The Dresden Files books by Jim Butcher are one of my favorite series. The stories are fast-paced and well-written. The characters are genuine and have you rooting for them (or against them) within minutes of their introduction. I buy new releases in this series on the day they come out because they’re on my “buy in hardcover the second they hit the shelf I don’t care how much they cost” list. Yes, they are that good.
If you’ve never read the Dresden Files and aren’t acquainted with the underdog, wise-cracking, ever the punching bag of the universe Harry Dresden, then you need to go to the bookstore right now and pick up a copy of “Storm Front”. This first book will introduce you to this wizard / detective and likely keep you up too late reading about his supernatural misadventures in Chicago. If, like me, you are completely up to date, then you are in for a special treat. Penguin has released the first chapter of Ghost Story, Book #13 of The Dresden Files which doesn’t even come out until July 26th. Additional chapters will be released in June as well as an audio reading by the author, all of which is detailed over at Jim Butcher’s website. You could be a purist and wait for the release of the whole thing this summer. Nah….Go! Now! Read!
This article was reprinted from Total Fan Girl, a blog written by Nicole Wakelin.