Author(s): Jim Butcher
Meet Harry Dresden, Chicago's first (and only) Wizard P.I. Turns out the 'everyday' world is full of strange and magical things - and most of them don't play well with humans. That's where Harry comes in. But even a career of narrow escapes and supernatural shenanigans hasn't prepared Harry for this. A vampire with a grudge has kidnapped his daughter. A daughter he never knew he had. Furthermore, this vampire plans to use her blood in a violent ritual sacrifice - designed to kill Harry, his ex-partner Susan and their child. As allies are perilously thin on the ground, Harry must find a new source of strength. In the past, there had always been a line he wouldn't cross, and he's never given in to the full fury of his own untapped dark powers. But then, only his own life was at stake. Magic - it can get a guy killed.
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'Fast-paced and compelling' Publishers Weekly 'A can't-miss entry in one of the best urban-fantasy series currently being published' Booklist (starred review) 'If you're only going to read one Dresden Files novel, this is the one to read, as it's got all the aspects that make the series great' TheBookbag.co.uk 'Changes is yet another excellent instalment in what is arguably the finest urban fantasy series being written at the moment' Bookgeeks.co.uk 'I am always delighted by these books ...This is a fantastic series with a brilliant lead and awesome cast of supporting characters' Un:bound blog 'It's an emotional, engaging, gritty ride that doesn't really let up apart from the laugh out loud sections that Butcher has such a talent for' Bookthing.co.uk
As well as being a bestselling author, Jim Butcher is a martial arts enthusiast with fifteen years of experience in various styles. He's also a skilled rider and enjoys fencing, singing, bad SF movies and live-action gaming. Jim lives in Missouri with his wife, son and a houseful of computers.