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[Amazon.ca] Dresden Files kindle edition $2.99 each (dead)

Just went on Amazon to see if I wanted to preorder a physical copy of the next book, Battle Ground, coming out September 29th and I noticed that the Kindle version was only 2.99.

I didn't go down the list, so there might be exceptions, but it seems like all the books in the series are 2.99 each as well, not terrible considering that even the digital box sets of six books come out to about 7.50 apiece.

It's a fantastic series, so hopefully someone else gets some use from this.

edit - some of the more recent books have gone up in price

edit 2 - all the prices are back to normal now
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nice. I finally caved and I've been reading the entire series. just picked up Cold Days from the library gonna start that tonight. Now i just need the next one and I'll have the full series. Two books in one year ya'll Dresden fans have it nice. I'm a Wheel of Time guy. That's where I get my username. My guy didn't even make it.
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In case anyone wants an even better deal, libgen is your friend when it comes to ebooks. But do support the author if you end up liking their work. Plus, physical books are always nice to have.

http://libgen.rs/fiction/?q=dresden+files
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wolfkin wrote: nice. I finally caved and I've been reading the entire series. just picked up Cold Days from the library gonna start that tonight. Now i just need the next one and I'll have the full series. Two books in one year ya'll Dresden fans have it nice. I'm a Wheel of Time guy. That's where I get my username. My guy didn't even make it.
Ya was sad Robert Jordon died before he could finish. Sanderson did a decent job of finishing the books but you could tell there was stuff he struggled with (Mat initially for example). Man though Jordon used to pump out one of those beasts like every year for a while. If he hadn't died for sure would have had the sequels wrapped up that he always talked about by now...
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I love Dresden! Recently did a whole re-read of the series so I could read Peace Talks. Battle Ground kindle version is showing as $16.99 for me though. Skin Game is $10.99 and Peace Talks is also $16.99. Everything else is $2.99.
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zayzay wrote: Battle Ground kindle version is showing as $16.99 for me though. Skin Game is $10.99 and Peace Talks is also $16.99. Everything else is $2.99.
Maybe just because it was my first post, it took about a day for it to get approved, so I guess after I bought it that was enough time for them to catch on.
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astfgl wrote: In case anyone wants an even better deal, libgen is your friend when it comes to ebooks. But do support the author if you end up liking their work. Plus, physical books are always nice to have.

http://libgen.rs/fiction/?q=dresden+files
Yeah, absolutely. I'm normally pretty shameless about using libgen, but for the price and the guarantee of having it day one, I thought I could spare 2.99.

I'm a collector (or maybe a hoarder) at heart, so I do love picking up physical books, but for a series as long as this, it's a bit of an investment, especially since I was reading a book every day or two.
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Thanks for posting! I own all of these books in physical copies but the past 2-3 years I have stopped buying physical books both because I ran out of space to keep books and because I got used to holding books with 1 hand on my kindle and now find reading hardcover books incredibly awkward.

Will be buying these again in Kindle format. I have recently picked up the full series in audiobooks as well, which I'm listening to now in order to refresh my memory for the release of the next book.
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Excellent series for fantasy fans.
Not only is it a modern take on the genre but it also has its funny moments.

I just wish Jim Butcher could bring them out a bit quicker, like monthly. Smiling Face With Open Mouth
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Canuck_TO wrote: Excellent series for fantasy fans.
Not only is it a modern take on the genre but it also has its funny moments.

I just wish Jim Butcher could bring them out a bit quicker, like monthly. Smiling Face With Open Mouth
I find Kevin Hearne’s stuff isn’t bad. Lots more funny moments, not as dark as Dresden.

Any recommendations for similar books? Curious to know what other people who like Dresden read :)
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Not really along the same lines (fantasy noir is kind of a unique genre), but Joe Abercrombie's "First Law" and associated series is always a popular one, as well as Scott Bakker's "Second Apocalypse", Mark Lawrence's "Broken Empire" and "Red Queen's War", and Scott Lynch's excellent "Gentleman Bastard" series.

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Can't believe I forgot to mention the series that Butcher admitted had a big influence on the Dresden Files: Roger Zelazny's "Amber Chronicles".
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zayzay wrote: I find Kevin Hearne’s stuff isn’t bad. Lots more funny moments, not as dark as Dresden.

Any recommendations for similar books? Curious to know what other people who like Dresden read :)
A longtime fan of SciFi and Fantasy. I think I could bore you to death talking about this. :-)

I'm all over the place with what I read as I also like spy novels and horror (Robert Ludlum, Ken Follett, Lee Childs, Dean Koontz and to a lesser degree Stephen King), but something that stood out for me recently has been Brandon Sandersons' 'The Stormlight Archive'. I really liked the first three books and the fourth is coming out in November.
It's not really anything like The Dresden Files as I can only compare Dresden to series I've read in SciFi like Robert Asprin's Phule series, which is more light hearted than Dresden. Also, Harry Harrisons' 'The Stainless Steel Rat' series.

On the SciFi side, I found 'Snow Crash' recently (by Neal Stephenson) and I'm stumped why I've never heard of this book before, especially since it was a huge influence on VR and augmented reality as well as how forward thinking it was.
Piers Anthony is also a good read.
Patrick Rothfuss The Kingkiller Chronicle series is great but the third book is a long time coming.
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Same price on Kobo, if you want to avoid the scummy corporation that is Amazon.
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Canuck_TO wrote: A longtime fan of SciFi and Fantasy. I think I could bore you to death talking about this. :-)

I'm all over the place with what I read as I also like spy novels and horror (Robert Ludlum, Ken Follett, Lee Childs, Dean Koontz and to a lesser degree Stephen King), but something that stood out for me recently has been Brandon Sandersons' 'The Stormlight Archive'. I really liked the first three books and the fourth is coming out in November.
It's not really anything like The Dresden Files as I can only compare Dresden to series I've read in SciFi like Robert Asprin's Phule series, which is more light hearted than Dresden. Also, Harry Harrisons' 'The Stainless Steel Rat' series.

On the SciFi side, I found 'Snow Crash' recently (by Neal Stephenson) and I'm stumped why I've never heard of this book before, especially since it was a huge influence on VR and augmented reality as well as how forward thinking it was.
Piers Anthony is also a good read.
Patrick Rothfuss The Kingkiller Chronicle series is great but the third book is a long time coming.
As another fan I could die just listening to people tell me about the cool books I haven't finished yet. like I rather like Phule and the Myth series. How you missed Snow Crash is amazing but honestly it's been on my to read list as well as Altered Carbon. I haven't dipped into Follett, Childs or Koontz yet though. I know them by name but I don't know the books. Might have to look into that.
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wolfkin wrote: As another fan I could die just listening to people tell me about the cool books I haven't finished yet. like I rather like Phule and the Myth series. How you missed Snow Crash is amazing but honestly it's been on my to read list as well as Altered Carbon. I haven't dipped into Follett, Childs or Koontz yet though. I know them by name but I don't know the books. Might have to look into that.
Oh man, the Altered Carbon series is pretty good. The only other one that comes close to the same feel for me is Acts of Caine by Matthew Stover. Kickass action all the way with some politics.
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zayzay wrote: Curious to know what other people who like Dresden read :)
For me I find Dresden uniquely .. gray area. One of the things I really like about this book the further along I get is how gray his gray area is. He does a good job of even though I see Dresden as a white knighty, in the way we do with many protagonists no matter what they say about themselves, Dresden does a lot of playing in areas where he's not always good or bad.

But if you're into what other stuff I'm reading
  • You great series that's has an as good as the book TV show adaption
  • Binti finally breaking into my AfroFuturism series and Binti was amazing. Short but unexpected and different.
  • so many sanderson series I feel like I must have read them all but somehow I haven't Skyward, Warbreaker, Legion, obviously Stormlight reread for the fall
  • Legacy of Orïsha, super relevant but super good.
  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, lighter than Dresden. I think Dresden is better but this is good too. I'm stopped at a time skip. There's a bunch of short stories that take place in the skip that I'm trying to find.
  • Xanth, earlier in the year I started rereading Xanth. It's old fantasy very punny. Possibly the most punny series in all of SFF. That said it's got older sensibilities that can be grating if you aren't mentally prepared for it.
  • Superheroes Anonymous, I like romcoms and I like chicklit and this airport book series surprised me with how unironically I enjoyed it.https://www.goodreads.com/series/143157 ... -anonymous
  • Tristan Strong, wish I'd had this book growing up. It's exactly the sort of book I always wanted. Lotta fun. Can't wait for book 2 this fall.
    a bunch of anthology collections
  • When the Hero Comes Home - blew me away and yes there is a Villian sequel and Hero 2
  • a bunch of Dresden short stories most of which are worth reading so Side Jobs and Brief Cases
  • Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron, on witches, there are some GEMS in here that I would totally read a 5 book series expanding on.
  • Rogues, on Rogues
Fall is going to be packed, Tristan Strong, Stormlight, 2nd Dresden of the Year, and a bunch of standalones. But I have a bunch of series that I have on standby to read anyway.
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wolfkin wrote: For me I find Dresden uniquely .. gray area. One of the things I really like about this book the further along I get is how gray his gray area is. He does a good job of even though I see Dresden as a white knighty, in the way we do with many protagonists no matter what they say about themselves, Dresden does a lot of playing in areas where he's not always good or bad.

But if you're into what other stuff I'm reading
  • You great series that's has an as good as the book TV show adaption
  • Binti finally breaking into my AfroFuturism series and Binti was amazing. Short but unexpected and different.
  • so many sanderson series I feel like I must have read them all but somehow I haven't Skyward, Warbreaker, Legion, obviously Stormlight reread for the fall
  • Legacy of Orïsha, super relevant but super good.
  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, lighter than Dresden. I think Dresden is better but this is good too. I'm stopped at a time skip. There's a bunch of short stories that take place in the skip that I'm trying to find.
  • Xanth, earlier in the year I started rereading Xanth. It's old fantasy very punny. Possibly the most punny series in all of SFF. That said it's got older sensibilities that can be grating if you aren't mentally prepared for it.
  • Superheroes Anonymous, I like romcoms and I like chicklit and this airport book series surprised me with how unironically I enjoyed it.https://www.goodreads.com/series/143157 ... -anonymous
  • Tristan Strong, wish I'd had this book growing up. It's exactly the sort of book I always wanted. Lotta fun. Can't wait for book 2 this fall.
    a bunch of anthology collections
  • When the Hero Comes Home - blew me away and yes there is a Villian sequel and Hero 2
  • a bunch of Dresden short stories most of which are worth reading so Side Jobs and Brief Cases
  • Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron, on witches, there are some GEMS in here that I would totally read a 5 book series expanding on.
  • Rogues, on Rogues
Fall is going to be packed, Tristan Strong, Stormlight, 2nd Dresden of the Year, and a bunch of standalones. But I have a bunch of series that I have on standby to read anyway.
That’s a fantastic list, thanks! If you liked Binti you might like The Traitor Baru Comorant. I’ve read a ton of Brandon Sanderson, but I haven’t read Stormlight yet - it’s now on my list! Superheroes, Tristan sound really interesting! So people get their books from libgen? I’ve been getting mine from vk but it’s frustrating when you have to scroll through a ton of posts. Still haven’t figured out a way to download torrents through my phone and send the files directly to kindle or open them through the beta browser on kobo.
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libgen is newish to me as of a few months ago and it's amazingly effective. But I get my books from the library (Overdrive) right now. I'm actually waiting for the next Dresden book on it now so I'm trying to read Cold Days at an even pace rather than the book a day pace I started the series with. libgen is there for me if I need it though.
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wolfkin wrote: For me I find Dresden uniquely .. gray area. One of the things I really like about this book the further along I get is how gray his gray area is. He does a good job of even though I see Dresden as a white knighty, in the way we do with many protagonists no matter what they say about themselves, Dresden does a lot of playing in areas where he's not always good or bad.

But if you're into what other stuff I'm reading
  • You great series that's has an as good as the book TV show adaption
  • Binti finally breaking into my AfroFuturism series and Binti was amazing. Short but unexpected and different.
  • so many sanderson series I feel like I must have read them all but somehow I haven't Skyward, Warbreaker, Legion, obviously Stormlight reread for the fall
  • Legacy of Orïsha, super relevant but super good.
  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, lighter than Dresden. I think Dresden is better but this is good too. I'm stopped at a time skip. There's a bunch of short stories that take place in the skip that I'm trying to find.
  • Xanth, earlier in the year I started rereading Xanth. It's old fantasy very punny. Possibly the most punny series in all of SFF. That said it's got older sensibilities that can be grating if you aren't mentally prepared for it.
  • Superheroes Anonymous, I like romcoms and I like chicklit and this airport book series surprised me with how unironically I enjoyed it.https://www.goodreads.com/series/143157 ... -anonymous
  • Tristan Strong, wish I'd had this book growing up. It's exactly the sort of book I always wanted. Lotta fun. Can't wait for book 2 this fall.
    a bunch of anthology collections
  • When the Hero Comes Home - blew me away and yes there is a Villian sequel and Hero 2
  • a bunch of Dresden short stories most of which are worth reading so Side Jobs and Brief Cases
  • Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron, on witches, there are some GEMS in here that I would totally read a 5 book series expanding on.
  • Rogues, on Rogues
Fall is going to be packed, Tristan Strong, Stormlight, 2nd Dresden of the Year, and a bunch of standalones. But I have a bunch of series that I have on standby to read anyway.
I'm surprised no one mentioned Terry Pratchett.
Read Jack Chalker but a standalone of his is 'and the Devil will drag you under'. Stephen King's 'The Stand' a fantastic book and actually puts a different spin on the Covid pandemic.
Larry Niven is great but his books with Jerry Pournelle are a must read 'Lucifer's Hammer', 'Oath of Fealty', 'Footfall', 'Lucifer's Anvil '. They're long time friends and have even been writing for computer magazines like Byte since the early 90's if not earlier.

Terry Goodkind 'The Sword of Truth' series is very good and they made a TV series out of it.
Raymond Feist's 'Magician' series.
Edgar Rice Burroughs.

There are so many that have left an impression on me and many who's names I can't think of right now.
This discussion has defnitely reminded me how few books I now read or listen to, compared to years ago.

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