Changes (The Dresden Files #12)
With this book the whole tone of the series changed making the title very relevant. The characters have all been through things which have changed the way they not only look at the world but also the way that they view themselves as well. Things are a little darker as the characters find themselves backed into a corner that they may not survive.
Susan Rodriguez comes back into Harry’s life only to drop a bombshell on him and enlist his help while doing so. She tells him that they have a daughter and that she has been abducted by the Red Court for an unknown reason and he has to help her get the child back. Duchess Arianna of the Red Court arrives to discuss peace with the White Council just as Dresden heads there in order to enlist their help with locating and bringing the child home. Of course that does not work out for him like he expected.
Harry is also under investigation by the FBI for various crimes which are never fleshed out. He has a price on his head and is being targeted for extermination from all sides. Neither he nor any of his friends are safe anymore as all the stops come out in order to take him down.
Definitely worth the price of admission!
This is why you have to listen as well as read this series. With James Marsters doing the narration you are sure to get than just a simple read, you get that roller coaster ride that only he and Harry can give you.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
“The man once wrote: Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger. Tolkien had that one mostly right.
I stepped forward, let the door bang closed, and snarled, “Fuck subtle.”
― Jim Butcher,
“But there were some things I believed in. Some things I had faith in. And faith isn’t about perfect attendance to services, or how much money you put on the little plate. It isn’t about going skyclad to the Holy Rites, or meditating each day upon the divine.
Faith is about what you do. It’s about aspiring to be better and nobler and kinder than you are. It’s about making sacrifices for the good of others – even when there’s not going to be anyone telling you what a hero you are.”
― Jim Butcher,