Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Review: Summer Knight

Summer Knight
Summer Knight by Jim Butcher

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book Info: Genre: Urban Fantasy
Reading Level: Adult
Recommended for: Fans of Urban Fantasy, Dresden Files

My Thoughts: Harry does have a way of making friends. After managing to embroil the White Council in a war with the vampire courts in Grave Peril, he proceeds to cause trouble with the sidhe. Of course, since he had already had problems with his fairy Godmother, Leanansidhe, that is just cake, you know?

One of my favorite things about this series is the humor behind everything. Harry is railroaded by Mab and the White Council, things are looking grim. “I slammed the doors open a little harder than I needed to, stalked out to the Blue Beetle, and drove away with all the raging power the ancient four-cylinder engine should muster. Behold the angry wizard puttputt-putting away.” Can’t you just see that, so perfectly?

We receive a lot of answers in this book, but are given a lot of new questions. Just the way we like it, right?

Disclosure: I purchased this book for myself, as I did all of this series. All opinions are my own.

Compilation Synopsis: Private detective/wizard-for-hire Harry Dresden is suckered into tangling in the affairs of Faerie, where the fate of the entire world-and his soul-are at stake.

Ever since his girlfriend left town to deal with her newly acquired taste for blood, Harry Dresden has been down and out in Chicago. He can’t pay his rent. He’s alienating his friends. He can’t even recall the last time he took a shower.

The only professional wizard in the phone book has become a desperate man.

And just when it seems things can’t get any worse, in saunters the Winter Queen of Faerie. She has an offer Harry can’t refuse if he wants to free himself of the supernatural hold his faerie godmother has over him—and hopefully end his run of bad luck. All he has to do is find out who murdered the Summer Queen’s right-hand man, the Summer Knight, and clear the Winter Queen’s name.

It seems simple enough, but Harry knows better than to get caught in the middle of faerie politics. Until he finds out that the fate of the entire world rests on his solving this case.

No pressure or anything…

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