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Location of Archangel.

Archangel is a city in Russia.


Archangel was the home of a senior White Council member, Simon Pietrovich. Described as both a compound and a tower, it was heavily fortified, and when attacked during the events preceeding Summer Knight, showed evidence that the attackers had been let past the defenses by person or persons unknown.[1]

In the seriesEdit

Summer KnightEdit

Main article: Summer Knight (novel)

In Summer Knight, some members of the White Council are planning to accuse Harry for starting the War and are using the tragedy at Archangel to stoke members fears to get rid of Harry once and for all.[1]

Morgan says that someone he dearly loved died at Archangel and in his rage he blames Harry and refuses to send support.[2]

Death MasksEdit

Main article: Death Masks

In Death Masks, Susan Rodriguez tells Harry Dresden that Paolo Ortega planned and executed the attack on Archangel.[3]

Blood RitesEdit

Main article: Blood Rites

In Blood Rites, Jared Kincaid taunts Ebenezar McCoy about calling a satellite hit on Casaverde (Ortega's stronghold) in retaliation for Archangel.[4] Later, Eben explains the attack to Harry Dresden, saying they killed his friend, Simon, at Archangel. And, they tried to kill Harry, Paolo Ortega was still gong to kill Harry.[5]

Dead BeatEdit

Main article: Dead Beat

In Dead Beat, Bob told Harry that Heinrich Kemmler's power was so great that, in 1961, it took the entire White Council: the Merlin the Senior Council, the Wardens, and the "brute squad" out of Archangel, plus every wizard and ally that they could find in order to destroy him. They had killed him several times. After the time the White Council killed him in the early ninteenth century, they chose not to take any chances.[6]


Main article: Changes

In Changes, Ebenezar McCoy brought the Grey Council to Chichén Itzá, smote his staff down and shouted, "Remember Archangel!" just prior to battle with the Red Court.[7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Summer Knight, ch. 4
  2. Summer Knight, ch. 24
  3. Death Masks, ch. 4
  4. Blood Rites, ch. 30
  5. Blood Rites, ch. 35
  6. Dead Beat, ch. 3
  7. Changes, ch. 46

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