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Roy LantzHey, one of my pictures has been published in Roy Lantz’s Ebenezer Scrooge’s Good Tyme Gazette newsletter.

You can also see more photos of Roy on my website http://photo.davenelson.com/Events/Roy-Lantz.

Dresden Files: Book 11 “Turn Coat” and Book 12 “Changes”

I listened to these books from Audible.com which are narrated by James Marsters. As always the production values are excellent and the characters are portrayed by Marsters in a way that really brings them to life.

The series is really taking off with big changes for the characters and intensifying plot lines that leave me wanting more and more. I really like how every book surprises me with plot twists and character bends that deepen my interest in Harry Dresden and the people that surround him.

Turn Coat

We get to learn more about Morgan and what motivates him to do the things he does in "Turn Coat."

From the publisher:

The Warden Morgan has been accused of treason against the Wizards of the White Council–and there’s only one, final punishment for that crime. He’s on the run, wants his name cleared, and needs someone with a knack for backing the underdog. Someone like Harry Dresden.

Now, Harry must uncover a traitor within the Council, keep a less-than-agreeable Morgan under wraps, and avoid coming under scrutiny himself. And a single mistake may cost someone his head–someone like Harry.

Changes

Wow! Just WOW!

I do not want to give anything away about this book, so I wont. It is not a book that you should read without reading all of the other Harry Dresden books first, but as the 12th book in the series it is the best of the bunch.

I have edited the description from the publisher because I feel it gives away important plot points of the story that should be left as a surprise.

From the publisher:

Long ago, Susan Rodriguez was Harry Dresden’s lover-until she was attacked by his enemies, leaving her torn between her own humanity and the bloodlust of the vampiric Red Court. Susan then disappeared to South America, where she could fight both her savage gift and those who cursed her with it.

Now Arianna Ortega, Duchess of the Red Court, has discovered a secret Susan has long kept, and she plans to use it-against Harry. To prevail this time, he may have no choice but to embrace the raging fury of his own untapped dark power.

I rate Turn Coat 8 out of 10 and Changes as a 10 out of 10 for those who have read the preceding books.

Book Reviews for 2010

In the last year I set a goal for myself to write a short book review every week. I love to read and go through almost a book a week either in print, on an electronic device, or as an audio book.

I also decided to focus the first half of the year on non-fiction books and the second half of the year reading fiction. Many of the fiction books I have written reviews for are part of a series and the reviews are for more than one book in the series.

I really enjoyed these books and look forward to even more reading in 2011.

Non-Fiction Books

Fiction Books