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    Espionage in Fantasy

    Is there such a thing as a fantasy spy book? John Le Carre in Middle Earth, that sort of thing.

    I can't think of any.

    The world of Malazan Book of the Fallen would be a great place to have some spies running around foiling each other. I'd love to read an espionage spin-off trilogy. Doubt that will happen though.

    Has anyone read a fantasy spy book? Is there an obvious one I'm missing?

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    The Lascar's Dagger by Glenda Larke features a main character who's a spy.

    There's some spy action in Lynn Flewelling's Nightrunner series.

    Also a bit in Anne Lyle's The Alchemist of Souls (and probably the sequels as well).

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    Do you mean secondary world fantasy or fantasy? There are lots of spies scattered about sec world, but fewer ones just about spies. There are quite a few spy ones in contemporary fantasy and some in historical fantasy.

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    Coincidentally, I'm reading Robert Jackon Bennett's City of Stairs which sounds like exactly the kind of book you're asking about. Alan Furst was an inspiration and reads like a secondary world fantasy novel set in a Cold War Eastern European city. I'm enjoying it at the moment.

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