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6.9/10
The Series that Started it All
Must Read , Review , Slider , Urban Fantasy / February 10, 2017

Welcome to my first “Baseline” review.  Why baseline?  Well, in any scientific experiment you need to have a Control, ie. a Baseline.  Something that is a given quantity that you can compare all other against.  For us Storm Front is that baseline.  This is it, the series that started it all.  The very first Urban Fantasy novel. Also, you will find if you read my stuff long enough that I love, L – O – V – E, kicking hornets nests.  Next I’ll be comparing PC to Mac and Ford to Chevy.  Ok, ok, ok, simmer down now.  No, TDF (The Dresden Files), as this series is referred to, was not the first UF novel.  It’s not the best, it’s not the most popular.  Honestly it’s not even that creative.  Seriously, the first book in the series, SF, is a tired cliched, paint by numbers, “It was a dark and stormy night”, noir, PI novel except the PI is WI-zard and no, he’s note joking about it. It says it right there in his yellow pages add.  For those of you young enough to not know what the Yellow Pages were, just imagine the Craig’s List services section as a…