Cursor’s Fury, by Jim Butcher

Why start with the third novel in Jim Butcher’s Codex Alera series? Well, it’s the best way to evaluate a series: how strong is the overall story, how complete is the world, how engaging are the characters, and how capable is the author (particularly with backstory)? In this case, Butcher excels in all areas. From […]

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Storm Front & Proven Guilty, by Jim Butcher

With the advent of SciFi channel’s “The Dresden Files,” I thought I’d get familiar with Jim Butcher’s books. I always wanted to read some of his work, since the Harry Dresden series had always looked intriguing to me. However, I was faced with a series of eight books (or nine, depending upon when White Night […]

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