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The Dresden Files is a contemporary urban fantasy series of novels by author Jim Butcher. They are told in first person narrative by the human wizard and private investigator Harry Dresden, who tells of his investigations into supernatural disturbances in modern-day Chicago. So far, the series consists of fifteen novels, along with several novelettes and short stories.

It has been adapted into a television series: The Dresden Files.

ChronologyEdit

The internal chronology of the Files is as follows:[1]

No. Title Type Note Collection/Omnibus
0.1 "A Fistful of Warlocks" short story Originally released in the collection: Straight Outta Thombstone Brief Cases (2018)
0.2 "Restoration of Faith" short story & comic book Also available on jim-butcher.com Side Jobs [short story]

Dabel Brothers Showcase 2009 (Free Comic Book Day) [comic]

0.3 Welcome to the Jungle comic book series & graphic novel Welcome to the Jungle was originally released as a four-part, monthly comic mini-series by Dabel Brothers Publishing, April - July, 2008.
1 Storm Front novel & graphic novel The graphic novel was originally released as a 4 part comic by Dynamite Wizard for Hire [novel]
2 Fool Moon novel & graphic novelThe graphic novel was originally released as an 8 part comic by DynamiteWizard for Hire [novel]
2.1 Ghoul Goblin graphic novel Ghoul Goblin was originally released as a 6 issue comic by Dynamite
2.2 "B is for Bigfoot" short story Originally released in the collection: Under My Hat: Tales From the Cauldron
3 Grave Peril novel Wizard for Hire
4 Summer Knight novel Wizard By Trade
5 Death Masks novel Wizard By Trade
5.1 Publicity and Advertisingvignette Also available on jim-butcher.com Side Jobs (2010)
6 Blood Rites novel Wizard at Large
7 Dead Beat novel Wizard at Large
7.1 "I Was a Teenage Bigfoot" short story Originally released in the collection: Blood Lite 3: Aftertaste
7.2 War Cry graphic novel War cry was originally released as a 5 issue comic by Dynamite
7.3 Something Borrowedshort story Originally released in the collection: My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding (2006)

Side Jobs (2010)

8 Proven Guilty novel Wizard Under Fire
9 White Night novel Wizard Under Fire
9.1 Down Town graphic novel 6 part comic issue from Dynamite. Illustrated by Carlos Gomez. Dynamite Comics
9.2 "It's My Birthday, Too" short story Originally released in the collection: Many Bloody Returns (2007) Side Jobs (2010)
9.3 Wild Card graphic novel
9.4 "Heorot" short story Originally released in the collection: My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon (2008) Side Jobs (2010)
10 Small Favor novel
10.1 Backup novelette Thomas Raith's POV
10.2 "Day Off" short story Originally released in the collection: Blood Lite (2008) Side Jobs (2010)
10.3 The Warrior novelette
10.4 "Curses" short story
10.5 "Last Call" short story
10.6? "AAAA Wizardry" short story placement based on the fact the DFRPG is written in-universe prior to Turn Coat.
  • DFRPG Volume Two: Our World
  • Brief Cases (2018)
10.7? Wild Card graphic novel 6 part comic issue from Dynamite. Dynamite Comics
10.8? Dog Men graphic novel 6 Part comic issue from Dynamite. jim-butcher.com
11 Turn Coat novel
11.1 "Bigfoot on Campus" short story Originally released in the collection: Hex Appeal (2012)
  • Working for Bigfoot (2015)
  • Brief Cases (2018)
11.2 "Even Hand" short story John Marcone's POV
11.3 "Love Hurts" short story
12 Changes novel
12.1 Aftermath novelette Karrin Murphy's POV Side Jobs (2010) (exclusive)
12.5 Side Jobs anthology (2010)
13 Ghost Story novel
13.1 Bombshells Molly Carpenter's POV
  • "Dangerous Women," edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois (2013)
  • Brief Cases (2018)
14 Cold Days novel
14.1 "Cold Case" short story Molly Carpenter's POV; available as an ebook
15 Skin Game novel
15.1 "Day One" short story Waldo Butters's POV; available as an ebook
  • Unfettered II, edited by Shawn Speakman (2016)
  • Brief Cases (2018)
15.2 "Zoo Day" short story Harry Dresden's, Maggie Dresden's and Mouse's POV Brief Cases (2018) (exclusive)
15.3 "Jury Duty" short story available as an ebook
  • Unbound, edited by Shawn Speakman (2015)
  • Brief Cases (2018)
15.4 "Christmas Eve" short story Available on jim-butcher.com.

Note: The chronology of the works between Small Favor and Turn Coat is not clear, and it is presumed to follow the order in Side Jobs.

Note: It was originally planned for the Dresden Files to contain 20 Case Files and finish off with a Big Apocalyptic Trilogy. However, Butcher has stated in several signing sessions that the events of Changes were supposed to have happened in book 10, and that case files might run up 24 books instead of just 23.[2]

The Science Fiction Book Club released four Dresden Files hardcover omnibuses, which include the novels from Storm Front to White Night.

OmnibusesEdit

No. Title Includes
1–3 Wizard for Hire Storm Front, Fool Moon, and Grave Peril
4, 5 Wizard By Trade Summer Knight and Death Masks
6, 7 Wizard at Large Blood Rites and Dead Beat
8, 9 Wizard Under Fire Proven Guilty and White Night

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Dresden Files Series - Goodreads
  2. FAQ - jim-butcher.com

External linksEdit