Dresden Files

shiki

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I'm also all for Harry/Sarissa. I had a funny feeling that the husband/wife domestic bliss relationship they had in between OMFGMurderTimez will be important down the road.
 

zerohour

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The lifespan thing may not be an issue for Murphy. Didn't Odin express an interest an interest/possibility of her becoming a Valkyrie at some point? Also, Gard is out on loan to Marcone, and it wouldn't surprise me if he was willing to work something out with Dresden, for a price, of course.

Elaine/Harry is also viable due to both having similar power levels. Elaine held back because she doesn't want to be on the White Council.

Harry/Sarissa could be an interesting couple, the Summer Lady and the Winter Knight makes for interesting storytelling, but I think there would need to be a lot more development over time before it could become viable.

I don't think the Pairing must necessarily end in tragedy. Could just be the optimist in me, but after all the shit Harry has to deal with, I want to see him have a happy ending.

As for the series being only 5 more plus the trilogy, I think it was stated that it would have twenty books at a minimum.


Rest of post in spoilers due to the book being so new.


First off: Glad to see Murphy and Harry finally getting together and moving past all of the BS they've been dancing around. Not sure if it will have a happy ending or not, but glad to see it move past the "never the right time" phase.


Second: DAMN, Mab is a stone cold bitch. Arranging things in such a manner just to get revenge on Nicodemus for violating her treaty...damn. Glad to finally see her being proactive and getting revenge instead of just cleaning house and maintaining the balance between Summer and Winter

It wouldn't surprise me if allowing Marcone to build the supernatural bank was killing to birds with one stone. Compensating him for her laws being violated, and possibly getting him into her debt.


Third: Sad to see Lash is dead, but glad to see she isn't gone. I'm curious to see how Harry deals with her as well as Maggie. Part of me hopes that he builds her a body of some sort so she can go out and be a real girl. Should be interesting to see the contrast between Maggie/Lashling as daughters, and Bob/Lashling as spirits.


Fourth: Molly. She didn't show up very much, but she did demonstrate that she was keeping secret from her family, and her life as Molly separate from life as the Winter Lady. Something tells me that this will either come out in the worst time and damage her relationship with them, or the dissonance between the two Mollys will cause some sort of break, or make it easier for the Lady's Mantle (or whatever you would call it) to assert itself over her, changing her more into Maeve with Molly's face than Molly with Maeve's powers.


Probably think of a few more points, especially after I reread it.
 

shiki

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I don't think the Valkryie thing is as much of a solution as you think. As we have learned, positions and mantles of power have their own rules and regulations that the holder MUST fulfill. If she becomes one, which is something I would doubt she would since she is a catholic, she would be bound to the role. Not to mention the price it would take... whew. Love is powerful force, I doubt that Dresden can ever come up with something to match the price that would be required.

As for it not ending in tragedy? Come on, we all know Murphy is doomed and will die soon after they do the funky monkey and that the woman that forms the OTP at the end will be extremely tragic before, during, and after the romance runs its course.
 

lord geryon

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My first thought after reading Skin Game was that Murph had tripped the death flag. :/
 

Alzrius

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shiki said:
I don't think the Valkryie thing is as much of a solution as you think. As we have learned, positions and mantles of power have their own rules and regulations that the holder MUST fulfill. If she becomes one, which is something I would doubt she would since she is a catholic, she would be bound to the role.
The question isn't if there's a way for Karrin to extend her life (plausible ways of doing so aren't that hard to imagine), but rather if she'd do so, particularly if it meant being beholden to any sort of supernatural power (or even set of rules).

In that regard...I really don't think she would. She didn't even want to enter into God's service as a Knight of the Cross, so anything besides that seems even more unlikely.
 

FlinFlon

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Alzrius said:
shiki said:
I don't think the Valkryie thing is as much of a solution as you think. As we have learned, positions and mantles of power have their own rules and regulations that the holder MUST fulfill. If she becomes one, which is something I would doubt she would since she is a catholic, she would be bound to the role.
The question isn't if there's a way for Karrin to extend her life (plausible ways of doing so aren't that hard to imagine), but rather if she'd do so, particularly if it meant being beholden to any sort of supernatural power (or even set of rules).

In that regard...I really don't think she would. She didn't even want to enter into God's service as a Knight of the Cross, so anything besides that seems even more unlikely.
Of course this all assumes that Dresden is going to live long enough for it to be an issue. :lol:
 
Of course he will. That will be the universe's cruel irony. For all the things he does that, statistically, should kill him several times over, he manages to survive it all, outliving everyone he loves, until finally, when there's no one left, he'll "Die alone."
 

zerohour

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I wonder if he'll get Murphy pregnant. It seems like having kids is starting to be a pattern for people he gets involved with.

Hm... do you think Mab keeping Molly away from Harry had a double purpose? Sure, it kept Harry on a short leash for the mission, but it also meant that Molly was pretty much operating on her own, probably far from home, with no one to talk with besides the Winter Faeries. Given how the mantle influences Harry, and the Winter Lady probably exerts equal if not more influence (she's full on Faerie, after all.) Mab could have wanted to make sure the Winter Lady had time to become the Winter Lady, without pesky influences like "family" and "morality" to distract her. It took less than a decade for Lily to effectively become Aurora, and she was a normal girl off the streets. Lea had months to prime the pump with Molly, and Mab doesn't strike me as teh type to sit around and let nature take its course.

I'm waiting for the moment when she locks eyes with a wizard and doesn't trigger a soul gaze. Equally, if not more horrifying than her using a cell phone.
 

AJ_Katon

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So I'm all caught up on Dresden Files and I gotta ask: Who do you guys think he's gonna get a kid with next?

I mean the Constantine similarities are there and he even has his own Swamp Thing. And considering John had 3 kids during his Vertigo run, Harry's 2 for 3. My money is on Mab.
 

seitora

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holy shit I didn't even realise there was a Dresden Files topic

AJ_Katon said:
So I'm all caught up on Dresden Files and I gotta ask: Who do you guys think he's gonna get a kid with next?

I mean the Constantine similarities are there and he even has his own Swamp Thing. And considering John had 3 kids during his Vertigo run, Harry's 2 for 3. My money is on Mab.
Well, if we go off the whole trend of 'one year passes per book'...Ivy should be pushing 17 or 18 right now, right? We've seen Molly grow up from an early teenager into the WL, so I half-expect her to be a red herring and Butcher to throw Harry into a pairing with the other girl we've seen grow up. Pre-Cold Days Molly might have made a possibility, but I exclude her and Mab on the grounds of them being full-blown Fae and Harry, no matter if he was in love with either of them, wouldn't want any possible child to become a political power tool. Besides, the Archive needs a fail-safe again if she dies.

Of course, Harry would have to get past Kincaid, though I wonder if he'll ask Kincaid for that favour back :O
 

zerohour

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It seems more like somewhere between six month and a year for most books.  Ghost story was around five or six (May until end of October, I think.)  Then about a year for Skin Game.
 

seitora

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well I'm still in that tiny minority rooting for Harry x Ivy

Murphy must be in her mid-to-late 40s by now I think
 

silentorphan

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Past midnight here on the US East Coast, and my e-mail inbox is getting hammered with auto-notifications about the release of Book 16.
 
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