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1RioLindaAnnie
Edited: Sep 11, 2010, 12:48am

I find the genre a little too full of female protagonists right now.
I love Simon R. Green's John Taylor, Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden, and Rob Thurman's Cal Leandros.

Please guide me to other undiscovered male characters.

- edited to correct touchstone - RLA

2reconditereader
Sep 11, 2010, 1:30am

I haven't read it, but it looks like Dog Days by John Levitt might fit the bill?

3amberwitch
Sep 11, 2010, 5:55am

Mark del Franco has a series about a male druid set in Boston - Connor Grey. Feys and druids.

Mike Carey has a series about a necromancer in London - Felix Castor. Ghosts and demons.

A madness of angels is the first book of two about Matthew Swift by Kate Griffin. Sorcerers.

Webmage by Kelly McCullough also has a male protagonist, it is pretty average, but not bad. Based on Greek mythology. Greek deities.

Halflife Chronicles by Wm Mark Simmons starts out great, but the second book in the series can't keep up. Vampires and shape-shifters and zombies.

Andrew Swan wrote The Dragons of the Cuyahoga with a male journalist protagonist. I only read the first in the series. It is a parallel universe & portal kind of urban fantasy.

Then there is the Charlie Parker series by John Connolly, which are a lot less fantasy than the rest, but still kind of magical. P.I. and crimes.

4twiglet12
Edited: Sep 11, 2010, 7:15am

Do you read Graphic Novels?

If so the following series are brilliant.

Preacher
Hellblazer
Sandman

Also Neverwhere, American Gods, Anansi Boys and Good Omens are worth checking out.

5Morphidae
Sep 11, 2010, 7:11am

Just read Deep Secret by Diana Wynne Jones where the main character is male.

6amberwitch
Sep 11, 2010, 8:57am

I just remembered an older thread about same topic: http://www.librarything.com/topic/26056

7VictoriaPL
Sep 11, 2010, 9:34am

Elsewhere by Will Shetterly.

8AHS-Wolfy
Sep 11, 2010, 5:10pm

I have the first of the Remy Chandler series by Thomas Sniegoski, A Kiss Before the Apocalypse, on my tbr shelves. Saw it mentioned in somebody's thread on LT when I was looking for alternatives to Harry Dresden but can't remember where.

9cammykitty
Sep 11, 2010, 5:40pm

If you are into YA, The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan was teen boy catnip during my summer school. She is a new author from Ireland, and the book had a few first book problems, but it's still a good read.

10kblake
Apr 27, 2011, 3:22pm

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I have the perfect book for you. It has just been released and is called Vampires Rule. Jack is the protagonist. You can read a sample chapter here: http://kasi-kcblake.blogspot.com
If you like it, you can click the link near the top of the home page and go straight to it. It is in ebook form, but you can get it in ANY format you want. If you don't have an e-reader, you can download it to your computer and print it off if you want.

11foxfire
Edited: Aug 11, 2011, 8:21pm

Finder by Emma Bull. Definite favorite, the character is incredibly engaging.

12Robreads
Jan 5, 2012, 4:05pm

I know this is an older message but Kevin Hearne has his The Iron Druid Chronicles: Hounded, Hexed and Hammered.

13Lman
Jan 12, 2012, 5:28pm

Adding to this too...
Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey - one of the really good ones IMHO!

14extrajoker
Feb 24, 2012, 8:13pm

Another by Richard Kadrey: Butcher Bird
And another YA title: Anna Dressed in Blood

15CurrerBell
Apr 4, 2012, 7:47pm

In YA, Charles de Lint's Dingo actually has two boys and two girls, but my own feeling is that the boys are the more prominent characters. Definitely more gender-balanced than Little (Grrl) Lost or The Blue Girl (though I definitely prefer the latter two, but I'm someone with a very definite leaning toward strong girl stories.

16coffee-addict
Edited: Apr 7, 2013, 6:49am

Jim Butcher - The Dresden Files series
Rob Thurman - Cal Leandros series
Charlie Huston - Joe Pitt series
Simon R. Green - The Nightside series
Simon R. Green - Secret Histories series
Mike Carey - Felix Castor series
Neil Gaimain - Neverwhere
DD Barant - Bloodhound Files
Anton Strout - Simon Canderous series
Thomas E. Sniegoski - Remy Chandler series
Mark DelFranco - Connor Grey series
J.F. Lewis - Void City series
Christopher Golden - Hidden Cities series
Marcus Pelegrimas - Skinners series
P.N. Elrod - Vampire Files
Mike Resnick - Fable of Tonight series
Richard Raley - King Henry Tapes series
Justin Gustainis - Occult Crimes Unit Investigation series
Kate Griffin - Matthew Swift series
Harry Connolly - Twenty Palaces series
Trent Jamieson - Death works series
Glen Cook - Garrett P.I. series
Ben Aaronovitch - Rivers of London series
Mike Shevdon - Courts of the Feyre series
Richard Kadrey - Sandman Slim series
Christopher Farnsworth - Nathaniel Cade series
K.A. Stewart - Jesse James Dawson series
Aimée and David Thurlo - Lee Nez series
Sonya Bateman - Gavyn Donatti series
John Levitt - Dog Days series
Keith Melton - Nightfall Syndicate series
Jon F. Merz - Lawson Vampire Novels
Charles de Lint - Newford series
Richard Raley - The King Henry Tapes

Happy Reading! =)

17amberwitch
Nov 11, 2012, 10:02am

Benedict Jacka - Alex Verus series

- just don't read the Alex Verus books just after the Matthew Swift books - they become indistinguishable

19BookLizard
Jul 4, 2013, 2:09am

Just want to second The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne. I just discovered The Dresden Files this year, and Hearne's series has a similar feel to it.

20Tasula
Oct 8, 2013, 9:07pm

if anyone is still checking this
thread:
Mario Acevedo
the Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan

21seitherin
Oct 22, 2013, 1:18pm

Tad Williams has two books of a new trilogy out - The Dirty Streets of Heaven and Happy Hour in Hell. The protagonist is an angel advocate, Bobby Dollar aka Doloriel, based out of a California town called San Judas.

22robert.kuropkat
Edited: Feb 7, 2018, 9:37pm

This is a really old thread, so I'll add a really old series no one else mentioned.

https://www.librarything.com/series/The+Chronicles+of+Galen+Sword

In fact, it looks like there are two books I never knew of. Time to go shopping.