I would argue that the ‘urban’ part of Urban Fantasy is just as vital to the story as the fantasy part. I mean, could you imagine Kitty Norville outside of the wilds of Denver, or October Daye in any place other then San Francisco? Or perhaps Kate Daniels doesn’t require the damp heat of Atlanta and Sookie Stackhouse would be the same story set outside of her backwater swamp? Does Harry Dresden really need Chicago? (No, LIAR, Yes are the only correct answers here). And […]
Damn. It’s only April and I’ve already fallen behind in my reviews, so this one’s a two-fer as I try and catch up. I read these back-to-back during some sleepless nights in Rome (which was actually a plus as far as I was concerned – I got to do tons of sightseeing while also racking up some serious reading time), safely ignorant of the fact that there aren’t any more in the series yet until I got to the end of The Hanging Tree and […]
In the criminal justice system, magical crimes are considered especially bizarre. In London, the detectives who investigate these crimes are increasingly beset by dangers both mundane and otherworldly. These are their stories. Dun DUN.