HARRY DRESDEN — WIZARD
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Harry Dresden is Chicago’s one and only professional wizard. The ultimate underdog, he stands up for those who cannot stand up for themselves and protects the citizens of Chicago from the beasts and ghoulies that they are otherwise unaware of. He’s witty, quotes everything from Star Wars to the Evil Overlord list and has moxie enough to insult every big baddie that comes his way. Dresden’s a True Hero.
The best part about this series, in my opinion, is the depth of every single character. Even small-time characters that make minor appearances throughout the series have an intricate personality. Whether you’re the type to root for the underdog or secretly hope the bad guy will win, you have more than enough options of worthwhile characters to choose from.
The timeline of each book is generally the same – around chapter 30 is where things start to hit the fan, around chapter 40 is where they start to wrap up, and the ‘epilogue’ is typically close to chapter 50. They’re short chapters, (the quicker to read you with, my dear!), and you find yourself getting sucked in to the story before you even realize it’s happened.
I’d borrowed Storm Front from a friend, and before I got halfway through it, I went out and got the omnibii for the entire series. I finished all 13 books in a little over a week. It’s that good.
Rumor has it that there’s going to be around 20 books total, ending in an apocalyptic trilogy. As of the time of this post, book 13 – Ghost Story – is the last published book. There is no publish date for book 14, Cold Days, as of yet.