- Publisher: Orbit
- Format: Hardback | 448 pages
- Dimensions: 144mm x 216mm x 42mm | 599g
- Publication date: 8 April 2010
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1841497134
- ISBN 13: 9781841497136
- Edition statement: Trade Paperback.
- Sales rank: 34,771
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.
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By Cherry 04 Aug 2010
This is book 13 of the Dresden Files series so the character and world building was done a long time ago with a masterpiece hand. What can I say? I'm a long-time Jim Butcher fan so my opinion is biased. Reading Changes has reminded me why I love reading Jim Butcher so much! The wry humour showing through the pages... non-stop suspense action chapter after chapter. I would give the reading pace of this book a 4.5 out of 5. The story telling quality is 5 out of 5, as per usual. So what new thing can I say about this book that I haven't said already in previous Jim Butcher reviews? This book is obviously a pivotal point in the series, as aptly titled Changes. New developments in the story is emerging... And the ending was specifically designed to better torment die hard fans to having to wait for a year for the next installment. I would give the ending a rating of 3 out of 5. The ending is the only reason this book is not a 5 out of 5. I would give this book an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5.