Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Storm Front, by Jim Butcher, a Review

Storm Front is the first book in the Harry Dresden series, or "Dresden Files" series. The voice is spectacular and learning the ins and outs of Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden is quite enjoyable. This book stands alone quite well, and leads us into a world where magic exists and co-exists with us non-magical folk.

There is a lot of action. There is quite a bit of tongue-in-cheek humor that really made me chuckle a couple of times.

In this introductory novel, Harry must discover who is killing people with magic, one of the big no-no's with magic. Some people believe it is him, especially Morgan, Harry's guardian who is supposed to make sure Harry doesn't break the laws of magic. This wouldn't be so bad except for the fact that Morgan doesn't like Harry. At all.

Storm Front moves quickly and easily from one space to the next without making you bored and letting the reader experience the descriptions as their mind sees fit. It isn't an elaborate read where you must pay attention to every single word, but it is in-depth enough that it keeps you reading.

Twists and turns are present. There is a happy ending. Harry survives. If he didn't I suppose it would be quite difficult to have an on-going series.

Storm Front was quite an enjoyable read and made me want to read more in the series. Which I will do.

I give this one a Four out of Five stars. **** It is a good, fun read.

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