“Ever since his girlfriend left town to deal with her newly acquired taste for blood, Harry Dresden has been down and out in Chicago. He can’t pay his rent. He’s alienating his friends. He can’t even recall the last time he took a shower. The only professional wizard in the phone book has become a desperate man.
And just when it seems things can’t get any worse, in saunters the Winter Queen of Faerie. She has an offer Harry can’t refuse if he wants to free himself of the supernatural hold his faerie godmother has over him – and hopefully end his run of bad luck. All he has to do is find out who murdered the Summer Queen’s right-hand man, the Summer Knight, and clear the Winter Queen’s name.
It seems simple enough, but Harry knows better than to get caught in the middle of faerie politics. Until he finds out that the fate of the entire world rests on his solving this case. No pressure or anything …”
I started off really enjoying this book. It picked where the last one left off and introduced the White Council, which had only been hinted at previously. I was intrigued and excited to see how the story unfolded and I also hoped to learn more about Harry’s past.
However once I got a third of the way in it started to slow down. I lost interest in the characters remaining in the story. I felt it stopped being about Harry Dresden and more about the workings of the worlds of fairy and human. I didn’t find the fae particularly interesting characters. I liked that Murphy was back in the story in a bigger way, andit didn’t bother me that Susan was out of the story in a bigger way. But overall I didn’t connect with this book.
I loved the narrator again and will continue to listen through the series. Maybe it was because I was trying to listen when in bed and tired after my weeks of swimming galas. I had to listen to quite a few chapters several times before moving on. Maybe I just wasn’t in the right place to be listening to a book., but nevermind, I’ve got in my audible account now so can always re-listen at some point.