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milkshake_b
milkshake_b
Milkshake Butterfly
Sat, Feb. 20th, 2010 01:40 am
Disappointment, thy name is "trite, cliched plot".

So, after months of poking Jim Butcher's website to see if he's posted what the next book, Changes, is gonna be about, it finally occurred to me to check wikipedia.

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. Because Harry's not fighting to save the world...

He's fighting to save his child.


I haven't got enough 'no' in my house for this, although there probably is enough 'no' in the world. After all, it's possible for an extremely talented author to pull off that plotline without it being insulting, stupid, and/or misogynistic, but considering Butcher's track record? Given that Turn Coat already left me feeling unusually meh about a series I'd been outright in love with for four books, I'm highly dubious this won't leave me putting you on my list of "Was great, now isn't worth picking up except through the library" book series.

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odditycollector
odditycollector
Karen
Sun, Feb. 21st, 2010 02:58 am (UTC)

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