The Brits love a good fantasy novel – and they do it so well! Maybe this explains why there are so many fantasy versions of their capital city within fiction. Read more from Tor.com.
My debut book, The Nightjar, isn’t set in a world so different from our own. As a portal fantasy, its setting—the Rookery—is based on real-life London: a city I love travelling through and also love reading about. The world of The Nightjar melds together elements of contemporary and historical London life (there are Bakelite phones and Bow Street Runners) and Finnish mythology. I hope it’s a world that readers enjoy as much as I enjoy reading about Ankh-Morpork!
The Nightjar isn’t the first novel to be inspired by London. Here are five other fantasy Londons to escape to—each very (VERY) different. And since The Nightjar blends elements of London from different eras, I thought I’d pick novels set in different decades or even centuries.
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