Fans who have been patient enough to wait and purchase this second collection will not be disappointed, as Butcher delivers his usual mix of sarcasm, geekiness, and darkness followers of Dresden and his adventures have come to expect from the wizard ... These stories show new sides of these characters ... Every story in both collections adds to the world Butcher created, but being able to get inside the minds of Dresden’s friends and enemies is a treat for any fan ... Brief Cases has a great balance of humor, imagination, and furthering the overall story. There are numerous references and inside jokes that Dresden Files enthusiasts will be excited to read.
Dresden Files fans, this is the book you've been waiting for ... Brief Cases, a collection of several of Butcher's excellent short stories and novellas from within the universe of Harry Dresden, offers not only excellent short narratives that dabble between the scenes of the novels, it provides a new story ... the collection isn't just for Dresden fans—readers who only know a little about the setting are quickly brought up to speed and can enjoy ... Dresden Files fans are sure to get joy out of having these previously anthologized pieces together all in one cover ... Newcomers to the series will find plenty to keep them engaged with the world ... worth picking up.
Whether you are a devoted fan of Chicago wizard Harry Dresden or a newcomer to the series, this short-story collection is worth reading ... For new readers, this book is an opportunity to get acquainted with the sense of humor and gritty voice that Butcher has developed over the series ... These trips through the perspective of side characters will really appeal to readers who need a Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden fix and to all urban-fantasy readers.
...[an] entertaining collection ... This collection mostly serves to whet longtime fans’ appetites while they wait for the next full-length installment, and newcomers will find little of interest here.