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Hello, Book Lovers!
As you have hopefully heard, the long-awaited next book in the Dresden Files series, Peace Talks, is scheduled to publish on July 14. That’s fourteen weeks away. But since there are sixteen novels in the series, that means I’m slightly late in starting my reread of the series so I remember what the heck is happening in the Dresdenverse when the new book comes out.
UPDATE: Head on over to the EW website for an exclusive excerpt from the book!
The Jim Butcher website is hosting a read-along of all the novels starting this week, so if you feel so inclined, join the Goodreads group and have some great book discussions with other fans. The Goodreads group is only focusing on the main novels, though. If you are a completist like me, you may want to read all the novels, short stories, novellas, and graphic novels. So I’ve put together a schedule for those as well. It follows the Goodreads schedule, but includes more than just the one novel a week in some cases. I’ll post the schedule below.
Also, it’s the Year of Dresden at the Jim Butcher website. Every Tuesday they’ll be dropping microfiction, new announcements, and more. So if you’re a fan, head on over, sign up for the newsletter, and let the year of goodness begin!
Dresden Reread Completist Schedule
|Jan 13 – 26||“A Fistful of Warlocks” – short story in Brief Cases|
|“Restoration of Faith” – short story in Side Jobs|
|Welcome to the Jungle – graphic novel|
|Jan 27 – Feb 9||Fool Moon|
|Ghoul, Goblin – graphic novel|
|“B is for Bigfoot” – short story in Brief Cases|
|Feb 10 – 23||Grave Peril|
|Feb 24 – Mar 8||Summer Knight|
|Mar 9 – 22||Death Masks|
|Mar 23 – Apr 5||“A Vignette” – short story in Side Jobs|
|Apr 6 – 19||Dead Beat|
|Apr 20 – May 3||“I Was a Teenage Bigfoot” – short story in Brief Cases|
|War Cry – graphic novel|
|“Something Borrowed” – short story in Side Jobs|
|May 4 – 17||White Night|
|May 18 – 31||Down Town – graphic novel|
|“It’s My Birthday Too” – short story in any Side Jobs|
|Wild Card – graphic novel|
|“Mike” – short story at https://www.jim-butcher.com/posts/2020/the-year-of-dresden-begins|
|*Dog Men – graphic novel. I’m unclear exactly where this story falls in the timeline, but it’s somewhere close to here.|
|“Heorot” – short story in Side Jobs|
|June 1 – 14||“Backup” – novella in Side Jobs|
|“Day Off” – short story in Side Jobs|
|“The Warrior” – short story in Side Jobs|
|“Curses” – short story in Brief Cases|
|“AAAA Wizardry” – short story in Brief Cases|
|“Last Call” – short story in Side Jobs|
|June 15 – 28||“Bigfoot on Campus” – short story in Brief Cases|
|“Even Hand” – short story in Brief Cases|
|“Love Hurts” – short story in Side Jobs|
|June 29 – Jul 12||“Aftermath” – short story in Side Jobs|
|Jul 17 – 26||“Bombshells” – short story in Brief Cases|
|Jul 27 – Aug 9||“Cold Case” – short story in Brief Cases|
|Aug 10 – 31||“Jury Duty” – short story in Brief Cases|
|“Day One” – short story in Brief Cases|
|“Zoo Day” – short story in Brief Cases|
|“Christmas Eve” – short story at https://docs.google.com/document/d/12hNgNIqJM5jqHqC-J-jfLA0WNDG2zEW8TrK_uPzpUJg/edit (print only) or https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pxLeRAWNPc86lY-h6cO75YbpkE8ShjHZ/view (illustrated edition)|
|“Monsters” – short story in Parallel Worlds: The Heroes Within. I’m unsure where this story falls in the timeline.|
One Book Two has some news! Everybody – check it out! Is Alex Craft’s series done? No! Say it isn’t so!
I have some news from Kalayna Price’s website regarding the Alex Craft series. Check it out!
A lot of people are writing to ask if Grave Destiny is the final book in the series. I’m very happy to report that no, this is not the end! Ace has contracted one final Alex Craft novel so that I can finish up the story. I’m currently writing the first draft, and while it has a tentative title, I’m not free to share it quite yet. I’ll be turning in the 7th Alex Craft novel this September, so I anticipate it will be released late 2020 or early 2021 but will update you when I have more information.
So, for those of you worried that this might be the end, worry not. There is more.
I hope you are enjoying Grave Destiny! -Kalayna Price
One Book Two is spotlighting Ken Lange and his Nine Realms Saga series.
I think I owe a favorite author a catch up. Yeah, I’ve been neglecting my duties. Here is an update on Ken Lange. The last review I published was February of last year and since then Ken has been a writing maniac. Below is a listing of his works and the series involving Warden Global, Vigiles Urbani Chronicles, Plague Bearer and Withering. Plague Bearer and Withering haven’t been released yet. The following has been copied from Ken Lange’s Writing Page on Facebook. It’ll give you an idea of how to read the series. Each book listed in year one is available in audio as well.
Nine Realms Saga
1) Accession of the Stone Born – (Vigiles Urbani Chronicles)
2) The Wanderer Awakens – (Warden Global)
3) Sleipnir’s Heart – (Warden Global)
4) Rise of the Storm Bringer – (Warden Global)
5) Dust Walkers – (Vigiles Urbani Chronicles)
6) Lamia’s Curse – (Warden Global)
7) Shades of Fire & Ash – (Vigiles Urbani Chronicles)
1) Children of the Storm – (Warden Global)
2) Dawning – (Plague Bearer)
3) Shattered Peace – (Vigiles Urbani Chronicles)
This reading order will provide you the biggest story possible. While it’s possible to just read individual series and still get a complete story…it’s recommended to read them all to see the overall arc for the larger story.
All books are available on Amazon’s kindle unlimited.
Book Spotlight on a proper romance written by Josi S. Kilpack and published by Shadow Mountain Publishing.
I am a fan of the Mayfield Family series. Josi S. Kilpack is back with part 2 and it released May 14, 2019. This is a proper romance so it is appropriate for all.
Title: Daisies and Devotion
Author: Josi S. Kilpack
Series: Mayfield Family #2
Release Date: May 14, 2019
Description: Timothy Mayfield is ready to marry for love, but, since his personal finances are thinner than he’d like, he knows he’ll also need to find a wife with wealth. After receiving an unexpected inheritance, Timothy’s circumstances change, and he is free to pursue his “perfect woman”—one with blonde hair, blue eyes, a light laugh, arched eyebrows, elegant fingers, and a dazzling smile, among nearly twenty other characteristics.
Maryann Morrington doesn’t match anything on Timothy’s list—except for wealth. An heiress in her own right, she is tired of men pursuing her only for her money. But at nearly twenty-two years old, and not a particularly stunning beauty, she can’t be as picky as her friend Timothy is.
The two friends end up playing matchmaker for each other. Timothy will find a decent gentleman for Maryann, and Maryann will prove to Timothy that his “perfect woman” doesn’t exist.
Until Miss Shaw comes to London.
Now, with Timothy’s heart captivated by the blonde, blue-eyed beauty, Maryann must decide if she should risk her heart and reveal her true feelings for her friend, or if she should settle for someone else. It’s an up-and-down game of “he loves me, he loves me not” with both hearts and friendship on the line.