Summer Knight by Jim Butcher
Published : September 3rd 2002
HARRY DRESDEN — WIZARD
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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…
I’ve been trying to get my way through The Dresden Files and it’s proven itself to be an enjoyable experience so far! Harry is very much a character in which at times makes me literally laugh out loud and not many books can achieve that with me.
There was a lot more complexity than expected with this book. I love how well developed it was. Especially with getting Dresden’s godmother to sell his contract to Mab, it was a great way to start the story line of this book.
I adored the way each moving piece of this book worked with the overall plot. The characters are never lacking and neither is the story and action in the book. I had a bit of trouble starting up this book but then as the story line developed I got way more invested. Especially seeing toot toot again! He’s probably my favorite character in this book.
The faerie fight is completely epic and I love the way it was all written out and described. I could read it over and over again without wearing down the epicness of it.
I’m extremely excited to keep continuing with this series.