Inspiration

Every time I read a Kate Daniels novel, I get the urge to put together a post-magipocalypse (magic apocalypse) setting. I suppose this means that either “Ilona Andrews” (nom de plume for a husband-wife team) has exceptional worldbuilding (it’s inspirational) or awful worldbuilding (the reader thinks s/he could do better). My bet is on the former, as I find their alt future Atlanta rather fascinating as well as the way they incorporate myriad mythologies, magic traditions, and legends both familiar–Western European, Greek, Roman, Northern European, Chinese, Indian, Jewish–and not so familiar–Eastern European, a few Native American–often with their own twist.