The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
Welcome to the Jungle

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When the supernatural world spins out of control, when the police can’t handle what goes bump in the night, when monsters come screaming out of nightmares and into the mean streets, there’s just one man to call: Harry Dresden, the only professional wizard in the Chicago phone book. A police consultant and private investigator, Dresden has to walk the dangerous line between the world of night and the light of day.

Now Harry Dresden is investigating a brutal mauling at the Lincoln Park Zoo that has left a security guard dead and many questions unanswered. As an investigator of the supernatural, he senses that there’s more to this case than a simple animal attack, and as Dresden searches for clues to figure out who is really behind the crime, he finds himself next on the victim list, and being hunted by creatures that won’t leave much more than a stain if they catch him.

Written exclusively for comics by Jim Butcher, The Dresden Files: Welcome to the Jungle is a brand-new story that’s sure to enchant readers with a blend of gripping mystery and fantastic adventure.
 

About Jim Butcher

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Author Jim Butcher was born in Independence, Missouri on October 26, 1971. He is the author of The Dresden Files series and the Codex Alera series. He has also written a Spider-Man novel entitled The Darkest Hours and a novelette entitled Backup. He has contributed to numerous anthologies including My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding, Blood Lite, and Many Bloody Returns. His latest fantasy novel is entitled, Side Jobs. His works also include Ghost Story which made Publisher's Weekly best seller list for 2011. In 2012 his title Cold Days: A Novel of the Dresden Files made The New York Times Best Sellers List.
 
Published October 15, 2014 by Dynamite Entertainment. 36 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Publishers Weekly

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In yet another engaging urban fantasy that leavens apocalyptic threats with smart-ass humor, Butcher just keeps upping the ante for wizard Harry Dresden, appearing in his 14th novel after 2011’s Ghost Story.

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BC Books

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It is hard, especially when Dresden is jokingly referred to in some circles as "the other wizard named Harry" not to draw parallels with Harry Potter.

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Moving past the first book, Storm Front, we gain more new characters along the way--good, bad and grey characters who continue to grow as the series progresses—including faeries and Sidhe (one of which is Harry's bonafide faerie godmother), werewolves, vampires (of the nightmarish variety), a swo...

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Love Vampires

Still the journey is just as much part of the trip as the arrival at the destination, and judging by Turn Coat the author still has plenty of diverting antics to keep us entertained - even if I can’t help but ask, “Are we there yet?” LoveVampires Review Rating: Related Lin...

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Love Vampires

Harry Dresden is the only wizard in the Chicago phone book.

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Love Vampires

However, most of the stories in Side Jobs are chronologically placed from Dresden Files book 8 onwards – meaning that new readers may be a little lost without prior knowledge of the back story.

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Love Vampires

Some of the Dresden Files books work well as stand alone stories however Ghost Story isn’t one of them – it’s vitally necessary to read Changes (book 12) before attempting Ghost Story otherwise it’s going to be hard to understand quite how Harry ended up in his current predicament.

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Love Vampires

This is the seventh book in the series and although the book just about stands alone, I think you would get more enjoyment from reading the previous books first as it would explain a lot of the back story.

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Love Vampires

Locating the vampire nest is easy but killing the vampires is a much harder task, as they are protected by Renfields (enslaved humans) dark hounds (converted dogs) and have taken human hostages.

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Love Vampires

In Harry’s world there are three types of vampire: Black Court, particularly nasty vampires who are undead, Red Court, bat-like vampires who drink blood and the White Court, psychic vampires who can most easily pass for human.

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Love Vampires

Harry Dresden, professional wizard, has never faced anything like this.

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SF Signal

Butcher launched his adaptations with a brand new story written specifically for the comics – Welcome to the Jungle (978-0345507464), which takes place immediately before the first Dresden Files novel – Storm Front.

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The Ranting Dragon

After some much-needed time off, Harry Dresden is now back in town.

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Geek Speak Magazine

In Short: A series based on the excellent books that showed a lot of promise but was cut short before fully coming into its own.

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