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Storm Front - Jim Butcher

Storm Front

By Jim Butcher

  • Release Date: 2000-04-01
  • Genre: Paranormal
Score: 4.5
From 1,920 Ratings


In the first novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Dresden Files series, Harry Dresden’s investigation of a grisly double murder pulls him into the darkest depths of magical Chicago…

As a professional wizard, Harry Dresden knows firsthand that the “everyday” world is actually full of strange and magical things—and most of them don’t play well with humans. And those that do enjoy playing with humans far too much. He also knows he’s the best at what he does. Technically, he’s the only at what he does. But even though Harry is the only game in town, business—to put it mildly—stinks.

So when the Chicago P.D. bring him in to consult on a double homicide 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...

“A great series—fast-paced, vividly realized and with a hero/narrator who’s excellent company.”—Cinescape


  • Ugh.

    By Thechoedenkal
    I have serious doubts about whether the first book alone is worth finishing, let alone whether I should even attempt to continue the series. Who on earth writes this garbage?
  • Abnormal Detective

    By Necro Cryx
    So much fun! From beginning to end. Absolutely loved this book. Such a enjoyable read. I cannot express how much I loved this book and how excited I am to continue with this series. Hands down my one of my favorite characters.
  • Fantastic

    By Brookyss
    As an avid book reader who got my start as a kid reading Harry Potter, the Dresden Files was a terrific transition into adult fantasy fiction. I’ve read through the series multiple times and it is by far my favorite book series of all time. Characters are all fantastic and extremely well written and the stories are always engaging and exciting. Highly recommend these books!!
  • Very nice introduction.

    By Jon-NC
    A nice introduction to the world of Dresden. While I was hesitant at first, after the story got going I enjoyed this one a lot, and was ready for more.
  • Ok

    By bbsfresh
    Don’t see what all the hype is about concerning the Dresden Files, maybe the series get better, but this book was definitely a let down, considering all the rave reviews, and advertising.
  • A fun read.

    By BluesHarpist
    My rating system: 5 stars are reserved for books that totally blow me away. I don’t give too many of these out, since it is almost like giving the book a 100%. It is nearly impossible to write a truly perfect book. 4 stars for books that I would recommend to just about anyone, or, at least, to someone who doesn’t dislike the genre. 3 stars for books that I would only recommend to someone with a strong interest in the particular genre. 2 stars for books that I would be hesitant to recommend to anyone at all, but the book was not a total disaster. 1 star for books that were so terrible or ridiculous for me that I wish I had not wasted time on reading it to begin with.
  • Meh

    By Curly’s Ramblings
    I had a really hard time staying attuned to this story. The support characters and even Harry seem one dimensional. The storyline was interesting but predictable.
  • Storm Front Review

    By Popdoomster
    The first entry in the Dresden Files series, which I have just now gotten around to reading after hearing for years everyone harping on and on about how good it is, is a perfectly good novel. That’s about all I have to say about it. It’s good. Not bad. Not great. But good. It’s entertaining, and it’s enthralling lead character makes up for it’s somewhat lackluster mystery. Overall, a pretty strong novel that does a good job of setting up the world and characters for future entries.
  • Magic and mayhem

    By Annoyed as ever 276;6:9647:&9
    It was a fantastic read. Investigation and magic with a little bit of wickedness to hit the spot
  • Entertaining

    By Lu 21
    Good book. Enough to be interested in next book. Thanks Jim