Dresden Files
Dresden Files

HardLightArt HardLightArt 29 days ago

oh god no

I hate...hate this new look to the wiki gui,...oh...oh god it sucks, the task bar on the far left, the out and out large blue banner on the top,

I know that Fandom wiki was bringing up a new version of the site(s) but...oh god no


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Ursuul Ursuul 27 December 2018

New Short Story: Christmas Eve

We all received a gift this Christmas! Jim wrote a new this past Christmas Eve, called Christmas Eve, as a gift for his fans, & everyone can read it in (since so many people read it that it where it was originally hosted).

It’s a neat little story looking into Harry as a father, much like Zoo Day but even simpler & wholly from Harry’s perspective. It’s generally just a happy holiday piece, but it also includes references to what appears to be the events of Peace Talks, which we’ve not had any inkling of yet. It brings up "thousands of funerals" & tens of thousands of injuries, many of which it was implied were Harry’s friends.

We know that this story was set after Cold Days, because Molly appears in her role as Winter Lady, but there weren’t “…

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Ursuul Ursuul 19 December 2018

Why is Peace Talks taking so long?

Recently, jim-butcher.com’s Upcoming Works page was updated to answer this very question. Sectioned off within its own box, this explanation is present: , mid-December 2018 }} There’s still no release date yet, but unless Peace Talks is going to be especially long (like Cold Days), this is great progress! A new Dresden Files installment may be just beyond the horizon!

  • 1 Christmas update
    • 1.1 New note
    • 1.2 Updated explanation box
  • 2 Latest update

EDIT: The Upcoming Works page was updated over the holidays regarding Peace Talks! See the new note & updated explanation box below!

.|, late December 2018}}

, late December 2018 }}


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3attleStar 3attleStar 14 July 2018

Jim Reads this Wiki!

Listening in on some of the recent Q&As from June's Brief Cases signing tour and in at least two of the sessions, Jim mentions that he actually references this Wiki from time to time to check on info.

Here are the links:

https://youtu.be/eLOH6GkVGp4?t=1207 and


Both times are in answer to pretty similar questions, but it goes to show the respect Jim has for his fans, and vice versa.

How cool is THAT!? Well Done AVoraciousReader and Ursuul for keeping it up and running! (And all the other editors along the way!)

It makes sense the way he explains it, but I never thought of this as a resource for the author, I just wanted a resource for me!

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Sabrebabe1839 Sabrebabe1839 25 February 2016

Expected release of Peace Talks

Hi all,

Does anyone have any idea when Peace Talks will be released?

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The Lord Reader The Lord Reader 29 June 2017

Alternate/Parallel Universes

This is a compilation of all the canonical stuff we know about the nature of alternate universes in the Dresdenverse, including book excerpts and Words of Jim. Seeing how that's apparently the plot of Book 17, Mirror Mirror, I thought I would get a headstart:


2011 KC signing:

Have you ever had the idea to have a short story of Dresden crossing over into another universe, like Star Wars?

No, because I don’t want to get sued. However, just so you’re aware the Dresden Files universe exists in a big, wide, spectral multi-verse. It’s not like there’s parallel Earths. There’s an entire broadcast spectrum of parallel Earths, and if you go far enough you’ll find the parallel that’s where ???. You’ll find the parallel Earth where Star Wars…

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Cape And Mask Cape And Mask 8 March 2017

Peace Talks

The 16th novel that is currently being written as of February 2017

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Grif65 Grif65 8 March 2017


I wanted to ask fans of the series if anyone else has noticed the foreshadowing hinted at tied to Harry's birth; it seems to me that his birth date is supposed to be a rare confluence of events that gives him unique powers; however there are 8,000,000 people in average who share anyone's particular day of birth. So stay with me here, there are 8,000,000 "starborn"(colddays Mauve) divided by 24hours  = 333,333 people born in any particular hour, divided by 60seconds = 5,555 on any specific second of that day. My question is, why do none of these 8 MILLION other people matter to the balance of the forces at play?

6,000,000,000 people on earth, divided by roughly 10,000 white counsel recognized wizards = 1/600,000 people will be born with enou…

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The Lord Reader The Lord Reader 5 December 2016


Pretty much what it says on the tin. Unless I change my mind, I do not plan it to be an article. Rather, all credits go this timeline on the Jim Butcher forums, which is in great parts copied here, but I think is inaccessible to some or if you don't have an account. It is also impossible to save the original timeline on the web archive, so this blog post also serve for recording purposes in case the original timeline get lost somehow.

Without further ado, a timeline trying to list the events in the Dresdenverse in chronological order. This timeline will try to harmonize the events from all the mediums that tell the stories of the Dresdenverse, so long as they are canon, things that happen in the story as it goes, things that have come to pa…

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ImtheSteve ImtheSteve 13 May 2015

Dresdenverse Fanon?

Hello! My name is Steve, obviously. :3

So I've been a fan of Dresden for a while, now. While I love reading the books, I also love writing original characters and roleplaying within particular universes I take interest in. Urban fantasy? Heck yes!

So I looks around Google and, to my surprise, I don't see a Dresdenverse Fanon anywhere.


On the drop of a hat, I'd go in and build one straightaway. However, loneliness can be a terrible thing after spending time and brainpower on something meant for others to enjoy.

So, I'd like to know if people on here and/or fans of the Dresdenverse from across the Interwebs would like there to be a central place for fanfiction, original characters, and roleplaying in the Dresdenverse. I'd also like to know if…

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XD1 XD1 30 November 2012

Cold Days: Review Roundup

Cold Days has arrived!!
So far, there has been a great outpouring of praise among critics and readers alike.
Amazon.com is currently showing a customer rating of 4.7/5 stars, while Barnes & Noble.com has Cold Days sitting with 4.21/5 stars.
Here are what some of the top critics are saying:

"[Jim] Butcher is the dean of contemporary urban fantasy."

"Harry Dresden is perhaps the best-written supernatural detective working today."
—SF Revu

"If there is an author that defines urban fantasy, it is Jim Butcher."
—Fresh Fiction

"What would you get if you crossed Spenser with Merlin? Probably you would come up with someone very like Harry Dresden."
—The Washington Times

And now it's time for the reviews that really count: yours! Leave a comment below…

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XD1 XD1 30 October 2012

Cold Days Starter Guide

After being murdered by a mystery assailant, navigating his way through the realm between life and death, and being brought back to the mortal world, Harry realizes that maybe death wasn't all that bad. Because he is no longer Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard.

He is now Harry Dresden, Winter Knight to Mab, the Queen of Air and Darkness. After Harry had no choice but to swear his fealty, Mab wasn't about to let something as petty as death steal away the prize she had sought for so long. And now, her word is his command, no matter what she wants him to do, no matter where she wants him to go, and no matter who she wants him to kill.

Guess which Mab wants first?

Of course, it won't be an ordinary, everyday assassination. Mab wan…

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Meganhassler Meganhassler 29 April 2011

If I were on the White Council ...

The Laws of Magic governing the wizards were created and are enforced by the White Council. If a wizard breaks one of these laws they are now classified as a warlock. The primary use of these laws is to protect humans.

  • Thou shalt not kill by use of magic.
  • Thou shalt not transform others.
  • Thou shalt not invade the mind of another.
  • Thou shalt not enthrall another.
  • Thou shalt not reach beyond the Borders of Life.
  • Thou shalt not swim against the Currents of Time.
  • Thou shalt not seek beyond the Outer Gates.

I think I would would like to get rid of the law prohibbiting swimming against time. That could make for a much different series. It could be interesting to see how that changes Harry's adventures.

Which of these laws do you think limits Harry the mo…

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Meganhassler Meganhassler 29 April 2011

Did the Sci-Fi Channel drop the ball?

Whenever a book is turned into a movie or television series people will always compare it to the original work. Although the two mediums are very different in what they offer and the restrictions they have, there will be two camps: fans and critics.

I must admit that when you have become the lover of a book series and it is put on screen, it is hard not to be nit-picky about the details that you have imagined. Rather than the thousands of imagined Harry Dresden characters the directors have characterized him in a single way. Some viewers love him, some hate him.

A large portion of the television series audience were deterred from criticizing the protagonist because of Paul Blackthorne’s good looks. While some were appalled that he had short …

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Sealan Sealan 19 May 2010

There is hope yet!

I'm vying for the right to say "I made the 365th article on the Dresden Files Wikia!" Too snobby? Oh well, it's only 3 articles away, though I would never mind if ElbeFluss got it instead. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised, since they are God here.

Ate cake, had no classes, and was given Turn Coat by a friend. God bless them!

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Sealan Sealan 7 May 2010

Words! Words! Words!

Thanks to ElbeFluss for editing pages, and all else you do here. I think this can shape up to be an awesome Wikia, given enough time. 358 articles! Woot!

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Sealan Sealan 6 May 2010

What's so great about the Dresden Files?

Seriously? In all honesty, what makes it so great? Okay, this is a retorical question, kind of. We all know what an amazing series this is, but why is it so awesome? Why is it that, after twelve books, people are still reading this and continue to love it? I would love to hear some opinion, personal, education, or otherwise.

- Sealan

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