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10 City Fantasy books that I recommend

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I adore urban fantasy. Cities are so interesting places they drive innovation, they are diverse in a way small towns can never be, they hold the unknown as an integral part of their makeup, they have options of entertainment and nightlife that smaller rural areas just can’t have. They also contain so many contrasts and contradictions. The poor and the super rich exist in the same space, walk the same streets. Cities can hold secrets and hidden places that in the rural areas are only secrets to outsiders. But I do not only like the urban setting in fantasy set in our world – in modern times – I also really like cities as a setting in straight up fantasy. This is a list of the fantasy stories that I can recommend that is not urban fantasy as such, but is fantasy set in cities, where the city is quite important for the story. These are not books were the protagonist travel all over the place on a long quest. These stories primarily take place within the confound of a single city.

Edit: I have added City of Stairs

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The Long Earth

13147230Title: The Long Earth
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Series: The Long Earth, book 1
Published: 2012 by Harper
Read: January 05 to 14, 2014
Format: Ebook
Genre: Science fiction

I  really like science fiction that ask big what-if questions and then runs with it. Think about all the repercussions of that idea. That thinks about all the possibilities and then explores them though the plot of the book. The Long Earth does just that.

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