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Storm front

Storm front / Jim Butcher. Originally published 2000.

Storm front is the first novel in the Dresden files series. It’s an interesting book and an interesting series, if only because the first novel was an attempt at writing an intentionally bad, formulaic genre novel. The fact that the series went on to be wildly successful, spawning a TV series and a graphic novel adaptation probably says something both about

Brief plot summary

(spoiler-free)

Storm front inaugurates the adventures of Harry Dresden, down-on-his-luck free-lance wizard living in modern-day Chicago. Hired by a mysterious woman to find her husband, Dresden finds himself the prime suspect in a supernaturally-tinged double murder. Crossing paths with demons, fairies, the Chicago Police, the magic-regulating White Council, and the Chicago Outfit, Dresden must use all of his wits and magic to survive.

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