Mar 30
2010

Starred Booklist review for Jim Butcher’s CHANGES

butcher-changesChanges (Dresden Files, Book 12)
by Jim Butcher

The twelfth Dresden Files novel (following Turn Coat, 2009) finds the licensed PI and professional wizard Harry Dresden confronted with some shocking news: he has an eight-year-old daughter, and she’s been kidnapped by Red Court vampires. Harry is willing to risk everything to rescue her, even if it means turning his own life upside down. At more than 500 pages, this is one the longest books in the series, but it doesn’t move slowly; in fact, the entire novel takes place over only a few days as Harry races to rescue his daughter before she is sacrificed in a powerful black-magic rite. The taut and sometimes twisty plot is full of surprises and changes for Harry and his friends and family. Changes is a compelling installment in what continues to be an outstanding series. All the regulars (including cop Murphy; Harry’s half brother, vampire Thomas; Sanya the Knight; and Harry’s apprentice, Molly) are featured, as they, too, risk everything to save Harry’s daughter. 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

Mar 11
2010

Anne Bishop and Jim Butcher on the NYT list

Congratulations to Anne Bishop for Shalador’s Ladyat #16 on the New York Times hardcover list and to Jim Butcher with Turn Coat taking #12 on the paperback bestseller list!

Mar 2
2010

PW on new Dresden Files novel

butcher-changesChanges (Dresden Files, Book 12)
by Jim Butcher

“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

Dec 14
2009

Jim Butcher’s Codex Alera finale makes NYT list

Congratulations to Jim Butcher for First Lord’s Fury (Codex Alera, Book 6) making #7 on the New York Times hardcover bestselling list!

And Princeps’ Fury (Codex Alera, Book 5) garnered #18 on the mass market bestselling list.

Bonus: This volume of Codex Alera comes with the long-awaited map, illustrated by Priscilla Spencer. Desktop wallpaper sizes available here.

Nov 3
2009

RT gives First Lord’s Fury rare Gold Medal

First Lord’s Fury, Codex Alera, Book 6

The wait is finally over, as the incomparable Butcher gives salivating fans the piece-de-resistance of his Codex Alera series. The incredible journey of clever Tavi, from shepherd’s apprentice to last hope of the Realm, has been both thrilling and harrowing — not mention completely engrossing. In this finale, the blistering pace of warfare never falters and is split between character viewpoints, but the heart of the story remains the evolution of a singular young man. As heroes go, they don’t come better than Tavi! Bravo, Mr. Butcher! — Romantic Times, 4 1/2 Stars + Gold Medal

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