Top List Curated by Listnerd
  • Public list
  • Sep 26th 2013
  • 92 views
  • 0 votes
  • 0 voters

More about Best Contemporary fantasy Books:

Best Contemporary fantasy Books is a public top list created by Listnerd on rankly.com on September 26th 2013. Items on the Best Contemporary fantasy Books top list are added by the rankly.com community and ranked using our secret ranking sauce. Best Contemporary fantasy Books has gotten 92 views and has gathered 0 votes from 0 voters. O O

Best Contemporary fantasy Books is a top list in the Education & Books category on rankly.com. Are you a fan of Education & Books or Best Contemporary fantasy Books? Explore more top 100 lists about Education & Books on rankly.com or participate in ranking the stuff already on the all time Best Contemporary fantasy Books top list below.

If you're not a member of rankly.com, you should consider becoming one. Registration is fast, free and easy. At rankly.com, we aim to give you the best of everything - including stuff like the Best Contemporary fantasy Books list.

Get your friends to vote! Spread this URL or share:
Upload Loader
600 × 600 ideal

Items just added

    1
    0.00
    0 votes
    2

    Every Last Drop

    • Year Released: 2008
    Every Last Drop is a 2008 pulp-noir/horror novel by American writer Charlie Huston. It is the fourth novel in the Joe Pitt Casebooks, following Half the Blood of Brooklyn. The series follows the life of the New York vampyre Joe Pitt, who works sometimes as an enforcer for various vampyre factions in New York and sometimes as a sort of detective. This book introduces a number of new characters to the series, including Esperanza Lucretia Benjamin, the vampyre nominally in charge of Queens.
    0.00
    0 votes
    3
    Finder

    Finder

    • Year Released: 1994
    Finder is a fantasy fiction novel written by Emma Bull and published in 1994. The Borderlands setting of Finder is the collaborative creation of several authors, including Will Shetterley—Emma Bull's husband. It posits the abrupt intrusion of Elfland, a walled territory of unspecified extent, into the everyday World. Erratic leakage of magical effects across its edge has left an abandoned zone, The Borderlands, including at least one abandoned settlement: Bordertown. Though not so large a place as Minneapolis, where the author's War for the Oaks is set, this context puts Finder into the urban fantasy category. Bordertown is populated by misfits from both World and Elfland, living in a near-anarchy that includes volunteer collectives running restaurants, grouchy artisans making paper, and assorted artists making odd adornments, all sympathetically described. The main point-of-view character has renamed himself 'Orient', in the sense of 'align directions', on arrival in Bordertown. He is nicknamed "Finder" for his magical gift that lets him—or compels him to—locate things and people. His working partner is Tick-Tick, an elf woman whose gift for making and fixing technical things was
    0.00
    0 votes
    4

    Half the Blood of Brooklyn

    • Year Released: 2007
    Half the Blood of Brooklyn is a 2007 pulp-noir / horror novel by American writer Charlie Huston. It is the third novel in the Joe Pitt Casebooks, following No Dominion. The series follows the life of the New York vampyre Joe Pitt, who works sometimes as an enforcer for various vampyre factions in New York and sometimes as a sort of detective.
    0.00
    0 votes
    5
    0.00
    0 votes
    6

    Marked

    • Year Released: 2007
    Marked is the first novel of the House of Night fantasy series written by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. Young teenagers are selected to enter a four-year period transformation to a vampyre and marked with an the unfilled mark of a crescent moon. Those are sent to their local Houses of Night, private schools directed by vampyres, specialized in helping the adolescents, called fledglings, survive the Change. Young fledgling Zoey is unusual: unlike other normal fledglings, she bears a filled mark, a sign that the goddess of vampyres, Nyx, has bestowed a great destiny onto her, but she also has to deal with normal highschool girl issues:school, boyfriends and the evil popular girl waiting just around the corner. The book has been translated into more than 20 languages including French, Spanish, German and Chinese. Sixteen-year-old Zoey Montgomery lives in a world where vampires have always existed. One day, during school, Zoey is marked by a Tracker to become a fledgling vampyre at the Tulsa House of Night, a boarding school where she will be trained to become an adult vampyre. She faints, only to find herself deserted by almost everyone and hurries home. Her mother, Linda Heffer, blames
    0.00
    0 votes
    7

    My Dead Body

    • Year Released: 2009
    My Dead Body is a 2009 pulp-noir / horror novel by American writer Charlie Huston. It is the fifth novel in the Joe Pitt Casebooks,following Every Last Drop. The series follows the life of the New York vampyre Joe Pitt, who works sometimes as an enforcer for various vampyre factions in New York and sometimes as a sort of detective. My Dead Body brings the story arc of the preceding four books of the Joe Pitt series to a close, as the rival vampyre factions of Manhattan Island face off.
    0.00
    0 votes
    8

    Peter & Max: A Fables Novel

    • Year Released: 2009
    Peter & Max: A Fables Novel is a 2009 prose novel based on the comic book Fables, written by series creator Bill Willingham; Steve Leialoha provided illustrations. The book was released by Vertigo on October 7, 2009. An audio book version was released on December 8, 2009; it is read by Wil Wheaton. The novel flips between telling the history of the main characters in Hesse, their homeland, and current events in the mundane world (what the Fables call our world). Peter Piper and his brother Max are sons of traveling minstrels. Although Peter is the younger son, his father bestows on him a magical flute, a family heirloom that has ability to avert danger. When the Piper family is visiting their long-time family friends, the Peep family, the Adversary's army attacks. The Pipers and Peeps escape to the Dark Forest. While the families are asleep, Max — jealous of Peter because he was given the flute — kills his father while they are away from camp. Max then returns to camp claiming that the Adversary's troops have attacked. The announcement causes the families to flee in panic. Peter, Max and Bo Peep are separated. Peter winds up in Hamelin where he becomes a member of a thief's guild.
    0.00
    0 votes
    9
    0.00
    0 votes
    10

    Tam Lin

    • Year Released: 1991
    Tam Lin is a 1991 contemporary fantasy novel by United States author Pamela Dean, who based it on the traditional Scottish border ballad "Tam Lin". The protagonist of Tam Lin is Janet Carter. Written in the indirect third person, from Carter's point of view, the novel is set during her years as a student in the early 1970s at the fictional Blackstock College in Minnesota. The characters include her fellow students, professors at the college, her family, and a childhood friend. The plot combines the story of a young woman's life at college with a retelling of the traditional Scottish fairy ballad "Tam Lin". Tam Lin is a late 20th century urban fantasy or fantasy of manners. The story touches on themes including college education, sexuality, contraception, abortion and pregnancy. Dean has referred to this novel as a "love poem" to "my college, and ultimately to the study of English literature." The novel Tam Lin is based on the traditional Scottish border ballad Tam Lin. The novel also contains many quotations and allusions. Most of the quotations are from English literature and especially Shakespeare's plays, but there are also quotes from and allusions to other sources, including
    0.00
    0 votes
    11

    The Onion Girl

    • Year Released: 2001
    The Onion Girl is a 2001 contemporary fantasy novel by Charles De Lint which takes place in the Newford universe. It is the first Newford novel centering on the recurring character of Jilly Coppercorn, now a middle-aged woman. De Lint published a sequel in 2006, Widdershins, and a 2007 prequel Promises to Keep, the latter of which featured Jilly as a young woman. De Lint has said that he had intended to write a novel about Jilly for years, but he had put it off because he didn't relish writing about the child abuse and other nasty experiences Jilly would endure. Still, he made sure to maintain the theme of "how the same traumatic event could so differently affect people who have come up out of the same environment." De Lint explains the title as follows: "Writing, for me, is a peeling back of layers, particularly with the Newford stories. The more I write about the city of Newford, the more I find hidden below the surface. In that sense, perhaps the city itself should be the Onion Girl. But the heart and soul of Newford has always been Jilly, her layers are as open on the outside as the bright neon lights and cheerful facades of stores and houses, but also as hidden within as what
    0.00
    0 votes
    12

    Winter's Tale

    • Year Released: 1983
    Winter's Tale is a 1983 novel by Mark Helprin. It takes place in a mythic New York City, in an industrial Victorian era style, and markedly different than our own. It takes place mainly near the turn of the 20th century. Peter Lake is the central character of Winter's Tale. He has been called an allegory of the Jewish Messiah. He changes the world by sacrificing his life for a child. A child of an immigrant couple denied admission at Governors Island, Peter Lake is set adrift in New York Harbor in a miniature model ship called City of Justice. He is found in the reeds and adopted by the Baymen of the Bayonne Marsh, who send him off to Manhattan when he comes of age. There he first becomes a mechanic and then is forced to become a burglar in a gang called the Short Tails. He soon makes a mortal enemy of their leader, Pearly Soames, and is constantly on the run from the gang. Early one winter morning Peter is on the brink of being captured and killed by the gang when he is rescued by a mysterious white horse, who becomes his guardian. While attempting to rob a house, Peter Lake meets Beverly Penn, and they fall in love. Beverly dies from consumption but never disappears from Peter's
    0.00
    0 votes
    13

    Yarrow

    • Year Released: 1986
    Yarrow: An Autumn Tale is an urban fantasy novel by Charles de Lint, set in 1980s Ottawa. A fantasy writer has a secret source of inspiration: when she dreams, she visits a world where magic is real. Unknown to her, a supernatural predator who feeds on dreams is feeding on her and destroying that world.
    0.00
    0 votes
    Get your friends to vote! Spread this URL or share:

    Discuss Best Contemporary fantasy Books

    Top List Voters

    No one has voted on this list yet.