Have you ever wished for some kind of cosmic do-over? I know I have, from time to time, especially in light of bad news, or just simply because there are things in my life that I would rather not deal with at the moment.
In this latest installment of the Dresden Files, I’m betting that Harry Dresden is wishing he had just that possibility in his wizardly arsenal.
Since the death of his personal “demon”, the Warden known as Morgan, Harry’s life had settled into a quiet, but guilt-laden existence. His training of Molly, his best friend Michael’s daughter, has gone smoothly, and he is very proud of the child’s abilities. He should have known that life was getting to be too good, it’s just the way things are. But, as usual, multiple things come back to his doorstep that he might have wished had been better off losing his address.
Susan, love of his life and the source of the greatest guilt, has come back to hit him with the biggest bombshell she can: a child that he had never known about, their child. As you might expect, that bit of news hits Harry like a sledgehammer, leaving him happy that he has one, but angry at Susan for hiding her from him. It gets worse when he realizes that the only reason she is telling him now is because she needs his help to get her back. Seriously, that is exactly how it went: by the way, we have a five-year-old daughter together, and the Red Court took her…
Fans of the series know just how this book is going to go from here, but even they will not be able to predict all of the twists and turns that Mr. Butcher throws at his fans in this one! I have enjoyed every single episode of the Dresden Files over the years, but this one has left me stunned and hoping, nay, demanding for more to come.