killing him before his enemies get the chance...

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780451464392
  • ISBN-10: 0451464397
  • Publisher: Roc
  • Publish Date: May 2014
  • Page Count: 454
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP

Series: Dresden Files (ROC Hardcover) #7

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Books > Fiction > Fantasy - General
Books > Fiction > Fantasy - Urban

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-04-07
  • Reviewer: Staff

Even fans of Butcher’s long-running urban fantasy series may find this 15th outing (after Cold Days) does little to advance the overall story. The setup is different, but, once again, wizard turned Winter Knight Harry Dresden must team up with some brave friends and unexpected allies to combat the forces of evil while undertaking an impossible quest. Dresden is forced by his boss, Mab, the Queen of Air and Darkness, to partner with longtime foe Nicodemus Archleone and break into the vault of Hades. An almost literal deus ex machina saves the duo, and a surprising revelation about the parasite that Dresden has inside him, rather than inspiring awe, feels like a gimmick aimed at altering the series’ status quo without significantly changing the essence of the lead’s character or personality. Series admirers can only hope for a shot of adrenaline next time out to restore the wonder and imagination of the first Dresden books. (June)

 
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