Peace Talks - Jim Butcher

Peace Talks

By Jim Butcher

  • Release Date: 2020-07-14
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 4.5
From 1,142 Ratings


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?


  • Pointless

    By Crevel
    This is the first Dresden book I’ve had to make myself read. I’m pretty sure half the book was Dresden’s personal narrative cribbed from all the previous books. No interesting story development except for setting up the next book. This was an obvious ploy to add filler to a story so it could be sold as two books. Skip this one and proceed right to the next one.
  • Foreplay

    By Kiloib
    An excellent build up to the next book, I’m glad I waited to read it until Battle Ground was released.
  • Harry grow up

    By Vacation wrangler
    First off yes, this should be combined with the upcoming book, this was either a cash grab or his publisher demanded he release something. It feels incomplete. At this point though Dresden fans are so far in they are just going to buy what ever has Dresden name slapped on it. No one here is new. Second, I have been with Harry since the beginning and honestly his character development seems stalled. Jim Butcher is still writing like over hormoned 20 year old instead of having Harry mature as he gets older. 1/4 of this book sees Harry noticing how over sexy each woman is. Harry has lost his edge for strategy and now just shows up places. Third, Jim seems to be parking characters because he can’t move on with their development, ala Thomas and Murphy. Jim has been going through allot in his personal life and it is reflected in his work. He planned for Dresden to only be so many books, and now it seems like he either can’t land the plane or wants to draw it out. Stop releasing over exaggerated short stories and focus on the quality and wrap it up. I will buy the next book, but if it stinks like this I’m done. I can give Harry a better ending in my imagination then this.
  • Good read, where’s the rest?

    By kg_8888
    I’m a huge fan of the Harry Dresden books. That being said, where’s the rest of this one? I didn’t pay $15 for half a book...
  • Cold Days

    By shdow dede
    I wish he would have just charged double the $ and given us the whole book.
  • Can’t wait for the next one!!

    By Chick game dad reviewer
    Wish there was a sneak peek of the next book
  • Where is the other half of the book?

    By CommonName6
    Very disappointed. This felt like it barely got to the halfway point of a typical Butcher book.
  • A bad Dresden Files is still good.

    By Shoei907
    HARD TO RATE A BOOK AFTER READING THE FIRST HALF. Not my favorite in the series.....cough, Deadbeat......but still enjoyable. Unlike past books the plot felt forced like tension created instead of natural. I don’t like the “to be continued” ending either. This is clearly half a book that is twice as long as typical from this author. He claimed he’d have to sell for $50 but there’s any number of 900 page books that sell for normal prices, feels like a money grab. At least the next one will be out in a couple months. From 2000 to 2015 he released 23 books then a five year gap followed by this......he must be running out of money. Hate to say this about my favorite series but Dresden Files has become stale. It picked up steam in the final third just to end short. I’m going to stick with Jim through a stumble or two.......everyone has bad days. If you haven’t read Codex Alera, do yourself a favor and check it out. An inventive fun read created out of an Internet bet.
  • Half the story

    By uyyuuyyuuyyu
    I love Butcher but this book is not great. It felt like the publisher wanted two books rather than editing the story into one good book. There is a lot of filler featuring the same backstories that is repeated in multiple chapters. It does nothing to advance the narrative or develop the characters. Also, I hate to say it, but everything is too easy now for Dresden. There was no real tension, I never really felt like he was in danger or wouldn’t achieve his objectives. I sort of felt like I was listening to an old familiar playlist. Enjoyable but disappointing, I would have happily waited longer and paid more for a good, real Butcher story.
  • glad it finally was released, but...

    By Theda12theda
    felt like a short story with a cliff hanger. Felt more like an outline of a story (or a first draft). Looking forward to part 2, to see who dies (see the online christmas story that was put out years ago)