Another year, another adventure. This one though, does have me questioning how much Harry should value his morals. I mean really. He should listen to Bob more. At least where this book is concerned. When an insanely hot goth want a piece of you, then Harry my man there’s only one thing you should do. Just like when if somebody asks if you’re a god. You say yes!
Well with that out my system we should probably get to more of the book then just my preference for cute goths. Well in this tale Harry goes to jail. Shocking twist though, is that it’s not him in the cell. No, it’s the boyfriend of Molly Carpenter, daughter of the Holy Knight Michael, in the cell and displaying some slightly strange behavior. This leads to some tumbling down of a fairy infested rabbit hole resulting in Harry squaring off against a legally distinct parody of Freddy Krueger with hammers for hands, and a not so legally distinct depiction of a Xenomorph. Fun for all the family I promise.
Now this does sound like a solid premise for the plot. Nothing world shattering, but intriguing and entertaining never the less. But you know our mate Harry, never does anything by halves.
“No rest for the wicked, Bob, and that means that we can’t slack off either, or they’ll outwork us.”
So while the pantheon of horror…horrors I suppose is out on the prowl, Harry also has to contend with a potential war in the Nevernever between Summer and Winter. Oh, there might have been a fallen angel running around too. And Molly might have been an incy-wincy bit kidnapped. An average day in the life of Dresden in other words.
Now when she was kidnapped, I must admit to being slightly rabid for her release. Cute goths just have that effect alright? But that had nothing on the shear elemental fury her mother unleashed to release her. I, like many other readers, didn’t think much of Charity Carpenter before this book. She loved her family and hated Harry, end of her character. Now however, she has chain-mail, a warhammer, and a target in the form of the Fortress of the Winter Queen. Demons run when a good man goes to war, but when an angry mum goes to war they shit their collective asses and get the hell out of the way.
Now as you might have guessed, I’m a bit of a fan of this book. There’s war, horror, revenge, and yes, cute goths. I’m a simple man to please you know. Well anyway, make sure to read this one a few times. A goldmine of comedy and conflict which seem to be the forces Harry knows best in this world. And god knows that’s why we love him.
“I don’t care about whose DNA has recombined with whose. When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching–they are your family.”
Amazon Link: Proven Guilty: The Dresden Files, Book Eight: 8