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Jim Butcher is a bestselling author and martial arts enthusiast. His resume includes a long list of skills rendered obsolete at least 200 years ago, and he turned to writing because anything else probably would have driven him insane. He lives with his family in Independence, Missouri.
Harry Dresden has a vitality that few urban fantasy heroes can match - SFX
Chicago wizard/detective Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden has survived just about every kind of deadly attack: he's been stabbed, shot, burned, and even crushed. But in this 13th installment in Butcher's Dresden Files series, it looks as though Dresden's luck is about to run out when he finds himself struggling to battle evil forces from beyond the grave. John Glover delivers an entertaining reading. As Dresden, Glover is dark and brooding-but never laughably so-while his ghostly portrayal of the late Capt. Sir Stuart Winchester showcases significant range and ability. This rousing, memorable audiobook allows listeners to slip into a fantastic world where the dead struggle to communicate with a world that may have already forgotten them. A Roc hardcover. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Death won't stop Harry Dresden. In Changes, book 12 of Butcher's "Dresden Files" series, the title promised and Butcher produced. By the end, everything in Harry's world had changed, including his status as a living wizard of the White Council. Readers had a tease in the short story "Aftermath," from Side Jobs, showing that the denizens of Chicago's magical side would not give up on Harry or his work. Harry, now a ghost, is given the chance to go back to solve his own murder, and what follows is an intense ride through the true aftermath of his death. Butcher's attention to detail and description will bring new readers on board, while longtime fans will be surprised and elated to see what's in store for them now. Verdict This stunning, exciting series entry with its heart-stopping action will shock and thrill Butcher fans.-Stacey Rottiers Comfort, Dexter Dist. Lib., MI (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.