Storm Front is book one of an ongoing series called the Dresden Files. It features Chicago’s only wizarding detective, Harry Dresden. Dresden is a bit more down on his luck than you might expect a wizard to be, but when an important case comes in he gets the job done, often explosively. The characterizations are generally well done, though some characters come off less than likeable and not in the fun anti-hero way. Additionally, while skepticism is always warranted, you’d think the police working in what amounts to the paranormal division would be a little more open minded to the opinions of a wizard. Presumably Dresden could demonstrate something nontrivally magic to them. Nonetheless, the story is a lot of fun and gets some additional points for its particular brand of humor. I look forwarding to reading more, but if the concept doesn’t interest you, the execution won’t salvage it.
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Review Submitted by: Andrew Polgreen