08 May 2009

Book Banter -- Turn Coat

Title: Turn Coat (Dresden Files)
Author: Jim Butcher
Length: ~400 pages
Genre: Urban fantasy
Plot Basics: When the Warden Morgan shows up at Harry's door claiming he's innocent of a crime he's been accused of, Harry takes him in -- despite Morgan's past persecution of Harry. But harboring a fugitive from the Wizard's Council is no easy task. And Harry decides rather than just to try to keep Morgan safe, he's going to prove the Warden is innocent.
Banter Points: Word Nerd is just a big Harry Dresden fan and this one didn't disappoint.
Bummer Points: Word Nerd's caught up with the series, so now she has to wait like everyone else who's been reading this series for year until the new one comes out.
Word Nerd Recommendation: Read them.


Roxann said...


Really? You weren't disappointed in this book?

I certainly wasn't disappointed in the writing, but I was very disappointed in the ending. It just seemed way too depressing... I mean, the White Council became even more unstable, and Harry lost his girlfriend, Morgan (who was reliable, if not supportive of Harry), and his brother. All of that sacrifice, and they didn't even get the real bad guy. A couple of those would have been okay. All of those with more gained would have been okay. But as it was, it just seemed like too much loss...

Dunno. Maybe its just me?

Roxann said...

Ooh! And I recently read a book that you probably will like- "Magic to the Bone"

I randomly picked it off of the new book shelves at the library, thought it looked sort of interesting. When I read it, I found myself enjoying it a lot more than I had thought I would. Then I got to the end, and they did the usual, "Like this book? Try these authors!" and I started laughing because they all were authors I love... Jim Butcher, Kat Richardson, and (I think) Rob Thurman... If I had read those last pages first, I never would have hesitated to take it off the shelf!