Storm Front (The Dresden Files #1) by Jim Butcher
Library Book, E-book, Finished: 5/16/2012
This is the first in the Dresden Files series. We meet Harry Dresden, Wizard for Hire. He has a tenuous relationship with the Chicago Police Dept as a consultant, and with the White Counsel which is a kind of Magic Rule setters and enforcers. Harry is being watched by them, for a reason that is never fully explained.
In this first installment someone is killing with magic which is against the White Counsel’s rules, unfortunately they Harry is doing it, as he is a wizard of considerable power and training. Harry must find the guilty party not only to prove his innocence, but because he is next on the list to be killed.
This is my first experience with Urban Fantasy, I liked the consistency in the story, characters didn’t suddenly act out of character, the story line stayed consistent and all the story lines came together and made sense, even though it was magic. The narrative is first person, my least favorite, but in this case it works.
I am looking forward to #2.