The Dresden Files books have been on my radar for some time but I kept putting off starting. As with the Iron Druid Chronicles, I just wasn’t sure I’d be as interested in a male driven UF. Turns out I am an equal opportunity reader.
Harry Dresden is a wizard living in Chicago who has his own wizarding agency. He works with the police and as a freelancer. Surprisingly, it isn’t easy being magicky.
It’s clear why so many people love this series. It has great writing and an entertaining story. Harry is an interesting MC. He has a good heart but like so many of the female UF leads he doesn’t seem to catch a break. His imperfections make him more likeable.
But, there is work to be done in future installments. Harry is a little too free with his opinion of women. I can see why some hate him and the series for this. I, personally, didn’t take offense as I didn’t read him as an overt misogynist. But, yeah, it’s almost there.
A wizard / mage / whatever you want to call him should also make better decisions. It’s a little annoying when they botch things even with their superpowers. Get with the program.
Overall a strong start to the series and I can’t wait to read book two.