Title: Turn Coat
Author: Jim Butcher
Release Date: April 7, 2009
Publisher: Roc Hardcover
Source: Purchased from the Sony E-Book Store
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
From the publisher’s website:
The Warden Morgan has been accused of treason against the Wizards of the White Council—and there’s only one, final punishment for that crime. He’s on the run, wants his name cleared, and needs someone with a knack for backing the underdog. Someone like Harry Dresden…
Now, Harry must uncover a traitor within the Council, keep a less-than-agreeable Morgan under wraps, and avoid coming under scrutiny himself. And a single mistake may cost someone his head—someone like Harry
I recently reviewed Small Favor [review] by Jim Butcher and in that review, I gushed endlessly about how much I absolutely adore The Dresden Files series. I’m going to refrain from doing that in this review; all I will say is that the 11th book in The Dresden Files, Turn Coat, didn’t disappoint in any way.
One thing I loved about Turn Coat is that it featured the oft-discussed but rarely seen White Council, the council that rules the wizard world. Harry Dresden is a Warden of the White Council. In some ways, this book is the culmination of many of the previous books – it deals with the “Black Council,” an organization whose existence has been hinted at but never proven. At the same time, Turn Coat is an entirely new beginning. It sets the stage for the next few novels and is in many ways a game changer.
I also really like Jim Butcher’s ability to tell a story. He continually adds twists and turns to keep the reader guessing. He understands the necessity of casualties – he never kills off a character just to kill them. There is always a purpose. It makes the books that much more real.
I devoured Turn Coat and simply cannot wait for the next book in the series. The Dresden Files is a amazing series that you simply must read. I usually don’t read fantasy novels, but I can’t get enough of these incredibly written books.