Feeling the need for some creepy literature to get in the Halloween mood, I decided to pick up the first 6 of Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files. I really enjoyed Storm Front. It’s a good mix of a magic and a gumshoe detective story. The characters are interesting and the story moves at a rapid pace.
Just a word of warning, the book is not like the TV series. The humor was pretty cute. I loved the love potion but the fairy had me rolling my eyes. All in all, I give Jim Butcher’s Storm Front a thumbs up!
As a professional wizard, Harry Dresden knows firsthand that the “everyday” world is actually full of strange and magical things—and most of them don’t play well with humans. And those that do enjoy playing with humans far too much. He also knows he’s the best at what he does. Technically, he’s the only at what he does. But even though Harry is the only game in town, business—to put it mildly—stinks.
So when the Chicago P.D. bring him in to consult on a double homicide committed with black magic, Harry’s seeing dollar signs. But where there’s black magic, there’s a black mage behind it. And now that mage knows Harry’s name…
“A great series—fast-paced, vividly realized and with a hero/narrator who’s excellent company.”—Cinescape