History Literature / GravePeril

13th Apr '17 7:38:57 PM Lightning4119
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** To a lesser degree, if Harry had laid out ''why'' going to Bianca's ball would be so dangerous [[spoiler: and why being invited meant they couldn't be harmed directly, but gatecrashing the party would be tantamount to suicide]], she wouldn't have brushed his concerns off with an "I can take care of myself."


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* StopOrIShootMyself: Dresden swallows a poisonous mushroom to get Lea to back off - she can't have him if he's dead, but Michael here just happens to have a semi-antidote lying around, and he's willing to trade...
3rd Apr '17 9:03:57 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ContrivedCoincidence: A superpower for the Knights of the Cross. In this book, for instance, Harry and Michael need to [[spoiler:go rescue Charity,]] but Harry does not want to leave Michael's kids alone. Michael simply opens the front door to show [[GoodShepherd Father Forthill]], just about to knock, standing on the steps because his car just ''happened'' to break down. He looks between them and says, [[GenreSavvy "You need a babysitter again]], [[SeenItAll don't you?"]]

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* ContrivedCoincidence: A superpower for the Knights of the Cross. In this book, for instance, Harry and Michael need to [[spoiler:go rescue Charity,]] but Harry does not want to leave Michael's kids alone. Michael simply opens the front door to show [[GoodShepherd Father Forthill]], just about to knock, standing on the steps because his car just ''happened'' to break down. He looks between them and says, [[GenreSavvy "You need a babysitter again]], again, [[SeenItAll don't you?"]]
10th Feb '17 11:33:32 AM Xtifr
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'''''Grave Peril''''' is book #3 in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''. Now has its own [[ShoutOut/GravePeril Shout Out]] page.

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'''''Grave Peril''''' ''Grave Peril'' is book #3 in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''. Now has its own [[ShoutOut/GravePeril Shout Out]] page.
6th Dec '16 7:40:22 PM CritterKeeper
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* HeroicBSOD: After the events of this book, Harry has a total meltdown due to [[spoiler:the loss of Susan]], to the point where he looks like a crazy hermit and has not done paying detective work in months.
17th Oct '16 4:10:15 PM DreadPirate7
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** [[spoiler:Not quite, what he summoned was the Nightmare, it just wasn't the demon which is why the summons didn't work at first. This does suggest that the demon was deader than dead though, because it wasn't summoned.]]
15th Sep '16 4:46:42 PM GoblinCipher
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** Harry sticks to the "ghost of a demon" theory throughout most of the book, despite Bob's skepticism. If he'd considered other possibilities, like [[spoiler: the Nightmare just being a normal ghost with some extra juice]], the book would have been much shorter [[spoiler: and there would never have been a war.]]


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* LoopholeAbuse: Bianca plays it fast and loose with the rules of Sacred Hospitality, but technically stays within their boundaries. [[spoiler: Harry ... doesn't.]]
4th Sep '16 12:22:21 AM Kafkesque
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* RulesLawyer: The Red Court engages in this shamelessly to get at Harry, who is protected by the Accords' laws of hospitality. When he calls them out on violating the spirit of the law, they retort that the Accords ''have'' no spirit; the letter of the law is all there is.
19th May '16 12:48:15 AM Bosco13
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* MageTower: It's mentioned that most wizards live in towers in Europe.
15th Feb '16 2:44:12 AM Mad_Spy
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** Even deeper is [[spoiler:with Marva and the above mentioned Black cloaks working to either cause war between the White Council and Red Court or kill Harry Dresden.]]

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** Even deeper is [[spoiler:with Marva Mavra and the above mentioned Black cloaks working to either cause war between the White Council and Red Court or kill Harry Dresden.]]
5th Sep '15 6:21:06 AM isoycrazy
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* ChekhovsGun: Bianca's party introduces several of them, in addition to being a who's-who of Chekhov's Gunmen (see below). The gravestone (and the cemetery plot that goes along with it) become significant in ''Literature/GhostStory'', and the black athame is referenced again in ''Literature/ProvenGuilty'' and ''Literature/ColdDays''.

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* ChekhovsGun: ChekhovsGun:
** Harry and Michael saving the children from Agatha's ghost would come back to help Harry in a later book.
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Bianca's party introduces several of them, in addition to being a who's-who of Chekhov's Gunmen (see below). The gravestone (and the cemetery plot that goes along with it) become significant in ''Literature/GhostStory'', and the black athame is referenced again in ''Literature/ProvenGuilty'' and ''Literature/ColdDays''.



** Later, Harry warns [[spoiler:Lea of making a deal with Michael. As Harry just consumed a deadly poison and Michael had a milk made of a thistle used to counteract it, but not completely cure Harry, Lea almost accepts the thistle as a gift, meaning she would be deeply indebted to Michael. Harry provides his own deal in exchange for the drink and Lea admits he played her well.]]
* DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: Harry and Michael run into Ferrovax at Bianca's party. [[spoiler:The dragon treats Michael with courtesy, despite the Knight's having killed one of his kind. Harry, not so much]].

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** Later, Harry warns [[spoiler:Lea of making this is inverted when[[spoiler:Lea must make a deal with the genuinely good Michael. As Harry just consumed a deadly poison and Michael had a milk made of a thistle used to counteract it, but not completely cure Harry, Lea almost accepts the thistle as a gift, meaning she would be deeply indebted to Michael. Harry provides his own deal in exchange for the drink and Lea admits he played her well.]]
* DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: Harry and Michael run into Ferrovax at Bianca's party. Ferrovax is a major power whose true form would damage, if not just break, Reality (and Harry's mind). [[spoiler:The dragon treats Michael with courtesy, despite the Knight's having killed one of his kind. Harry, not so much]].



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Even though Rudolph is a {{Jerkass}} to Harry and skeptical of the supernatural in this book, he also shows genuine concern for Murphy, promising to kill Harry if he lets Murphy gets hurt, and Harry takes the threat seriously. This is in stark contrast to his appearances in later books, where he has become something of a SitComArchNemesis to Murphy within the police department, and ends up flagrantly breaking the law himself in order to depose her and get Harry arrested, [[UngratefulBastard even after they save his life]]. This change could be attributed to his becoming so fed up of working on cases he can't let himself believe are genuine that he's willing to try anything to get out of the department, but it's still pretty jarring to contrast the apparent JerkWithAHeartOfGold in this book with the JerkWithAHeartOfJerk in the later ones.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Even though Rudolph is a {{Jerkass}} to Harry and skeptical of the supernatural in this book, he also shows genuine concern for Murphy, promising to kill Harry if he lets Murphy gets hurt, and Harry takes the threat seriously. This is in stark contrast to his appearances in later books, where he has become something of a SitComArchNemesis to Murphy within the police department, and ends up flagrantly breaking the law himself in order to depose her and get Harry arrested, [[UngratefulBastard even after they save his life]]. This [[note]]This change could be attributed to his becoming so fed up of working on cases he can't let himself believe are genuine that he's willing to try anything to get out of the department, but it's still pretty jarring to contrast the apparent JerkWithAHeartOfGold in this book with the JerkWithAHeartOfJerk in the later ones.[[/note]]



* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler:Susan trades one year of her memories to Lea in return for releasing Harry from the aftereffects of breaking his bargain with her. It's ''so'' laser-guided, Lea is able to select just the memories of her choice ... namely, all Susan's memories of Harry, Michael, or the exchange itself.]]

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* KnightTemplar: Michael Carpenter averts this idea. He serves Him, but doesn't act as judge or jury. Learning Harry made a deal with Lea years ago, and sees him trying to break it doesn't provoke him to strike Harry for his sins or cry a HolierThanThou doctrine. He is a good, kind soul.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler:Susan trades one year of her memories to Lea in return for releasing Harry from the aftereffects of breaking his bargain with her. It's ''so'' laser-guided, Lea is able to select just the memories of her choice ... namely, all Susan's memories of Harry, Michael, or the exchange itself.]]]] However, [[spoiler:by Susan remembering her love for Harry helps her undo Lea's enchantment]].
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