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Old 06-15-2013, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by The Butterfly's Ghost View Post
Ben Aaronovitch's "Peter Grant" series pretty much fills your bill.

The books are set in modern London: Peter Grant is a young Police Constable who is taken on as an apprentience by the last wizard in England. The books focus quite a bit on the process of learning magic and there's definitely not much romance (and none at all between Peter and his Master!).

The style reminded me a bit of the Dresden files, with a rather laconic first-person narrator full of dry one-liners and pop cultures references but I personally enjoyed these books more than the Harry Dresden books. YMMV of course... .
Ooh, those sound good, and right about what I'm looking for. Thanks! I'll check them out.