After reading the Dresden Files thread, it's obvious I'm not the only reader who also enjoys something breezy and fun along with the epic and dense novels. Here are a few of my recommendations outside Dresden Files: 1. The Hellequin Chronicles - Must read if you are a Dresden fan. 2. The Tapestry Series - A darker Harry Potter. I actually like some of it better than HP. 3. The Riftwar Cycle - Absolutely fantastic characters.