Bravo, Mr. Butcher. The Dresden series has been a thrill ride of all kinds so far, but the aptly-titled Changes is a high point in a fantastic series. It’s here that we finally get a glimpse of just how well planned the story arc has been from the beginning, as pieces of mysteries from all parts of the series begin to come together. Many questions are answered, major resolutions are brought forth, and yet there is still so much that remains to be seen.
The best thing about this book, in my opinion, is that it proves that Butcher is in this thing for the long haul, and has undoubtedly got a fantastic vision for the rest of the series. If he can pull off an astounding novel like this one, he’s sure to deliver a satisfying conclusion (even if it is still 10 years away).
Too many authors start strong with their best ideas and slowly fade into their own shadow. Butcher, on the other hand, has future-proofed his career with this series. It started out good, quickly became great, and has become enthralling. Any fan of fantasy or mystery owes it to themselves to devour this series.
Rating: 5 out of 5