Need suggestions for urban fantasies with male protagonists

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Need suggestions for urban fantasies with male protagonists

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Muokkaaja: syyskuu 11, 2010, 12:48 am

I find the genre a little too full of female protagonists right now.
I love Simon R. Green's John Taylor, Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden, and Rob Thurman's Cal Leandros.

Please guide me to other undiscovered male characters.

- edited to correct touchstone - RLA

syyskuu 11, 2010, 1:30 am

I haven't read it, but it looks like Dog Days by John Levitt might fit the bill?

syyskuu 11, 2010, 5:55 am

Mark del Franco has a series about a male druid set in Boston - Connor Grey. Feys and druids.

Mike Carey has a series about a necromancer in London - Felix Castor. Ghosts and demons.

A madness of angels is the first book of two about Matthew Swift by Kate Griffin. Sorcerers.

Webmage by Kelly McCullough also has a male protagonist, it is pretty average, but not bad. Based on Greek mythology. Greek deities.

Halflife Chronicles by Wm Mark Simmons starts out great, but the second book in the series can't keep up. Vampires and shape-shifters and zombies.

Andrew Swan wrote The Dragons of the Cuyahoga with a male journalist protagonist. I only read the first in the series. It is a parallel universe & portal kind of urban fantasy.

Then there is the Charlie Parker series by John Connolly, which are a lot less fantasy than the rest, but still kind of magical. P.I. and crimes.

Muokkaaja: syyskuu 11, 2010, 7:15 am

Do you read Graphic Novels?

If so the following series are brilliant.


Also Neverwhere, American Gods, Anansi Boys and Good Omens are worth checking out.

syyskuu 11, 2010, 7:11 am

Just read Deep Secret by Diana Wynne Jones where the main character is male.

syyskuu 11, 2010, 8:57 am

I just remembered an older thread about same topic:

syyskuu 11, 2010, 9:34 am

Elsewhere by Will Shetterly.

syyskuu 11, 2010, 5:10 pm

I have the first of the Remy Chandler series by Thomas Sniegoski, A Kiss Before the Apocalypse, on my tbr shelves. Saw it mentioned in somebody's thread on LT when I was looking for alternatives to Harry Dresden but can't remember where.

syyskuu 11, 2010, 5:40 pm

If you are into YA, The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan was teen boy catnip during my summer school. She is a new author from Ireland, and the book had a few first book problems, but it's still a good read.

huhtikuu 27, 2011, 3:22 pm

Useat käyttäjät ovat merkinneet tämän viestin asiattomaksi eikä sitä enää näytetä. (näytä)
I have the perfect book for you. It has just been released and is called Vampires Rule. Jack is the protagonist. You can read a sample chapter here:
If you like it, you can click the link near the top of the home page and go straight to it. It is in ebook form, but you can get it in ANY format you want. If you don't have an e-reader, you can download it to your computer and print it off if you want.

Muokkaaja: elokuu 11, 2011, 8:21 pm

Finder by Emma Bull. Definite favorite, the character is incredibly engaging.

tammikuu 5, 2012, 4:05 pm

I know this is an older message but Kevin Hearne has his The Iron Druid Chronicles: Hounded, Hexed and Hammered.

tammikuu 12, 2012, 5:28 pm

Adding to this too...
Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey - one of the really good ones IMHO!

helmikuu 24, 2012, 8:13 pm

Another by Richard Kadrey: Butcher Bird
And another YA title: Anna Dressed in Blood

huhtikuu 4, 2012, 7:47 pm

In YA, Charles de Lint's Dingo actually has two boys and two girls, but my own feeling is that the boys are the more prominent characters. Definitely more gender-balanced than Little (Grrl) Lost or The Blue Girl (though I definitely prefer the latter two, but I'm someone with a very definite leaning toward strong girl stories.

Muokkaaja: huhtikuu 7, 2013, 6:49 am

Jim Butcher - The Dresden Files series
Rob Thurman - Cal Leandros series
Charlie Huston - Joe Pitt series
Simon R. Green - The Nightside series
Simon R. Green - Secret Histories series
Mike Carey - Felix Castor series
Neil Gaimain - Neverwhere
DD Barant - Bloodhound Files
Anton Strout - Simon Canderous series
Thomas E. Sniegoski - Remy Chandler series
Mark DelFranco - Connor Grey series
J.F. Lewis - Void City series
Christopher Golden - Hidden Cities series
Marcus Pelegrimas - Skinners series
P.N. Elrod - Vampire Files
Mike Resnick - Fable of Tonight series
Richard Raley - King Henry Tapes series
Justin Gustainis - Occult Crimes Unit Investigation series
Kate Griffin - Matthew Swift series
Harry Connolly - Twenty Palaces series
Trent Jamieson - Death works series
Glen Cook - Garrett P.I. series
Ben Aaronovitch - Rivers of London series
Mike Shevdon - Courts of the Feyre series
Richard Kadrey - Sandman Slim series
Christopher Farnsworth - Nathaniel Cade series
K.A. Stewart - Jesse James Dawson series
Aimée and David Thurlo - Lee Nez series
Sonya Bateman - Gavyn Donatti series
John Levitt - Dog Days series
Keith Melton - Nightfall Syndicate series
Jon F. Merz - Lawson Vampire Novels
Charles de Lint - Newford series
Richard Raley - The King Henry Tapes

Happy Reading! =)

marraskuu 11, 2012, 10:02 am

Benedict Jacka - Alex Verus series

- just don't read the Alex Verus books just after the Matthew Swift books - they become indistinguishable

heinäkuu 4, 2013, 2:09 am

Just want to second The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne. I just discovered The Dresden Files this year, and Hearne's series has a similar feel to it.

lokakuu 8, 2013, 9:07 pm

if anyone is still checking this
Mario Acevedo
the Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan

lokakuu 22, 2013, 1:18 pm

Tad Williams has two books of a new trilogy out - The Dirty Streets of Heaven and Happy Hour in Hell. The protagonist is an angel advocate, Bobby Dollar aka Doloriel, based out of a California town called San Judas.

Muokkaaja: helmikuu 7, 2018, 9:37 pm

This is a really old thread, so I'll add a really old series no one else mentioned.

In fact, it looks like there are two books I never knew of. Time to go shopping.