With Harry’s return to the Land of the Living, his body must completely heal.…
Susan has been hiding a secret. She and Harry have a child. Harry has no idea that Margaret exists until a call from Susan informs him that not only does he have a child, but that child has been taken by the Red Court.
If anyone know what it’s like to be the underdog, it’s Harry. He has fought his way out of a corner more than once. So when the doodoo hit’s the fan, Harry is who you want in your corner fighting with you.
We find Harry and Molly in the middle of a snowball fight. This isn’t just a regular snowball fight though. Harry is teaching his apprentice Molly how to shield and has enlisted Molly’s younger brothers and sisters to help while her mother Charity watches.
People are dying. In Chicago that’s nothing new but the string of deaths prompts Murphy to call Harry in. Harry notices that the dead have something in common. They are all magical practitioners.
Harry Dresden has spent a number of years under the Doom of Damocles. The White Counsel wanted him dead but allowed him to live under the threat of death from the Wardens. The Wardens viewed Harry as a threat and Morgan most of all wanted to stamp out the threat. Harry never dreamed he would ever be a warden.
Mavra wants to meet and have Harry do something for her. With the demand letter are pictures and a lock of Murphy’s hair. Harry meets Mavra at his (Harry’s) grave. All Mavra wants is the Word of Kremmler and all the Power that goes with it and she wants it in 3 days or else she will turn enough evidence over to the police that will land Murphy in prison as a murderer.