Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Dresden Files-Patiently waiting

Reciepe for a Harry Dresden book:

2 parts Hard-boiled detective gumshoe novel
2 parts Low fantasy
1 parts Star-Wars references

 fill shaker with ice, add all ingredients, shake vigorously until you hear cussing.

I am a big fan of the Dresden Files books by Jim Butcher. He writes these books as a easy read, but not so easy that you would see the books in the YA section of a Library.

synopsis of Dresdens world taken from the great wiki:

In the world of The Dresden Filesmagic is real, along with ghoulsvampiresdemonsspiritsfaerieswerewolves, and other mythical monsters.Harry Dresden works to protect the general public, who are ignorant of magic and the dark forces conspiring against them. This makes it difficult for Harry to get by as a working wizard and private eye. The Chicago PD's Special Investigation unit, when led by Karrin Murphy, regularly employs Dresden as a consultant to help solve cases of a supernatural nature.
The White Council, the recognized governing body of Wizards, has decreed the Seven Laws of Magic, which all magic users are expected to follow. Breaking any of the laws carries a death sentence except under very rare and special circumstances.

In The Dresden Files universe, each species (humans, faeries, vampires, etc.) has its own political and societal rules and organizations. The human wizards depend on the White Council, while faeries may belong to either the Summer or Winter courts, or they may belong to neither court, in which case they are known as Wyldfae. Vampires may belong to any of three vampire Courts, be it the White, Red, or Black Court. There are rumours of a Jade court based in the far east.

Jim Butcher has created a world where I not only hope Harry wins, I have a sick curiosity about just much abuse Harry can take before he reaches through the computer and beats his author on the head with his own keyboard.

So far there have been 13 novels written about Harry and 1 book of short stories. the next book set for release is November 27. I have been waiting a while for this one and can guarantee that you will be getting a full write up on this book.


Kate said...

I've only read the first couple of the Dresden Files books, but I loved them! I have some catching up to do (which is nice, as it means I don't have to wait a year or more for a new book!).

Oh! Have you read "A Discovery of Witches"? I loved it, and I think you would too. It's about a world where the four major species of primates are humans, witches, vampires, and daemons. It's the first of a trilogy (of which the second book came out a few months ago. I'm frustrated that I have to wait another year to find out how it ends. Agh!).

Tim K said...

I'll have to check out those books. I tore through all of the Dresden Files within a month, I have been getting antsy about Cold Days

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