I just finished reading Storm Front by Jim Butcher. If you haven’t read it yet and you like paranormal investigation novels, this is a goodie. There are a few reasons it took some warming up to on my end. The main reason is that I’m used to reading books where the lead character is female.
Harry Dresden is a wizard for hire. He is a police consultant on paranormal cases, has his hands full with his own personal life, and has the odd side job that drags him into investigating other strange cases for random people. Storm Front follows him along the hunt for a rogue dark wizard who’s ritualistically tearing hearts out of his victims, and Harry has to find the perp before he’s next!
I found the book predictable to be honest, but I still read it and loved it. It was strange for me to get used to the different creatures and portrayals of old favorite types included in the story. It was also strange for me to see the story through the eyes of a man. As I said, I’m used to female leads.
At any rate I loved the story and can’t wait to get my hands on book two. This is definitely a series I hope doesn’t devolve into gratuitous sex and transparent plot-lines as some others have.