Dresden Files Series thread...

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  1. RegimentML

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    I loved Ghost Story :idk:
     
  2. ukcats8

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    Oh, me too. It was definitely good, a "mediocre" Dresden book is still a 10/10 when it comes to entertainment. But considering the scope and scale presented in Changes, it was inevitable to be a let down.

    Basically, I found myself wanting to plow through the whole Dresden being dead storyline. It was cool seeing the spirit world, but I only found myself truly interested when the characters we all love were re-introduced. It was definitely a "slog" to get to that point for me
     
  3. RegimentML

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    I'd embed it, but for some reason I keep getting an error message when I try to do so.

    Copy and pasting from Butcher's Twitter:

    "Finished the finale of Peace Talks this morning.

    Just the wrap-up chapter to go. :)

    News regarding pub dates as I get it."
     
  4. RegimentML

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    I still can't embed tweets, but Butcher just tweeted out:

    ✔@longshotauthor


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    I love typing that.
     
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  5. WhiskeyDelta

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    ITS ABOUT MOTHER FUCKING GOD DAMNED THRICE CURSED TIME
     
  6. Swamp_Monkey

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    So how long will it take to get it published? I assume that means he's done writing, but it still needs to be submitted to an editor and such.
     
  7. billdozer

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    I think for Sanderson it takes 6-9 months.
     
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  8. Mr Bulldops

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    That’s good news, now get to work on the next if you really did plan on giving us like 10 more of these
     
  9. WhiskeyDelta

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    I think he said next up is the sequel to his stream punk book
     
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  10. RegimentML

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    Also acceptable as I was a big fan. Probably annoy Dresden-only readers though.
     
  11. RegimentML

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    Pretty sure Sanderson is notorious for delivering far-along drafts though. Probably depends on the writer and how rough their rough drafts are. If the editing process is short then that would speed things up.
     
  12. RegimentML

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    :siren:SOUND THE ALARM. WE HAVE A RELEASE DATE. :siren:

    "Ace Books has announced that the next installment in Jim Butcher’s #1 New York Times bestselling Dresden Files series, Peace Talks, will publish on July 14, 2020 from Ace Books in the US and Orbit in the UK. The book will be the first new Dresden Files novel since 2014’s Skin Game."

    Link
     
  13. ukcats8

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  14. WhiskeyDelta

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    ABOUT FUCKING TIME. My kid couldn't read when Skin Game came out.
     
  15. Shiggityshwo

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    I've decided to jump in here, wish me luck guys
     
  16. RegimentML

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    Great decision. First few are solid, quick reads. Then they really take off.
     
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    Next book is up for preorder on audible. Not sure if that's an update, just saw today while browsing.
     
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  18. RegimentML

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    Done.
     
  19. RegimentML

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    Spoiler for size. I apologize for nothing.

    [​IMG]
     
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  20. Shiggityshwo

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    big fan so far, starting book 2 tonight
     
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  21. The Blackfish

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    1 is the weakest book by far, only gets better
     
  22. ukcats8

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    I think the series really takes off around book 4. Really expands the universe
     
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  23. RegimentML

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    Death Masks was when things started getting real imo
     
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  24. RegimentML

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    So if I’m not mistaken, we’re getting two books this year? Peace Talks and Battle Ground in September? Jim, you sneaky bastard
     
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  26. The Blackfish

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    That’s fucking awesome
     
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  27. Mr Bulldops

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    So peace talks is going to have a cliff hanger ending right?
     
  29. WhiskeyDelta

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    The Xmas story he put out last Xmas referenced the peace talks so maybe not
     
  30. Swamp_Monkey

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    Again with the hat?
     
  31. WhiskeyDelta

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    Finished my re-read a bit early. Fuck you quarantine
     
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  32. Shiggityshwo

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    took a break with something different so I don't get worn out on the series, will be starting book 3 once I'm done
     
  33. Mr Bulldops

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    It just seems weird to me to put out a book 3 months after your last one unless they were written at the same time and the first did have some sort of cliffhanger
     
  34. WhiskeyDelta

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    I'd almost rather they waited a year between them, cuz I think he's doing at least one Cinder Spire book after these two so we're probably looking at 3-4 years until the next one
     
  35. RegimentML

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    I read he wrote Peace Talks and it grew pretty big, so he rewrote it to where it was two books instead.
     
  36. TheGrifter

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    It has been five years since the last book.

    Definitely seems like he split the next one into two separate novels.
     
  37. WhiskeyDelta

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    IIRC he got divorced, moved, got remarried and I think his dog died so he wasn't writing much for several years
     
  38. Mr Bulldops

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    Hopefully he is reenergized and we get them at a regular cadence again
     
  39. Swamp_Monkey

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    On the other hand, hasn't he always said he's planning to end the Dresden Files after 20 books or so? Maybe he should stretch it out a little...
     
  40. TheGrifter

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    Tuesday is the day, boys.
     
  41. Mr Bulldops

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    Oh shit, I totally forgot, going to have to charge my nook
     
  42. WhiskeyDelta

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    What's the spoilers rule?
     
  43. The Blackfish

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    In spoilers. Put how far into the book you are. That’s what we’ve done for all the book club books and it works well.
     
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  44. Swamp_Monkey

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    4 chapters in, not disappointed.
     
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  45. RegimentML

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    Gonna have to carve out some time to listen to this on audiobook. Not having a commute at the moment is severely impacting my Audible consumption.
     
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  46. billdozer

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    Probably going to reread the series before reading this one.
     
  47. Swamp_Monkey

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    Should have seen the cliffhanger coming, what with the next book being released in September.
     
  48. WhiskeyDelta

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    I felt the same way; it felt like I was halfway thru the book when it ended. Makes sense since it was originally one massive book but still annoying until September