The Dresden Files marks its 20th anniversary this year. And author Jim Butcher is celebrating by releasing not one, but two new books in the series. The first book will be Peace Talks, the 16th book of The Dresden Files set for release on July 14th. It will be followed swiftly by another new Dresden Files novel. Book 17: Battle Ground is due out on September 29, 2020. According to the author, there will be approximately 23 books in the overall series. This means there is more of Harry Dresden coming in the future for fans to enjoy.
An official synopsis for Peace Talks is also available.
Peace Talks finds the supernatural nations of the world meeting 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?
Author Jim Butcher made the announcement via a book trailer for Peace Talks that made its debut earlier this week on i09. The video also includes the surprise announcement for Battle Ground. An exclusive excerpt of Peace Talks is available over at EW.
Twenty Years Of The Dresden Files
The first book of The Dresden Files came out in the year 2000, and has become one of the most popular genre series of the last two decades. Butcher was fairly prolific for the first decade of publishing. He put out a new book in The Dresden Files every couple of years. It seems he might have hit a bit of writer’s block however, since the last book in the series Skin Game was published in 2015. Now it seems as though he is making up for lost time by releasing two books quickly in succession.
The Dresden Files has also seen life as a short-lived television show on the Syfy channel starring Arrow-alum Paul Blackthorne, although it only ran for one season in 2007. Since then fans have been petitioning to bring the show back on the air. In 2018, an announcement indicated that Fox had picked up the option for the series. However nothing has come of this new adaptation since then. There are also several graphic novels of the early Dresden Files books, published by Dynamite Entertainment. The graphic novels are available for purchase on Butcher’s website.
Emily O'Donnell is a writer and photographer with roots in some of the earliest online fandoms. She cut her genre teeth on the Wizard of Oz books at the tender age of 6 years old, and was reading epic adult fantasy novels by the age of 10. Decades later, she still consumes genre fiction like there is no tomorrow. She is delighted to be living through the golden age of sci-fi and fantasy popularity. She is unashamed of the amount of fanfiction that still lingers online under her name.