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Old 07-20-2017, 02:14 PM   #7786
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On the radio show we’re constantly giving grief to our consultant – mostly because consultants are just fun to pick on.

Fortunately, regardless of all the crap I give him, he’s a good guy and he loves to read. So when he recommended a book to me called Storm Front, I had to look into it. And now you should, too.

Jim Butcher probably had no idea back in 2000 that this fun, quirky book he’d written would launch such a successful series. Known as The Dresden Files (because the lead character is named Harry Dresden), the series now totals 15 books. Storm Front is where it all began.

Harry is a detective – but he’s also a wizard. (I know, my first reaction was likely the same as yours: What?) When a woman contacts Harry, asking him to help find her husband – who just happens to be an amateur magician – Harry is rightly on alert.

Then, when a couple of gruesome murders (and they are indeed gruesome; we’re talking hearts ripped out) leave Harry as the lead suspect, he must go into overdrive to clear his name, investigating both the crimes and the missing man. They’re obviously connected.

I really enjoyed this book, probably because the premise of the entire series is so interesting and unique. I mean, detective fiction that mixes in a few wizards, warlocks, vampires, and other assorted creatures? Weird, but fun, and all set in (sorta) our world, specifically Chicago.

Someone asked me if this is a good book for kids, and the answer is no. This is for mature audiences only.

I’ll be diving into book number two pretty soon, curious to see what happens next to our wizard detective. In the meantime, you should pick up a copy of Storm Front at The Tattered Cover Book Store. Just mention Dom’s Book Club at checkout and they’ll knock 20% off this title.
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Tales of the Weird Wild West. Top authors take on the classic western, with a weird twist. Includes new stories by Larry Correia and Jim Butcher!

Come visit the Old West, the land where gang initiations, ride-by shootings and territory disputes got their start. But these tales aren’t the ones your grandpappy spun around a campfire, unless he spoke of soul-sucking ghosts, steam-powered demons and wayward aliens.

Here then are seventeen stories that breathe new life in the Old West. Among them: Larry Correia explores the roots of his best-selling Monster Hunter International series in "Bubba Shackleford’s Professional Monster Killers." Jim Butcher reveals the origin of one of the Dresden Files' most popular characters in "Fistful of Warlock." And Kevin J. Anderson's Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I., finds himself in a showdown in "High Midnight." Plus stories from Alan Dean Foster, Sarah A. Hoyt, Jody Lynn Nye, Michael A. Stackpole, and many more.

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Old 07-26-2017, 02:03 PM   #7790
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The story was ok-ish. Not as good as his other short stories. Some things just didn't make any sense at all, especially considering the events in other books. I will not say anything else to avoid spoilers.
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Old 07-27-2017, 01:37 PM   #7791
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Old 08-01-2017, 12:12 AM   #7792
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I just started White Night.

I started the series in 2011, read the first 3, and then took a long break before continuing this year. Now that I am getting more into the series I was hoping that my slow pace would mean Peace Talks would be ready by the time I got ther but my hope is fading so I might slow down even more.
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Villains have all the fun—everyone knows that—and this anthology takes you on a wild ride through the dark side! The top villains from sixteen urban fantasy series get their own stories—including the baddies of New York Times bestselling authors Jim Butcher, Kevin Hearne, Kelley Armstrong, Seanan McGuire, and Jonathan Maberry.

For every hero trying to save the world, there’s a villain trying to tear it all down.

In this can’t-miss anthology edited by Joseph Nassise (The Templar Chronicles), you get to plot world domination with the best of the evildoers we love to hate! This outstanding collection brings you stories told from the villains’ point of view, imparting a fresh and unique take on the evil masterminds, wicked witches, and infernal personalities that skulk in the pages of today’s most popular series. (Goodreads)

Urban Enemies is a collection of sixteen stories that give readers a chance to hobnob with the villains that inhabit some of urban fantasy’s best selling series. Newcomers and long time fans will appreciate the diversity and change of scenery as we are given the rare chance to experience some favorite (and new to us) worlds from the point of view of those not often seen.

Even Hand by Jim Butcher (The Dresden Files). *Previously published in the Dark and Stormy Nights collection* A businessman and his bodyguards find themselves under attack when a young woman claims sanctuary for herself and her child.

Henry Dresden is one of my favorite male protagonists but it was a treat to see inside the head of one of his many enemies, Gentleman John Marcone. Especially when Marcone is forced to play the hero. Well written with a strong character base, interesting magic, and engaging narrative. Butcher allows his villain more than enough ample room to navigate within his unusual but strict moral code. This story has me pledging to catch up on this series ASAP.
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