Saturday, April 29, 2017

Ten top standalone urban fantasy novels

At the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog, Meghan Ball tagged ten of the best standalone urban fantasy novels, including:
War for the Oaks, by Emma Bull

This Locus Award-winning novel is a beautiful example of how powerful and wonderful urban fantasy can be, building a whole magical world beneath our own in just one book. Written in 1987, before the avalanche of fearie paranormal romance, it still feels fresh and special. Eddi McCandry is a musician who has just lost her band and her boyfriend. As if her luck couldn’t get worse, she’s shanghaied into a supernatural war involving the courts of Seelie and Unseelie, a war with personal stakes for Eddi, who must learn to navigate this new world, and fast. Emma Bull’s debut is infused with music and wonder, and should be considered a cornerstone of the genre.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue