Friday, January 31, 2014

Small Favor (The Dresden Files #10)

No one's tried to kill Harry Dresden for almost an entire year, and his life finally seems to be calming down. For once, the future looks fairly bright. But the past casts one hell of a long shadow.

An old bargain has placed Harry in debt to Mab, monarch of the Winter Court of the Sidhe, the Queen of Air and Darkness-and she's calling in her marker. It's a small favor he can't that will trap Harry Dresden between a nightmarish foe and an equally deadly ally, and one that will strain his skills- and loyalties-to their very limits.

It figures. Everything was going too well to last...

HELL'S BELLS!!!!!!!!

Shame on me for believing the reviews that people post. They said that this book was watered down with action and plot. WTF folks. This book, more than any, advanced the plot. However subtle, Jim has allowed us to move forward in the story without realizing it. 

In this book, Mab shows up. However, crazy she has a plan. She wants revenge on the beings that attacked her capital. All the while, Marcone and the Archive are in danger. Also, we find out who one of the beings on the Black Council is. 

Okay, so some plot developments. 

1. Summer is attacking Harry. Why? It is foreshadowed and I'm not going to tell you. 
2. Marcone is kidnapped by Nicodemus and the Denarians and a plot develops that centers around Gard and Harry declaring a neutral meeting with the Archive. It's sad, that this is what Nicodemus wants. 
3. Mab recruits Harry into trying to find Marcone by calling in her second favor. Of course, she offers that mantle of the White Knight again. 
4. The Knights of the Cross.....Oh Michael. There is a scene in the workshop that almost brought me to tears. A moment where Michael challenges Harry's intentions. God Help Me! Michael!!!!
5. The Archive is one BAD BAD GIRL!!!! She holds some kick ass powers that I am impressed with! 
6. I love Thomas....that is all.
7. Harry gets laid....

8. Did I mention. Michael? Did I? What is going to happen?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
9. Harry meets and Archangel and gets some new mojo.
10. It appears that Fidelacchius has picked a new holder. Yes, it surprised me for about 1.2 seconds.



“Think of every fairy-tale villainess you've ever heard of. Think of the wicked witches, the evil queens, the mad enchantresses. Think of the alluring sirens, the hungry ogresses, the savage she-beasts. Think of them and remember that somewhere, sometime, they've all been real.

Mab gave them lessons.”

"If your opponent has you by fifty pounds, winning a fight against him is a dubious proposition, at best. If your opponent has you by eight thousand and fifty pounds, you’ve left the realm of combat and enrolled yourself in Road-kill 101. Or possibly in a Tom and Jerry cartoon.”

“Likest thou jelly within thy doughnut?"

"Nay, but prithee, with sprinkles 'pon it instead, I said solemnly, and frosting of white.”


Until Next Time, 

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