Dresden Files, Small FavorsMicheal asking Harry about the blasting rod. To put this in context, Harry's a wizard- for-hire, a cross between Sherlock Holmes and the Doctor, the guy everyone calls for help when weird stuff goes down. Micheal, on the other hand, is a Knight of the Cross, married with several kids, who goes around slaying monsters with Excalibur. He's also one of the few friends Harry has. At this point, Harry's struggling the shadow of a fallen angel, fighting against the originals of the Billy Goats Gruff, and other various sources.
Harry, where is your blasting rod?Someone had been messing with his head. When Micheal prays for him, the memory block is lifted. It's just amazing how much Harry respects Micheal, how powerful Micheal is. Micheal is one of the few people who helps Harry more than the other way around. And Micheal trusts Harry, not foolishly, but out of character, which is more than Harry often grants himself.
The ending of Cubs of Toyland (Fables)
And every bit tasted like dust and ashes in her mouth.It's one of those horrible plot twists, a place of toys and wonders that ends up being a nightmare. And the consequences. There's no getting out of it. The pacing and imagery...you know the survivor is going to live with the guilt for a long, long time. Not just her guilt, but the impact on her family...oh, man...