Tag Archives: Dresden Files

Sunday’s Wisdom #309: Stand Apart from Darkness

“It isn’t enough to stand up and fight darkness. You’ve got to stand apart from it, too. You’ve got to be different from it.” – Harry Dresden, Fool Moon The Dresden Files, by Jim Butcher Oh, the much-needed and timely … Continue reading

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Angels and Demons of Urban Fantasy

Vampires, witches, and werewolves have long been the icons of scary stories, as surely as Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman have become the iconic trio of superheroes. Meanwhile fairies and goblins, hailing from the pagan traditions of ancient Europe, are … Continue reading

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Fairy Queens and Goblin Kings… Usually

Where there is urban fantasy, there are the fae. That might not be a hard and fast rule, but it’s a trope that gets a fair amount of use. I mean, the entire idea is to bring all the fairy … Continue reading

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Vampires and Witches and Werewolves, Oh My!

Happy October, everybody! We are in the home stretch of 2020 now, just a bit more to go! We have ghost stories, turkey, presents, and possibly the end of civilization to look forward to in these final few months. (wait, … Continue reading

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After Game of Thrones: Ideas for HBO

It is no secret that HBO’s Game of Thrones, based on George R.R. Martin’s epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire, is coming to its final conclusion this year. While the last novel or two is taking its sweet time … Continue reading

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Where Did All the Quality Urban Fantasy Books Go?

I like urban fantasy. Rather, I like urban fantasies that happen to be good stories. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Vampire Diaries, Grimm, Supernatural, all of these are urban fantasies, though two of them definitely include more than a little … Continue reading

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Book Review: Skinwalker

Written by Faith Hunter, Skinwalker is the first in the Jane Yellowrock series, an urban fantasy following the adventures of its titular character, a Cherokee skinwalker, as she hunts unruly vampires, and other creatures of the night, in New Orleans. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Skin Game

Having just finished reading Jim Butcher’s latest novel, Skin Game, from his series The Dresden Files, I thought I’d share a few thoughts. I am an overall fan of Butcher’s work. His fantasy series, Codex Alera, may have left something … Continue reading

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