Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Great Sci-Fi/paranormal book: Summer Knight by Jim Butcher

I (Rob) just finished reading and enjoying another book in the Harry Dresden files series by Jim Butcher. "Summer knight" is the fourth in series. Harry is a wizard that lives in Chicago, and deals with all kinds of supernatural creatures.  In the world of The Dresden Files, magic is real, along with vampires, demons, spirits, faeries, werewolves, outsiders and other monsters. In this book, the "Summer Knight" of the Summer Faerie kingdom is slain and Harry is tasked with finding out the murder and preventing a major war between the faeries that rule Winter and Summer (yes, there are faerie armies and Queens for those two seasons and they war and win when the seasons shift, then battle again...)
  There are a lot of great supporting characters here, including Harry's friend Billy, who happens to be a werewolf (and
has a bunch of werewolf friends); The book is a page turner. You really get involved in it, and I recommend it. Can't wait to read the next in the series!

ABOUT THE BOOKS:   The books are written as a first person narrative from the perspective of the main character, private investigator and wizard Harry Dresden, as he recounts investigations into supernatural disturbances in modern-day Chicago.  As of 2014, Butcher has written 15 novels set in the "Dresden Files" universe,

Although the supernatural is still widely discredited, it is practiced by some members of society. Additionally, large portions of the globe (such as much of Central and South America) are mentioned as being largely under the control of supernatural factions. The White Council is an organization of human wizards, noted to wield significant economic power in the world, along with their supernatural power. Each species in the series (humans, faeries, vampires, etc.) has its own political and societal rules and organizations. The human wizards depend on the White Council, while faeries may belong to either of two Faerie Courts, or none at all. Vampires may belong to any of three vampire courts.
Harry Dresden works as the world's only "consulting wizard," accepting supernatural cases from both human and non-human clients, as well as the Chicago PD's Special Investigation unit.

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next