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Word of God Thread.

Discussion in 'The Dresden Files' started by Ryuugi Shi, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. AlbusPHolmes

    AlbusPHolmes The Alchemist

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    Don't know if it's been posted yet but Butcher confirms the British-sounding guy we see locked up in Demonreach at the beginning of Skin Game is NOT the original Merlin - here's the video (you'll find the pertinent information somewhere around from the 1:30 mark). I'll attempt to transcribe the Q&A when I have the time or if someone wants to beat me to it, feel free.

    It's pretty fun scrounging for tidbits for DF.
     
  2. Zeelthor

    Zeelthor Scissor Me Timbers

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    You're the man, TheCuriousFan. Seriously.
     
  3. Celestin

    Celestin Half-Blood Prince

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    While this was too obvious choice what other British guy from legends or simply DF world could be important enough for a revelation of his identity to have some impact on the readers? Arthur and this is his "Avalon"? Unless his accent is a complete misdirection, but then Butcher probably wouldn't confirm it's not Merlin. Of course the fact that his manner of speaking sound quite modern suggests he may be a little more recent prisoner or he at least has ways to observe and hear the outside world.
     
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  4. Erotic Adventures of S

    Erotic Adventures of S Denarii Host

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    Unless he's being a dick and splitting hairs by saying its bit Nerlin but Mrdjan or what ever classical spelling if the name they use. Or Mordred maybe.
     
  5. Agayek

    Agayek Dark Lord

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    Myrddin Wyllt (or Myrddin Emrys, depending on your translation) was Merlin's name in the original Welsh stories IIRC.

    That said, I'm about 95% certain that the British guy in Demonreach is the Once and Future King. It fits far too well with Arthurian lore and how Butcher tends to alter real mythology into his setting.
     
  6. AlbusPHolmes

    AlbusPHolmes The Alchemist

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    Not entirely sure where this goes, so I'll just stick it here. It's not much, but here's the first page of Butcher's short story Jury Duty coming out in Shawn Speakman's anthology Unbound - Page 1
     
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    Aekiel Angle of Mispeling Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Bets Molly's apartment gets trashed.
     
  8. Innomine

    Innomine Auror Prestige DLP Supporter

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    So, this is a bit of a bump, but has anyone heard anything more about Peace Talks? Last I heard was in october last year which said that the manuscript was due on Jan 1, with the book due to be released around now.

    Obviously that's not happening, but has there been any news since then? It's been way too long since Skin Game happened and I am really looking forward to Dresden's interactions with the White Council. As you'll recall, Book #11, Turn Coat, was the last time we saw those crotchety old bastards, and quite a bit has happened since then.
     
  9. Jon

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    Apparently he started writing it in January. :\
     
  10. Innomine

    Innomine Auror Prestige DLP Supporter

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    You can't possibly be serious…

    Ugh.

    Ok, another year to go, at least I know now.
     
  11. Raiko

    Raiko First Year

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    I'm not sure how true it is but i heard rumors that Butcher purposefully waited on writing this book for a bit. They were saying he had a divorce recently and didn't want his ex to be entitled to some of the proceeds.Take that for what its worth
     
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    Post on his website said he's still writing it as of April. If we get it before 2017 I'll be pleasantly surprised.
     
  13. Seratin

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    I always find it funny how he gets divorced and suddenly Murphy gets paralysed.
     
  14. LittleChicago

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    I find it funny that he gets divorced and Dresden and Murphy finally get together...
     
  15. Celestin

    Celestin Half-Blood Prince

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    I recently read someone mentioning that 19th book of the series is going to be about dragons, but can't find any official source. Assuming it's true then the next books are most likely going to be this:

    16) Peace Talks.

    17) Mirror Mirror.

    18) WWE Gods.

    19) Dragons.

    20) Denarians.

    21-23) Initially it would be BAT, but Butcher said there probably be more books than initial 20 he planned. Someone should ask him what is his estimation right now.
     
  16. funkytoad

    funkytoad Fourth Year

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    According to the Dresden Files card game kickstarter, they'll be releasing the first chapter of Peace Talks to backers when the campaign ends on May 19, so it'll probably leak a little bit after.
     
  17. Seratin

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    I dunno, when he and the wife split it resulted in lots more Harry/Molly interactions while the Murphy thing seemed pre written, lacked any real ambition and yeah, then she got paralysed.

    My theory is that Shannon was his Murphy and while that's fizzled out so has his desire to write Murphy but he can't just leave loose ends.

    Also, I think he's already engaged again.
     
  18. Zeelthor

    Zeelthor Scissor Me Timbers

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    She's not paralyzed, though. I thought they said she'd get back to 90%.
     
  19. Erotic Adventures of S

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    I'd laugh if the next book starts with Harry standing over Murphys grave talking about how she died from a virulent STD she got from Kincade.
     
  20. MonkeyEpoxy

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    Wherein we learn that stone cold Steve Austin is the most powerful mantle of them all.