As Jim approaches completion of his manuscript for “Peace Talks,” he’s excited to talk about Harry’s latest exploits with his fans. The long-awaited 16th novel of The Dresden Files is set at a summit of the various supernatural movers and shakers who shape Harry’s world, united to formulate a peace treaty with the Fomor. However, Jim has noticed an unsettling trend among his readers, and he wanted to put a stop to some of the misinformation circulating around the fandom.
“Folks seem to have gotten the wrong impression about this book. It’s called ‘Peace Talks.’ It’s about peace. Generally, everyone is nice to each other and they have a good time. They sing a few songs and drink some good beer, then they go home with everything happily resolved.”
While this may seem something of a departure from Harry’s previous adventures, after two dozen novels under his belt, Jim says he’s ready to expand upon his typical formula and experiment with other styles of storytelling. That’s not to say there’s no conflict, however. “Man, can you imagine how tense it’s gonna be to choose between the chicken or the fish entree when you’re seated between a harpy and the creature from the Black Lagoon? Honestly, the host should’ve just gone for lasagna.”
Who will be at the peace talks, you may ask? “I think the readers are going to like this one. We’ll get to see a lot of characters we haven’t heard from in a while. At the risk of spoilers, there’s a great scene with Marcone and King Korb calmly discussing a point of bureaucratic minutiae regarding water rights. It’s gonna be wild.”
When his editor confronted him with quotes claiming this would be his “most supernaturally violent book to date,” Jim seemed confused at first. “Yeah. A bunch of Accorded dignitaries just DESTROY an entire tray of cheesecakes. They’re like piranha. Not a single crumb of that sweet graham cracker crust remained.”
He encourages fans to watch this space or subscribe to our mailing list to stay informed regarding further developments. His publisher won’t set a release date until the manuscript is completed, so keep an eye on Jim’s twitter for the words “The End.” We promise, he won’t post them on April Fool’s Day.