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Urban Fantasy from the Other Side of the World

Urban fantasy (think Vampires, Werewolves, Witches and Wizards) has become more and more popular since such cult favourites as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Harry Potter took over the world.  However, the English speaking world does not have a monopoly on this fantastic sub-genre.

Sergei Lukyanenko (sometimes spelled Lukianenko, originally from Kazakhstan, has written a fantastic series entitled The Night Watch. This series explores the conflict between the Dark Ones and the Light Ones in Russia and Middle Europe - eternally at odds, and the real power behind politics and events in our world. If you like Urban Fantasy, have a taste of the European variety!