Hello Fellow Readers,
I read this on the recommendation of my husband. Considering my husband only recently became a reader thanks to audible, any recommendations (or even when he mentions a book) I immediately look it up.
HARRY DRESDEN — WIZARD
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Harry Dresden is the best at what he does. Well, technically, he’s the only at what he does. So when the Chicago P.D. has a case that transcends mortal creativity or capability, they come to him for answers. For the “everyday” world is actually full of strange and magical things—and most don’t play well with humans. That’s where Harry comes in. Takes a wizard to catch a—well, whatever. There’s just one problem. 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. And that’s when things start to get interesting.
Magic – it can get a guy killed.
Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden is a (perpetually) down on his luck wizard for hire. Named after three popular magicians it’s no wonder the guy became a wizard. First let me say that I really liked this book. Harry was a really likable character and I just felt so bad for him because the poor just couldn’t seem to catch a break. He is currently a month behind rent and struggling to get work. When two jobs fall in his lap the same day it looks like things may be looking up on the money front.
The first case should be open and shut a women trying to find her husband, all signs point to a man trying to sow his wild oats. The second case is a bit much, helping the police solve two brutal murders.
Butcher is very believable in his bringing magic into Chicago. It almost makes me believe there could be wizards and witches out there. Butcher also doesn’t bore us with too much back story instead sprinkling it in in a way that encourages you to keep reading.
All side characters were great and surprisingly fleshed out. My favorites were Mister, Bob and Mac. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and with the series totaling about 13 books, I know I can turn to the Dresden Series when I need to get back into reading.
About The Author
You can Purchase the book HERE and view Jim Butcher’s Goodreads profile HERE.