5 out of 5 stars
I have been wanting to read this book for a few years now. When I was in Barnes and Noble the other day, I decided to go ahead and buy this book and sate my curiosity. I was not disappointed either.
Harry Dresden is a wizard in the modern day where most people don’t believe that he’s an actual wizard and think he’s a charlatan. The writing was a bit rough in places but is easily overlooked by the awesomeness of this story. I am looking forward to the other 15 books in this series. I have a feeling Jim Butcher will not disappoint.
The way the novel is written can speak to many. It has humor. It has action. It has crime solving. And, of course, it has magic. There were a few things about the novel I questioned. One of the parts I found a bit unbelievable is that people don’t believe in magic and wizards. Towards the end of the book where there is a demon after him in the streets of Chicago, I’m pretty certain at least one person would have noticed. There were a couple of other spots too that made me go “Okay? How can no one believe that magic is real when you were just shown magic?” Maybe it’s not so much as people not believing in it but refusing to accept or acknowledge it because it’s weird and can’t be explained, unless you, yourself, are a wizard. Who knows? One of the other things was, in places, the story was a bit predictable. Regardless, it was still a good read and would recommend to fantasy lovers who aren’t squeamish about gore.