A war is raging between the vampire forces of the Red Court and the White
Council - a war that the wizards are losing. So desperate are the Council that
they've dragooned the experienced and the outcast to reinforce their thinning
ranks of Wardens. One of these draftees is one Harry Dresden, Chicago's only
wizard-for-hire and a guy who's long been looked upon with suspicion by the
supernatural authorities. Now, he's one of them, and his first big mission as a
Warden is a doozy: take a small team of greenhorns to a frigid town in the
middle of nowhere to rescue a handful of mortals who've been targeted by the Red
Court. The question is, why exactly are these particular mortals so crucial to
the outcome of the war? The answer will come only if Harry can keep them, and
his team, alive for one very long night.
This graphic novel collects the critically acclaimed, five-issue series in
one volume, and features a bonus section with Jim Butcher's original story
outline, sketchbook artwork from Carlos Gomez, cover gallery with roughs from
Stjepan Sejic, and more!
Creator Commentary from Jim
"The greatest frustration about writing the Dresden Files is all the
stories I come up with that are too small or too straightforward to write into a
novel. One of the great pleasures I've had as a writer is getting the
opportunity to tell some of those stories in a short-story format, and in
graphic novels like this one! War Cry is one of the stories I always
wanted to tell but never got the chance to in the context of the novels, and I'm
extremely pleased with how well it's coming out."