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Offline DBASKLS

Re: Help a poor soul: Other Londons
« Reply #30 on: March 27, 2013, 06:50:29 PM »
Charlie Fletcher's Stoneheart trilogy. All the statues of London come to life, quite a good YA series.
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Re: Help a poor soul: Other Londons
« Reply #31 on: March 29, 2013, 03:26:37 PM »
Nether did I. I feel like I just finished fighting a long war, and both sides just ended up winning.  :D

I'm sure we'll be midway through the peace celebrations and then fall out over the next Sanderson or something... :)

I don't think anyone's yet mentioned Tim Power's The Anubis Gates, so I will!

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Re: Help a poor soul: Other Londons
« Reply #32 on: September 17, 2020, 10:25:18 PM »
London is such a great character to use in fantasy  along with Paris such magical cities with their history. New York comes a distant third

Keep it coming! With reviews and Amazon blurbs I'm forming a list slowly... Its very male though... :( Is that a city thing?

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Re: Help a poor soul: Other Londons
« Reply #33 on: September 17, 2020, 11:56:21 PM »
Great thread to resurrect, but now many more TBR's. Thank you @eclipse.
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Re: Help a poor soul: Other Londons
« Reply #34 on: September 18, 2020, 12:07:23 AM »
ROFL I was reading through the first few bits on here going, "How is no one talking about Schwab's Shades of Magic series? Those are literally other Londons!" and only then realised it was a resurrection from before those books were published.  ::) ;D

Always love to see Kate Griffin get some love, and it's particularly appropriate here when her books are just so imbued with a deep knowledge and love of London.

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Re: Help a poor soul: Other Londons
« Reply #35 on: September 18, 2020, 09:29:57 AM »
ROFL I was reading through the first few bits on here going, "How is no one talking about Schwab's Shades of Magic series? Those are literally other Londons!" and only then realised it was a resurrection from before those books were published.  ::) ;D

Always love to see Kate Griffin get some love, and it's particularly appropriate here when her books are just so imbued with a deep knowledge and love of London.

This. There's literally Grey London, Red London, White London, and Black London in the books, and that exact premise is the thing that attracted me into buying the series in the first place. I wished Schwab would play more with the idea of the different Londons and delve into their worldbuilding and cultural differents and etc. though.