Monday, October 31, 2011

Storm Front by Jim Butcher

cover of Storm FrontHarry 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 too 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 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.

Storm Front (2000)
The Dresden Files - Book One
Roc fantasy paperback
352 pages
my rating : 6.5/10

In my opinion, Storm Front shows potential and has its moments. But the writing and storytelling is somewhat clumsy. I believe this is Jim Butcher's first novel. I can almost, but not quite, recommend this book. I've been told that Dresden Files series, which is lengthy, improves greatly in the subsequent books.

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