Urban fantasy

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  1. Tazren Talamar

    Tazren Talamar Gaidin

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    What's your favourite urban fantasy? I really enjoy Dresden Files (at least from book 4 or so), and the kind of similar Iron Druids chronicle.

    I'm currently reading The Last Sun, by K.D. Edwards, which also has a similar feel, but imo with a more sympathetic protagonist. Feels like it could be a really promising series in the same vein. It also has several characters that aren't straight (including the protagonist).
     
  2. Jocasta Braithe

    Jocasta Braithe Novice

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    I really like Seanan McGuire's October Daye books. I haven't read all of them (she cranks them out so fast!) but I very much like her interpretation of Faeries and Changelings.
     
  3. Roheryn ni Galghandhrei t'al'Djinn

    Roheryn ni Galghandhrei t'al'Djinn Aes Sedai Membership Activities Coordinator Head of the Green Ajah

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    The Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs! And her spin-off series, Alpha and Omega
     
  4. Elania al'Manir

    Elania al'Manir Aes Sedai Forum Moderator

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    Mine is also the Dresden Files, but probably because that's the only urban fantasy I've read. :look
     
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    Dovienya el'Korim Mistress of Slacking Aes Sedai

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    I really need to look into the Dresden Files. I keep seeing posts like this everywhere!
     
  6. Tallan Daar

    Tallan Daar Aes Sedai Director of Research and Records Historian Forum Moderator

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    I second October Daye, it's up to 12 books now and is consistently enjoyable. The first couple of books aren't all that, IMO, but things get real in the third.

    I've read a lot of UF and most of it's okay but not stunning, but I want to mention Charles de Lint's Newford series. It's not like much modern UF (some type of paranomal investigator/bounty hunter solves cases and has romantic troubles in a world with fae/demons/vampires/shifters/ghosts/angels/what have you); it's centered on a fictional North American city, Newford, and the books follow different characters among a(n expanding) group of friends and acquaintances that have various experiences with things beyond the World-As-It-Is. They're beautiful, and I need to finish reading the ones I haven't gotten to yet, and reread the ones I have because it's been so long.
     
  7. Ignis al'Caleum

    Ignis al'Caleum Novice

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    I love Dresden - but have just started the Iron Druid Chronicles - I'm loving that so far!
     
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    Fern Al'Thorn Aes Sedai Head of the Yellow Ajah

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    The Hallows series by Kim Harrison, but those are the only ones I have read so far. I am wanting to start a read of the Dresden books though.
     
  10. Nymala Ingasy

    Nymala Ingasy Glitter Guardian Aes Sedai Director of Mods and Ops Forum Moderator

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    The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne for sure!
     
  11. Narysse a'Jahar

    Narysse a'Jahar Aes Sedai

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    So you want to be a Wizard by Diane Duane. Great introduction to the world of urban fantasy. ^^
    Also, The Magic Mirror of the Mermaid Queen is another good intro book.
     
  12. Nymala Ingasy

    Nymala Ingasy Glitter Guardian Aes Sedai Director of Mods and Ops Forum Moderator

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    I also like the Calliope Reaper-Jones books by Amber Benson

    And let's not forget the granddaddy of them all, the Anita Blake series by Laurell K. Hamilton
     
  13. Rhed al'Tere

    Rhed al'Tere Mother Amyrlin Seat

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    The Walker Papers by CE Murphy.
     
  14. Cursor Wrathwind

    Cursor Wrathwind Gaidin

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    Perdido Street Station by China Mieville. Though the other Bas-Lag books are just so-so.