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Summer Knight: 08/29/14
Summer Knight by Jim Butcher is the 4th of the Dresden Files. Although I listened to the first three books as read by James Marsters, the death my laptop made listening to MP3 audios too much work. For the moment I am continuing on, therefore, with the paperbacks my husband bought years ago.
Harry Dresden, wizard of Chicago, has his toughest case yet. He must find the killer of the Summer Queen's knight. Crivens! Sorry. Fair folk put me in a very different state of mind.
The problem here is that Harry for all his prowess as a wizard is a complete dolt. Fairies are very good at charming people; it's their thing. Fairies aren't exactly subtle with their trickery. But they do follow their own rules and if you want to survive, you need to know them.
Harry, sure, he's been going through a bought of depression after his last case (Grave Peril). But he really seems to be trying to commit suicide by fae in this book. Or he's O.D.ed on idiot juice.
Or maybe I've just been spoiled by better told versions of the same story. First and foremost, there's Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett and Sarah Zettel's American Fairy series (Dust Girl, Golden Girl, and Bad Luck Girl) which are all better versions of the on-going strife between the Seelies and the Unseelies.