Fantasy Focus: Urban Fantasy

This year I’m doing a new series on my blog: Fantasy Focus. Each month, I’m focusing on a different fantasy subgenre. Fantasy is such a broad genre with so many different things to offer. So far, there have been focuses on Comedic Fantasy, Romantic Fantasy, Grimdark, and Epic/High Fantasy.

This month the focus is on urban fantasy, with fantastical elements showing up in the most unexpected of places. Below is a list of urban fantasy authors to check out as well as links to all of the interviews. The list is far from complete: tell me who I need to add!

Fantasy Focus: Urban Fantasy Featuring Matthew Samuels

Fantasy Focus: Urban Fantasy Featuring C. Thomas Lafollette

Fantasy Focus: Urban Fantasy Featuring Peter Hartog

Fantasy Focus: Urban Fantasy Featuring Satyros Phil Brucato

Fantasy Focus: Urban Fantasy Featuring Jamie Jackson

Fantasy Focus: Urban Fantasy Featuring G.E. Newbegin

Ilona Andrews- Kate Daniels series

Holly Black- Book of Night

Patricia Briggs- Mercy Thompson series

Satyros Phil Brucato- Red Shoes

Jim Butcher- The Dresden Files series

Cassandra Clare- City of Bones

Neil Gaiman- Neverwhere

Kim Harrison- the Hollows series

Peter Hartog- The Guardian of Empire City series

Kevin Hearne- The Iron Druid series

Jamie Jackson- Adventures of a Villain-Leaning Humanoid series

C. Thomas Lafollette- Luke Irontree & the Last Vampire War

Seanan Mcguire- the October Daye series

G.E. Newbegin- Pyramidion

Matthew Samuels- Small Places

C.L. Schneider- Nite Fire

David R. Slayton- White Trash Warlock


13 thoughts on “Fantasy Focus: Urban Fantasy

  1. I think Holly Black’s YA The Folk of the Air trilogy (Cruel Prince) would also be considered urban fantasy! If I’m remembering correctly I think it’s set near Portland, Maine, though most of the story takes place in the land of the fae. This trilogy and Cassandra Clare’s City of Bones series are the only books I’ve read in this subgenre, ha. I’ll keep this list in mind if I want to venture over to this side of fantasy. 😉

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      1. I have not read Book of Night yet, but I received it in my Fairyloot subscription. I have seen…not a lot of good things about it, I’ll just put it that way. I haven’t read in depth any of the reviews, just skimmed the general reactions so I don’t spoil myself; but I’ll be going into it with adjust expectations. What about you–did you read it?

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      2. That’s good to know, I’ll keep that in mind. I did see yesterday that Holly Black will be releasing a duology about Oak, a character in her YA Cruel Prince trilogy! So that’ll be exciting!


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