Summer Knight - The Dresden Files Author:Jim Butcher Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden is a very powerful wizard and a dedicated private eye. He is also a wise cracking trouble magnet. Fueled by a tempest of guilt, sleep deprivation, malnutrition, bad temper and frankly awful personal grooming, Harry is hurtling toward oblivion. According to Harry that is nobody?s business but his own. T... more »he Winter Queen of Faerie manipulates him into accepting a case to solve a murder and stop a war between the courts of Summer and Winter that could have literally earth shattering consequences. His own soul is up for grabs. Dresden must dig down deep to discover that at times a willingness to accept a little help from your friends, be they a cub pack of werewolves, old loves in sheep?s clothing, or a battalion of pizza loving dewdrop fairies, is a very good thing.« less
Harry Dresden is in a whole lot of trouble. His actions precipitated a war between the Vampire's Red Court and the Wizards White Council. His girl friend was "infected" by the vampires and Harry has been spending every waking minute searching for a cure for her - to the point where he isn't working, isn't bathing, isn't really even eating. He is about to be evicted from his office for not paying his rent. Not only that, but assassins are after him and he has been summoned to the Wizard's council to account for his actions. Could his day get any worse ... this is Harry Dresden, of course it could ... in pops the winter queen of the faeries. It seems that his fairy godmother has sold her hold over Harry and now the winter queen wants Harry to figure out who killed the Summer Knight. He doesn't want to work for her, but isn't given any choice ... and, of course, the fate of the entire world rests on Harry solving the case in time. Fun read!
Best so far. Harry, the werewolves and the pixies wind up in the middle of a war between the faeries of the Summer and Winter Courts as a test from the White Council. Fast paced action - really fun book.
It's fast-paced with interesting new characters added, although it does lack any interaction with some of the "standard" characters for various reasons. I literally laughed out loud more than once, and I think it's worth reading to the end just for the light-hearted denouement.