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Storm Front – Jim Butcher

Storm Front Cover

Decided to give the Dresden Files series a try based on the recommendation of friends. It’s a fantasy series, only set in modern Chicago. The main character, Harry Dresden, is a wizard, master of spells and deals with demons and the like.

I’ve always been interested in what a fantasy story in the modern setting would look like. This book, however, isn’t exactly what I was looking for. There’s little character development, no clear belief system for the magic being used, and no major philosophical exploration. In short, this isn’t a book by Tolkien or Robert Jordan. It could hardly be one at just over 250 pages.

Having said that though, it’s a great read. It’s fast paced, witty and you can quickly identify with the protagonist, who pretty much narrates the story. Lots of action and a decent plot kept the pages turning for me. I’ll move on to the next few books in the series and hope it doesn’t get boring!

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