Review: Summer Knight (The Dresden Files #4) by Jim Butcher

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HARRY DRESDEN — WIZARD
Lost items found. Paranormal Investigations. Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates.
No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or Other Entertainment
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…


Wow. Is all I can say while we get further and further into the Dresden world. Things are really picking up and things are getting complicated as well, not only for Harry but for us that are following him on his never ending journey.
There is not much I can say without spoiling it so I will again try to just make it short and sweet.
One big thing besides the Susan issue and the consequences from last book is happening to Harry. Quiet the twist as the past haunts Harry in a unexpected way. I’m really looking forwad to learn and hear more but hope it will not take over the whole story arc, but I doubt it.
Harry really has his hands full this book. We meet the council and of course he is in trouble with them as mentioned before. He has to proof himself. That sounds easier that done as now things get mixed up with the fairies. Fairies and other creatures are a big part of this book and we learn a lot more about the Never-never (?!) and also the faries and their politics.
I still if not even more love the friendship between Harry and Murphy. I love their dynamic and hope it will never be more than friends. Also the next time the meet in Wal mart I want in.
Susan, we don’t get a lot of her and while a lot of about her we don’t see her all that much and I must say I really missed her.
The same goes with Michael, we don’t get him this book but I’m really hoping we get him back.
Bob and Toot are just the best. Tho I must say Toot reminds me a lot of Jenks from “The Hollows” series maybe that will change.
Hmm what else can I say without spoiling the fun, OH .We meet Billy and the wolves again and they are actually a big part of the book, which I really enjoyed.
Overall there was so much happening it was mayhem but I loved every bit of it ……… lots of twists, action and of course Harry trying to sacrifice himself for his friends, but also lots of snark and humor along with some heartbreak. So, in short a rollercoaster of a book.
I’m looking forward to the next book, to see how certain things turn out and what trouble Harry can get into next. One thing so far I enjoy is that each book, leaves things open but yet somehow ends peacefully with something resolved and not a huge cliffhanger.
I rate this book 5★

 

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