Dresden Files
Summer Court

Mother Summer is a Faerie of the Summer Court. She first appears in Summer Knight.


She is one of the most powerful Fae.

She is described as a grandmotherly matron with a simple dress with a green apron, long hair, silver-white and thinning done in a neat bun, and green eyes. She shows the slightly stiff, bustling energy of an active senior.[1]

In the series[]

Summer Knight[]

In Summer Knight, Harry Dresden visits her and Mother Winter in a small cottage where he is given an Unraveling to undo a spell Aurora has cast on Lily.[2]

Cold Days[]

In Cold Days, she escorts Harry Dresden to the Outer Gates, to show him what lies there.[3]

Word of Jim[]

She became Mother Summer sometime in recorded human history.[4]


  1. Cold Days, ch. 32
  2. Summer Knight, ch. 26
  3. Cold Days, ch. 33-34
  4. Jim Butcher forum response