Sunday, April 8, 2012

2 short stories

Restoration of Faith by Jim Butcher:

This is a short story of approximately 24 pages that takes place before the first book Storm Front while he is still working for another PI. I read it after Storm Front. It is about finding a runaway girl, being accused of kidnapping instead and Harry meets the police officer Karrin Murphy for the first time.
It is a nice short story to introduce Harry Dresden and Karrin Murphy and it was not a problem to read it after Storm Front. This short story is free to read on Jim Butcher's webpage. But it is also part of the book Side Jobs.

The New World by Patrick Ness:
In this dramatic prequel to the award-winning Chaos Walking Trilogy, author Patrick Ness gives us a short story of Viola's journey to the New World. From Goodreads. Again only 24 pages.
Again, even though this is a prequel to The Knife of never Letting Go, I read it after and that was fine. I liked that I got to know Viola in the book of Knife of Never Letting Go and then found out the story about how she got there.

Both short stories were very good but as they were only 24 pages each I of course don't count them as books. But they are good for learning more about the characters in the two series.

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