Lost items found. Paranormal Investigations. Consulting. Reasonable rates. No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or Other Entertainment. Harry Dresden is the best and technically the 'only' at what he does. So when the Chicago P.D. has a case that transcends mortal capabilities, they come to him for answers. For the 'everyday' world is actually full of ...Read MoreLost items found. Paranormal Investigations. Consulting. Reasonable rates. No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or Other Entertainment. Harry Dresden is the best and technically the 'only' at what he does. So when the Chicago P.D. has a case that transcends mortal capabilities, 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. The first six Dresden files novels will be published over three months - a great introduction to Harry Dresden, a modern-day wizard who manages to get into some seriously tricky situations.Read Less
Started these because of the TV series: much darker, very fast-paced, hard to put down once you've started.
Vernon E. Warner Jr.
Aug 18, 2013
Harry Dresden Rocks!
If you enjoy a great mystery with a supernatural theme, you will love the Dresden Files series. One of those books I could not put down until I finished it.
Jun 15, 2012
A great fantasy read even for nonfantasy readers
I'm not big on sci/fi fantasy but my husband is and he had me try this series. I didn't want to put this book down until I reached the end. After that you want to read the next to discover what adventures Harry Dresden finds himself. This series is a great read for anyone.
Sep 1, 2008
Funny all the way through
What fun! A wizard with his own consulting firm in modern day Chicago? What's not to like? I seem to have a weakness for grumpy characters, and Harry Dresden fits right in, until events start crashing down on him and he is revealed to be much nicer a guy than his front would suggest. I thought that was a nice attention to character detail, because in real life, a stony facade will not necessarily hold up through life-threatening situations. A person is only a person, even if he's a wizard. Butcher populates his alternate Chicago with enough weird beings and doubting people (many of both categories being associates of Harry) to capture the imagination. The series feels like a fresh spin on magic and wizardry, and I'll definitely check out the following books. The novel follows Harry Dresden as he attempts to make rent, stay on the good side of the White Council of wizards who don't trust him despite his spotless intentions, and help out the Chicago PD whenever something weird pops up. And something weird DOES pop up...so much so that Harry not only has to figure out who's wreaking this magical havoc, but remove himself from the list of suspects. Great fun, and often hilarious. Have a blast.
Oct 30, 2007
Better than Tanya Huff's 'Bood Books'???
Having never seen the tv series, this reminded me a lot of Tanya Huff's 'Blood Books'. I like Harry a lot! He is down to earth, sarcasticly funny, and a great wizard. In 'Storm Front' he spends all his time fighting for his life. The turn of each chapter has you wondering, how will he survive? I especially loved his skull, Bob. Bob is funnier than Harry. I did find it distracting that Harry was running aroung in sweat pants, cowboy boots and a black duster. Not quite a hero's outfit. I'm eagier to begin the next in the Dresden Files, to find out more of Harry's past.
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