Summer Knight by Jim Butcher
Book four of The Dresden Files

80%

12 Critic Reviews

Butcher's prose is as enjoyable as ever, with Butcher continuing a nice line in black humour. This book is notably lighter in tone than the dark Grave Peril, but things are still grimmer than in the first two, slighter novels in the series.
-The Wertzone

Synopsis

Private detective/wizard-for-hire Harry Dresden is suckered into tangling in the affairs of Faerie, where the fate of the entire world-and his soul-are at stake.
 

About Jim Butcher

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A martial arts enthusiast whose résumé includes a long list of skills rendered obsolete at least two hundred years ago, Jim Butcher turned to writing as a career because anything else probably would have driven him insane.
 
Published September 3, 2002 by Roc. 388 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror. Fiction
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All: 12 | Positive: 10 | Negative: 2

SF Site

Good
Reviewed by Victoria Strauss on Jun 18 2014

Butcher knows how to keep the balance, though, delivering full-bore supernatural confrontations with all the proper trimmings, and pulling out all the stops for the spectacular faerie battle at the climax. It's another superior entry in this excellent series.

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SFFWorld.com

Above average
Reviewed by Hobbit on Jun 11 2006

As this is now a few books into the series, the situations become satisfyingly more complex. I�m also pleased to see the return of some old characters, as well as the introduction of new ones that I suspect will reappear later.

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Fantasy Literature

Good
Reviewed by MARION DEEDS on Jun 18 2014

With its sparkling wit, pizza-snarfing pixies, fantasy-gamer werewolves, plausible magic and powerful action scenes, Summer Knight is one of the better books in this strong series.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Good
Reviewed by Lane Wright on Dec 01 2002

Butcher writes an entertaining action packed romp with a razor sharp witty dialogue. He juggles threats, motives, creepy touches, and vibrant descriptions like they are normal everyday happenings.

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Above average
Reviewed by Storm on Apr 28 2009

The writing is classic Jim Butcher: dark, introspective, mysterious and funny as hell. Although this is my least favorite of all his books, it still remains a must read.

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Fangs For The Fantasy

Good
Reviewed by Sparky on Jul 28 2011

I liked it, yes yes I did. I would recommend it – in fact if this is how the series progresses I would recommend the previous 3 to get to this point. This really feels like the beginning and the previous books more prequels or introductions.

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SF Book Reviews

Excellent
Reviewed by Antony Jones on Jun 30 2014

If you've read any Jim Butcher, read Summer Knight. If you haven't read Jim Butcher then read Jim Butcher, simple as that.

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SF Reviews

Excellent
Reviewed by Thomas M. Wagner on Nov 01 2014

...Butcher simply focuses on crafting tight and exciting little action-thrillers that legions of fans have taken to as if each volume came with a nickel bag of crack. In truth, the high is in the story. The Dresden Files are modern fantasy's most reliable escapism.

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Confessions of a Bibliophile

Below average
on Feb 15 2009

Harry is even more of a mess than usual, and the faerie politics were just a little too complicated. There are a few decent spots of action, and the climactic final faerie battle is written well enough that I could picture it in my mind, but overall I was left wanting more.

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Good
Reviewed by Victoria Strauss on Oct 02 2014

Butcher knows how to keep the balance, though, delivering full-bore supernatural confrontations with all the proper trimmings, and pulling out all the stops for the spectacular faerie battle at the climax. It's another superior entry in this excellent series.

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The Wertzone

Good
Reviewed by Adam Whitehead on Nov 29 2011

Butcher's prose is as enjoyable as ever, with Butcher continuing a nice line in black humour. This book is notably lighter in tone than the dark Grave Peril, but things are still grimmer than in the first two, slighter novels in the series.

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Rogue Librarian

Good
on Oct 13 2012

For me, this is when the series really picks up. The stakes are higher than ever, the mythology of the world is fleshed out and the characters are deeply changed.

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