Someone is harnessing immense supernatural forces to commit a series of grisly murders. Someone has violated the first law of magic: Thou Shalt Not Kill.
Tracking that someone takes Harry into the dangerous underbelly of Chicago, from mobsters to vampires, while he himself is under suspicion of the crimes. Jim Butcher creates a character of interest in Harry Dresden. A character most people can relate to in some way or another. I should also mention the vast descriptions of places and supporting characters that will put you in the drivers seat the whole book.
The book itself I have no complaints with.
The narration however is another story. The whole productions feels cheap due to little things, like how you can hear his jacket or clothing rustling in the background. Or how he always pauses at weird times to take a breath or clear his throat, right in the middle of a sentence or thought. He has been responsible, directly or indirectly, for some of the more heinous crimes in recent history.
And yet, Harry is forced to work with, for, or begrudgingly alongside this man dozens of times. There are even a few solitary snippets to be had where this man is seen to be doing something wrong for a good reason. Stealing a cure to save a child.
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Harry has a healthy and sometimes unhealthy amount of inner monologue on display. He breaks the fourth wall regularly, and is clearly at odds with himself over many past, present, and future decisions. Full of fears, doubts, suspicions, failures, hopes and desires. Harry has an ability that is unique to wizards in this particular universe.
He can attempt a soulgaze of another entity.
In one particular soulgaze, Harry finds himself seeing a young associate of his in a sort of crossroads in front of several mirrors. She, herself, is barely old enough to have made any lasting decisions, and is standing still, ready to take that plunge into one of those mirrors.
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As far as I know, I'm the only openly practicing professional wizard in the country. You can find me in the yellow pages, under Wizards. Believe it or not, I'm the only one there. With rent past due and a decent meal becoming an issue of some importance, Harry needs work, and soon.
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A call from a distraught wife, and another from Lt. Murphy of the Chicago PD Special Investigation Unit makes Harry believe things are looking up, but they are about to get worse, much worse.
Someone is harnessing immense supernatural forces to commit a series of grisly murders. Someone has violated the first law of magic: Thou Shalt Not Kill. Tracking that someone takes Harry into the dangerous underbelly of Chicago, from mobsters to vampires, while he himself is under suspicion of the crimes.
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