Summer Knight

Summer Knight

Book - 2002
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Penguin Putnam
In the fourth novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series featuring everyone's favorite wizard for hire, Harry Dresden is suckered into the tangled—and dangerous—affairs of Faerie...

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...

Baker & Taylor
Despondent over the loss of his vampire girlfriend, private detective and wizard-for-hire Harry Dresden undertakes a mission for the Winter Queen of Faerie to find out who murdered the Summer Queen's right-hand man, the Summer Knight, and clear the Winter Queen of the crime. Original.

Baker
& Taylor

Despondent over the loss of his vampire girlfriend, private detective and wizard-for-hire Harry Dresden undertakes a mission for the Winter Queen of Faerie to find out who murdered the Summer Queen's right-hand man, the Summer Knight, and clear the Winter Queen of the crime.

Publisher: New York : Roc, c2002
ISBN: 9780451458926
9780451462756
9781841494012
Characteristics: 371 p. ; 18 cm

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SquamishLibraryStaff Mar 15, 2017

I love this series – good, light, fantasy reads, with strong characters and enough intriguing over-arching plots to keep me sucked in.


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matt99stevens
Jul 05, 2017

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Library_Jill Apr 18, 2017

Fans of Harry Dresden will not be disappointed by this fourth book in the series. This had all of the wit, magic, and mystery that I have come to expect from the Dresden Files series, and I enjoyed Butcher's take on the Faerie Courts. I also appreciated the return of some supporting characters from earlier novels--Billy and the werewolves and Toot, especially--and I love how Harry continues to develop as a character.

SquamishLibraryStaff Mar 15, 2017

I love this series – good, light, fantasy reads, with strong characters and enough intriguing over-arching plots to keep me sucked in.

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Mahala
Apr 28, 2016

This book was action-packed and filled with thrills and excitement. The suspense though out comes to a gripping final showdown. accompanied by Harry's great wit ( the tree scene right after he shoots from the ground is priceless). It's a great story , with a well-thought-out plot, an excellent read/listen. James Masters does a fantastic job as Narrator.
* Suggestion for anyone listening to the CD-books on tape. Borrow the book of ebook at same time. Most of Disc 4 is wiped out on the CD and you miss a lot. You can read chapters 12, 13 & 14 then go back to the CD's afterwards. Without the book you would miss to much.

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bogwolf
Aug 02, 2015

3 1/2 stars (Though if you're on book four of the series you might round up as you obviously like it). Like an old pair of jeans - comfortable but not flashy. Plot is the same as the first three books: Dresden bumbles into more trouble than he can handle but he can't say no when a dame is in distress. Mike Hammer meets Merlin. A page turner / quick read.

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angeye87
Jul 03, 2014

Probably my favorite in the series thus far! ^_^ I LOVE Toot!!! The faeries are definitely an interesting bunch!

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Jmrolon991
May 06, 2014

I normally don't like first person perspectives, but Harry's world and mind are brilliant to be in! He has the kind of wit I always wished I had.
Jim Butcher knows how to use his characters and isn't afraid to push them to their breaking points. Things never are dull and situations always escalate for Harry and his companions.
My only complaint is that none of this is real. Bummer.

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acej
Jun 22, 2013

I was very pleased with this entire novel. I loved it from beginning to end. It started getting better with the last one and I believe the storyline and Sidhe conflict was interesting seeing as how before this novel I never read anything specifically involving the world of Faerie Perhaps in the Shannara novels up to a point. Dresden continues to convince me there can be such a thing as extremely sarcastic wizard.

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A3lla
Nov 28, 2012

Fail! That's totally the wrong picture to go with that book! LOL

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Porifera9
Mar 11, 2012

Very interesting book. I think it's the best one I've read so far. Already put 5 on hold. Amazing book, amazing series

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