Friday, March 14, 2014

Book Review: Storm Front (The Dresden Files #1) by Jim Butcher

Lost items found. Paranormal Investigations.
Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates.
No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or
Other Entertainment.

Harry Dresden is the best at what he does. Well, technically, he’s the only at what he does. So when the Chicago P.D. has a case that transcends mortal creativity or capability, they come to him for answers. For the “everyday” world is actually full of strange and magical things — and most of them don’t play well with humans. That’s where Harry comes in. Takes a wizard to catch a — well, whatever.

There’s just one problem. 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. And that’s when things start to get… interesting.

Magic. It can get a guy killed.
I've found a new series to read!  Just what I need, more books on my To Read list, but I can't help myself!  The Dresden Files series has been around about 14 years, so I'm a little late to the party.  But books are timeless!

Storm Front is a solid first book in a paranormal series.  Harry is a broke wizard who has to sell his talents to make a living.  He's got a fledgling business relationship with a police detective, though she doesn't trust him.  What could go wrong?

Harry is a great character.  He's smart, talented, funny, sarcastic, and unlucky with women.  He's a magnet for trouble, but manages to stay one step ahead of utter failure... or... death.

The story is well paced and kept my interest.  I plan on continuing on in the series!

 I give this book 3 Bookworms.


  1. I'm really behind on this series, I've only read the first 3 books so far, but I love Harry. He's so authentic and sarcastic. As soon as I started the series, I knew I'd have to read them all.

  2. Hi Sarah! I'm just now reading the second book in the series, Fool Moon. I agree about Harry, love his sarcasm! Thanks for stopping by!