Dresden Files Turn Coat is the 11th book of the series by Jim Butcher that follows on nearly a year and a half after the events of Small Favor. Dresden finds himself with an unlikely person on his doorstep asking for help in the shape of Warden Morgan, the man that has been trying to kill Harry for years and wanting him to slip up.
Turn Coat for some reason is difficult for me to review because it is the first book in the series that took me a full week to finish and it wasn’t that it wasn’t captivating or I wasn’t into the story it just didn’t quite grasp me like the others. That isn’t to say that Turn Coat was bad quite the opposite because when I made time to sit and read the book it had me guessing and wanting more it just felt slightly different I guess.
Turn Coat see’s changes in relationships and quite a few character developments that I liked and disliked all at the same time along with more information about previous characters such as the Ancient Mia and the Merlin. The problem was Morgan had possibly been framed for something that he didn’t do and was going to mean his death, he turned to Dresden because he was the last person that the Council would think of going to for him and he’d managed to get himself some time where locator spells wouldn’t be able to find him 48 to 60 hours of breathing room. I think this where the disconnect with Turn Coat came from there was so many moving parts that it didn’t stress enough the time frame that Harry had to work with as much as other books had the urgency didn’t seem to be there although the threat was.
Turn Coat although a more difficult book to keep within the series as it got going and things started to come to light I wasn’t disappointed at all by the book. It had given me more character development and some huge changes and left me wanting to read the next book in the series just to see what the fall out these changes are. Incidentally, the title of the next book is Changes.