I’d heard a lot of things about this series, it’s often mentioned as the best urban fantasy around so I thought I’d finally give it a go. I’d also heard that the series doesn’t really get going until the third book so my expectations weren’t too high.
It centers around a wizard PI called Harry Dresden, the only openly practicing wizard in Chicago. Harry gets two cases in a short period of time (after what sounds like a long dry spell) that quickly lead to a lot of crazy things going on.
The whole book is written from Harry’s POV and he has a very world weary detective noir viewpoint. It’s fairly generic from my limited experience of this genre but I still enjoyed it. This book has wizards (good and bad), vampires, demons, monsters, gangsters, pretty much the whole shebang. It is the author’s debut so it is a bit rough around the edges prose wise.
A bit cheesy in places but overall a fun read. If this is considered the worst of all the books then I have a lot of good reading ahead of me. I doubt I’ll read them all at once but I think they could be good palate cleansers between denser series.
3 stars out of 5