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.
It took a long time for me to get to this series, but now that I’ve started, I can’t wait to continue. This is a fun old-school style paranormal action story. Harry is an every-day man, an underdog that is easy to cheer for.
Murphy makes a great sidekick. Her toughness is fun. She doesn’t take any guff from Harry, and isn’t afraid to put him in his place, even in the face of his abilities. Her best feature is that even when things go bad and she doesn’t know who or what to trust, she sticks to her morals and does what she thinks is right.
I listened to the audiobook version, and found it a great addition to the story. The narrator really embodied Harry and brought him to life. I’d definitely suggest trying the audiobook if you want Harry to narrate his own story, because that’s what it felt like happened.
Challenges read for:
2012 Audio Book Challenge
2012 TBR Pile Reading Challenge
Speculative Fiction Challenge 2012