Welcome to the Dresden Files Mania!

Are you a fan of The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher? Well, then we have great news for you—though you probably already know! In two weeks, the new novel in The Dresden Files, Cold Days, comes out.

But the good news doesn’t end there. The Ranting Dragon will celebrate these two weeks with Dresden Mania. Two weeks, completely dedicated to Harry Dresden and his creator, Jim Butcher. Every day, we will be publishing a review of a book in the series, as well as reviews of Dresden comic adaptions.

Additionally, we will have some great bonus features for you. For example, you will have a chance to win the first three books in the series, courtesy of Roc Books—a great opportunity, especially if you’ve always wanted to give The Dresden Files a try. There will also be an awesome surprise giveaway, which may be especially exciting for existing fans. We also have an interview with Butcher’s editor, some background articles, and more surprises.

Whether you’re already a fan of The Dresden Files or you want to be, keep an eye on The Ranting Dragon from now to November 27th—and beyond, of course, because we’re super cool. If you are desperately awaiting Cold Days, we’ll try to make the wait slightly more bearable for you.

So, what do you think of the dragon’s hat?


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Stephan van Velzen
A 29 year-old Communications student, Stephan loves publicity and design, particularly web design. When he’s not designing websites, he’s busy being a total geek for fantasy. In The Ranting Dragon, he has found a way to combine these passions and discover a new love for writing too. Most of all, though, Stephan is just a crazy Dutch guy who enjoys doing things that people don’t expect.

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  1. Love the hat! And I can’t wait for Cold Days to come out :)

  2. It’s a very nifty Hat, and Yay for Dresdenmania!
    A question though, the give away is it paperbacks or hardcovers?

    • They will be paperbacks. Hardcover versions of those books are extremely rare.

      • That I know, been on the hunt for them for about two years now I think.

        • It’s possible to find them. You have to be willing to spend some serious cash, though. Especially for books 1-3.

          Alera is the same way with books 1-2.

          I say this having spent between $700 and $750 collecting all of Jim’s hardcovers, ever.

          • I’m currently at 4/13 going to be 5/14 when Cold Days releases, as to Alera havn’t thought about getting hardcover, I quite like the british paperback cover.

          • I have exactly one of the British paperbacks. Agreed, gorgeous. However, the set I /really/ want is the German editions.

          • Svein Ingvar Patrick Kvilhaug

            Don’t think I’ve seen the German edition might have to go on an image hunt. I’ll admit one of the reasons I started reading Butcher was the old british covers for Dresden. The folder with something in relation to book drew me with it’s mysteries. (Btw I’m Jamenja, just finally bothered to sign up with g+)

  3. A kickn hat dude,you should make a permenant peice for him,cant wait for the new book.

  4. I feel like I’m so behind the times, because I haven’t read a single one of these books. ;_;

  5. TheLolitaLibrarian

    So excited… I’m rereading the series in preparation. Squee!

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