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Old December 11 2012, 09:40 AM   #31
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Re: Urban Fantasy: Vampire and Witches and Weres, oh my!

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I read them quickly because I didn't warm to them. In contrast I deliberately took ages to read the last Dresden and even then went into withdrawal afterwards.
You want your next fix.
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Old December 11 2012, 10:04 AM   #32
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Re: Urban Fantasy: Vampire and Witches and Weres, oh my!

How sad are we? Living from one Ben to the next Jim and so on. Paul Hoffman's third Thomas Cale book is out at the end of January so I suppose that's something.
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Old December 11 2012, 10:27 AM   #33
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How sad are we? Living from one Ben to the next Jim and so on. Paul Hoffman's third Thomas Cale book is out at the end of January so I suppose that's something.
I can give it up any time I like...
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Old December 27 2012, 01:22 AM   #34
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I finished up the first Kate Daniels novel, Magic Burns last night and I loved it. Kate was a great character, she was sarcastic without being annoying and she kicked ass, two things I love in these kinds of characters. I love the world that was created around her, it was definitely one of the more unique urban fantasy universes I've come across yet. My rating: 5/5
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Old January 9 2013, 09:15 PM   #35
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Sorry, Technobuilder, it's OK we're up to speed. Bob summoned me from the Nevernever when he found it. Will you be interested in Jim's new steampunk venture? I have to say I didn't warm to the Codex Alera very much.
No problem! I just wish Jim hadn't gotten sick this book tour and we'd gotten 2 more Q&A videos.

I'm sorry you didn't seem to warm to Codex Alera, but I rather enjoyed the world of Carna and wouldn't mind going back some day. Of course, as always, it was the characters and their relationships that got me. Max was the best friend a guy could have. Ehren, all at once unassumingly and yet scarily capable. The Carnim, The Icemen. I'd love to go back in a hundred and fifty years and see what the world looks like then.

As for the Steampunk Series... I'm game.
I've never been "into" steampunk, but it's a nifty concept and I think I will enjoy whatever Butcher does at this point regardless of genre.

If I had a preference though I'd love to see his Dresden Spin-Off series featuring the Special Collections Division of the Library of Congress. (aka the Dresdenverse Goverment Body Clued-in and Capable of dealing with the Supernatural)
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Old January 10 2013, 02:38 AM   #36
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I'm thinking about starting one more UF series, but I can't decide between The Iron Druid Chronicles, the October Daye series, or the Mercy Thompson series. Any advice?
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Old January 23 2013, 02:37 AM   #37
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Just wanted to let any The Hollows fans on here know that the newest book in the series Ever After came out today. I'm only on the third book in the series, Every Which Way But Dead, so it'll be a while before I get to that one.
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Old June 28 2013, 01:06 AM   #38
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Hey how is it going with the urban fantasy reading? did you get any further with the Hollows or Kate Daniels series? Have you tried the Mercy Thompson series yet? I very much recommend that one.
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Old June 28 2013, 05:03 AM   #39
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I haven't read any of them yet, but I do own books 3-7 of The Hollows. Right now I'm around 250 pages into The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, so far I've really enjoyed it. I also picked up the first Iron Druid Chronicles book, Hounded. Hounded and Every Which Way But Dead are going to be two of the next things I read. The second Kate Daniels book, and the 7th Dresden Files book are my next planned purchases.
EDIT: I decided to splurge and I picked up Dead Beat (Dresden Files #7) and Magic Burns (Kate Daniels #2), which are immediately jumping towards the top of my to read list.
In the next few months I definitely plan on reading:
Hounded (Iron Druid Chronicles #1)
The Hollows 3-7
Dead Beat
Magic Burns
Bitten (Women of the Other World #1)
Dead as a Doornail (Southern Vampires #5)
Moon Called (Mercy Thompson #1)
Kitty & the Midnight Hour (Kitty Norville #1)
Rosemary & Rue (October Daye #1)
Midnight Riot (Rivers of London #1)
City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2)
Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl #1)
Percy Jackson & The Lightening Theif (Percy Jackson #1)
I might also check out:
Magic to The Bone (Allie Beckstrom #1)
Ill Wind (Weather Wardens #1)
Night Shift (Jill Kismet #1)
Obviously this might change if I burn out on UF or find other stuff that interests me more.
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Old June 28 2013, 09:58 PM   #40
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Re: Urban Fantasy: Vampire and Witches and Weres, oh my!

Although authors Barb and J.C. Hendee don't consider it such, the Saga of the Noble Dead is something that I think qualifies as 'urban fantasy', albeit of the medieval variety.

A series that is definitely 'urban fantasy' but that hasn't been mentioned yet is L.A. Banks' The Vampire Huntress Legend Series.
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Old June 29 2013, 12:00 AM   #41
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Those both sound cool. I'll have to check them out in more detail later. Saga almost sounds like a combination of epic & urban fantasy.
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Old June 29 2013, 12:19 AM   #42
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Kelley Armstriong's otherworld series and Patricia Briggs Mercy Thompson series are some fo my favourites so i will look forward to hearing your opinion on them.

I feel i should mention that Bitten was intended as a stand alone novel its only when she came to write a follow up novel and realised it would become a longer series that Kelley Armstrong broadened the world bringing in other races than werewolves. Some readers say that there is a slight difference in tone or the type of story being told between the first novel and the rest of the series because of this. The only difference i have noticed is that the Bitten seems very insular, the majority of the narrative occurs in or close by the packs home territory of Stonehaven and werewolf issues make up the plot, and that changes in the following novels simply because they involve a much broader more varied world for subsequent characters to have adventures in.
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Old June 29 2013, 03:11 PM   #43
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Although authors Barb and J.C. Hendee don't consider it such, the Saga of the Noble Dead is something that I think qualifies as 'urban fantasy', albeit of the medieval variety.
I've been reading that series for several years now and it's safe to say the setting is medieval, I follow the authors blogs and they refer to it that way themselves.

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Old June 29 2013, 04:20 PM   #44
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^ I've also read most of the series, and have three reasons why it could qualify as being at least MARGINALLY Urban Fantasy: the fact that it involves the supernatural, the fact that, according to the authors, it's often sorted in the Urban Fantasy sections of bookstores (although, as mentioned, they themselves don't consider it to be Urban Fantasy), and the fact that a lot of the action in several of the books takes place within cities and/or towns, which Wikipedia lists as being a criterion for categorizing something as being of the Urban Fantasy genre.
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Old June 29 2013, 06:32 PM   #45
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I forgot that I also picked up The Taken, the first book in Vicki Petersson's new Celestial Blues series, and Angel's Ink, the first book in Joecelyn Drake's Asylum Tales. They were both on sale and few months back and were recommended by one of either Kim Harrison and/or Ilona Andrews, so I picked up for like $3 or $4. Angel's Ink actually is the one I find more intriguing, it follows a warlock/tattoo artist who's hiding out from the other magic witches/warlocks who have forbidden him from using magic.
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