Storm Front by Jim Butcher
Reviewed by Sequoia Brighton
Amazon Rating: 4.4/5
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 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 really enjoyed the first book of the Dresden Files. The idea of modern day magic mixed with mystery is something I hadn’t run across before in a series. I really liked Harry’s character, too many characters are noble for the sake of being noble. While Harry is noble, he has a real motivation for what he does and it makes him a much more believable character. I enjoyed the suspense of the story and with magic involved. I couldn’t guess the ending like in many other mystery books. There were a few parts of the book that I didn’t like. I didn’t really enjoy the party with Harry, Susan, and the toad demon. Or the part with the villain casting his spell at the end of the book. But overall, I did enjoy it enough to read the second one, which was much better than the first. While this book was not my favorite in the series, it was still good, and the books only get better from here.