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#21 User is offline   rhulad 

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:39 PM

I splurged after reading the first.
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Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:02 PM

I bargained with my fiancee that if she would read the Dresden books i would read a series of her choosing. She has read the first 2 before but just didn't get hooked, and i can understand that, i felt the series didn't really kick off until book 4, but i had to read a series called the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning. the first book in that series was torturous, poor writing and a not very gripping story were very poor motivation.

However, due to the fact that I Love Dresden and my future wife to be so much (not necessarily in that order) I persevered and in the end quite enjoyed the series despite its many shortcomings.

Moral of the story is, I love Dresden so freaking much that I put myself through a less than aggreeable experience ( initially at least) in order for my other half to get the rush I get everytime I read the books.
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:26 PM

I sort of fell behind on my reading there for a bit. I spent most of last week in the hospital, as I have a few health issues I'm dealing with. Which is odd, because you'd think being stuck there in bed would be conducive to reading, but it just didn't work out that way.

Anyway, I finally finished Death Masks, and all I can really say is that it's quite phenomenal. Def best book in series so far. Very, very excellent. Dresden is such a pimp, especially due to his complete lack of trying to be so.

Favorite character in a book from this series with relatively little part - Ebenezer McCoy. "You need to watch the news." Best death ever? Wow. So full of awesome.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:39 PM

View PostBrujah, on 26 November 2012 - 03:26 PM, said:

Favorite character in a book from this series with relatively little part - Ebenezer McCoy. "You need to watch the news." Best death ever? Wow. So full of awesome.


That was incredibly awesome. The series has a lot of moments like that where it's casually revealed that a character is a major badass.
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:45 PM

I preferred the Astroid Dresden name too haha!

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:48 PM

View PostChaeone, on 24 November 2012 - 07:02 PM, said:

I bargained with my fiancee that if she would read the Dresden books i would read a series of her choosing. She has read the first 2 before but just didn't get hooked, and i can understand that, i felt the series didn't really kick off until book 4, but i had to read a series called the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning. the first book in that series was torturous, poor writing and a not very gripping story were very poor motivation.

However, due to the fact that I Love Dresden and my future wife to be so much (not necessarily in that order) I persevered and in the end quite enjoyed the series despite its many shortcomings.

Moral of the story is, I love Dresden so freaking much that I put myself through a less than aggreeable experience ( initially at least) in order for my other half to get the rush I get everytime I read the books.


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View PostBrujah, on 26 November 2012 - 03:26 PM, said:

I sort of fell behind on my reading there for a bit. I spent most of last week in the hospital, as I have a few health issues I'm dealing with. Which is odd, because you'd think being stuck there in bed would be conducive to reading, but it just didn't work out that way.

Anyway, I finally finished Death Masks, and all I can really say is that it's quite phenomenal. Def best book in series so far. Very, very excellent



The finale of DM blew my mind and white certain later books moved it down from the #1 position, it remained my favoritest dresdencrack from some time.

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View PostBrujah, on 26 November 2012 - 03:26 PM, said:

Favorite character in a book from this series with relatively little part - Ebenezer McCoy. "You need to watch the news." Best death ever? Wow. So full of awesome.


That was incredibly awesome. The series has a lot of moments like that where it's casually revealed that a character is a major badass.


And i do so enjoy how Butcher does that.
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:09 PM

Yeah, and the whole foreshadowing with the talk of the telescope, and the way he threw in the little story about Asteroid Dresden was splendid. I thought, at the time, is what just background information to establish some of Dresden and McCoys past, and basically it was used mainly to tell him of a secret place where he could hide out. Then the way he tied it off at the end with some McCoy Megaton-Bomb-Special, can't be beat. Clever and quite entertaining.

At this point I'm most intrigued as to who exactly Dresdens mother was, and the whole story behind his parents and what really happened, etc. They have hinted at least twice that he's possibly stronger than your average human. So I don't know if he's something else entirely, or he has some kind of raw, hidden power, or something. Def intrigued. Although I did happen to accidentally find out a huge spoiler of Ghost Story, which I'd rather not have known early, but oh well, not that big of a deal.
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:13 PM

Oh, and just figured I'd toss this out there. Sarah's favorite part of Death Masks is
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Couldn't remember the spoiler rules. Figured safe for now.
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:16 PM

View PostBrujah, on 26 November 2012 - 05:09 PM, said:

...They have hinted at least twice that he's possibly stronger than your average human. So I don't know if he's something else entirely, or he has some kind of raw, hidden power, or something. Def intrigued.


They have?
Where?
...or are you referring to a wizards' inherent 'healing factor' and longer life span?


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Although I did happen to accidentally find out a huge spoiler of Ghost Story, which I'd rather not have known early, but oh well, not that big of a deal.


Not sure what spoiler you tripped but of the ones i can think of offhand, if it's any consolation, what you think you know is probably not exactly accurate... :sofa:
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:03 PM

Yeah, I'll see if I can pinpoint the page on which it hinted that Dresden might be more than he seems. I was thinking it was Nicodemus saying to him when he had Dresden tied up that he respected Dresden's mother, which in itself is both creepy and interesting, and then I believe the phrase was something along the lines of "you don't even know what you are," or something that gave me an impression of hidden power or nonhuman lineage.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:13 PM

Page 274 of Death Masks. Nicodemus says to Dresden. " You look like a mortal, Dresden. But make no mistake. You aren't one."

I can't remember where the other instance occurred, or what was said. But I remember this and wondering what he meant by it.
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:16 PM

Oh, and the Ghost Story spoiler I tripped over was
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:20 PM

Ouch. Dude, that sucks. But there is more to it so you're not completely spoiled.


As for the Nicodamus comment, i had figured that was a ref to wizards in general, but now that you mention it there may very well be more to it.
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:32 PM

Yeah, I see how he could of been referring to wizards, now that you mention it.

There was something else in either earlier in this same book, Death Masks, or the one before it. Also someone says something to him along the same lines.

Anyway, it's good fun.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:36 AM

Fuck that sucks about the Ghost Story bit! I can't wait till you get further into the books personally and discover more of what your talking about.
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:05 PM

Just finished Fool Moon and i didn't know where to post, so i'll just borrow this thread.
sooo..... really liked it, imho better written than the first, with a better background and a more complex plot but... i simply liked storm front more, i guess i'm the only one and i don't know why either.
Needless to say i'll go on with the series (after finishing The fires of heaven).


Could you please tell me if these are inconsistencies or RAFO stuff(or other)?
-in SF Harry soulgazes Bianca , but in FM he says you can't soulgaze creatures from the Nevernever
-the circle in dresden lab is made of brass(or bronze, can't remember) at first, then copper

Also i'd like some non-spoilerous explanation on how the soulgaze thing works... he seems to look in Murphy's eyes a lot but i don't think the SG ever actually happened with her.
Oh and how the f*ck does he keep sounds n colours in folded napkins? with black magicz?


Thanks!!

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:34 PM

View PostTehol the Only, on 05 January 2013 - 06:05 PM, said:

-in SF Harry soulgazes Bianca , but in FM he says you can't soulgaze creatures from the Nevernever



Bianca isn't from the Nevernever. She's a vampire.
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:48 PM

Uh i'm pretty sure that vampires are described as creatures of the nevernever


from storm front chapter 2

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This hadn't been the act of a malign spirit or a malicious entity, the attack of one of the many creatures of the Nevernever, like vampires or trolls


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I also knew that she was a vampiress of considerable influence in the Nevernever

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:03 PM

Vampires are not solely of the Nevernever, and some are more human than others. They all seem to start out human, though, so Harry can soulgaze em just fine. The demesnes of senior vampires reaches into the Nevernever, and presumably they are old enough to have made alliances and will have influence that way.

A soulgaze only happens once -- Harry and Murphy have gazed before the beginning of Storm Front, IIRC.
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:46 PM

oh i think i got i now thanks a lot!

I completely forgot about the murphy soulgaze tho, i'll have to check it.
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