Roshawn is completely unspoiled when it comes to the Dresden Files, and Natasha has read them all! Join them as they discuss the entire series, one chapter at a time!
The Dresden Files, Book 13- Ghost Story Chapters 10, 11, 12
Thank you to Duobat for this illustration of Harry realizing that he can pet and touch Mister just as if he were still alive. I love this so much. https://www.deviantart.com/duobat/art/There-s-Something-About-Cats-253529914
These chapters are a much rougher read than RoShawn was ready for. She didn't' expect Murphy to be holding onto hope that Harry was still alive, and she didn't expect Molly to have gone quite as dark as she seems to have gone. RoShawn doesn't believe that Molly is quite as sinister as everyone else seems to think, but the very fact that they're afraid of her right now is something that breaks her heart.
Meanwhile, there's something else brewing that apparently Murphy & Co. don't know about, because they're in the middle of talking when a truck pulls up and lets loose a hail of automatic fire right through the walls and the windows. Harry and Sir Stuart give hot pursuit, but Harry decides to keep investigating despite the approach of dawn, which could utterly destroy him.
Thanks so much for listening, and I will see you next week with a new episode!
Ghost Story- Chapters 7-9
ART CREDIT! Thank you to dawnsio-ar-y-dibyn for this illustration of Harry outside Karen's window. https://www.deviantart.com/dawnsio-ar-y-dibyn/art/Ghost-Story-Through-the-Window-Dresden-Files-323646811
Hello everyone, and welcome to an episode covering a normal number of chapters! It's time to talk about what's going on in Chicago, and also talk about what an absolute stone-cold badass Karrin Murphy is. Ugh I love her so much in this scene.
Also, the Ghost Rules are really interesting to learn about, and I'm glad that RoShawn is enjoying learning the lore as much as I did the first time I read this one.
Thanks a ton for listening, and I will see you soon with a new episode!
Ghost Story- Chapters 1-6
First of all, if anyone knows who did the artwork for the Evil Hat Dresden Files card game, please let me know because I'm having a tough time trying to track down the artist who created this image of Mortimer Lindquist. (Thanks to everyone for letting me know, it was Tyler Walpole! You can find more of his work here! http://www.tylerwalpole.com/)
Secondly, I got something about a character a little wrong in this ep, which I realized afterward, so PLEASE DON'T YELL AT ME I KNOW ALREADY AND I WILL FIX IT NEXT TIME!
Lastly, I hope that you enjoy the weird setup of this episode, and that it tides you over since there won't be an episode next week. Lots of love!
Dresden Files - Aftermath
ART CREDIT! https://www.deviantart.com/itsfish3/art/Karrin-Murphy-464072014
This story is from Brief Cases and it's the only one we've covered in the correct order, because it does actually take place after Changes. It's a rough start, too, because the opening pages are Karrin on the Water Beetle and looking at the evidence of what has to be Dresden's murder, even though she can't really bear to admit that to herself.
And life does that cruel thing where it marches on, heedless of the fact that your world has completely shifted and the bottom has fallen out of your stomach. Karrin is contacted by Billy the werewolf, whose pregnant wife has vanished and who was told to find her in case Harry wasn't available. She gets drawn into a major plot involving the Fomor, who we've seen before, and has to see how she will fare as a regular vanilla mortal versus the big bad supernatural...without Harry.
Thanks so much for listening, and we will see you next week with the start of Ghost Story!
The Dresden Files- Even Hand & Love Hurts
I know I've used this illustration of John Marcone by erebus-odora before, but there is just so little artwork out there of him that I think depicts someone truly formidable-looking but also intelligent, and this is personally my favorite depiction I've ever seen. https://www.deviantart.com/erebus-odora/art/Gentleman-Johnny-556397762
In this episode, RoShawn and I discuss the two short stories Even Hand, and Love Hurts. I almost skipped Love Hurts because out of all the short stories, it has arguably the least plot influence on any of the main books. Nothing from that story really feels like it comes up again, other than Murphy and Harry being into one another, which we already knew. But I'm a completionist, so I decided to just do it.
Even Hand, however, is another kettle of fish entirely. That is a story that shows us the Fomor for the first time and we get some insight into Marcone and his staff, the way he thinks, and just how prepared he is for Dresden, should Dresden make any attempt to come at him. It's fascinating, and really fun, and I'm absolutely dying for another story from his persepective, to be honest.
Thank you all again for listening, and to Brendan Hone for keeping us topped up on info when we need it! We really appreciate you all, and we will see you next week!
The Dresden Files, Brief Cases- Bigfoot On Campus
Art credit goes to Vincent Chong, and it can be found here! https://vincentchongart.myportfolio.com/bw-art-the-dresden-files There's also another illustration of Bigfoot fighting ghouls, but I decided to go with the sex one because it's just unnerving.
Also, please check out my mother's new project on YouTube here! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCksj7XG5zdGXsaqphz4u81A/featured
In this story, we're back with Bigfoot, and he's got more concerns about his son, Irwin. Technically, this story should have come before Changes began, but for some reason Butcher included a major spoiler in his intro for this story that necessitated waiting until now. (We could have has RoShawn skip the intro but I was just too paranoid to risk it.) Turns out his new girlfriend is a White Court vampire but doesn't know it, and Harry has to deal with her shitty dad.
Thanks so much for listening, and I hope you all enjoy the show! See you next week!