Welcome back to the Preternatura Book Club! We'll be talking about topics that are related to the book we're reading but are general enough for you to pipe up and voice an opinion.
Each book read will last four weeks, which is a much faster schedule than we've done on previous books. Today, we finish reading STORM FRONT, book one in the Harry Dresden series by Jim Butcher. We will take a couple of weeks off for some special River Road release week fun and a Thanksgiving special blog series I have planned, then will resume the book club on November 28, when we’ll begin reading Spider’s Bite, the first in Jennifer Estep’s Elemental Assassin series. I haven’t read this series, so it will all be new to me.
Today’s giveaway will be a mystery unclaimed prize of your choice of genre: paranormal romance, urban fantasy, sci fi, fantasy, or YA.
Now, back to Harry and how very un-magical his wardrobe is. Okay, the duster is pretty cool, but I got a big laugh as he was dragged to the newest crime scene wearing a t-shirt, jogging pants, and cowboy boots (because his cat, Mister, had absconded with one of his sneakers). In an earlier scene, he had on a western-style shirt with his jeans. A fashion plate, our Harry is not. It sort of plays into that whole Columbo-bumbling-but-brilliant detective vibe.
The other thing I thought was really cool about how this story developed and wrapped up, without any spoilers, is how weather—particularly thunderstorms—could serve as a source of magical energy. It makes perfect sense, and works really well in Jim Butcher’s magical world. I think he uses it in other ways in one or two future books.
So…. thoughts about Storm Front or the Dresden universe? Things you like or don’t like about the book? Think you’ll continue with the series if it’s a new one for you? Comment to be entered for the book giveaway. Let’s chat!