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Old 10-18-2014, 07:46 PM   #16
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Thanks for all the suggestions guys. Lots to look into.
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Give Patrica Briggs books a look. Mercy Thompson series. Female protagonist, but really good urban fantasy.


Tanya Huff 'Blood' series is also fun (IMHO better than what they did to it for TV)
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Tanya Huff 'Blood' series is also fun (IMHO better than what they did to it for TV)
Mercedes Lackey - Dianna Tregard
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Old 10-19-2014, 06:35 AM   #19
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Mercedes Lackey - Dianna Tregard
That was her first urban fantasy and a pretty good series (very hard to find until just recently), she also had the Bedlam's Bard series that started in 1990 and ran through 2005. Plus the Serrated Edge series in the early 1990's. Both are somewhat lighter than the current Urban Fantasy and lack the romance elements of the current UF.

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Another good series is Tom Deitz's David Sullivan series, written in the late 80's, early 90's. The seriers is also known as the Windmaster's Bane series, after the first book in it (Windmaster's Bane). The books have been hard to find since Deitz died back in 2007, but they are just now coming back as ebooks. The first two are already out.
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Old 10-20-2014, 03:43 AM   #21
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War for the Oaks is one of my favorite books.
War for the Oaks is great.

As for the series why don't you try Watch series by Sergei Lukyanenko? It's 5 books total and it's really good.

And if you like Harry Dresden, maybe look into Garret Files series by Glen Cook? That one has 14 books.

Or how about Charles de Lint and his Newford series?
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  1. Dreams Underfoot*
  2. The Dreaming Place
  3. A Whisper To A Scream (originally credited to "Samuel M. Key")
  4. I'll Be Watching You (originally credited to "Samuel M. Key")
  5. Memory And Dream
  6. The Ivory And The Horn
  7. Trader*
  8. Someplace To Be Flying
  9. Moonlight And Vines
  10. Forests Of The Heart
  11. The Onion Girl*
  12. Seven Wild Sisters (also available in Tapping the Dream Tree)
  13. Tapping the Dream Tree
  14. Spirits in the Wires
  15. Medicine Road
  16. The Blue Girl
  17. Widdershins
  18. Make a Joyful Noise (chapbook)
  19. The Hour Before Dawn (collection)
  20. Old Man Crow (chapbook)
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Old 10-20-2014, 07:37 AM   #22
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Charles de Lint's Moonheart is great. He tends to do a lot of urban fantasy stories.

Raymond Feist's Faerie Tale? I guess that's within the genre.

James Herbert's Once...
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Old 10-20-2014, 02:26 PM   #23
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Holly Lisle's Devils Point series is also a fun urban fantasy, the same sort of humor level as Tanya Huff's Keeper's Chronicles series.

Also, if you can find a copy, Sandra Brewer's "Murder For Beltene: A Beltene Family Mystery (...Dressed Like A Mystery, With Fantasy Lingerie)".

Liz Williams' "Nine Layers of Sky"
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Surebleak - what a brilliant name for a place! I had to Google it. I'm going to investigate the books, they look interesting.

Sorry for going ot. Carry on regardless
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Raymond Feist's Faerie Tale? I guess that's within the genre.
Just don't read his other books...
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Surebleak - what a brilliant name for a place! I had to Google it. I'm going to investigate the books, they look interesting.

Sorry for going ot. Carry on regardless
Check out the "Liaden Fans Help Me Out" thread in the Reading Recommendations forum here, if you have any questions.

(I'm typing this on my Kindle HDX and I haven't yet figured out how to copy and paste with its keyboard, so I couldn't post the link. )
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Sarah Rees Brennan has written a really good urban fantasy triology, starting with The Demon's Lexicon.

She wrote about it in the Big Idea series on Scalzi's blog:
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High fantasy and urban fantasy and paranormal romance and all the slip-sliding books in between, he’s there: tall, dark, silent and surly, knowing a lot more about everything that’s going on than the hapless protagonist and usually, since to live in a genre novel is to live in interesting times, excellent with any weapon to hand.

He’s become so popular that he’s been watered down: mad, bad and dangerous to know becoming ‘Seems a little mean at first, but on the look-out for love: particularly enjoys long walks on the beach and talking about his feelings!’ On my four hundredth go-round with a book involving Mr Tall, Dark and Diet I thought to myself that someone should bring the original undiluted version back, and really think about what made him compelling and made him tick. And that we shouldn’t be seeing it from the point of view of a girl much taken with the muscular thighs and meanness, or a guy haplessly protagonisting behind Mr Tall and Dark’s sword, but from inside the head of That Guy, to see what he was thinking.

Besides ‘why does everyone else talk so much,’ I mean.
There's a free short story from the same world here http://sarahtales.livejournal.com/164555.html#cutid1 (but beware of her other free stories from the same world, they are seriously spoiling for the first book).
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...and she's also wirtten a really good rural fantasy triology (yeah, I know, that's not a genre -- I'm talking about an urban fantasy (our world with magic), but taking place in a small English village, not a big city): Lynburn Legacy, starting with Unspoken.

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I started thinking, though, that children have to move where their parents bring them. And, since I love the reversal of a trope about as much as a gothic heroine loves a house, I decided to make my gothic heroine … a boy.

Now, I don’t mean I wanted to make him a gothic hero. Gothic heroes are always in the know about everything and keeping quiet, apparently to be annoying mofos, and also are always wenching around Europe (a fine time to be sure, but the poor lad’s only seventeen). I wanted to give the usual business of a gothic heroine, alone, unloved, transplanted into a sinister Gothic manor and kept in the dark about many a shady family secret, to a boy character. And well, yes, okay, I threw in a little brooding gothic hero business too for good measure. And lo, I got Jared Lynburn, lunatic, secret romantic and twitchy dude ready to deck you at a moment’s notice for asking the time.

But since he was going to be an outsider to the little English town which the Gothic manor overlooks, I wanted to write about an insider, someone who knew Sorry-in-the-Vale and all its inhabitants. (Think about it: the villagers clearly know there’s something up with Count Dracula. ‘He tips really well when he brings the castle linen to the drycleaner’s, but we are so tired of him kidnapping the children and feeding them to wolves.’)

And the heroine should be someone capable of unravelling a Gothic mystery. This is the point where two genres collided in my head with a glorious smash: Gothics and lady sleuths.

I like me some Lois Lane: I like me some Miss Marple. I like me some Nancy Drew, and the women behind these creations, and the women these creations were based on.

Girls who are indomitable, who like mysteries, who go toward the creepy sound in the cellars or the dark doings in the woods because they want to report on it.

The more Gothic mysteries I read, the more I thought we needed someone like that around.

Enter Kami Glass, brand new editor of the school newspaper, intrepid girl reporter, goofball (because what sinister mystery would not be improved by a little humour, this stuff is funny, you all read what someone did with a house…), becoming very concerned about a) actual screaming going on in the woods outside her town, b) everyone in town, including her own mother, acting fifty shades of shady, and c) how it all links up with the Lynburn family, who just arrived back in their ancestral manor after a 17-year absence.

Murder. Magic. Petty crime in the cause of great justice. Love, fear and live burial. Very embarrassing psychic links. Really suspicious architecture.
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Sarah Rees Brennan has written a really good urban fantasy triology, starting with The Demon's Lexicon.
...and she's also wirtten a really good rural fantasy triology (yeah, I know, that's not a genre -- I'm talking about an urban fantasy (our world with magic), but taking place in a small English village, not a big city): Lynburn Legacy, starting with Unspoken.
Sounds like I have a new author to investigate, thanks
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