About the Series
The Dresden Files are Jim’s first published series, telling the story of Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden, Chicago’s first (and only) Wizard P.I.
Jim has commented in the past that he’s got ideas for running the series into the lower twenties, at least — here’s hoping the publisher agrees!
The Science Fiction Book Club has gathered many of the Dresden books into hardcover omnibuses: Storm Front, Fool Moon, and Grave Peril are collected in Wizard for Hire; Summer Knight and Death Masks are in Wizard By Trade; Blood Rites and Dead Beat are in Wizard at Large; and Proven Guilty and White Night make up Wizard Under Fire. No plans have been announced for subsequent omnibuses.
Ever wonder how Harry did as a private eye before he set out on his own? Read about Harry’s life as a Ragged Angel in Jim’s short story, Restoration of Faith.
Also, here’s a vignette that Jim did as a part of promoting the series.
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“A very promising start to a new series, not to mention an unusually well-crafted first novel.”
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“Fans of Laurell K. Hamilton and Tanya Huff will love this new fantasy series.”