Small Favor (potential for spoilers)

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Small Favor (potential for spoilers)

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Jun 30, 2007, 4:53pm

This is a thread in order to discuss the book Small Favor as well as the books that came before since the books aren't open ended and each one builds upon the characters & main plot.

From the Jim Butcher website:
Not much is known about this book yet, other than Jim saying: "Small Favor. Because, y'know, Harry still owes two."

To be released in hardcover from Roc publishing, April 2008.

Jan 5, 2008, 10:13am

Book description for small favor as posted on Butcher's website. Cover art is up as well.

Book Ten of the Dresden Files

No one's tried to kill Harry Dresden for almost an entire year, and his life finally seems to be calming down. For once, the future looks fairly bright. But the past casts one hell of a long shadow.

An old bargain has placed Harry in debt to Mab, monarch of the Winter Court of the Sidhe, the Queen of Air and Darkness-and she's calling in her marker. It's a small favor he can't that will trap Harry Dresden between a nightmarish foe and an equally deadly ally, and one that will strain his skills-and loyalties-to their very limits.

It figures. Everything was going too well to last...

To be released in hardcover from Roc publishing, April 1st, 2008.

Jan 18, 2008, 7:17pm

So what do people think Mab will ask Harry to do in the upcoming book?

Fev 9, 2008, 5:21pm

First two chapters available on JB's site

Fev 14, 2008, 3:10pm

I'm so far behind :( I've only read Storm Front through Summer Knight with the next two sitting on my shelf at home. Someone's been methodically stealing the books from my local library so I've taken to purchasing the paperbacks of the series.

(Seriously, it's really weird, I went to check out the first one and it was listed as overdue in the catalog and then finally listed as lost/missing. I bought it but placed a hold on the second book which was checked out at the time. Wouldn't you know it a month later i got notified that they canceled my hold because book 2 was listed as lost/missing. Same thing happened with book 3 and at that point I just went to the bookstore and bought 3, 4, 5 and 6.)

Fev 14, 2008, 7:22pm

Elba - you'll be caught up in no time :) That's really weird about the books disappearing like that. Annoying too!

Also if you like more traditional fantasy the definitely be sure to check out JB's other series The Vodex Alera. They are FANTABULOUS!!

Fev 26, 2008, 1:37pm

First four chapters are now available:

Only a few weeks to go until the book is released.

Mar 4, 2008, 7:24am

My library had the same problem when I first started reading the Dresden files. The librarians always looked unhappy when I pointed out the book was awol. Happily for me I just decided to splurge and buy the books so I can re-read when ever I want. I am going to be good and not read the chapters online so it will be a wonderful surprise when I get my grubby paws on a copy of the book.

Not long now till it comes out wahoo!

Mar 31, 2008, 10:10am

Small Favor releases tomorrow! I'm a happy camper! I rarely get excited over new releases, but a new Dresden Files installment makes me feel like a little kid at Christmas.

Abr 1, 2008, 7:47am

Anyone here planning on buying the book today? There is a Borders right across from where I work....and I just got a $5 coupon in my email so I think I might head over during lunch.

Abr 1, 2008, 8:40am

Already got it. I work in Downtown DC and the B. Dalton in Union Station opens at 7am, so I was able to basically step off my train and into the bookstore.

Abr 1, 2008, 11:54am


Abr 1, 2008, 12:51pm

Just got back from picking up my copy. I then dawdled away the rest of my break while looking at other things. I failed to keep focus. Ah well, something to look forward to for after work. =)

Abr 4, 2008, 5:01am

Wahoo I had pre-ordered on amazon so hopefully mine is winging it's way to Australia as I type. If not I may have to have words with Amazon LOL

Abr 4, 2008, 1:36pm

I am liking it so far. Lots of classic Harry lines. I'll post some of the non spoilery ones in the favorite line thread at some point.

Its classic Dresden and has been cracking me up. So far I am liking this one far better than White Night

Abr 6, 2008, 2:33pm

It's def. better than White Night, but not as good as Dead Beat or Proven Guilty, my two favorite books in the series thus far. Just my opinion.

Abr 6, 2008, 3:14pm

I agree with you bibliophool that this isn't the best in the series. I found parts of it to be a little choppy and there was a scene or two that left me going 'huh?' when something just seemed to come out of nowhere. It also seemed like the hints that led up to some of the little reveals were edited out so they just appeared without warning and just added a little confusion to the mix.

Mostly though, I found this book to be a return to the Harry Dresden that we've all come to know and love. lots of action. lots of witty remarks. however, not enough Bob the Skull! *lol* Although it was really great to see Ivy and Kincaid again.

And Luccio...can you believe that?

Abr 7, 2008, 9:42am

It was a bit choppy in places. Nothing that ruined anything, but there was a bit of a "flow" problem. The Luccio thing was a nice twist; I've been waiting for something along those lines for a while now.

What I liked was the return of the Denarians; but Ivy and Kincaid are favorites of mine as well.

Abr 7, 2008, 11:57am

I agree it was nice to see the Denarians again.

Jul 15, 2008, 9:30am

I finally got it and read it. I could live without the Denarians. They don't do much for me. I wish there'd been a bit more with Ivy. Not particularly happy about the Luccio thing. Nothing good ever comes from mixing personal with professional.

But, overall, I liked it.