The digest: a fast-paced easy-to-read urban fantasy with a heavy focus on magically-inspired bounty hunting. Recommended to urban fantasy fans or those seeking a break from long, dense, traditional fantasy novels.
Tag: urban fantasy
Review: Straight Outta Fangton – C.T. Phipps
The digest: A highly entertaining paranormal urban fantasy showing the less glamorous side of vampiric life. This is not a serious tome focusing solely on vampirism and all it entails - though you will find gruesome and gritty elements here in heaps. It's a pop-culture referencing, smoothly written, funny, easily digestible, and highly recommended break away from both the overly-serious Dracula tales and the flowery Twilight books.
Review: The Watchmaker of Filigree Street – Natasha Pulley
The digest: a solid novel which crosses over several genres (historical fiction, steampunk, low fantasy etc) which has some interesting ideas and plot mechanics. Characters grow throughout the story (through reveals, flashbacks, and normal progression), fun settings are prevalent, and it is very much grounded in a steampunk-esque Victorian era.
Review: Guild of Tokens: Initiate – Jon Auerbach
The digest: a well-written, plot-driven, easy to read novella which entertains from the first page to the last. There are no false-pretences here, Auerbach takes a relatively simple idea and executes it smoothly, with a well-paced plot ensuring that the reader is never bored. The main drawbacks here are the lack of character development and narrative complexity, which are admissible when considering this as an introductory part of a larger body of work.