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Old 05-18-09, 05:42 PM
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Looking for contemporary fantasy-adventure novels

Hi, ever since last fall, I've been really interested in reading a fantasy-adventure novel, but something that takes place in the present day, like Harry Potter. I couldn't really get into Harry Potter because the series becomes more fantasy than cotemporary as it goes along. I was also going to try the Percy Jackson series, but I have no interest in another story about a kid, especially told in first person.

I'm interested in something that takes place in the present day, has a fantasy-supernatural-action-adventure elements, where the main characters are adults.

Can anyone make some good recommendations?

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Re: Looking for contemporary fantasy-adventure novels

You might try AMERICAN GODS by Neil Gaiman.
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Check out the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. It's about a Wizard in modern day chicago whose a detective. Some some chapters are posted on his website. Just google Jim Butcher and take a gander.
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Re: Looking for contemporary fantasy-adventure novels

Originally Posted by indy81
You might try AMERICAN GODS by Neil Gaiman.
Most definitely. American Gods is practically exactly what you're looking for.
http://www.amazon.com/American-Gods-...2752289&sr=1-1

Dresden Files are also very good. You may also like the Repairman Jack novels by F. Paul Wilson. The first is The Tomb http://www.amazon.com/Tomb-Adversary...752498&sr=1-10

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Re: Looking for contemporary fantasy-adventure novels

Thanks for the recommendations. I might check out the Dresden Files.
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Re: Looking for contemporary fantasy-adventure novels

Simon Greene has a series i liked and the name escapes me at the moment.
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Re: Looking for contemporary fantasy-adventure novels

There's an entire subgenre known as urban fantasy, which includes most of the books of Jim Butcher, Laurel K. Hamilton, Marc del Franco, A. Lee Martinez, and Kat Richardson.
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Re: Looking for contemporary fantasy-adventure novels

Patricia Briggs' "Mercy Thompson" series isn't too bad. The 1st book is "Moon Called". Mercy is a shape shifter who's other form is a Coyote. I'm currently reading the 2nd book, "Blood Bound".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon_Called

http://www.patriciabriggs.com/
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Re: Looking for contemporary fantasy-adventure novels

If interested in urban fantasy, try Charles De Lint. First, try Moonheart, Somplace to Be Flying, Trader, and Greenmantle.
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Re: Looking for contemporary fantasy-adventure novels

The Word and Void series by Terry Brooks fits this bill. The first is called Running with the Demon. Also the Magic Kingdom of Landover series is set in present day, though much of it takes place in an alternate reality (very Fantasy).
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Re: Looking for contemporary fantasy-adventure novels

These may not be exactly what you are looking for but may give you some ideas.

Patricia Briggs - Mercedes Thompson series and Alpha and Omega series
Jim Butcher - Dresden Series
Rachel Caine - Weather Wardens series and Morganville Vampires series
PC Cast - House of Night Series
Jeaniene Frost - Night Huntress series
Simon Green - Nightside series and Secret Histories series
Justin Gustainis - Quincy Morris series
Kim Harrison - Rachel Morgan series
Laurell K Hamilton - Anita Blake series and Meredith Gentry series
Kat Richardson - Greywalker series
Jeanne Stein - Anna Strong Chronicles
Rob Thurman - Cal and Niko series
Phaedra Weldon - Zoe Martinique Series

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