Twelve in 12: Storm Front – Dresden Files #1


  1. Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard
  2. On Hallowed Ground: The Story of Arlington National Cemetery
  3. Dune
  4. See Me After Class:
    Advise For Teachers by Teachers
  5. Oogy: The Dog Only a
    Family Could Love


  6. Kafka on the Shore
  7. Peony in Love
  8. Petshop of Horrors: Tokyo #7
  9. Incarceron
  10. Stargirl
  11. The Wind in the Willows
  12. Grendel


  13. The Awakening
  14. 30 Pieces of Silver
  15. The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus


  16. My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me
  17. Jane Eyre
  18. Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne
  19. Dragon Age: The Calling


  20. The Romanov Prophecy
  21. Lady Snowblood Vol 2: The Deep-seated Grudge
  22. Storm Front: The Dresden Files #1

Twelve in 12 Reading Challenge.

Title:Storm Front: The Dresden Files #1
Author: Jim Butcher
Format: Kindle Book
Genre: Fantasy / Mystery

“Harry Dresden–Wizard
Lost items found. Paranormal investigations.
Consulting. Advice. Reasonable rates.
No Love Potions, Endless Purses, Parties, or Other Entertainment.”

Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden is the only professional Wizard to be found in the yellow pages. Some of the time he works with the Chicago P.D. on their Special Investigations cases (in other words, those pesky cases involving magic and the other world that people still want to pretend does not exist).

In this first book Harry is on retainer for the police looking into a double homicide, while a scared wife asks his help to find a missing husband and the local Mafia Boss “asks” him just to keep his nose out of the whole situation. Add in that there is also a new drug on the street that allows those non-magical people to open their Third Eye and see what the magical world sees. Harry has to deal with all of this WHILE being under the watchful eye of The White Council, who are just waiting for him to break one of the Laws of Magic to carry out his execution order…

“Magic. It can get a guy killed. “

I picked up this because I had seen the short lived TV series and really liked the premise. This book (and I am assuming the rest which I have also picked up) readers like what I deem a “classic” detective novel. It’s tongue-in-cheek humor and somewhat bumbling, if really sweet, main character are really catching (at least for me).

I personally really enjoyed the fact that even as a Wizard harry is not “all powerful” and even often screws up what he is trying to do – I like that he seems to be the nice-guy-next-door kind of person.

I’ve already started on the second book and will probably have all of them read by the end of summer.

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