Review: Changes (The Dresden Files #12) by Jim Butcher

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The Dresden Files #12
Jim Butcher
Urban Fantasy
April 6th 2010


Long ago, Susan Rodriguez was Harry Dresden's lover-until she was attacked by his enemies, leaving her torn between her own humanity and the bloodlust of the vampiric Red Court. Susan then disappeared to South America, where she could fight both her savage gift and those who cursed her with it.

Now Arianna Ortega, Duchess of the Red Court, has discovered a secret Susan has long kept, and she plans to use it-against Harry. To prevail this time, he may have no choice but to embrace the raging fury of his own untapped dark power. Because Harry's not fighting to save the world...

He's fighting to save his child.


Changes is book twelve in The Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher 

To start; the title, CHANGES, tells you what this book is about. So many unexpected changes, surprises, shocks, and twists happen that the reader is wondering what is next. Butcher continues to deliver. It’s an action-paced emotionally charged read. 

Things in The Dresden world are about to change for everyone. All the races and factions will see change. No one is safe from all the consequences and actions that take place, not even Harry. 

Harry has never had it easy in his life and here is no exception. He gets a call out of the blue that will shock and change his life and priorities.   

Susan. I’ve never liked her; actually I hate her. She’s popped up throughout the series bouncing in and out of Harry’s life, but this time she calls with a big surprise. Her secret has put Harry into a very precocious situation and sealed her and others fates in the series. 

As always I love Harry’s friends. They are the best! They have stuck with him through think or thin. This time around the stakes are higher and his friends could lose their lives, but even with that possibility they never back away and help him out.  

Last, I was hoping for Murphy and Harry to finally hook up. It looked like it might happen until the author shocks use with his ending. Leaving the reader reeling and wondering whether Harry will be back. 

Buckle up; because once you start you won’t want to stop. I cried, laughed, yelled, and cheered. I love this Urban Fantasy series. It delivers each and every time. 

Rated: 5 Stars

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8 comments on “Review: Changes (The Dresden Files #12) by Jim Butcher

  1. I really need to read book 2 one day!

    • Hope you enjoy! ^_^

  2. lovin that cover. i must check the library for his books. i keep seeing him around and saying i’m going to. lol
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    • Ya, I’ve seen Butcher around the blogging world and I kept saying I’d try him. Finally last year I started and I’m really loving the series. Hope you enjoy.

  3. Oh this one… this really is the start of the changes. SOOO GOOD!!! I have to say, I liked Susan, and there was a lot of great emotion in this one – at the climatic scene. I like her, but I do want Dresden and Murphy together, certainly! Great review.
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    • I’ve always thought Murphy is a better choice then Susan for Dresden. Ya, this one is the one that changes everything. It was so good! Thank’s for visiting.

  4. This one was amazing! Don’t miss the short story from Murphy’s POV in Side Jobs before going on to Ghost Story. This series is one of my favorites. I have purchased the entire thing on audio since James Marsters is fantastic. But the stories are exciting, the battles life and death, and the compassion is fierce. Harry takes it all on himself doing the best he can. Great review! I liked Susan until now.
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    • I never cared for Susan, but what she did here. No No No! Thank’s for telling me about the Side Jobs. I was think I should read it before Ghost Story, but you never know if those short stories or novellas need to be read or not. I try to read them in order with the others, but it doesn’t always happen. Glad you enjoyed the review and thank’s for stopping in.