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Rural Urban Fantasy
« on: March 07, 2021, 09:26:28 AM »
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Re: Rural Urban Fantasy
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2021, 10:50:32 AM »
That seems a very American list. I am sure there are a lot of stories about the British countryside and faerie/eldritch happenings. I can't name any because I don't like that sort of story so I never pick them up, but I am absolutely certain I have seen some! (And recently. And getting a lot of attention...)

I would also add (to the American pile) - Maggie Stiefvater's Raven Cycle (and the current Dreamer series, which is somewhat set in cities, but is still magic of wild places and leylines); actually, while I'm on Stiefvater, The Scorpio Races, about kelpies and desperation; Sarah Gailey's Magic for Liars flirts on the edge between urban and rural; and I think Doyce Testerman's Hidden Things is exactly the sort of thing the original list is about.

For the English pile - Emily Tesh's Silver in the Wood and Drowned Country (historical, but still apt).

For the "other" pile - consider the work of Elizabeth Knox, whose Dreamhunter duology is historical/urban fantasy, with a sequel called Mortal Fire that's more urban/rural, set in an alternative New Zealand.

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Re: Rural Urban Fantasy
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2021, 12:38:34 PM »
The Green Man's Heir by Juliet McKenna would count, I think. I own it but have not read it.

Also, am I the only one who had a wry smile at Rural Urban Fantasy?
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Re: Rural Urban Fantasy
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2021, 12:55:53 PM »

Also, am I the only one who had a wry smile at Rural Urban Fantasy?

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Re: Rural Urban Fantasy
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2021, 12:58:07 PM »
Well, my village is rural but also kinda urban, hehe - it's got several shops and caf├ęs (and a ton of hairdressers, not sure how they all have enough customers to survive :o ;D)
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Re: Rural Urban Fantasy
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2021, 05:42:57 PM »
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Re: Rural Urban Fantasy
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2021, 08:11:50 PM »
An oxymoron if there ever was one.

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Re: Rural Urban Fantasy
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2021, 10:14:36 PM »
The Green Man's Heir by Juliet McKenna would count, I think. I own it but have not read it.
I have read it, and it was going to be my suggestion.