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Jim Butcher (1) (1971–)

Autor(a) de Storm Front

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About the Author

Jim Butcher was born in Independence, Missouri on October 26, 1971. He is the author of The Dresden Files series, the Codex Alera series, Side Jobs, Ghost Story, and the Cinder Spires series. He has also written a Spider-Man novel entitled The Darkest Hours and a novelette entitled Backup. He has mostrar mais contributed to numerous anthologies including My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding, Blood Lite, and Many Bloody Returns. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por Jim Butcher

Storm Front (2000) 14,478 exemplares
Fool Moon (2001) 9,802 exemplares
Grave Peril (2001) 8,532 exemplares
Summer Knight (2002) 7,839 exemplares
Death Masks (2003) 7,283 exemplares
Blood Rites (2004) 6,948 exemplares
Dead Beat (2005) 6,827 exemplares
Proven Guilty (2006) 6,379 exemplares
White Night (2007) 6,286 exemplares
Small Favor (2008) 5,883 exemplares
Turn Coat (2009) 5,346 exemplares
Furies of Calderon (2004) 5,331 exemplares
Changes (2010) — Autor — 4,896 exemplares
Ghost Story (2011) 4,084 exemplares
Academ's Fury (2005) — Autor — 3,607 exemplares
Cold Days (2012) 3,554 exemplares
Cursor's Fury (2006) — Autor — 3,301 exemplares
Captain's Fury (2007) — Autor — 3,025 exemplares
Skin Game (2014) 2,905 exemplares
Princeps' Fury (2008) — Autor — 2,794 exemplares
First Lord's Fury (2009) 2,503 exemplares
The Aeronaut's Windlass (2015) 1,978 exemplares
Peace Talks (2020) 1,452 exemplares
Welcome to the Jungle (2008) 1,263 exemplares
Battle Ground (2020) 1,144 exemplares
Mean Streets (2009) — Contribuidor — 1,059 exemplares
Brief Cases (2018) 974 exemplares
Backup (2008) 824 exemplares
Wizard for Hire (2005) 417 exemplares
Working for Bigfoot (2015) — Autor — 352 exemplares
Shadowed Souls (2016) — Contribuidor — 319 exemplares
Wizard by Trade (2002) 302 exemplares
Wizard at Large (2006) 262 exemplares
The Darkest Hours (2006) 238 exemplares
Wizard Under Fire (2007) 222 exemplares
Heroic Hearts (2022) — Editor — 165 exemplares
The Olympian Affair (2023) 153 exemplares
The Law (2022) 139 exemplares
Restoration of Faith (2011) 137 exemplares
The Dresden Files Collection 1-6 (2006) 126 exemplares
Vignette [short story] 117 exemplares
The Dresden Files Collection 7-12 (2010) 100 exemplares
Love Hurts [short story] (2011) 83 exemplares
Mirror Mirror 76 exemplares
Christmas Eve 31 exemplares
Warriorborn (2023) 27 exemplares
Codex Alera Complete Series (1990) 26 exemplares
Twelve Months 18 exemplares
Even Hand 14 exemplares
The Dresden Files Collection 1-4 (2016) 12 exemplares
The Warrior 12 exemplares
AAAA Wizardry 11 exemplares
The Dresden Files Boxed Set #2 (2010) 11 exemplares
It's My Birthday Too 11 exemplares
Something Borrowed 11 exemplares
Day Off [short story] 10 exemplares
Bombshells 9 exemplares
Codex Alera Collection 3-5 (2011) 8 exemplares
A Fistful of Warlocks (2017) 8 exemplares
Curses [short story] 7 exemplares
Heorot [short story] (2007) 7 exemplares
Cold Case 7 exemplares
Dabel Brothers Showcase (Free Comic Book Day 2009) (2009) — Contribuidor; Contribuidor; Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Zoo Day 5 exemplares
Jury Duty (2015) 4 exemplares
Day One 4 exemplares
Monsters 3 exemplares
Del Rey & Dabel Brothers 2008 Preview (free comic book day) (2008) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Side Jobs 1 exemplar
Cold DaysChanges 1 exemplar
Old Jobs 1 exemplar
Dresden Files, The 1 exemplar
Spider-Man 02: Dunkle Zeiten (2007) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding (2006) — Contribuidor — 1,455 exemplares
Many Bloody Returns (2007) — Contribuidor — 1,364 exemplares
Dangerous Women (2013) — Contribuidor — 1,088 exemplares
Strange Brew (2009) — Contribuidor — 1,056 exemplares
Blood Lite (2008) — Contribuidor — 866 exemplares
My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon (2007) — Contribuidor — 770 exemplares
Songs of Love and Death: All Original Tales of Star Crossed Love (2010) — Contribuidor — 701 exemplares
Dark and Stormy Knights (2010) — Contribuidor — 626 exemplares
Naked City (2011) — Contribuidor — 616 exemplares
Hex Appeal (2012) — Contribuidor — 380 exemplares
Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron (2012) — Contribuidor — 302 exemplares
Blood Lite III: Aftertaste (2012) — Contribuidor — 200 exemplares
Urban Enemies (2017) — Contribuidor — 188 exemplares
Weird Detectives: Recent Investigations (2013) — Contribuidor — 144 exemplares
Unfettered II: New Tales by Masters of Fantasy (2016) — Contribuidor — 109 exemplares
The Monster Hunter Files (2018) — Contribuidor — 104 exemplares
Unbound (2015) — Contribuidor — 95 exemplares
Farscape Forever!: Sex, Drugs and Killer Muppets (2005) — Contribuidor — 94 exemplares
Magic City: Recent Spells (2014) — Contribuidor — 83 exemplares
Dangerous Women 3 (2014) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
Beyond the Pale: A Fantasy Anthology (2014) — Contribuidor — 66 exemplares
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2013 Edition (2013) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares
Street Magicks (2016) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Parallel Worlds: The Heroes Within (2019) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Butcher, James D.
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Independence, Missouri, USA
Butcher, Shannon K. (wife)
Butcher, James J. (son)
Ricia Mainhardt
Jennifer Jackson

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Jim Butcher read his first fantasy novel when he was seven years old-- the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. By the time he turned eight, he'd added the rest of the Narnia books, the Prydain Chronicles, every book about Star Wars he could find, a great many Star Trek novels and the Lord of the Rings to his count.

So he was pretty much doomed from the start.

Love of fantasy, his personal gateway drug, drew him toward a fairly eclectic spread of interests: horseback riding (including trick riding, stunt riding, drill riding, and competitive stunt racing), archery, martial arts, costuming, music and theater. He played a lot of role- playing games, a lot of fantasy-based tactical computer games, and eventually got into live-action roleplay where players beat each other up with boffer weapons.

So, really, he can fly his nerd flag with pretty much anyone, and frequently does.

He took up writing to be able to produce fantasy novels with swords and horses in them, and determinedly wrote terrible fantasy books until, just to prove a point to his writing teacher, he decided to take every piece of her advice; fill out outlines and worksheets, and design stories and characters just the way she'd been telling him to do for about three years. He was certain that once she saw what hideous art it produced, she would be proven wrong and repent the error of her ways. The result was the Dresden Files, which sure showed *her*.

She has not yet admitted her mistake and recanted her philosophy on writing.

Jim has performed in dramas, musicals, and vocal groups in front of live audiences of thousands and on TV. He has performed exhibition riding in multiple arenas, and fallen from running horses a truly ridiculous number of times. He was once cursed by an Amazon witch doctor in rural Brazil, has apparently begun writing about himself in the third person, and is hardly ever sick at sea.

He also writes books occasionally.

Jim stands accused of writing the Dresden Files and the Codex Alera. He's plead insanity, but the jury is still out on that one. He lives in Missouri with his wife, romantic suspense and paranormal romance writer Shannon K. Butcher (who is really pretty and way out of his league), his son, and a ferocious guard dog.



Dresden Files Series Order em Jim Butcher (Junho 2020)
Dresden Files Group Read em 2019 Category Challenge (Maio 2019)
Storm Front, Jim Butcher em World Reading Circle (Junho 2018)
Ghost Story (Potential for Spoilers) em Jim Butcher (Dezembro 2015)
Dresden Files Heirarchy em Jim Butcher (Janeiro 2013)
The Dresden Files em FantasyFans (Agosto 2011)
Storm Front em Jim Butcher (Junho 2011)


"Speak for yourself," Murphy said. "I just gave my last grenade to a Valkyrie and ordered her to blow up a kraken. I'm having a ball."

Battle Ground is the seventeenth entry in The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. The title of the book is literal. If you don't enjoy action and battle scenes, you're going to hate this book. Luckily I'm an action junkie and enjoyed every minute of it.

So much happens in this installment that I'm assuming is to set up for the remainder of the series. And I thought Changes changed everything! This is even more fundamental of a shift in the story now that humanity, at least in Chicago, knows some of the truth. The story was also was one heck of an emotional roller coaster beginning to end. I think just about every secondary character, and many of the bad guys, make an appearance in this book. I still can't believe Butcher did that to Muprhy. At least she got to have some fun first. Nor did have any clue as to Marcone and all he's been up to. And Butters being MVP in the battle. Who would've ever expected that from where Butters started? Also, Harry has had the Winter mantle long enough that he's starting to think a little like a fae.

My copy also contained a short story titled Christmas Eve about Harry and Maggie on their first Christmas together. It was heartwarming and adorable.

It feels odd to be caught up on the series after taking my time reading it. Yet now that I'm caught up, it's going to be fun to start speculating and see if I can guess anything that's heading Harry's way next correctly.
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Narilka | 43 outras críticas | Nov 26, 2023 |
I love Harry Dresden as a character. He is comedic,witty and he deals with magic which is always a bonus in my fantasy driven mind. I also love the story line so far. I love crime shows and this has the same kind of feel too it
Sarahmouse | 598 outras críticas | Nov 25, 2023 |
I should have remembered when I unearthed this in a shelf of TBR books that I hadn't enjoyed the other volume that I've read from this series. This collection of short stories reinforced that impression. I think perhaps the compulsory humour in life and death situations becomes a little grating at times but the main issue that otherwise good stories are spoiled by 'dodgy' parts, such as the one told from the viewpoint of Dresden's vampire half brother who kills the female villain through the ability of his inner demon to inflict death by multiple orgasms - so it's OK then as she enjoyed it!. And most of the characters are basically cardboard cutouts with little to differentiate them.

The best story for me is the last one, which takes place after the novel 'Changes', and is a massive spoiler so I won't go into details, but it stars Murphy, female detective friend of Dresden's. The fact that he didn't appear in it and I enjoyed it best of all is rather telling. So a 2 star 'OK' rating and I won't be reading any more of these.
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kitsune_reader | 104 outras críticas | Nov 23, 2023 |
Having heard favourable reports of this series and seeing book 2 in a charity shop I decided to give it a try. However, I found it boring in parts and frustrating. The numerous characters are all cardboard cutouts apart from Harry himself, and he spends a lot of the time mentally beating himself up, often while being beaten up by various adversaries. The treatment of women is especially bad - they are all highly attractive but with no real characterisation other than the odd bit of feistiness, apart from Murphy the police woman who seems to be Mrs Angry the whole time. Only Dresden himself has a sense of humour and that is often forced, making wisecracks in the least likely situations, especially when it is guaranteed to drive various villains who have him at their mercy into a killing frenzy.

The story revolves around several types of werewolf - which Dresden describes for Murphy in a report fairly early on in the story. I couldn't help thinking that this might confuse some readers and certainly would a TV audience if this was adapted (having heard there was a TV series based on these books). Quite a lot of the book is devoted to copious descriptions of blood and gore as the various types of werewolf go on the rampage. I also found it highly unbelievable that the main character survives being constantly shot/beaten etc especially when he is at the mercy of a biker gang who channel spirits of rage and are supposedly a type of werewolf that does not change from human form. His ability to function despite days of such treatment stretched my disbelief to the snapping point.

The more interesting aspect of the book was Dresden's familiar spirit, Bob, who inhabits a skull, and a demon he conjures to try to get more information about who is carrying out the murders. But I found it very odd that he would give away one of his names - and apparently has already done so in book 1 - when to give the demons his whole name will put him entirely at their mercy. Especially for information which could have been found out on the internet - granted that magic in this book causes failure of computer and other electrical equipment, but he could have asked his girlfriend Susan, the reporter, to research it for him. It is also very convenient that he early on makes two potions that he just happens to need later on.

So I would rate this as an OK 2 stars at best and am not planning to seek any more of the series.
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kitsune_reader | 299 outras críticas | Nov 23, 2023 |


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