Jim Butcher’s fourth book in the Dresden Files series is Summer Knight. This book delves more into the fae that exist in Harry Dresden’s world. I have to admit that pretty much what I know of faeries, I have learned through other urban fantasy books. Here’s what you need to know. There is a summer court and a winter court. The summer court is thought of as the good faeries and the winter court is thought of as the bad faeries. However, it is not that black and white.
Harry has a godmother from the winter court. She appeared in the previous book (Grave Peril), and had been trying to collect on a debt owed to her by Harry. She was pushed into selling Dresden’s IOU to Mab, the queen of the winter court. Mab’s request is definitely going to be more than Harry Dresden bargained for. But, what’s new about that right?
Dresden would have probably tried harder to get out of solving the mystery of the murder of the summer court’s knight, but the White Council of magic got involved. In Grave Peril, Harry had started a war between the Red Court vampires and the White Council. In Summer Knight, the Red Court would like the White Council to just hand Harry over to them. However, Harry would rather not just be handed over to his death.
Harry enlists the help of the teenage werewolves, the Alphas, and Karrin Murphy of course. There are some great fights in this one. Yet again, Harry seems to head to one fight, and if he survives, he has someone else gunning for him. The faery courts are very interesting, and I love the Alphas and Harry and Murphy’s trip to Wal-mart.
I think this has been one of my favorite books in the series so far. I am definitely still loving the Dresden Files.
I’m going to give Summer Knight by Jim Butcher, 1 bookmark.