Sunday, July 8, 2012

Book #3- Storm Front

Title- Storm Front
Author- Jim Butcher
Series- Book 1 of The Dresden Files
Genre- Fantasy/Mystery
Pages- 355
Pages to date- 1,486

The Good:
There are many things to love about Storm Front. First and foremost is Jim Butcher's choice of setting and situation. Placing an openly practicing wizard into the city of Chicago is a bold move, but it works. It is also a fresh release from fantasies set in other worlds or in hiding.
Harry Dresden is a great character. He has many interesting flaws and knows himself very well. This opens up the book to deep mysteries and plot twists, both of which were thrilling and suspenseful.

The Bad:
There isn't much to say in this area. I found the book compelling and well-written. I found a few comma errors, but they don't at all detract from the story. I suppose the one thing I would change is Harry's use of magic. I wanted more. A little more backstory might be cool too, but there are many more books, so I am assuming more of that comes together further on.

The Verdict:
Storm Front is a great read for any fantasy fan. The blend of the supernatural and detective genres is superb.

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