Changes by Jim Butcher


Author: Jim Butcher

Title: Changes

Genre: Fantasy

Series: The Dresden Files

Publication Date: 2010

Number of Pages: 438

Geographical Setting: Chicago, IL; Chichén Itzá, Mexico

Time Period: 21st century

Plot Summary: In the latest full length novel of the Dresden Files, Harry Dresden (professional wizard and private investigator) is shocked to find out that he has a daughter and that she has been kidnapped by his hated foes, the bloodthirsty vampires of the Red Court. It is a race against time as Harry struggles to piece together the location of his daughter, all the while avoiding vampires, monsters and dark gods. Aided by colorful cast of allies ranging from a no-nonsense Chicago cop to an agnostic warrior of God, Harry fights the darkest forces he has faced yet and uncovering one of the biggest surprises of all: his family. Changes turns the entire Dresden universe upside-down and culminates in an amazing climax that must be read to be believed.

Subject Headings: Urban Fantasy Fiction, Mystery Fiction, Supernatural Fiction, Magic, Vampires, Chicago, IL, Chichen Itza, Mexico, Maya.

Appeal: fast-paced, compelling, flawed, gritty, suspenseful, intricately plotted, character-driven, conversational, dramatic, 1st person narrative, action-packed, complex.

3 terms that best describe this book: breakneck-paced, cinematic, engrossing

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Chicago Street Guide to the Supernatural: A Guide to the Haunted and Legendary Places In and Near the Windy City by Richard T. Crowe (Supernatural. Chicago, urban, horror)

An Illustrated Dictionary of the Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya by Mary Ellen Miller and Karl Taube (Mayan legends, monsters, gods, mythology)

History of Magic and the Occult by Kurt Selegmann (Magic, occult, sorcery, potions, supernatural)

3 Relevant Fiction Works and Authors
The Spy Who Haunted Me by Simon R Green (urban fantasy, fast-paced, dramatic, character-driven)
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13 Bullets by David Wellington (fast-paced, vampire-hunting, grim)


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