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 ...
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 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.
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.
Publishers Weekly, 2011-06-01 Beginning an unusually successful adaptation, this volume covers the first part of the book that introduced Harry Dresden, a modern wizard who's set up shop in downtown Chicago. Unlike Hellblazer 'sJohn Constantine, Dresden is unambiguously heroic, cooperating with the police to solve gruesome magical murderers while also working solo as a supernatural PI. The two cases he undertakes here don't seem related, but they both send Dresden out into the mean streets and eldritch corners of the modern world. More to the point, they let Butcher (and adapter Powers) set up a rich, quirky universe for Dresden to explore, as when he interviews a spiteful vampire madam or fights a trench coat-clad demonic assassin. Powers and artist Sayaf do a very nice job of working a lot of text-conversations and Harry's reflections-into lively-looking pages. The action is well handled, too, especially when the climactic battle with the demon moves from inside Harry's apartment to outdoors during a thunderstorm. The Dresden novels are already New York Times bestsellers, and this comic looks like another winner. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Publishers Weekly, 2004-01-26 As in the audio adaptation of Butcher's first Dresden Files novel, Storm Front, Marsters (who played Spike on Buffy the Vampire Slayer) slips easily into the role of down-on-his-luck wizard Harry Dresden. Marsters's self-deprecating tone fits the character perfectly; he reads with a dry, ironic humor that doesn't mask Harry's genuine concern for the lives of innocents. Marsters also displays a remarkable skill for lending even the strangest characters and creatures voices-including gentleman gangster Johnny Marconi, his henchmen, a sexy female werewolf and Bob, the British-accented talking skull. In this outing, Harry is again out of cash, and police detective Karrin Murphy, who's still angry at him over the events of the first book, isn't inclined to throw work his way. But soon a series of mysterious, violent murders sends her to Harry for help. Are the killings the work of a local motorcycle gang? Or a werewolf-and if so, which werewolf? Mac Finn, the werewolf environmentalist? The group of idealistic college kids who voluntarily become werewolves by night? Or the trigger-happy group of FBI agents turned werewolf vigilantes? Though the price of this audio package may put off some listeners, Marsters's lively telling makes it worth every penny. Based on the Roc paperback. (Sept.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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