Peace Talks: The Dresden Files, Book Sixteen (Dresden Files, #16)

by Jim Butcher

3.88 of 5 stars 8 ratings • 4 reviews • 16 shelved
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Peace Talks: The Dresden Files, Book Sixteen (Dresden Files, #16)

by Jim Butcher

3.88 of 5 stars 8 ratings • 4 reviews • 16 shelved

HARRY DRESDEN IS BACK AND READY FOR ACTION, in the new entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling Dresden Files.

When the Supernatural nations of the world meet up to negotiate an end to ongoing hostilities, Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, joins the White Council's security team to make sure the talks stay civil. But can he succeed, when dark political manipulations threaten the very existence of Chicago - and all he holds dear?

  • ISBN10 0356500918
  • ISBN13 9780356500911
  • Publish Date 16 July 2020 (first published 14 July 2020)
  • Publish Status Active
  • Publish Country GB
  • Imprint Orbit
  • Format Hardcover
  • Pages 352
  • Language English


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Elentarri 3 of 5 stars

Another fast-paced, action packed installment of the Dresden Files. Dresden is more mature and reflective, but seems to have landed in an even bigger mess. The book feels a bit incomplete though. Too many unanswered questions and very loose ends. 

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A vacuum of power developed after the vanquishing of the red court. A supernatural conclave is gathering in Chicago to discuss threats from the Outsiders and to form an accord against power struggles.

People aren’t happy with Dresden or his position on the council. To save his brother, he’ll owe favors.

We see Molly, Butters, Mave, and have to deal with Dresden’s grandfather. We even spend some interesting time with Murphy and The Vampire Queen. I loved it. Butcher has developed his secondary characters and they have become just as important to me as Harry himself.

Butters and Murphy continue to be favorites, and Bonnie was a hoot. I enjoy how Butcher weaves in humor while placing our characters in peril.

We battle the creepy Outsiders who are moving in to fill the void left by the Red Court. Yikes. It brought back memories from previous books and hinted at things to come. OMG. We deal with some pretty intense battle scenes before Butcher sends us off to deal with the fairy courts.

Harry continues to grow as a character, especially now that he is a father. He can see more of the big picture and it changes his perspective. His loyalty to family and belief in the good of others may yet get him killed, but I wouldn’t want him to change.

Fair warning this ends of a cliff and I am already counting down the days until Battle Ground.

James Marsters is the voice of Harry and the other characters. Over the series we see him grow as a narrator as the industry grows right along with him. A stellar performance and one of my favorite narrators.

* This review was originally posted at Caffeinated Reviewer

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I assuming if your reading this review you have a fairly good idea who Harry Dresden is since this is book 16. Wow i not sure i read a series that has this many books. I was thinking the Naomi Novik Teremerie series was the longest one i read.

Anyway the title is perfect for this book and it a set up for the much anticipated by me Battle Ground book 17. I love that title as i grew up in the area of Battle Ground Washington so that makes it extra unique to me.

This book has everything i come to expect from a Dresden Novel. Harry gets tortured just a bit by our author. Their Macrone, molly, mouse the wonderful car and boat with wonderfully unique names. Their magical duels, their vampires, fae and of course harry gets dragged into a huge problem and struggles once again with his winter knight mantle that gets him hot under the collar. This is a great book to wet your appetite for what to come in the next book.