Hi there, listeners! It’s time for the next 3 chapters of The Dresden Files, and even though Karrin doesn’t factor into these chapters at all I wanted to share this great piece of artwork because there’s no telling when I’m going to stumble across good Dresden Files artwork and I don’t always have the luxury of choosing work that goes with the episode. So here’s Karrin as shown by Harry’s sight, an avenging angel. Pretty great.
Meanwhile, in these actual chapters, Harry and Michael are chilling at the party and everything is cool and super chill and nobody is being super threatening or encircling them and getting ready to strike at them at all. Nope, not these vampires, they’re cool and didn’t even take any offense at Harry’s outrageous costume. Not a bit.
There is so much great stuff in this chapter, too. First of all they meet a dragon, which is one of my favorite small throwaway moments in the books. I just love the surprise of it, and how Mr. Farro really doesn’t see Harry or Michael as anyone of consequence and just walks away after almost smashing Harry into a fine paste. Then there’s that moment when Kelly touches Michael’s arm and her hand literally goes up in flames, which just delights me. And let’s not forget Harry throwing up in a potted plant.
Unfortunately Susan Rodriguez has decided to crash the party, and although she is useful because she manages to save Harry from his own self-inflicted consequences to breaking a bargain with Lea, she’s such a liability at this point that I’m wondering if it’s really worth it. I just kind of hate this whole subplot of her being at the party without guest protection, because she’s clearly being put in danger in order to further the tension, which just feels kind of cheap. I don’t particularly feel anything for Susan at this point either, because she’s been so underdeveloped, so I only care about her in connection with the implications of Harry’s case, not because I give that much of a shit what happens to her. Sigh.
Well anyway, I hope you enjoy the episode, and I will see you tomorrow with some new His Dark Materials and new Harry Potter!