Age Level: 15 and up
# of Pages: 322
Storm Front is not a new release, but has recently come to my attention. Fantasy fans should be aware of this series that follows a wizard names Harry Dresden. He lives a difficult life in which he tries to make a living as a wizard while constantly being monitored by the wizarding counsel who are looking for any excuse to destroy him. In this first installment, Harry becomes involved in two cases at the same time. One is a housewife simply looking for her husband who has gone missing, but Harry soon finds that there may be some magic involved in this disappearance. There have also been some gruesome murders involving magic and everyone automatically assumes that he is to blame since he is the only self proclaimed wizard around. As he tries to clear his name he becomes aware that he is now the killer’s next target. How can he compete with someone he has yet to identify?
This story is a lot of fun and includes a basic private investigator theme with magic and fantasy creatures. There are some sophisticated topics and adult language, which readers should be aware of, but most fantasy readers will enjoy it nonetheless for its intricate plot and carefully integrated details. It is easy to see why this has been a popular series and I’m glad I was introduced to it.