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Sihnon, March 18, 2015 (view all comments by Sihnon)
This review is more based on the series as a whole than just Storm Front.

When friends ask for a fantasy recommendation, I almost immediately direct them to The Dresden Files. This hardboiled written series is about a private investigator in today’s Chicago who happens to be a wizard. Did I forget to mention that? Harry Dresden, a seasoned wizard, relies on his dry wit, nerdy references, and awesome companions to get him out of one scrape or another. He may not be as strong as Gandalf, (don’t let him hear that I said that) but he is getting there as he continues to hone his magical skills and makes plenty of enemies along the way. Dresden can get a little chauvinistic and melodramatic at times, but have no fear, there are plenty of strong supporting characters that knock him back into place when he gets that way.

Butcher creates this great series that at first just seems like an airport read in the first couple of novels, but then turns into an epic fun saga that you can’t put down and find yourself standing in line for hours at bookstores to hear him read a preview for the next book in the series. The Dresden Files are hilarious, clever, and a good time.

This series is a great read and I recommend it to anyone, even non-fantasy readers. Fair waring, the series really starts to pick up by book 4, Summer Knight, so don’t give up, it’s a great ride!
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Sihnon, March 18, 2015 (view all comments by Sihnon)
This review is more based on the series as a whole than just Storm Front.

When friends ask for a fantasy recommendation, I almost immediately direct them to The Dresden Files. This hardboiled written series is about a private investigator in today’s Chicago who happens to be a wizard. Did I forget to mention that? Harry Dresden, a seasoned wizard, relies on his dry wit, nerdy references, and awesome companions to get him out of one scrape or another. He may not be as strong as Gandalf, (don’t let him hear that I said that) but he is getting there as he continues to hone his magical skills and makes plenty of enemies along the way. Dresden can get a little chauvinistic and melodramatic at times, but have no fear, there are plenty of strong supporting characters that knock him back into place when he gets that way.

Butcher creates this great series that at first just seems like an airport read in the first couple of novels, but then turns into an epic fun saga that you can’t put down and find yourself standing in line for hours at bookstores to hear him read a preview for the next book in the series. The Dresden Files are hilarious, clever, and a good time.

This series is a great read and I recommend it to anyone, even non-fantasy readers. Fair waring, the series really starts to pick up by book 4, Summer Knight, so don’t give up, it’s a great ride!
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Sihnon, March 18, 2015 (view all comments by Sihnon)
This review is more based on the series as a whole than just Storm Front.

When friends ask for a fantasy recommendation, I almost immediately direct them to The Dresden Files. This hardboiled written series is about a private investigator in today’s Chicago who happens to be a wizard. Did I forget to mention that? Harry Dresden, a seasoned wizard, relies on his dry wit, nerdy references, and awesome companions to get him out of one scrape or another. He may not be as strong as Gandalf, (don’t let him hear that I said that) but he is getting there as he continues to hone his magical skills and makes plenty of enemies along the way. Dresden can get a little chauvinistic and melodramatic at times, but have no fear, there are plenty of strong supporting characters that knock him back into place when he gets that way.

Butcher creates this great series that at first just seems like an airport read in the first couple of novels, but then turns into an epic fun saga that you can’t put down and find yourself standing in line for hours at bookstores to hear him read a preview for the next book in the series. The Dresden Files are hilarious, clever, and a good time.

This series is a great read and I recommend it to anyone, even non-fantasy readers. Fair waring, the series really starts to pick up by book 4, Summer Knight, so don’t give up, it’s a great ride!
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Courtney Seyl, October 22, 2014 (view all comments by Courtney Seyl)
I absolutely love this book. I had two uncle recommend it to me and I am glad I finally read it. This book is the perfect mix of fantasy and modern day Chicago. The idea of mixing lore with detective work is one that works perfectly. I love the descriptions of all the different creatures and the snarky attitude of the main character. It's wonderful for anyone who loves wizards, mysteries, crime scenes, or some mixture of them all.
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skullshonin, October 21, 2014 (view all comments by skullshonin)
If you like Magic, the Paranormal, and Mystery. This is the series for you!Jim butcher is a great author and you will fall in love with his characters and stories.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780451457813
Author:
Butcher, Jim
Publisher:
Roc
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Fantastic fiction
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Fantasy - Series
Subject:
Fantasy - Contemporary
Subject:
Illinois
Subject:
Wizards
Subject:
Chicago (Ill.)
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Contemporary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
Dresden Files
Series Volume:
00-12
Publication Date:
20000431
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
6.72x4.26x.90 in. .35 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 384 pages Roc - English 9780451457813 Reviews:
"Review" by , "An amazingly good first novel."
"Synopsis" by ,
For Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, business, to put it mildly, stinks. So when the police bring him in to consult on a grisly double murder 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.
"Synopsis" by , In this first book in the offbeat Dresden Files, readers are introduced to Harry Dresden, a wizard with a consulting practice in modern-day Chicago. Dresdens profession offers him little money, lots of mockery, the suspicion of his magical colleagues, and plenty of danger.
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