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Old 9th March 2011, 11:31 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Didn't help the summer knight or previous winter knight....his life was extremely painful...

Read the spoiler...makes sense now

That's only if you assume that neither of those had outstanding markers owed to one of the Faerie Queens. I think Harry still owes Mab one more 'favor'. If that's the case, she wouldn't let him die before she collected.

I wanna say Lloyd Slate did something to tick Mab off, hence his 'torture chamber' of ice, but I don't recall right off hand.

I still haven't read the preview chapter... was out of town, then my PC tried to die, so I'm getting it back in order first. *kicks the cranky old machine*
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Old 11th March 2011, 10:16 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Re: [Dresden] "Ghost Story" March 2011

I don't think the queen of darkness and air can control death...a necromancer on the other hand...
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A necromancer is a good guess. The only other ways I can think of he could be brought back to life are by a demon with a lot of power or an angel. Don't forget we have some Norse mythology in the mix also. Odin and the Valkyries may have a use for Dresden.
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Valkyries use dead spirits...meh, it could work.
I doubt dresden would work for a demon, so they are out.
And the angel's words pretty much say it's up to fate after the issue in the volume sorts itself out.


But this is a guess of course, jim loves throwing plot twists.
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Re: [Dresden] "Ghost Story" March 2011

I just finished reading Ghost Story... I won't spoil it for anyone. When others start posting after reading I'll join back in with my thoughts.

Not the best Dresden novel IMHO but still great.
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That's only if you assume that neither of those had outstanding markers owed to one of the Faerie Queens. I think Harry still owes Mab one more 'favor'. If that's the case, she wouldn't let him die before she collected.
Yes, he owes her one more.

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Slate colluded with Aurora to break the balance between Winter and Summer, killing the current Summer Knight. When Aurora's coup failed, Slate was left to carry the can. Book 4, Summer Knight.


Ghost Story comes out tomorrow (the 28th July) in the UK...
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Re: [Dresden] "Ghost Story" March 2011

Finished reading it v. early Wed morning (I work 2nd shift, that's like 'late night Tues' to 1st shift-ers *g*)...

No spoilers in this comment b/c I don't have a lot of time to post just now... but there was a LOT of stuff in this book. =)
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Re: [Dresden] "Ghost Story" March 2011

Just finished it a couple of days ago. As Highlander mentioned, there is a LOT of stuff in this book. I won't mention specifics but the scenes where Harry remembers his past are really good at building an even more detailed picture of why Harry is the way he is. A few characters from his past pop up, including one that only featured in the short stories but who I was glad to see made it into the book.

In some ways, Ghost Story is quite brutal and there were many times I winced at what the characters had to endure. That is not a criticism, merely an observation.

I now feel the urge to re-read the series but that will have to wait, as my TBR pile grows bigger and bigger and bigger...
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Re: [Dresden] "Ghost Story" March 2011

Just realised it was out and dled it to my kindle - about to start reading
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Re: [Dresden] "Ghost Story" March 2011

I finished it last week, and throughly enjoyed it. I loved the way the secondary characters get a little more development, especially Butters, and although we're left with quite a few unanswered questions, it's still one of my favourites in the series.

I loved the scene with Mister, too - I got a bit misty-eyed at that point.
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