Author: Jim Butcher

First Book: Storm Front

Free Sample: Chapter 1, Storm Front

Back Blurb:

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 of them 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.

Our Take:

Who’s the most unlucky private detective and professional wizard in modern day Chicago? You guessed it, Harry Dresden. Ever wonder how superheroes make money for groceries? Welcome to Harry’s world, where you have the ability to shoot gouts of flame with the power of your mind….but also have to keep your powers hidden from normal humans. The result? You have unimaginable power, but can’t pay your rent. There are few characters easier to root for than Harry. There are even fewer who take as many butt-kickings from pretty much anything supernatural of which you have ever heard as he works tirelessly behind the scenes to defend his hometown (and the world) from destruction. There are 20 or-so total books planned, but don’t be intimidated. Each novel works well as a stand-alone, but also keeps pulling you through with background story arcs that span over several books or even the whole series.  Heard enough?  Buy it at Amazon, or keep searching using the HQ Power Search.