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Turn Coat (Dresden Files, Bk 11)
Turn Coat - Dresden Files, Bk 11
Author: Jim Butcher
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ISBN-13: 9780451462817
ISBN-10: 0451462815
Publication Date: 3/2/2010
Pages: 560
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

4.5 stars, based on 115 ratings
Publisher: Roc
Book Type: Paperback
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jeniferj avatar reviewed Turn Coat (Dresden Files, Bk 11) on + 7 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
As always, a great book full of mystery, whodunits, and twists. Butcher slams us into the story from the very first paragraph and doesn't let up for the entire book. No Fey or Michael in this one, but everyone else makes an appearance, including the heroic little Toot. There are so many characters in Dresden's world, now, that your favorites may not get enough "screen time" in every book, but he at least gives them all a cameo.

Taken as a whole, the Dresden Files series is a very LONG and thorough build-up to a dramatic climax, which I assume is the identification and defeat of the Black Council. Each book, a story in itself, leaves enough questions to make you drool for more. Some outstanding questions are: Who or what is the black council? What's the whole story behind Dresden's Mom? Now, we have a new one: What's the backstory on the island?

Delightful read, can't wait for more.
ophelia99 avatar reviewed Turn Coat (Dresden Files, Bk 11) on + 2527 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Wow I can't believe this is already the 11th book in the Dresden Files series. It's amazing how great these books are and this one doesn't disappoint.

When Morgan turns up almost dead on Harry's doorstep, Harry doesn't know what to think. I mean of all the people to come to for help, why would Morgan chose him? Morgan has been accused of murdering a member of the White Council and Harry knows Morgan didn't do it. Morgan has been able to lead the White Council on a wild goose chase but that will only last for another 48 hours. So Harry has 48 hours to find out who did frame Morgan; after all if Morgan can be wrongly accused how long will it take someone to accuse Harry of murder given his shady past with the Council? Things get more difficult when Harry is attacked by an ancient and evil shapeshifter. All you can do is hold your breath and go along for the ride as questions spin through your head: Will Harry clear Morgan? Will the Black Council finally be recognized as an entity and the Wizards Council torn apart?

This book was excellent and is on par with all the other books of the Dresden series. Action is non-stop, Harry has the stuffing kicked out of him (like usual), and things come to a head with mysterious unacknowledged Black Council. The characters are awesome, the fight scenes fantastic, and the plot complex and interesting. The overall aspects of this story are nicely wrapped up but the mystery around the overall story arc involving the Black Council are still developing at the end of the book. The biting sense of humor that these books are famous for is still there and help to make the books amusing and break up the tension a bit.

Thomas and Molly are in this book quite a bit as are the rest of the White Vampires. You learn quite a bit more about Thomas's family. Michael is conspicuously absent as are the Fallen.

This is a great book and I am disappointed I am finished with it; I am already looking forward to the next book. The next book is supposed to be entitled "Changes" and is scheduled to release April 2010. So far I know Orbit has purchased Dresden books 12 and 13; whether there will be more books after that point I don't know.
AuntDi avatar reviewed Turn Coat (Dresden Files, Bk 11) on + 141 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Butcher's Dresden series is one of my all time favorites. It was one of the first urban fantasy series I began reading (back when Anita Blake was still interesting). So I'm highly inclined to love any book and this one was no exception. Harry grows into his leadership role some in Turn Coat. He's much less of an outsider these days. We see more of the personalities of the White Council wizards and the White Court vampires. There are some disappointing absences, most notably, almost no Bob, but this book spends much less time in Harry's apartment or office than some of the others. Great installment in a great series, as always, waiting for the next one is the worst part.
robinmy avatar reviewed Turn Coat (Dresden Files, Bk 11) on + 2042 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Veteran Warden Morgan has been accused of the murder of the Senior White Council member. He's on the run and has turned to his arch enemy, Harry Dresden, to clear his name. Harry believes Morgan has been framed, so he hides him while trying to uncover a traitor within the Council and make sure he doesn't come under scrutiny himself.

This was another enjoyable addition to the Dresden Files. With the help of Butters, Molly, Thomas, Murphy, and Mouse, Harry has 72 hours to discover the link between the White Council and the White Court of Vampires, stop a small time necromancer from calling up an army of supernatural zombies, and fight against a skinwalker who just won't leave him alone. Great action with a good mystery. My rating: 5 Stars.
annapi avatar reviewed Turn Coat (Dresden Files, Bk 11) on + 334 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Another great adventure with Harry Dresden, and this one much better than the previous book. Harry opens his door one day to find his arch enemy on the White Council, Morgan, seeking refuge, half dead and claiming to have been framed for murder. Against his and others' better judgment, Harry decides to shelter him and find the real murderer, the traitor in the White Council, even though discovery would mean death for both him and his apprentice Molly. Jim Butcher treats us to another rip-roaring roller coaster ride with explosions and nasty supernatural beings, and as usual, we love every minute of it. I especially enjoyed the increased involvement of his dog, Mouse. Oh, and I guessed who the bad guy was, as Butcher pretty much dangled him in the reader's face. I just love this series!
jck avatar reviewed Turn Coat (Dresden Files, Bk 11) on + 13 more book reviews
I was happily reminded why I loved this series. I have missed Harry ("hells bells") and this one jumped straight into his crazy mixed up world of magic, vampires, conspiracies, werewolves... not to mention a new creature, of which I am happy to say that it only exists within this book. It is true that this one is a little bit more on the darker side in that there isn't too much to hope for (except for the continued life of Harry, but what else is new) due to everything that happens, but now the books that follow can go into the Black Council and the HUGE battle that I'm sure will pop its head up soon.
rterryjr avatar reviewed Turn Coat (Dresden Files, Bk 11) on + 3 more book reviews
This was a very good book. harry has to help the one wizard who has given him grief all his career. Morgan is framed for murder and is on the run. harry finds out who is really behind it and it leads him to a startling revelation.

Great read, it keeps you on the edge the entire time.
luv2cnewthings avatar reviewed Turn Coat (Dresden Files, Bk 11) on + 55 more book reviews
Another one that will be short and sweet: Three (3) stars this time! For me, it was kind of a slow read compared to Small Favor even though Jim Butcher started off with a bang by bringing the infamous Donald Morgan to Harrys door with him saying something to the effect of: The wardens are after me!

So everyone is out for blood, except for Harry, of course. Regardless of the fact that Morgan has hounded him and attempted to goad him into his own self-destruction, Harry still tries to help him. This leads to a lot of loss for Harryfriends and perhaps even family and lovers.

Additionally, the story isnt limited to the Nevernever or the White Councils stronghold in Edinburgh. It crisscrosses parts of Chicago and brings us back to that accursed island. All of this is supposed to give us a better look at the White Council. It also turned out one obvious player from the Black Councils team heavy emphasis on obviouswhich made me take away one star on this review.
solarawynn avatar reviewed Turn Coat (Dresden Files, Bk 11) on + 724 more book reviews
Have finally read all of the Dresden Files,loved every one. Now I am sad as I have to wait for the next novel.
farfella68 avatar reviewed Turn Coat (Dresden Files, Bk 11) on + 84 more book reviews
I have always really liked the Dresden series, but it seems that this one has started to take a sinister turn. A prominent person is killed off in this book. Harry's love interest is no longer an interest. In fact, you find out that things are more that what they seem when it comes to Harry's love life. I am disappointed at the fact that Michael is not mentioned at all in this book. Harry loses Thomas, but you will have to find out for yourself how that happens. Everyone seems to be at war with themselves, including the White Council and the White Court. Someone is betraying everyone and no one knows who. With this being book 11, and there is only supposed to be 20 books in the series, I am anxious to see what is going to happen in the upcoming novels.
danielleraybuck avatar reviewed Turn Coat (Dresden Files, Bk 11) on + 76 more book reviews
I honestly couldn't put it down, I spent hours reading this and smashed it in less than a day :)

awesome book
reviewed Turn Coat (Dresden Files, Bk 11) on + 85 more book reviews
Butcher is always easy to follow reading
teacup49 avatar reviewed Turn Coat (Dresden Files, Bk 11) on + 72 more book reviews
Harry has a new case protecting his old enemy veteran warden Morgan. Morgan has been accused of killing a senior member of the White Council and his head is on the line so he comes to Harry for protection and to hire Harry to find the real killer. Some hard core bad guys and the cast of usual characters help Harry along the way. Loved this book, as I have said in the past Jim Butcher just keeps getting better! A definite good read for all you Harry Dresden fans!
SouthWestZippy avatar reviewed Turn Coat (Dresden Files, Bk 11) on + 265 more book reviews
This is book eleven in a series and sometimes I lose interest after book four or five but with one. Wow, what an adventure! Loved this book. I am going to sum of some of the books by using a line from the book, " One bloody and spectacular mess, coming up." Can't wait for the next book.
KellitaJ avatar reviewed Turn Coat (Dresden Files, Bk 11) on + 550 more book reviews
This latest Harry Dresden book has not been an easy page turner for me.
Too much unneeded violence, and for me not as much clever story/details as I'm accustomed too from Jim Butcher.
Some of his clever characters like Bob, and his dog Mouse, his apprentis or his girl Cop are seldom used in this story but unlikeable characters get all kinds of page time.

Harry Dresden short stories do show up in other books, with additional authors, and often they are more interesting than this entire book was.

Now that Turn Coat is out of Butcher's system, maybe he'll put together another clever story about Alera, as he usually rotates his main stories.