Yeah I really liked Aleria, almost as much as Dresden. I mean it’s not super complex or anything, but the overall plot was really interesting to me. I actually hope he goes back with a second series, the way he left it didn’t really conclude the overall arc.
Aleria was just weird. Can't say I enjoyed it. Has kept me away from Cinder Spires, even though I think the Dresden Files is one of the best series of all time. I too don't read magazines, so this compilation books sounds sweet.
I really enjoyed Codex...I've toyed with the idea of using it for the basis of a RPG campaign. It is just too hard to get my group together now with kids etc. We stick to board games for the most part.
He stated at one point that he was going to take a 'short' break from Dresden to clear his head before gearing up for the end of the series. That was four years ago. I guess we should be excited for the short stories anthology?