Summer Knight (potential for spoilers)

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Summer Knight (potential for spoilers)

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1Irisheyz77
Jun 30, 2007, 4:47pm

This is a thread in order to discuss the book Summer Knight as well as the books that came before since the books aren't open ended and each one builds upon the characters & main plot.

2MaggieO
Jun 30, 2007, 9:21pm

I can't make notes for this book because this is another I don't own; I read a library copy.

Anyone else want to remind us what was in this book?

3Irisheyz77
Editado: Jun 30, 2007, 9:49pm

Times are tough for Harry. His girlfriend life has been partially turned into a vampire and left town causing Harry to fall into a depression as he blames himself. He also does everything he can to distance himself from those that care for him.

Then the Summer Knight is murdered and all fingers are pointing to Queen Mab of the Winter Court. She then tells Harry that she has taken over his debt from his godmother and that his first favor will be to find out who really killed Summer's Knight. Time is against Harry as both the Winter and Summer Courts are gearing for the largest power struggle seen in millennia which could result in the end of world as humans know now it.

"Other than some assistance from a troop of pizza eating pixies, a den of young-adult werewolves, and a few faerie may-not-wannabees, Harry is on his own in this one. Unless you want to count the people (and not quite people) who are trying to kill him as company. Whatever the reason for the murder was, no one wants Harry to find it. Out of the six queens who rule Faerie, one has hired him and the other five just might kill him on sight. Yet he must talk to them all, as well as their supporters. Sometimes it seems that the vampires would have been a better choice." (from a reviewer on Amazon).

Summer Knight also marks the return of someone that Harry thought he would never see again.

4booklover79
Jul 1, 2007, 9:59am

I really liked this book. I liked learning more about the sidhe courts. Though I'd be interested to know how Lily will fare as the Summer Lady, being mortal and all. Is that even possible?! Sure she's a changeling, but I don't even think her fae half is sidhe so even if she does choose to be be full fairie she won't be a sidhe like the rest of her court. I wonder how that would effect her position as leader among them, not to mention how it would effect her powers....

5reading_fox
Ago 20, 2007, 9:32am

Somewhat late - but better than never.

This is one of my favourites. Harry doesn't actually have to battle any of the superpowerful beings too much. The plot is clever, alies and betrayals all around. The pixie pizza crew is just fantastic.
We learn more about his past, although I don't think Eileen will feature much more? she does seem to get a small part for someone who is so close to Harry? cf Thomas?

6MaggieO
Editado: Ago 20, 2007, 6:56pm

I loved the pizza pixies, too! Such a clever idea.

We'll meet Elaine again, reading_fox - is it Elaine, or Eileen?

7reading_fox
Ago 21, 2007, 5:52am

I'm terrible with names - I know it began with E, and had an L sound in it, but I don't have the book to hand to check specifically. One of Jim Butcher's plus points is that all his names are distinct, unlike some fantasy authors where they are very similar and I have to keep backtracking to work out which character they are.

8DeusExLibris
Set 18, 2008, 7:45pm

Its Elaine.