2009: #21 – Summer Knight (Jim Butcher)

summerknight Book #21 was Summer Knight, the fourth book in Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files series.  The back of the book reads:

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.

It was a disappointing week in books for me, because this is yet another “meh”.  I’ve really enjoyed the prior books in this series, but this one was pretty flat for me.  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.  It may be that there just wasn’t enough of Harry’s supporting cast here… Murphy only plays a small part, and Bob, one of my favorite characters, is only in one scene.  I do plan on finishing this series, so I hope they pick back up!

Page count: 371 | Approximate word count: 111,300

2008: Mirror Image (Sandra Brown)
2007: The Cater Street Hangman (Anne Perry)
2006: A Caress of Twilight (Laurell K. Hamilton)
2005: The Ersatz Elevator (Lemony Snicket)

Used in these Challenges: 100+ Reading Challenge 2009; The 999 Challenge; Read Your Own Books Challenge;

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