2006: #111 – Storm Front (Jim Butcher)

storm.gifBook #111 was Storm Front, the first book in Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files series. The back of the book reads:

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 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.

Magic. It can get a guy killed.

This is the first book in the Dresden Files series. I thought it was excellent. It’s funny in a dry, cynical way, and it’s different than other “supernatural” based series I’ve read. There’s still some rules I don’t understand, but I expect those will be explained more as needed. I look forward to the others in this series.

Book count: 111 | Page count: 336 | Word count: 86,758

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