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life after Jim Butcher- Harry Dresden


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Initial post: 20 Feb 2013 20:14:17 GMT
Pc Stapleton says:
hi all,
I was looking on here a while ago for a new fantasy book as I couldn't find anything interesting

anyway, I saw a recommendation for Harry Dresden, I have to admit I loved it, but now I have finished the whole series I need something else

any suggestions?

Posted on 20 Feb 2013 21:02:05 GMT
Vikki says:
Have you looked at Kevin Hearne's Iron Druid Chronicles? He's not Harry Dresden...but then who can be. Atticus O'Sullivan is a great lead character though, and his Irish Wolfhound Oberon is almost as awesome as Mouse :) Well worth a look. The first book is Hounded.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Feb 2013 21:53:04 GMT
Totally agree-Oberon is fantastic and Hounded is a great start to the series.

Also worth having a look at Benedict Jacka's novels which are often compared to the Harry Dresden novels.

Posted on 21 Feb 2013 10:34:40 GMT
Pc Stapleton says:
Thanks for the advice,
I grabbed it last nigth and started preading it, It already feels as if it is something that i can get into

Thats at least a trillogy to keep me busy for a few weeks.

Thanks

Posted on 22 Feb 2013 00:11:17 GMT
have a couple more series for you, The Laundry Files by Charles Stross, and PC Grant series by Ben Aaronovitch, both are first person magic detective type books.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Feb 2013 17:32:44 GMT
Last edited by the author on 23 Feb 2013 17:49:41 GMT
LEP says:
Try Kevin Hearne - The Iron Druid series: Hounded; Hexed; Hammered; Tricked etc.

Ben Aaronvitch - The Rivers of London series.

Benedict Jacka - Alex Verus novels

Mike Carey - The Devil You Know: A Felix Castor Novel vol.1

Blake Charlton - Spellwright series

Posted on 23 Feb 2013 18:20:26 GMT
Pc Stapleton says:
Started the iron druid, its a little tough going but first books in a series are often like that's especially after a good series.

Though it is certainly building up to something good

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Feb 2013 20:17:22 GMT
LEP says:
I think you will enjoy it Pc, Oberon is very funny.

Posted on 23 Feb 2013 20:44:23 GMT
chettsgenie says:
If you love Harry Dresden I would suggest D.D. Barant's Bloodhound Files & Rob Thurman's Cal Leandros series.

They are both excellent urban fantasy series in a similar vein to Jim Butcher's Dresden Files - they both have great characters, witty dialogue and plenty of action.

You might enjoy Simon R. Green also, his Nightside series of books are a little more out there but well worth a read.

Posted on 25 Feb 2013 08:54:12 GMT
Pc Stapleton says:
Oberon is certainly starting to become interesting :)

Getting into it now.

Posted on 25 Feb 2013 19:28:36 GMT
jillxxx says:
I aree with simon greens the nightside is topclass and ther are about 12/13 books your missin out if you don't try them

Posted on 26 Feb 2013 13:57:50 GMT
M. Lewis says:
Try The nightside series by Simon R.Green, the main character is Harry Dresden meets John Constantine and Secret Histories by Simon R Green, first one is called The Man with the Golden Torc, James Bond with magic and super science.

plus, althrough alot different, try Codex Alera by Jim Butcher. To me it was as enjoyable as Dresden. It makes The Lord of the Rings seem small. Good characters, great story and best of all it is finished. the worst part of Dresden is waiting for the next one but Codex has 6 books. Plus the magic system in it is really well done.

Posted on 28 Feb 2013 13:56:10 GMT
I would have to agree with M.Lewis, Simon R Green is the business, Nightside and Secret Histories are class.

Posted on 28 Feb 2013 14:38:56 GMT
jillxxx says:
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Posted on 3 Mar 2013 21:53:34 GMT
I like to recommend the 20 Palace novels by Harry Connolly....

The Jane Yellowrock novels are also pretty good (by Faith Hunter)

Posted on 20 Apr 2013 13:57:46 BDT
Regarding the Nightside series...anyone know why the Kindle version is only available in German? The German Amazon site offers it in English, but amazon.co.uk only offers the German translation.

Posted on 20 Apr 2013 18:18:53 BDT
No idea about the translation for Nightside, but heartily recommend it, it's a superb series.
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