A small one at the beginning: After going to Mac's after Susan tells Harry that their daughter's been kidnapped, Harry tells Mac, who proceeds to caution Harry, that he's "got to be very careful." Harry's reaction?
Harry sets up a meeting with Marcone. Where does he agree to have the meeting? A dark alley, or in the middle of one of Marcone's "business establishments?" Nope. Burger King. And when Harry arrives, the first thing he does is walk right by Marcone and his entire collection of goons, orders a sausage biscuit and coffee, and then goes to see Marcone.
Especially since one of his rationalizations to Molly for holding the meeting is, "I just want to see him there."
"But evidently, those vampires had been noobs."
Bit of a small one , but while Harry is talking to the Eebs about Arianna's grudge against Harry, they refer to the wizard who killed Ortega (Ebenezar) as "the wizard of the black stick".
Lea begins altering Harry's clothes, and at one point gives him Shoulders of Doom, to which he quips:
This is ridiculous. I look like the Games Workshop version of a Jedi Knight.
Later, he shows up at a rendezvous with his allies dressed in the outfit Lea finally decided to stick him in. Everyone stares for a few seconds... then starts laughing hysterically.
A moment that can only be summed up thusly:
Mouse: "That bitch."
And again at the end of the scene where Mouse reveals that, as far as he is concerned, Dresden is his Human, not the other way around.
Mouse: "Restore them before I rip your ass off. Literally rip it off."
This line from a letter to Harry from an incredibly British wizard:
'PS-Why, yes, I can in fact capitalize any words I desire. The language is English. I am English. Therefore mine is the opinion which matters, colonial heathen.'
Remember that the books may be Harry's journals and that the English write "capitalise." I think we have a small Take That here.
Harry crossing over from his own home into the Nevernever, completely prepared to face all sorts of horrible monsters, or conditions because he's sure his home only reflects bad things, and finding a very pretty garden.
And shortly afterward, upon discovering one of the guardians Lea put there:
"Booya! What have you got for fiery beam of death, huh? You got nothing for fiery beam of death! Might as well go back to Atari, bug-boy, 'cause you don't got game enough for me!"
Which gets even better a paragraph later when the fiery beam of death doesn't kill the bug, but splits it into two bugs.
It's a Genius BonusShout-Out. Anyone ever play Centipede? Remember what happens when you shoot the titular bug in the middle?
Arguably doubled with an awesome moment, if the Nevernever side is always a reflection of the human world Harry's apartment is represented by a peaceful garden inhabited by a fearsome monster that only gets stronger and more terrible no matter what you throw at it.
Bob [in a perfectly calm, matter-of-fact, conversational tone]: Wow, that is incredibly unfair.
Thomas: "Gimli? How about Murphy, she's pretty—" Murphy: "Finish that sentence, Raith, and we throw down." Thomas: "Tough. I was going to say tough. "
For the record, they eventually decide that Gimli is in fact Mouse, by virtue of him being the shortest, stoutest, and hairiest. Also, Thomas announces that he's Legolas, because Sanya is clearly Aragorn, and Harry is pissed off at finding out belatedly that he didn't get to be Gandalf. That would be Lea. Harry was Sam. (In addition to being funny, some of them are Fridge Brilliance as well.)
Harry, upon being told that a Duel to the Death has to be contained in a specific area:
A vampire leaps at Harry, but he anticipates the attack and has his shield readied. While raising his shield, he gives said vampire a very rude gesture with his shield hand as it smacks off the magical wall, which pretty perfectly sums up Harry Dresden right then and there.
It's still hilarious in its own right, since Sanya is grinning from ear to ear while threatening this poor guy.
When they get into the jungle:
I fumbled back to the Way to close it and stopped the tide of ectoplasm from coming through, but not before the vegetation for ten feet in every direction had been smashed flat by the flood of slime, and every jungle creature for fifty or sixty yards started raising holy hell on the what-the-fuck-was-that partyline.
Most of Harry's interactions with Martin, if only because of Harry's irrational dislike for the man. Particularly when he and Susan get released from Lea's cocooning spell.
She snapped her fingers and the cocoons seemed to sublimate into a fine green mist that quickly dispersed. Susan fell limply from the wall, but I was waiting to catch her and lower her gently to the floor. Martin plummeted from the ceiling and landed on a threadbare throw rug covering the concrete floor. Nobody was there to catch him, which was awful. Just awful.
Last time they met, Susan and Lea were enemies, and consequently Susan is rather suspicious of Lea when they meet again. However, that goes out the window as soon as Lea starts changing Harry's clothes, and the two girls immediately start debating and critiquing the various clothes Harry has to try on.
Susan: You really do have a fairy godmother.
Even better, Lea calls Susan Harry's Concubine.
Harry has just been brought into the presence of the Red King:
Alamaya: "You do not speak the true tongue of the ages, wizard, so my lord will use this slave to ensure that understanding exists between us."
Harry: "Radical," I said. "Wicked cool."
Alamaya eyed me for a moment. Then she said something to the Red King, apparently conveying the fact that I had obnoxiously used phrasing that was difficult to translate.
Or later this exchange while the Fellowship are being escorted to a dueling arena.
Molly: "There are some pretty horrific stories about Mayan spectator sports, boss"
Lea: "Indeed. (happy sigh) They knew well how to motivate their athletes."
Pretty much all of Lea's actions and interactions with the group in the third act, including acting giddy and excited by all the carnage, having her eye on the holy swords and especially when she turns them all into hounds, which she gleefully cries she's wanted to do for years. Token Evil Teammate at its finest.
When Lea first shows up in Harry's apartment, she makes her appearance by dramatically swivelling around in his armchair...despite the fact that the armchair can't swivel. And Harry's more focused on the swivelling than on the powerful Faerie in his living room.
"The Eebs were arguing with each other, probably employing a nonstandard use of pronouns."
A nice little bit of black comedy at the end. "Why did I wear the shirt with the bullet hole in it?"