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ISBN13: 9780451463173
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Staff Pick

Jim Butcher takes risks with Changes, his 12th Harry Dresden novel. Darker than usual, it lives up to the title. The risks pay off: This is undoubtedly Butcher's best Dresden book. Harry faces his worst enemies and battles his darkest internal demons to save a child whom he unknowingly has fathered with his ex Susan and whom the Red Court vampires have kidnapped to use in a blood sacrifice. From the first page until the last, Butcher literally never lets up on the suspense and action. He sweeps us gleefully along as Dresden calls together all his friends (and an enemy or two), uses all his wizard skills, and loses nearly everything to save his daughter. Butcher sets the stage for an epic battle, both physically and emotionally, and puts into motion transformations for Dresden that will shake up everything and everyone in his world.
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Publisher Comments:

The new novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Dresden Files series.

Long ago, Susan Rodriguez was Harry Dresden's lover — until she was attacked by his enemies, leaving her torn between her own humanity and the bloodlust of the vampiric Red Court. Susan then disappeared to South America, where she could fight both her savage gift and those who cursed her with it.

Now Arianna Ortega, Duchess of the Red Court, has discovered a secret Susan has long kept, and she plans to use it — against Harry. To prevail this time, he may have no choice but to embrace the raging fury of his own untapped dark power. Because Harry's not fighting to save the world...

He's fighting to save his child.

Review:

"The fast-paced and compelling 12th book in Butcher's bestselling series (after 2009's Turn Coat) is aptly titled. Beginning with the revelation that wizard detective Harry Dresden has a daughter, Butcher throws one high-stakes curveball after another at his hero. Harry's ex-girlfriend, Susan Rodriguez, discloses young Maggie's existence after vampire Red Court duchess Arianna Ortega kidnaps the child. Ortega holds Harry responsible for the death of her husband and is planning to offer Maggie as a human sacrifice. With a fragile peace in place between the Red Court and the White Council of wizards, Harry is unable to count on them for support in his rescue mission, and he must compromise almost everything he believes in to save his daughter. Butcher is deft at relieving some of the tension and grimness with bursts of gallows humor that keep readers coming back for more." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"After the cliff-hanger ending, readers will be clamoring for the next book. A can't-miss entry in one of the best urban-fantasy series currently being published." Booklist (starred review)

Synopsis:

View our feature on Jim Butcher’s Changes. The new novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Dresden Files series.

Long ago, Susan Rodriguez was Harry Dresden's lover-until she was attacked by his enemies, leaving her torn between her own humanity and the bloodlust of the vampiric Red Court. Susan then disappeared to South America, where she could fight both her savage gift and those who cursed her with it.

Now Arianna Ortega, Duchess of the Red Court, has discovered a secret Susan has long kept, and she plans to use it-against Harry. To prevail this time, he may have no choice but to embrace the raging fury of his own untapped dark power. Because Harry's not fighting to save the world...

He's fighting to save his child.

Synopsis:

Long ago, Susan Rodriguez was Harry Dresden's lover-until she was attacked and left struggling with the bloodlust of the vampiric Red Court. Now, she needs Harry's help. Harry's enemies have found the secret she has hidden for so long, and he will have to unleash the full fury of his untapped power.

Because this time, he's fighting to save his child.

About the Author

Jim Butcher is a full time writer who lives in Independence, Missouri, with his wife, son, and ferocious guard dog.

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Andromeda3, August 2, 2012 (view all comments by Andromeda3)
Everything changes for Harry Dresden and his friends. The 12th book in Jim Butcher's series about the only working wizard in the greater Chicago area, Changes starts with a shocking revelation and ends on a shocking note. The Red Court Vampires personalize their hatred of Harry Dresden by returning to their ancient roots in Mexico for a blood curse. Once again, it looks like The White Council of wizards will not or cannot help Harry. So he plunges into the most heart wrenching and ultimately most heart breaking mission of his life. Accompanying him are his fairy godmother, his half-brother, his teenage apprentice, his massive dog, a pack of werewolves, a lone police officer, and two members of a sect that has secretly battled the Red Court for generations, one of whom is Harry's ex-lover, Susan. Except for the fairy, every member of this group will lose something precious to him. Betrayal, hidden truths, family, friendship, life and death decisions, honor lost and honor found. This book has it all, plus huge, supernatural battles. And the humor still simmers throughout, sardonic, sarcastic, even sassy. A nonstop read from first to last.
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pbrady, January 31, 2011 (view all comments by pbrady)
When we read a Harry Dresden novel by Jim Butcher, we know what we're going to get: it won't be the greatest piece of literature in the history of the written word, but it will be an entertaining, enchanting read. Butcher continues to develop his alternate Chicago, and spins a complex and engaging yarn that shows us the family side of Dresden, shows us how far he's willing to go to protect those he loves, and moves most of the major supporting cast around. Warning: the cliffhanger ending will leave you waiting impatiently for the next book in the series.
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ShariSez, January 9, 2011 (view all comments by ShariSez)
Glad to see this one made multiple lists. It is an ever increasing source of amazement to me that everyone of these books is better than the last. Butcher is amazing. Can't wait until March!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780451463173
Subtitle:
A Novel of the Dresden Files
Author:
Butcher, Jim
Publisher:
Roc
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy - Contemporary
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Contemporary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Dresden Files
Series Volume:
12
Publication Date:
20110301
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
9.30x6.60x1.40 in. 1.42 lbs.
Age Level:
17-17

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Product details 560 pages Roc - English 9780451463173 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Jim Butcher takes risks with Changes, his 12th Harry Dresden novel. Darker than usual, it lives up to the title. The risks pay off: This is undoubtedly Butcher's best Dresden book. Harry faces his worst enemies and battles his darkest internal demons to save a child whom he unknowingly has fathered with his ex Susan and whom the Red Court vampires have kidnapped to use in a blood sacrifice. From the first page until the last, Butcher literally never lets up on the suspense and action. He sweeps us gleefully along as Dresden calls together all his friends (and an enemy or two), uses all his wizard skills, and loses nearly everything to save his daughter. Butcher sets the stage for an epic battle, both physically and emotionally, and puts into motion transformations for Dresden that will shake up everything and everyone in his world.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The fast-paced and compelling 12th book in Butcher's bestselling series (after 2009's Turn Coat) is aptly titled. Beginning with the revelation that wizard detective Harry Dresden has a daughter, Butcher throws one high-stakes curveball after another at his hero. Harry's ex-girlfriend, Susan Rodriguez, discloses young Maggie's existence after vampire Red Court duchess Arianna Ortega kidnaps the child. Ortega holds Harry responsible for the death of her husband and is planning to offer Maggie as a human sacrifice. With a fragile peace in place between the Red Court and the White Council of wizards, Harry is unable to count on them for support in his rescue mission, and he must compromise almost everything he believes in to save his daughter. Butcher is deft at relieving some of the tension and grimness with bursts of gallows humor that keep readers coming back for more." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "After the cliff-hanger ending, readers will be clamoring for the next book. A can't-miss entry in one of the best urban-fantasy series currently being published."
"Synopsis" by ,

View our feature on Jim Butcher’s Changes. The new novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Dresden Files series.

Long ago, Susan Rodriguez was Harry Dresden's lover-until she was attacked by his enemies, leaving her torn between her own humanity and the bloodlust of the vampiric Red Court. Susan then disappeared to South America, where she could fight both her savage gift and those who cursed her with it.

Now Arianna Ortega, Duchess of the Red Court, has discovered a secret Susan has long kept, and she plans to use it-against Harry. To prevail this time, he may have no choice but to embrace the raging fury of his own untapped dark power. Because Harry's not fighting to save the world...

He's fighting to save his child.

"Synopsis" by ,
Long ago, Susan Rodriguez was Harry Dresden's lover-until she was attacked and left struggling with the bloodlust of the vampiric Red Court. Now, she needs Harry's help. Harry's enemies have found the secret she has hidden for so long, and he will have to unleash the full fury of his untapped power.

Because this time, he's fighting to save his child.

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