Hobs are faeries allied with the Winter Court. They first appear in Small Favor.


Hobs are described as being about five feet tall. They are "squat and thick, with rubbery-looking muscle."[1] They have a baboon-like physique, appearing to be both quadruped and biped, with "wicked-looking claws, long, ropy tails, and massive shoulders."[2] Their faces are ape-like faces with stretched black skin, shark-like teeth and, most notably, no eyes, though they do appear to be able to sense light.(reference needed)

Hobs are more than capable of "seeing" in the dark, which proves to be an advantage against sight-dependent foes (read humans). (reference needed)

Hobs are completely intolerant to light as well as to iron. Like most fae, iron causes hobs to be consumed with flame, and light will have the same effect.(reference needed)

Hobs are pack animals that are usually very violent. Hobs appear most frequently in large numbers, and overpower their prey and opponents that way. They seek out humans as their food, bringing them back to the dark tunnels in which they reside, most notably children, though they are known to take adults as well.[1]

Most "grunt" hobs will carry very basic weaponry, usually knives made of stone and clubs of various styles. "Higher ranking" hobs are seen to be carrying bronze weaponry and sporting leather armor.[3]

In the seriesEdit

Small FavorEdit

Main article: Small Favor

In Small Favor, Harry Dresden and Michael Carpenter encounter hobs en masse at Union station. Due to their vulnerabilities, the sword Amoracchius is incredibly effective.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Small Favor, ch. 25
  2. Small Favor
  3. 3.0 3.1 Small Favor, ch. 23-25