Looking around on Amazon and /r/books, I was recommended the Dresden Files. I love a good mystery, I thoroughly enjoy magic, and both meet in Storm Front. Dresden (main character) is a Wizard P.I. Butchers writing style is entertaining. It has been a few months since I have read the first book, my impressions were that it’s a great story, really compelling and draws the reader in. I did however wish that Dresden had bigger balls to lug around, since you know, he’s a bad ass wizard. It might be difficult for him what with everyone out to get him in their own way. I adore Dresden as the lead character, I will say however that I also really enjoy Bob, his ghost spirit trapped in a skull on a shelf, and his randiness. He helps Dresden, to his own agenda, in exchange for all the wizard knowledge and spells Dresden can utilize like a talking grimoire.
I am currently reading the second book called Fool Moon. This review is in preparation for the second book.
From the backside of Storm Front
Harry Dresden — Wizard Lost items found. Paranormal Investigations. Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates. No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or Other Entertainment. 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 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.