Changes by Jim Butcher; 2010; $25.95; 441 pages; A Roc Book, New York, NY; 978-0-451-46317; Fiction; Checked out from the Multnomah County Library, Northwest; 5/8-5/10

Why did I pick this up?  Because I enjoy the adventures of Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden and trying to get current in the series.

What is the story?  Harry learns that he and Susan Rodriguez are the proud parents of a little girl, Maggie.  He learns because Susan comes to him for help when the Vampire Red Court kidnaps Maggie to use in a ritual to remove Harry and his family from being a thorn in their side.  Harry enlists Murphy, Thomas, Molly and others to help him battle the vampires.  In trying to get other wizards to help him he makes an exciting discovery about his mentor Ebenezar McCoy.  He also has to make a difficult decision at the conclusion of the book which involves someone very close to him.  There is a fake climax and then the actual climax leaves you with your fingernails hanging on the edge of a  cliff.

Did I like it?  These books combine humor, adventure, the supernatural, police work and even a little romance into a entertaining time spent with the characters. Oh and another thing I really like is that things change, the status quo is never the same from book to book.


What is with the title of the review?  A couple of things happen in the book that I never imagined, which is just like life.