So the next Dresden book will be called “Peace Talks”.
Now, I suppose I could speculate on what the main conflict was going to be based on nothing more than that (which, seriously, is all I know about it) but I had no idea that Nicodemus would have been the source of the main conflict of “Skin Game” after that title was released… though “Cold Days” probably would have gotten me to speculate about how the main conflict would have involved the main conflict involved in Being The Winter Knight.
Of course, I would have also guessed that we were going to begin to wrap up major storylines (and begun our winding down of the series) rather than ending with “Oh, this story is JUST GETTING STARTED!” (I mean, given “Changes” and “Ghost Story”, I figured that we were in the home stretch).
With those acknowledgments in place, let’s speculate.
I’m guessing that we’ll hammer out exactly what the “parasite” is, exactly, what it can do, and integrate it into the Dresdenverse. Along the way, we’ll deal with more of the Winter Knight thing (specifically, the physical costs of being the Knight) and we’ll figure out a workaround so that we can drop that particular thread. Oh, and Thomas will show up again. The main conflict will probably involve the… um. Peace Talks… Hrm… Who’s at war with whom? Seems a bit early to have active conversations with the Outsiders and their factions. The Summer Court, then? Winter vs. Summer and we’ll establish how everybody needs to be on the same side, here? That would also let us hammer out what’s going on with Molly as well… so I’ll start preparing myself for that.
I’m really looking forward to it already.
So… what are you reading and/or watching?