Storm Front

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Storm Front

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For Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, 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.

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Harry Dresden is one of my favorite wizards and will be one of yours too
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I continue to find that I am a fan of the unique fantasy stories written by Jim Butcher and Storm Front is no exception. Harry Dresden is a great example of an interesting character that is both a detective and a wizard in an urban setting. Harry could be considered a fish out of water as he is trying to make a living as a wizard in a world much like ours where wizards are considered hacks or con artists with no real abilities.
 
The difference is that Harry really is a wizard and a powerful one. He lives in the public eye and tries to protect people from an evil wizard. But how do you stop someone that can explode people's hearts from the inside without even being there? Harry is nothing if not stubborn and everyone including the police seem to think that he is the one murdering people. Why? Because he is the only wizard they know.
 
I enjoyed this book because Harry is very mortal and far from an all-powerful being. He takes a beating but uses his sharp wit and skill to not only survive but do the right thing and help people that no one else can.
 
Of course I like fantasy novels and I also find urban fantasy to be very entertaining but this book rises to the top of my list of favorites within those genres.  I give it five out of five stars and recommend you read it too.

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