- Hardcover: 432 pages
- Publisher: Roc; 1 edition (7 April 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0451462564
- ISBN-13: 978-0451462565
- Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 16.3 x 3.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,077,837 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Turn Coat (Dresden Files (ROC Hardcover)) Hardcover – 7 Apr 2009
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aThink "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" starring Philip Marlowe.a
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Harry Dresden, PI, is a modern-day wizard who gets into some seriously challenging situations. His latest investigation proves to be no different ... --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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But that's only one of the problems facing Jim Butchers wizard PI in the eleventh Dresden Files Book,. The aptly named "Turn Coat is half whodunnit and half magical thriller, with plenty of explosive magic, hard-nosed wizards, deadly conspiracy and plenty of grotesque monsters and vampires. What's more, Butcher pulls some brilliant plot twists out of his hat, including some that are sure to wrench the heart.
An injured Morgan turns up at Harry's door, hunted by Wardens and convicted of murdering Aleron LaFortier for the Red Court. Even worse, it's an airtight case against him.
But Harry can't bring himself to believe that Morgan could ever do something treacherous (even if Morgan is a big bottom-pain). His investigations take him on an unpleasant tightrope to vampire hangouts and the Council HQ, where he learns that LaFortier's death could -- if left unpunished -- lead to a very messy civil war between the weakened wizard factions. In other words, the Black Council is making a move.
And Harry has problems close to him as well -- a price on Morgan's head, the Binder's ectoplasmic hordes, and a chilling immortal monster of Native American legend called a naagloshii (skinwalker). When the naagloshii kidnaps Thomas and trashes the Raith mansion, Harry must find a way not only of saving his brother and Morgan from certain death -- but unveiling the traitor within the Council as well. Hard to do when everyone is very, very mad at you...Read more ›
Those who read the series will have their own opinions of course, but I really liked this book, though the ending was sad for Harry I think. Don't worry, no spoilers here.
If you are just browsing and wondering about taking the plunge, don't worry. Grab!
A bit about the series, Harry is a Wizard in Chicago who runs a P.I service and helps the local police with supernatural crimes. A good guy living under a shadow for past deeds trying to do the good thing.
The books have a bit of almost everything, they cover vampires and werewolves, daemons and fairies, wizards and gangsters. I really like them I think mainly because they are not too out there...seems strange to say that about a book with fairies in it but there it was. They have a very gritty feel to them, Jim draws you in and makes you interested with the characters. The books have all kinds of side stories (relationships, funny events etc) and they all come together nicely in a book or as part of story arcs. If you like a bit of magic and mystery/action this is the book series for you.
Highly Recommended 'Dude!' (when you read the book you will get the joke :))
With the events of the last book the White Council has run into hard times, and things turn from bad to worse as they are beset by enemies from all sides and they start to fracture from within.
There is some great character development amongst members of the White Council, Harry's relationship with the werewolves, and Thomas's fight against himself is explored further... and it seems to have turned for the worse.
There is once again, to be expected from Jim great action and mayhem in this book. It's definitely a landmark in the series as things become more sinister for Harry and the White Council than ever before, and the storm clouds haven't even started rolling in yet.
If you're already reading the series, I doubt this review will make much of a impact as you'll probably get to this book eventually. So all I can say is. Pre-order the next one. It's worth it, and in between the wait for new Dresden Files books - read Codex Alera.
Afew deaths here and ends of relationships abound. but thats not to say that the book didn't totally rock it was amazing it arrived Saturday and i didn't leave my bed till it was finished.
this was a darker book than the others and like the last one left you on a cliff hanger - we never really discover what happened to Michael Carpenter ( an off the cuff remark about his physicality was not enough Mr Butcher!) nor was the no mention of my favourite character Marcone! but i did like seeing the more fleshed out characters of the council and the politics at play within it.
This book has a lot of questions that i hope get answered in the next one. Not a book to start with as too much background and this was definitely one for the fans who had read the others first but still great urban fantasy - he is the master.
Im still in two minds on how much i love this book though, like Harry i feel a little alone at the end of it and may need to read it again to pick up on the minutaie but coming on the heels of fab graphic novel backup as well was very disappointed in the whole thomas/ harry dynamic fading.
In all though a wonderful novel and like Harry himself, One needs to read it more than once to get a true measure of it ( him)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Cover is oddly in very good condition odd given the state of the book on the inside. It is readable but most assuredly is not in very good condition. Read morePublished 3 months ago by loki
A better than usual Dresden, great pace, good development and a none stop page turner. The stories get better without as much of the retelling backgroundsPublished 8 months ago by Kindle Customer
I loved this book. I have read all of the Harry Dresden books to date and not one has yet to disappoint.Published 10 months ago by Richard Robinson
Loved this one really more, because Morgan in distress was a thing f beauty. Karma is a b*tch! By the way, he is a very well made character. Read morePublished 12 months ago by kara-karina