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The Dark Fantastic

Following on from last month’s post on the lighter side of urban fantasy, I will now turn to that sub-genre of fantasy whose protagonists initially believe themselves to inhabit a world of consensual mundane reality then to their terror learn otherwise – the Dark Fantastic. 1,250 more words

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Geek Lit: The Metaphysical Detective (Riga Hayworth Book 1)

The magical P.I. for hire is not a new thing, but done right it can be a fun thing.  Heck, many urban fantasy protagonists start off in this general direction, and I generally enjoy the genre. 550 more words


Dresden Files: "Down Town" [Review]

By Jim Butcher and Mark Powers; Art by Carlos Gomez (2015)

I’m a fan of Jim Butcher’s (Twitter: @longshotauthor) writing. His novels featuring Harry Dresden, a warlock cum private investigator in modern-day Chicago, are pretty riveting. 374 more words

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REVIEW - The Dresden Files, book 2: Fool Moon by Jim Butcher

Fool Moon is the second novel in the Dresden Files series. It took me longer to finish it than it really should have. Real Life™ intruded, and the fact that several people were telling me that this was the worst of the Dresden File books probably didn’t help. 251 more words


How Do You Make a Protagonist Sympathetic?

Let’s talk about likable and sympathetic characters.

I just finished reading J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire so I’ll draw some examples from that well-known book. 647 more words


REVIEW - The Dresden Files, book 1: Storm Front by Jim Butcher

True Confession Time: Until last year, I had not read any Dresden Files books.

Sure, I was familiar with the property from my involvement in the gaming industry. 359 more words


CJ Reviews The Aeronaut's Windlass by Jim Butcher

Title: The Aeronaut’s Windlass (Cinder Spires Book One)
Author: Jim Butcher
Publication Date: September 29, 2015
Format: Advanced Reading Copy
Rating: 4 Stars

Since time immemorial, the Spires have sheltered humanity, towering for miles over the mist-shrouded surface of the world.

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