Turn Coat (The Dresden Files, #11) by Jim Butcher

Turn Coat (The Dresden Files, #11)

When it comes to the magical ruling body known as the White Council, Harry keeps his nose clean and his head down. For years, the Council has held a death mark over Harry's head. He's still thought of as a black sheep by some and as a sacrificial lamb by others. But none regard him with more suspicion and disdain than Morgan, a veteran Warden with a grudge against anyone who bends the rules.Like Harry.So when Morgan turns up asking for help, Harr...

Details Turn Coat (The Dresden Files, #11)

TitleTurn Coat (The Dresden Files, #11)
Release DateApr 7th, 2009
Number of pages420 pages
GenreFantasy, Urban Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Paranormal

Reviews Turn Coat (The Dresden Files, #11)

  • Lindsey Rey
    [4.5 Stars]
  • Brooke
    I often have a difficult time reviewing books in a series, so I'll just say this one thing: I'm continually thrilled by the fact that every event in the Dresden Files series is relevant to the struggle in Turn Coat. So many authors miss the "why?" - why start a series at a certain point in time? Why is the main character the focal point, how are they special? Why does anything happen? Jim Butcher has an answer for each question and I want to hug ...
  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
    I KNEW IT! Well... part of it at least.I never guess the bad guy and I guessed it here! *pats self on back* Though the simple solution is never the entire answer, thanks to the brilliant mind of Jim Butcher. What can I say that I haven't said before? This was another expertly narrated audiobook by one of my all time faves, James Marsters, who was in fine form. Brilliant, moving, twisty and turny... just another excellent addition to the Dresden F...
  • Arah-Lynda
    In absolute fairness my reading of this novel suffered from two things.First and foremost this is the only Harry Dresden novel I have ever read. While enjoyable I am certain that I would have benefitted greatly in knowing more about Dresden’s world from the earlier novels in the series. Secondly, I started this right on the heels of having read On South Mountain: The Dark Secrets Of The Goler Clan a vile true account of what life was like for t...
  • Marielle Ooms-Voges
    God, it was great reading about Harry Dresden again! This one was spectacular... Lots of magic and Harry's humor. It also kept me in the dark for quite a while.The hunt for the Black Council continues so it seems, and I will certainly be reading all about it!"I closed the door behind me, while life went on."
  • Jilly
    Another question for my non-southern friends: is it really a problem for you if a man opens a door for you? Because Harry keeps saying that he's a chauvinist for doing things like opening doors for women, and that Murphy gets mad when he does it for her, but that's just crazy talk to me. Crazy talk! Because, here in Texas, where I live, a man is expected to open a door for a woman. It doesn't matter what age either the male or female is, or the h...
  • Rebecca
    This time Harry Dresden, Wizard detective, is trying to find the traitor in the White Council, after Morgan shows up on his doorstep on the lam for a crime he didn't commit and Harry realized that hes got to either turn Morgan in or help him out (and get blamed for helping a criminal).The good things:-- We get to see more of the White Council, find out more about Morgan, Luccio and Listen-to-Wind. We also see a bit of why the Council thinks about...
  • Richard
    8/10I’ll just look through my previous Dresden reviews and copy and paste it here. I’m running out of things to say on this series now that would provide anything new or insightful (not that I previously did provide those things anyway). This was as good as the previous few novels keeping up what the series is good at; mysterious plot needing Harry to do some detective work whilst maintaining an ability to throw some quips around and using th...
  • Becky
    3.5 StarsThis book was a little... predictable, in my opinion. Maybe not the supernatural threat in this book, because that was new, but quite a few different things were extremely predictable, and I figured out the whodunnit way, way early. I almost never put all the pieces together before Harry does, but in this one, I did... over and over. That's not to say that I didn't enjoy the book. I really did. Harry is his usual snarkrageous self, and I...
  • Dan Schwent
    I was planning on quitting this series if this one didn't measure up. Looks like I'm sticking around.Morgan shows up at Harry's house with the Wardens on his trail, framed for murder. Harry goes about trying to clear Morgan's name, all the while dealing with a summoner named Binder and a demon called the Skinwalker. Meanwhile, the Wardens are coming to Chicago and it looks like the White Court of the vampires is linked to the mysterious Black Cir...
  • Suz
    Man, I love Mouse. I even love Butters.This one kept me guessing. I kept thinking I knew who it was but I was inevitably surprised.Thomas broke my heart, but he always does.I'm going to have such book drop when I get all caught up with these books and have to wait for the next.
  • Nicole
    First read 5-14 August, 2010. Re-read 8-28 May, 2012.The carnage level was rather high, and the damage inflicted by the skinwalker and White Court was quite grisly. At least it wasn't all for shock value; there was some emotional punch to it. On the second reading, I found my eyes getting misty a few times. This installment of Harry's adventures hit the ground running and covered a lot of ground. It's dark but surprisingly good. Lots of bad thing...
  • aaron
    okay...i give up...i have been giving this series 4 stars the whole way though...but lets face it...it is a five star series. i guess i just didn't want to give an "urban fantasy" series four stars because there would be something "unfair" about it being that good...but the fact is they really are that good. this series is on its eleventh book and is going just as strong (if not more so) now that it was when it was first started by butcher. this ...
  • Donna
    I have loved reading/listening to this series. I not only love Harry, but the other characters too. I don't think Jim Butcher has created a single one that I haven't appreciated....even the evil ones. I liked this book more than the last one in the series. It was true Harry Dresden vanquishing the evil and carrying on. He has great friends that shined in this one. I like that they are all given moments in the spotlight and aren't just tools used ...
  • Rob
    Executive Summary: While this one is a bit slow in parts it sets the stage nicely for what currently stands as the best book in the series (Changes).Audio book: James Marsters is terrible in this one. Just Kidding. Still great! Highlights for this are his voice for the big baddie and I think he changed/gave TootToot a distinct voice that is both hilarious and AWESOME. Full Review "I love being a wizard. Every day is like Disneyland."Murder. Consp...
  • David Sven
    A very enjoyable entry in the Dresden series. The story starts off with a bang "...some idiot was pounding on my apartment door.I answered it and Morgan, half his face covered in blood, gasped, “The Wardens are coming. Hide me. Please.”[email protected]? Morgan, the most hard assed stickler for “letter of the law” Warden is in trouble with the White Council, accused of treason, and he goes to see his nemesis, Harry, for help? And not just any sort...
  • Karen
    Turn Coat is number 11 in the Harry Dresden series and I thought that maybe things would be getting a little stale by now, but, no Jim Butcher has secured his crown as King of Urban Fantasy in my mind. Harry gets better and better with each story. It amazes me when an author can create a world as rich and three dimensional in my mind as the real world with nothing more than words.Harry is surrounded by treachery in this one and the depth of it is...
  • Tim The Enchanter
    One of the Best of the Series - 4.5 Stars Since I can only give half stars in spirit, I will give it 5 but call it 4.5. It is the second best book in the series to this point trailing behind Dead Beat. Butcher continues to prove that he is a master storyteller by continually expanding the Dresden Universe while avoid staleness or repeating storylines. While there were a few issues that caused it to lose half a star, it is excellent and highly re...
  • Melissa
    Jim Butcher doesn't waste any time getting to the action. I like that. Things start off with a bang for Harry and it doesn't stop. Harry is approached by his White Counsel nemesis, Donald Morgan, who asks for help. He is being accused of a murder that he didn't commit. He asks Harry to risk his own life to help find out who is framing him. Of course, Harry agrees. Harry's werewolf friend, Will and Georgia, are back to help. Thomas and Molly as we...
  • Ben Babcock
    Second review, read from June 10-11, 2010.As with my review of Small Favor , I will refer you to my first review for this book. I'm not even going to add many notes, because I like my original review that much, and I doubt I could improve upon it significantly.The only thing I have to say is that re-reading the series in quick succession has given me a better context in which to appreciate Turn Coat. Even though I only gave it four stars, it's s...
  • Michael
    The first week of April is no longer just the time of year to look forward to silly pranks. Now it's the time of year to look forward to our annual check-in with Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden.I've said before that I believe Butcher's series about Chicago-based wizard Harry Dresden to be the best on-going fantasy series on the market today. I've even gone out on a limb and said that I think the series is better than a certain other best-selling seri...
  • Jamie Collins
    I shouldn't really enjoy this series at all. It has way, way too much magic for my taste. But Butcher includes enough physical action to keep his battles from becoming completely metaphysical and abstract, something which has bored me away from more than one fantasy series.The Dresden Files also suffers from power creep. Nearly every character in this book is Really Powerful and Scary, and the displays of magic are steadily escalating in scale. T...
  • Jeffrey
    This is a perfect little mystery/urban fantasy novel from JIm Butcher in his continuing Harry Dresden series. As we know from the last books in the series, and I do not recommend starting the seried with this book first. Harry Dresden is a powerful wizard. A Warden for the Wizard hierarchy, and an outsider. He has a young Apprentice named Molly, who is a warlock, a half brother who is a vampire and friends in high places and low places. Early boo...
  • Carmel (Rabid Reads)
    Morgan has had it out for Harry since the early days of this series, so it was an interesting change of pace when his fate somehow landed in Dresden’s hands. Sworn enemies coming together as allies is a recipe for fireworks, and that’s precisely what TURN COAT delivered. I really enjoyed how Jim Butcher worked in the different politics of the White Court and Council, and furthered the possibility of the existence of a Black Council. Originall...
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    This was a great one. The moment Morgan showed up all wounded and asking for help, I knew it was going to be awesome.Morgan hasn't exactly been a friend to Harry in the past, but I can't help but like him. I'd envisioned a long partnership between the two of them after the events of Turn Coat, made more interesting by the unique dynamics between the two men. Needless to say, I was a little disappointed at how the book ended.Several other chapters...
  • Dumbledore11214
    And the same thing - I cannot wait to read it. Even if the only thing we know so far is that blurb about Morgan being hurt and asking for Harry's protection from the wardens. I love how Butcher made Morgan slowly but surely change his attitude towards Harry from dislike and hatred to grudging respect. I have a suspicion that it will be something more than grudging respect after this book, dare I hope friendship?April cannot come fast enough. Sque...
  • Andy
    Does exactly what it says on the tin!Many have done reviews on Dresden prior so only a shorty for this. A slower start than the prior tales, id heard rumour that post book 10 their were rumblings about the series through reviewers :( & thought this was to be it for the series BUT.... picked up nicely, very enjoyable for the most & kept you wanting more, liked that the Senior council members were showcased more in this as upto now they've been jus...
  • Deborah Markus
    Quickie tired review: It doesn't get more in medias res than this. He pretty much starts the book by saying, "Hey, guess what you didn't think would ever ever happen in a Dresden Files novel? THIS."Awesome as always.
  • Katy
    Book Info: Genre: Urban FantasyReading Level: Adult Recommended for: Fans of Urban FantasyShort Stories Reviews: First, before reading Turn Coat, I read two of the short stories from the anthologies, “Curses” and “AAAA Wizardry,” since I had PDF copies of them. “Curses” is basically about someone hiring Dresden on behalf of a corporation to try to remove a curse. Can’t say more than that without ruining it, but it’s a fun story. I...
  • Javi
    Book 11 of The Dresden Files finds Harry trying to decide if he's willing to aid and abet a fugitive running from the White Council for the alleged murder of one of their Senior Members, and that fugitive happens to be no other than Morgan, the Warden who's been consistently trying to kill Harry since he was 16 for being a warlock. Harry being Harry, he believes Morgan's word that he's innocent if only because in all the years of harrassing him, ...