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Dresden Files: Book 11, Turn Coat, Out Now! (Spoilers!)

Nik HuzeNik Huze Registered User regular
edited April 2009 in Social Entropy++
Anyone else reading this series? If you haven't heard of it: It is about Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden, a professional wizard for hire living in Chicago. He's in the yellow pages. Mostly he investigates the supernatural and helps the Chicago Police Department solve special crimes. Really cool urban fantasy and noir mystery. It a great alternative while you wait for the next great fantasy epic. The novels are only 300-400 pages, pretty much stand alone affairs, and the author is young and pumps them out in timely manner without losing any quality. There was even a short lived SciFi Channel tv show that was decent, though it didn't do the books justice.

Sick of all this Twilight crap and wanna see some vampires burn? I assure you, they will burn. Harry also does battle with werewolves, trolls, faeries and just about any fantasy creature you could name. Pick up the first book, Storm Front, at your local library today. Or if you already have, lets discuss.

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  • AgentofOrangeAgentofOrange Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    after all, what is fantasy?

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  • MagicPrimeMagicPrime FiresideWizard Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Dresden files?

    Never heard of them...

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  • BYToadyBYToady Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I enjoy this series of books.

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  • Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood My baby's in there someplace She crawled right inRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    yer a wizard, 'arry

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  • Bloods EndBloods End Blade of Tyshalle Punch dimensionRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    It's out already?

    Shit.

    I've only finished up to 7.

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  • MagicPrimeMagicPrime FiresideWizard Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Bloods End wrote: »
    It's out already?

    Shit.

    I've only finished up to 7.

    Well get reading!

    Small Favor will make you shit bricks, no joke.

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  • MagicPrimeMagicPrime FiresideWizard Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    after all, what is fantasy?

    N..nothing but a miserable pile of secrets?

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  • AgentofOrangeAgentofOrange Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    wrong chicks farting in other chicks mouths

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  • Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    there's also comics!

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  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I've heard you guys talking about these before. Are they a sort of Scifi/Fantasy/Mystery? thats the sort of vibe I get. I guess after I finish Feast For Crows I can give the first one of these a shot.

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  • Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    yeah, sci-fi/fantasy/mystery.

    good entertainment

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  • DrZiplockDrZiplock Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I've read the first 3.

    I need to pick up the others. These are the campy kind of awesome that are great for vacation or travel reading.

    I can blow through these damned books.

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  • BYToadyBYToady Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Bucketman wrote: »
    I've heard you guys talking about these before. Are they a sort of Scifi/Fantasy/Mystery? thats the sort of vibe I get. I guess after I finish Feast For Crows I can give the first one of these a shot.

    Magic is real, and all the crazy legends and myths are too, they've just been pushed into the background by the proliferation of mundane people and science. Harry Dresden is a wizard that operates in modern day Chicago as a wizard for hire. Most of his money comes from the Chicago PD when they have to bring him in as a "special consultant" for the really strange shit that happens on occasion.

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  • BYToadyBYToady Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    These books are basically how I've always wanted a d20 modern game to be, but of course it never works out like that.

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  • Nik HuzeNik Huze Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    there's also comics!

    I have the first comic, Welcome to the Jungle, its surprisingly good. Have any others been released yet? I can't seem to find them.

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  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    BYToady wrote: »
    These books are basically how I've always wanted a d20 modern game to be, but of course it never works out like that.

    I was in a D20 modern game like this, except we where called in by the FBI. My guy was a non-magic though. I punched the shit out of some goblins and a wizard who where using magic e-mail to steal credit card numbers.

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  • MagicPrimeMagicPrime FiresideWizard Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Then you have the different power bases in the continuity.

    Wizards - The White Council
    Fairies - The Summer and Winter Courts
    Vampires - the White, Black and Red Courts

    Also: Werewolves, Wild fey, and The Marcone Crime Syndicate, The Knights of the Cross, the Blackened Denarius.

    There is a lot of continuity now, but the books are easy reads.

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  • DrZiplockDrZiplock Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Not just Werewolves, but like....4 different flavors of werevolves.

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  • PeenPeen Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Bucketman wrote: »
    I've heard you guys talking about these before. Are they a sort of Scifi/Fantasy/Mystery? thats the sort of vibe I get. I guess after I finish Feast For Crows I can give the first one of these a shot.

    If this helps, imagine the first few good Anita Blake books and how they blended fantasy with modern life. Now imagine that the main character is a man, and a wizard, and a world class wise-ass. Now finally, imagine that series didn't crap out and turn into hardcore porn but got progressively more and more awesome. That's the Dresden Files.

    I'm almost done re-reading them in anticipation of the new book, I'm about a third of the way through Small Favors.

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  • One Thousand CablesOne Thousand Cables An absence of thought Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    DrZiplock wrote: »
    Not just Werewolves, but like....4 different flavors of werevolves.

    Wolfoids?

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  • Bloods EndBloods End Blade of Tyshalle Punch dimensionRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Jim Butcher is single handedly keeping the urban fantasy genre from being made up of books where woman have sex with vampires and monsters for 300 pages

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  • Nik HuzeNik Huze Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    DrZiplock wrote: »
    Not just Werewolves, but like....4 different flavors of werevolves.

    Wolfoids?

    Werewolves
    Lycanthropes
    Hexenwolf
    Loup-Garou

    Sadly, Wolfoids and Witchaloks have not made an appearance yet. Maybe book 20?

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  • BYToadyBYToady Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    He rides a god damn zombie T-rex into combat.

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  • DrZiplockDrZiplock Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Nik Huze wrote: »
    DrZiplock wrote: »
    Not just Werewolves, but like....4 different flavors of werevolves.

    Wolfoids?

    Werewolves
    Lycanthropes
    Hexenwolf
    Loup-Garou

    Sadly, Wolfoids and Witchaloks have not made an appearance yet. Maybe book 20?

    Oddly enough the most bad ass of that list? The one with the fucking french sounding name.

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  • Nik HuzeNik Huze Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    BYToady wrote: »
    He rides a god damn zombie T-rex into combat.
    Not just any T-rex mind you. The most famous and complete T-rex ever found, Sue, from the Field Museum.

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Nik Huze wrote: »
    BYToady wrote: »
    He rides a god damn zombie T-rex into combat.

    Not just any T-rex mind you. The most famous and complete T-rex ever found, Sue, from the Field Museum.

    Damn it man, I already have a huge reading list!

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  • PeenPeen Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    These really should jump to the top of the list. They're excellent beyond our ability to convey.

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  • BYToadyBYToady Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    These books make the nights at work fly by.

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  • MagicPrimeMagicPrime FiresideWizard Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    DrZiplock wrote: »
    Nik Huze wrote: »
    DrZiplock wrote: »
    Not just Werewolves, but like....4 different flavors of werevolves.

    Wolfoids?

    Werewolves
    Lycanthropes
    Hexenwolf
    Loup-Garou

    Sadly, Wolfoids and Witchaloks have not made an appearance yet. Maybe book 20?

    Oddly enough the most bad ass of that list? The one with the fucking french sounding name.

    Who Harry knocks through a fucking building.

    The way magic works in the Dresden Universe is very cool, big spells drain you. And it's all about appropriate force, leverage, and energy. Harry might be able to lay down a fist-thick column of blue-hot fire through the chest of a bad-guy. But he's going to feel it afterwards.

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  • Nik HuzeNik Huze Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I didn't even know this existed:

    http://www.dresdenfilesrpg.com/

    Then again, I've never actually played a tabletop rpg game before.

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  • Bloods EndBloods End Blade of Tyshalle Punch dimensionRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    MagicPrime wrote: »
    DrZiplock wrote: »
    Nik Huze wrote: »
    DrZiplock wrote: »
    Not just Werewolves, but like....4 different flavors of werevolves.

    Wolfoids?

    Werewolves
    Lycanthropes
    Hexenwolf
    Loup-Garou

    Sadly, Wolfoids and Witchaloks have not made an appearance yet. Maybe book 20?

    Oddly enough the most bad ass of that list? The one with the fucking french sounding name.

    Who Harry knocks through a fucking building.

    The way magic works in the Dresden Universe is very cool, big spells drain you. And it's all about appropriate force, leverage, and energy. Harry might be able to lay down a fist-thick column of blue-hot fire through the chest of a bad-guy. But he's going to feel it afterwards.

    On that note

    Is his hand better yet? As of Dead Beats it was still sorta melty.

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  • BlankspaceBlankspace __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2009
    Bloods End wrote: »
    MagicPrime wrote: »
    DrZiplock wrote: »
    Nik Huze wrote: »
    DrZiplock wrote: »
    Not just Werewolves, but like....4 different flavors of werevolves.

    Wolfoids?

    Werewolves
    Lycanthropes
    Hexenwolf
    Loup-Garou

    Sadly, Wolfoids and Witchaloks have not made an appearance yet. Maybe book 20?

    Oddly enough the most bad ass of that list? The one with the fucking french sounding name.

    Who Harry knocks through a fucking building.

    The way magic works in the Dresden Universe is very cool, big spells drain you. And it's all about appropriate force, leverage, and energy. Harry might be able to lay down a fist-thick column of blue-hot fire through the chest of a bad-guy. But he's going to feel it afterwards.

    On that note

    Is his hand better yet? As of Dead Beats it was still sorta melty.
    Yeah, it gets better with each book. I haven't read Small Favor or Turncoat yet, but by White Knight he has regained the use of his fingers and basic motor skills.

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  • BYToadyBYToady Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Scarred but not Freddy Kreuger hand double.

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  • MagicPrimeMagicPrime FiresideWizard Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    It's healing, and Butters thinks it will heal completely. It goes in to the explanation of how Wizards live for extremely long periods of time. It boils down to they don't have cellular mutation when their cells divide. At least that is how Butters put it.

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  • Nik HuzeNik Huze Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Bloods End wrote: »
    MagicPrime wrote: »
    DrZiplock wrote: »
    Nik Huze wrote: »
    DrZiplock wrote: »
    Not just Werewolves, but like....4 different flavors of werevolves.

    Wolfoids?

    Werewolves
    Lycanthropes
    Hexenwolf
    Loup-Garou

    Sadly, Wolfoids and Witchaloks have not made an appearance yet. Maybe book 20?

    Oddly enough the most bad ass of that list? The one with the fucking french sounding name.
    Who Harry knocks through a fucking building.

    The way magic works in the Dresden Universe is very cool, big spells drain you. And it's all about appropriate force, leverage, and energy. Harry might be able to lay down a fist-thick column of blue-hot fire through the chest of a bad-guy. But he's going to feel it afterwards.

    On that note
    Is his hand better yet? As of Dead Beats it was still sorta melty
    .
    Wizards live to be 100s of years old and they have some kind of healing gene. Its not mutant Wolverine fast but it keeps them young, healthy, and can slowly fix damage over a long period of time. His hand gets better with each book. He helps it along by playing guitar and exercising it.

    Edit: Beat x2 and I didn't spoiler tag it. Should I add "spoilers" to topic title? I don't know how to change it.

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  • BYToadyBYToady Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    That.... does nothing to explain how his hand is fixing nerve damage.

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  • DrZiplockDrZiplock Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    You know....people really need to be using spoilers in this thread.

    There is all kinds of stuff being talked about that should be hidden from the view of those of us who haven't read that deep into the series yet.

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  • skinny87skinny87 Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I lapped up the five preview chapters on his website

    I hope to fuck we finally find out who the traitor is, I've been waiting long enough.

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  • Nik HuzeNik Huze Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    DrZiplock wrote: »
    You know....people really need to be using spoilers in this thread.

    There is all kinds of stuff being talked about that should be hidden from the view of those of us who haven't read that deep into the series yet.

    The doctor is right. Untagged spoilers are my biggest pet peeve ever and I hate having my entertainment ruined. Everyone just take a sec and edit any of your posts that should be tagged. Thanks!

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  • MagicPrimeMagicPrime FiresideWizard Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    skinny87 wrote: »
    I lapped up the five preview chapters on his website

    I hope to fuck we finally find out who the traitor is, I've been waiting long enough.
    Through the whole series he has pushed that the Merlin is the traitor, but in all honesty - and I could be wrong - I think the Merlin is just a douchebag, but an honest douchebag, as honest as any old crotchety wizard could be.

    I am thinking that the Ancient Mai is the traitor. And don't ask me why.

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