Hey listeners! I’m pretty stoked about today’s episode of The Dresden Files because the final chapter in this trio is the one where Harry and Michael go to Bianca’s masquerade ball. And this is also the chapter where we meet Thomas Raith and his date, Justine.
Thomas is one of those characters that just charms you immediately despite the fact that you’re sure he has to be at least partially full of shit. He is a vampire, after all, although he’s from the White Court rather than the Red Court, which the one Bianca is a member of. There’s also the Black Court, which is briefly referenced– much to RoShawn’s interest– as having recently fallen on hard times, but we don’t actually meet a member of that court here.
Before we get to the party, though, there’s some bad news. Charity was badly injured during her fight against the Nightmare, and it’s possible she won’t be able to have children again. Not only that, but the son she gave birth to is not doing well, and they’re not sure what’s wrong with him. Michael has a bit of a crisis of faith here, and the fact that Amorracius was taken away from him sure doesn’t help. Thanks a lot, Harry.
Anyway, it sounds sort of crazy to say that this is where the book really starts to get moving, considering how fast-paced everything has been up until now, but it’s kind of true. I can’t wait to see how RoShawn reacts to some of what’s coming up, and I hope you all enjoy listening! <3