Storm Front is the first book in the Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher. It follows Harry Dresden, a wizard who openly shares what he is. He is one of the few wizards that are open to the public, while the rest hide away. He runs his own business of finding things that people have lost and he also works with the local police department when Lieutenant Karrin Murphy request his advice. Karrin is in charge of the Special Investigations department, meaning she gets everything that can not be explained by common science and most always involves magic of some sort.
As Harry is waiting for a client he gets a request from Murphy to help with a case. The case involves two lovers who have had their hearts burst from their chest. The investigation leads Harry Dresden on a wild adventure where he runs into several different creatures. He faces a vampire who is not the pretty vampires we are used to today. He is also propositioned by the city’s mob boss, encounters and defeats a demon, tricks a fairy, fights off giant scorpions, and brings down the bad guy. If that wasn’t impressive enough he also had to hide from his warden, Morgan, who has been sent to watch him for the White Council.
Every one thinks that Harry is the killer and the only help he receives is from a snippy talking skull named Bob, and a worried house wife.
I loved this book. Really I did. It reminded me a lot of another series that I am reading (The Hollows by Kim Harrison), but the main characters are of opposite sex. I will admit, I fe1l in love with Harry Dresden. He is the gentleman that every girl wants in her life and he knows magic.
I thought this book was an easy read, but not so easy that you would think it was written for a child. The language was simple and consistent and the story progressed quick enough to keep me interested but not so quick that you felt something was missing.
I felt sorry for Dresden when no one believed he was innocent and I wanted him to have a better house. Also, he is a wizard, how come the man doesn’t have more money? He has a giant cat named Mister and a talking skull who keeps all the spells. Who could ask for a better life.
This was only book 1 of a 15 book series and the last one has not been released yet. I can’t wait to continue reading this series. This book fulfilled every one of my interest. There were demons, vampires, fairies, and magic.
I would suggest everyone to at least give this book a try. Just read the first one. It ends on a good note, where you could possibly stop there and not continue the series, but why would you want to do that?