Jun 2
2009

PW reviews Storm Front adaptation

The Dresden Files: Storm Front (Volume 1)

Beginning an unusually successful adaptation, this volume covers the first part of the book that introduced Harry Dresden, a modern wizard who’s set up shop in downtown Chicago. Unlike Hellblazer’s John Constantine, Dresden is unambiguously heroic, cooperating with the police to solve gruesome magical murderers while also working solo as a supernatural PI. The two cases he undertakes here don’t seem related, but they both send Dresden out into the mean streets and eldritch corners of the modern world. More to the point, they let Butcher (and adapter Powers) set up a rich, quirky universe for Dresden to explore, as when he interviews a spiteful vampire madam or fights a trench coat-clad demonic assassin. Powers and artist Syaf do a very nice job of working a lot of text-conversations and Harry’s reflections-into lively-looking pages. The action is well handled, too, especially when the climactic battle with the demon moves from inside Harry’s apartment to outdoors during a thunderstorm. The Dresden novels are already New York Times bestsellers, and this comic looks like another winner. — Publishers Weekly

May 7
2009

Affaire de Couer on the newest Dresden Files

Turn Coat (The Dresden Files, Book 11)

During this very complicated game of cat and mouse, Harry must uncover the traitor within the Council and clear Morgan’s name, as well as stay alive. This was one of the most unpredictable versions of this book so far. I am a loyal reader and always find myself surprised, but this time, the author managed some stunts even I couldn’t believe. Overall, this series just gets better and better. –Affaire de Couer, Reviewer’s Pick, 5 Stars

Apr 24
2009

Congratulations to Jim Butcher!

Turn Coat (The Dresden Files, Book 11)

#1 on the New York Times Bestseller List 4/26/2009

#10 on the USA Today Bestseller List 4/16/2009

#1 on the Publishers Weekly Bestseller List 4/20/2009

And the Welcome to the Jungle Dresden Files graphic novel collection is #9 on the New York Times Bestseller list 4/26/2009

Apr 15
2009

Library Journal on the new Dresden Files novel

Turn Coat (The Dresden Files, Book 11)

When fans of the immensely popular Dresden Files series last left the urban wizard in Small Favor, he was dealing with the aftermath of an adventure that might have left his best friend’s life and family in danger. But Harry is back in fine form in his 11th outing, which begins with another, extremely unexpected White Council Warden begging for sanctuary at Harry’s place and ends with several frightening revelations. Once again, Butcher’s urban fantasy features excellent, irreverent humor, the return of favorite characters, and new challenges from unexpected foes. Harry’s cop friend, the tiny but fierce Murphy, sticks by his side here, as do the werewolves Harry befriended in 2001’s Fool Moon. Longtime readers will not be disappointed. Recommended for public libraries collecting the series; this is also a great book to plunge newbies into the dark, magical side of Chicago. –Library Journal

Mar 16
2009

Publishers Weekly on Jim Butcher’s Turn Coat

Turn Coat (The Dresden Files, Book 11)

The search for a traitor in the highest circles of power forms the main plot thread of Butcher’s 11th hard-boiled fantasy novel featuring Chicago’s wizard detective Harry Dresden (last seen in 2008’s Small Favor). Harry, a warden of the magic-governing White Council, finds himself in an unusual position when Morgan, his fellow warden and frequent antagonist, asks for his help. One of the White Council’s leaders has been murdered, and Morgan was found at the scene of the crime holding the murder weapon. If he has been framed, then another senior wizard is behind the killing and may be trying to destroy the council entirely. Aided by werewolf and vampire allies, Dresden investigates with his trademark sardonic noir flair. Despite the sprawling plot, both fans and newcomers will get into the fast-paced action. –Publishers Weekly

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