Winter’s Tale is a fairly dark urban fantasy focusing on the life of Winter Wolf, an asocial carpenter living in Colorado Springs. Winter’s got an odd background and a handful of nonhuman friends, but by and large he tends to avoid the supernatural. This changes rapidly near the start of the series, however, when he starts to get drawn into the murky world of supernatural politics.
Readers should be aware that this is not a particularly lighthearted story. Winter’s world is often an ugly place; the monsters are more or less in charge of things, and the people fighting to change the status quo are often even worse. Morality is grey at the best of times, and more often than not the choices are between two wrongs. Winter himself is far from a saint, and he finds himself on increasingly shaky ethical ground as the story progresses. There are graphic depictions of violence, and while sex is not described in detail it does occur throughout the books. If you’re easily offended or disturbed by this sort of thing, you might want to consider passing on this series.
Note: Winter’s Tale contains pervasive graphic violence; also, some harsh language.