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Storm Front: Dresden Files #1


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ISBN13: 9780451457813
ISBN10: 0451457811
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AbbyK, March 19, 2013 (view all comments by AbbyK)
I got the first 10 Dresden Files books as a college graduation gift from my father and I fell in love immediately. Just the right mix of Noir, fantasy, romance, and snark to keep me coming back over and over. The books get better with each one, but Storm Front gives a fantastic introduction to Harry's Chicago and the Dresdenverse as a whole. Enjoy!!
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Daniel Abbott, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by Daniel Abbott)
Jim Butcher's Storm Front book one in the Dresden Files is one of the best sci fi books I have read in a very long time and I can't wait to read the rest of the series and I'm very sure all the other book are just as good.
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mikaela.b.bray, August 9, 2012 (view all comments by mikaela.b.bray)
It has been a long, long time since I enjoyed a book so thoroughly. I would highly recommend this book to any fan of either fantasy or mystery. Harry Dresden is a relevant hero and narrator, and easy to relate to, and whether a hero or a villain all of the characters are believable and sound. The plot is intense, the non-stop action makes it impossible to put it down, and the book as a whole is well-written and absorbing. Jim Butcher has become one of my favorite authors with one book, and I still have 12 to read!!
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MelHay, January 14, 2012 (view all comments by MelHay)
Harry Dresden, a wizard who's come out of the closet and specializes in finding lost items, paranormal and investigations, but Harry hasn't had any work to pay his rent, for some time. Harry is an honest man, with what work had come around and he didn't take the payoff but told the truth. Until a woman calls asking him to find what she has lost...her husband. Then a call from Lt. Murphy comes, asking Dresen to come to her murder scene with a couple dead bodies involved, needing him to look around as she feels is paranormal related. Two cases in minutes after a dry spell of months, Harry tries to handle both cases for both pays.

The book starts fast with two cases, which build the magical creatures and magical usages for us. These two cases bring a wizard investigator into so much more that's out there; vampires, bad magic, and the council that watches over wizards and more.

I love Bob! Bob is a possessed skull that helps Harry with his potions, or has all the potions memorized. But his humor is wonderful! I really enjoy him. I enjoyed Harry as well. He has an old gentlemanly feel to him, yet he's brass too. But he is approachable for me, I know not for the other characters in the book, but I like him just the same. Leutinent Murphy is a hard one. She is a solid rock and on the police force that could make Harry's life hell. But she is a good cop.

I enjoyed the mystery and following Harry along on the two cases he took on. He really gets beat around some, but the mystery all works out in the end. And along the way we get introduced to a real world full of magic that's just starting to come out of it's shell to the public.

I like there is magic here, mixed with humor. It's fun. I plan on continuing with the series to see where it goes, as I've heard the books get better.
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MartyV, December 26, 2011 (view all comments by MartyV)
The SyFy Channel had one season of the Dresden Files, and I saw just a couple of episodes. That was enough to make me curious about the written series so I started with this one, subtitled Book One of the Dresden Files. A wizard for hire who advertises in the yellow pages and is on call to a tiny department of the Chicago PD, what a fun concept. The characters are wizardly and some are just plain human. It's amazing how Dresden can push his poor suffering body so far and you just know he's not going to make the next challenge. Keep turning the pages to find out what could possibly happen next.
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Butcher, Jim
New York :
Fantastic fiction
Detective and mystery stories
Mystery fiction
Fantasy fiction
Fantasy - Series
Fantasy - Contemporary
Chicago (Ill.)
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Contemporary
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Dresden Files
Series Volume:
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
from 12
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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