Storm Front - Jim Butcher

Storm Front

By Jim Butcher

  • Release Date: 2000-04-01
  • Genre: Paranormal
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 1,536 Ratings

Description

In the first novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Dresden Files series, Harry Dresden’s investigation of a grisly double murder pulls him into the darkest depths of magical Chicago…

As a professional wizard, Harry Dresden knows firsthand that the “everyday” world is actually full of strange and magical things—and most of them don’t play well with humans. And those that do enjoy playing with humans far too much. He also knows he’s the best at what he does. Technically, he’s the only at what he does. But even though Harry is the only game in town, business—to put it mildly—stinks.

So when the Chicago P.D. bring him in to consult on a double homicide 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...

“A great series—fast-paced, vividly realized and with a hero/narrator who’s excellent company.”—Cinescape
 

Reviews

  • A fun read.

    4
    By BluesHarpist
    My rating system: 5 stars are reserved for books that totally blow me away. I don’t give too many of these out, since it is almost like giving the book a 100%. It is nearly impossible to write a truly perfect book. 4 stars for books that I would recommend to just about anyone, or, at least, to someone who doesn’t dislike the genre. 3 stars for books that I would only recommend to someone with a strong interest in the particular genre. 2 stars for books that I would be hesitant to recommend to anyone at all, but the book was not a total disaster. 1 star for books that were so terrible or ridiculous for me that I wish I had not wasted time on reading it to begin with.
  • Meh

    3
    By Cool beans 121
    I had a really hard time staying attuned to this story. The support characters and even Harry seem one dimensional. The storyline was interesting but predictable.
  • Storm Front Review

    4
    By Popdoomster
    The first entry in the Dresden Files series, which I have just now gotten around to reading after hearing for years everyone harping on and on about how good it is, is a perfectly good novel. That’s about all I have to say about it. It’s good. Not bad. Not great. But good. It’s entertaining, and it’s enthralling lead character makes up for it’s somewhat lackluster mystery. Overall, a pretty strong novel that does a good job of setting up the world and characters for future entries.
  • Magic and mayhem

    5
    By Annoyed as ever 276;6:9647:&9
    It was a fantastic read. Investigation and magic with a little bit of wickedness to hit the spot
  • Entertaining

    4
    By Lu 21
    Good book. Enough to be interested in next book. Thanks Jim
  • Overall, really good

    4
    By Tyler Mendenhall
    I found the overall book really good! There were some parts that seemed really predictable and the writing style isn't my preference but the book was really good, I can't wait to get into the next one.
  • New fan

    5
    By Stefan, South Africa
    Loved it! Looking forward to the rest in the series!
  • Book #1

    4
    By Ryrie
    Good first book in the series. Makes me want to read the next one.
  • Fast and entertaining, but not the best book I have read

    3
    By Rich Steve Filman
    I had just finished reading a grueling novel and needed something fast, 'light', and entertaining to get back into reading. The Dresden Files book one was just what I needed. The writing style is casual and very easy to follow. The story was entertaining but fairly obvious from the start. It was a good introduction to the world of Harry Dresden and sorcery. I will definitely read more of this series but only after the prices drop significantly since I was able to read this one so fast. Definitely a GoodRead!
  • Easy read

    5
    By kpouncey
    Just the kind of book you need when you're looking to escape for a while. Great characters, images and creatures. Look forward to reading the rest of this series.