“Meet Harry Dresden, Chicago’s first (and only) Wizard P.I. Turns out the ‘everyday’ world is full of strange and magical things – and most of them don’t play well with humans. That’s where Harry comes in. Business has been slow lately for Harry Dresden. Okay, business has been dead. Not undead – just dead. You would think Chicago would have a little more action for the only professional wizard in the phone book. But lately, Harry hasn’t been able to dredge up any kind of work – magical or mundane. But just when it looks like he can’t afford his next meal, a murder comes along that requires his particular brand of supernatural expertise. A brutally mutilated corpse. Strange-looking paw prints. A full moon. Take three guesses. And the first two don’t count . . . Magic – it can get a guy killed.”
This book was tough going, but that was probably my fault. I decided to listen to this while doing my long runs, but they weren’t really regular enough to support listening to an audiobook. I’ve since turned to podcasts and that is much better.
I really like the premise behind these books and love that James Masters reads them, so was frustrated that I didn’t get engrossed in because of the gaps in between listening sessions. This was one was about werewolves, yet it was different from other werewolf stories I’ve read so that was great. In this book there are different kinds of people who can turn into wolves and wolves that can turn into people!
I like how the author mixes the real world with the magical world and how the characters deal with the overlap. I also like that this is a crime series over magical. It’s about solving a mystery, which is slightly different my more normal adventure/journey reads.
My main frustration with this book was the character relationships. I haven’t felt their development has been visible. I’m not convinced with a few of Dresden’s relationships. They don’t feel connected. I’m going to keep going with the series, mainly because James Masters reads it, but also for the underlying story of Harry’s parents and his history. I think that is where my interest lies and I know that will come out if I keep going. Plus it’s good to read something slight different!