Some will say: since Storm Front is Butcher's first, the writing is amateurish at best. Others will complain about the latent sexism and all the bad tropes from the "Noir" genre. You might find that part of the story is incoherent or makes no sense at all. Worse, characters' motives are made to suit that same convolted plot. The whole thing reads like a (teenage) male power fantasy. The critics are right. 'Tis all true.So why did I enjoy it? I keep my 13 year old self very close... and it's fun. Roaring fun. Fun like wizards, mafia, faeries, underground clubs, scorpions, hookers and giant swords. Don't take this novel too seriously and you'll enjoy it too.