Thursday, 22 April 2010

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: Changes - Jim Butcher


I answered the phone, no big deal, until I heard the message: 'They've taken our daughter.' Harry Dresden, professional wizard, has never faced anything like this. Arianna Ortega, Red Court vampire, blames Harry for her husband's death - and she's out for revenge. So her discovery that Susan Rodriguez had borne Harry a daughter was an unexpected gift. Arianna's next step was to kidnap the girl and she plans to use her blood in a violent ritual sacrifice designed to kill Harry, Susan and their daughter. With the White Council of Wizards and the Red Court in a state of detente, Harry finds himself alone except for a handful of allies - resources utterly inadequate to challenging the Red King and his entire vampire Court. With the life of his child at stake, Susan's humanity hanging in precarious balance and with his own death looming, Dresden must find a new source of strength. In the past, there had always been a line Harry wouldn't cross, and though dark powers have tempted him time and again, he never gave in. But then, only his own life was at stake.


It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of the Dresden files so you can pretty much guarantee that when it lands I’m going to probably destroy it quicker than Harry on a Red Court Vamp. So when I started this I was pretty flawed by the opening paragraph and what was to unfurl within. I don’t want to say to much but I think Jim will get a lot more mail over this release than any other out there. It’s great writing, its gripping and above all else it’s a title that you’ll be sad to finish. The wait for the next release is going to be a long way off.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Great hook. Looks like a book I'd read.