By Ben Aaronovitch
The Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch begins with Rivers of London aka Midnight Riot (US publication).
Constable Peter Grant, after getting eyewitness information from a ghost ends up studying magic as a way to solve crime.
Starting with: Assassin’s Apprentice – In this beautifully written series of 9 books you’ll find great world building that doesn’t get in the way of characters and plot. Make sure you read this when you’re in a good mood because when bad things happen, they always happen to Fitz (the protagonist).
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Sancia is a master thief who takes a job from her handler and ends up stealing an ancient magical artefact from one of the powerful merchant houses, which draws her into a life and death fight to save the world. Foundryside is the beginning of what will be an epic trilogy with an awesome heroine, a unique magic system, and some truly excellent characters. Fans of Brandon Sanderson will love Foundryside!
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‘Bitter Greens’ by Kate Forsyth. A richly detailed retelling of the Rapunzel fairy tale, weaving together the lives of three different women from the court of Louis XIV in Versailles to Renaissance Venice, this historical fiction is filled with dark magic and evocative descriptions. For lovers of fairy tales and historical fiction.
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Starting with “The Iron Trial” the series “The Magisterium” is like a darker Harry Potter. The motivations of the villain are more complex and we follow our hero through these discoveries.
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The imaginative “Peter Grant” series cleverly juxtaposes the magic and the mundane. Peter Grant, police officer and apprentice wizard, solves cases with elements drawn from the historical and mythological background of London. Start with “Rivers of London”.
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Discworld is a wonderfully funny disc shaped world carried on the back of a turtle. It is a wacky, weird, hilarious fantasy world. If you like Douglas Adams you’ll love Terry Pratchett’s Discworld!
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