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In this impressive anthology 20 of today’s hottest urban fantasy writers including Charlaine Harris Jonathan Maberry Kelley Armstrong Larry Correia and C E Murphy are paired together in ten original stories featuring their favorite series charactersUrban Allies brings together beloved characters from two different urban fantasy series Peter Octavian and Dahlia Lynley Chivers Joanne Walker and Harper Blaine Joe Ledger and Agent Franks Sabina Kane and Ava in ten electrifying stories. In each story in this book two authors collaborated to write urban fantasy stories featuring two of their beloved characters Overall the authors seem to have made good pairings The stories were all good with one exception and some were uite enjoyable Though some of my extra enjoyment was when a story featured my favorite characters and series of course But I was also introduced to several new authors that I liked a lot which is one of the things I want from an anthology If I want to read something that s entirely authors I know and already like I ll read an a collection from an author I follow This book featured a nice variety of authors too considering what could have been the restrictive or repetitive theme of urban fantasy depending how it was interpreted There were authors who specialize in military SF thrillers of a horror focus there was some humor uite a spread of specialties and interpretations I ve seen a lot uniformity in books who s theme could have theoretically allowed for a diverse author and topic pool so I thought the writers and the editor did a nice job here On the other hand when it comes to editing I really wish this book had told us which of the authors series the characters in these stories came from if not what point in their series This takes place after book Or between books and I shouldn t have had to look it up each time and try to figure it out The anthology business model is to tease readers with a few big names so they buy the book and then introduce some other authors to a new audience and sell books Or in this case use all pretty big names but offer a variety so readers probably haven t read all of them How can they get us to buy books if we don t know what series to buy It was really stupid and annoying Most of the stories were from ongoing series and a lot of people won t bother to find that out the authors and publishers are the big losers in that But the stories were all good so overall the readers winCaitlin Kittredge Jaye Wells Ladies Fight Ava the hellhound and Leo the Grim Reaper were looking for his Scythe between books one and two of Kittredge s series He s the first GR with capital letters in almost a thousand years as opposed to the lower case reapers who ve been doing the job with a hefty helping of petty politics demons interference and other troublemakers since the last guy had the job Ava and Leo got a tip from some scumbag friend of a friend of a necromancer that the Scythe is in the home of a vampire in New Orleans Too bad that home is Sabina Adam and Giguhl s from Wells most popular and beloved series though all of her books are great you should read them Oops I wish I could have seen the look on Ava s face when she broke into the house and hairless cat form Giguhl surprised her She was in hellhound form so he was pretty surprised too Sabina is half vampire half mage and all assassin and smart ass Adam is a mage And Mr GigglesGiguhl is a seven foot tall green scaled demon when he s not a much portable and able to blend in in our world hairless cat This was a great match up of authors the story felt very consistent to both series it fit both series very well It did a good job of balancing the wit of Sabina s world with Ava s somewhat darker viewpoint Fans of both should enjoy it And I think people who haven t read either would think it was a fun story and would probably be intrigued about these crazy characters Seanan McGuire Kelley Armstrong Tailed This story featured Verity and Sarah from McGuire s InCryptid series They just spent two days at a Pet Expo looking for poachers and they were miserable from all of the horrible people they encountered especially telepath Sarah who saw into the minds of people who were thinking about murder sex credit card fraud wild caught snakes and sugar gliders and a breeder of jackalopes just to name a few of the horrors But no illegal poachers of cryptids And then Verity headed off into the woods to try to find the local tailypo which resemble long tallied raccoons by herself before the hunter could find them Enter Elena from Armstrong s Otherworld Unfortunately I only read the first book in that series and it was probably a decade ago but I m aware of the series and some of the story progression from reading a few short stories Fans will probably be thrilled to see Elena and Clayton s eight year old twins I m sure they went through a lot to get to the point where they were settled together much less with kids Apparently Elena insisted that they kids be socialized with humans including regular school And now they were on an overnight field trip to Albany with Elena chaperoning The class took a break on the way to do a science project scavenger hunt in the woods Guess where The woods outside the Pet Expo what a surprise And of course Elena and the kids and Verity separately all got into some trouble in those woods Both authors did a good job of showing who these people were and making a case for why I should be interested in them The characters from the different series barely interacted but it felt true to the characters and how they d have handled the situation It was fun to see how each could still be amazed at the things in the world that they hadn t encountered yet were still open to the new to them and fascinating wonders that were out there to be explored Steven Savile Craig Schaefer Sweet Blissful Certainty I hadn t read either of those authors before The story was about Eddie Sunday Daniel Faust and Cadmus Damiola Apparently I own the first Daniel Faust book I must have purchased it recently in a story bundle lucky me Now it s high on my to read list And it seems that Savile is a big deal in England and as a writer of tie ins Glass Town will be his US debut featuring Cadmus Damiola and other aspects of this story It was an intriguing short story about magic and magicians both stage and the urban fantasy kinds The characters were a really sad sack medium Eddie of a former preacher who s life fell apart when he really started seeing the souls of the departed and couldn t stop a former gangster turned detective from what I can tell with a plan Daniel and the magician they pulled through time by accident Cadmus It made me want to read in both series so it was both enjoyable and effective as well the anthology business model at work Joseph Nassise Sam Witt Pig Roast Featuring Cade and a team from Nassise s Templar Chronicles and Joe from Witt s Pitchfork County series The Templars were tracking a biker gang that s stolen the Eye of Horus that seemed cheesy to me though may be in context with the series but their surveillance euipment didn t work in Pitchfork County go figure Joe was their man on the ground so to speak The authors seemed like a good match they seemed simpatico in enjoying a lot of stuff about guns and tactics I suspect that both lead characters are usually grouchy and touchy even in their own books Joe was witty and sarcastic Cade seemed like the big chinned tough guy except wounded and scarred I was enjoying the story at first but I found it shocking that these guys the authorities could just blow people s heads off Is that fun to read about Is theft an executable offense They weren t being threatened it was just on approach to the building as a tactic to get in one guy distracted a guard and another sniper shot him Like fish in a barrel one of the Templars thought then shot the guard next to the headless corpse These were the heroes Not cool I m definitely not reading the Templar series after this though I was interested earlier in the story and after reading the summary of the first book when I looked the author up I m pretty sure the Pitchfork series is out too I wanted to DNF the story but I thought I should give it chance since it s short It was crude and violent I don t mind stories that graphic in general I read a number of books or series with a lot of violence I m no shrinking violet but it has to be for a purpose and within certain bounds In fact I think violence should be described clearly it shouldn t be glorified or glossed over For example I think war shouldn t be glorified shouldn t seem easy or fun Being shot or stabbed should be excruciating and messy the person who did it should feel conflicted But this felt very gratuitous and like it was supposed to be big manly fun fun fun and it wasn t not fun at all Not good Diana Rowland Carrie Vaughn Takes All Kinds Werewolves Kitty and her husband Ben Vaughn s Kitty Norville books were in Louisiana lost on their way to New Orleans on their way to the Southern Paranormal Research Conference And they ran into my gal Angel from Rowland s White Trash Zombie series Which makes sense because why wouldn t zombies exist in the world where there are werewolves and vampires I m not usually thrilled by most of Vaughn s short stories and novels outside of the Kitty universe but her stories are good inside of Kitty s world And I haven t read anything by Rowland yet that I haven t really enjoyed So I wasn t surprised that the authors meshed well together for this story When I saw that it was in Louisiana I was wondering if this was going to feature Angel or Kara Gillian from her other Louisiana based series but little Ms Smartypants was a good balance for Kitty Kara and Kitty are both a little too serious for the story to have worked well My only problems with the story was that I think we got of a sense of who Kitty was in the story than Angel though we got to see Angel s setting and atmosphere White Trash Zombie fans will like it but Ben and Kitty fans will definitely appreciate it Those two can t go anywhere without getting into trouble Weston Ochse David Wellington The Lessons of Room 19 Ochse is a former intelligence officer and special operations soldier who has engaged enemy combatants terrorists border crossers narco punks and human smugglers His personal war stories include performing humanitarian operations I think he might be of a character than the people in his stories Jack Walker from Ochse s SEAL Team 666 series was featured in this story apparently rather far along in the series considering his emotional distress in the story about view spoilera ghost that resembled his deceased fianc e hide spoiler

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Urban Allies

Mes bestselling authors two USA Today bestselling authors and multiple Bram Stoker Award winners Contributors include Charlaine Harris and Christopher Golden • Carrie Vaughn and Diana Rowland • Jonathan Maberry and Larry Correia • Kelley Armstrong and Seanan McGuire • Joe Nassise and Sam Witt • Steven Savile and Craig Schaefer • David Wellington and Weston Ochse • Stephen Blackmoore and Jeff Somers • Catie Murphy and Kat Richardson • Jaye Wells and Caitlin Kittredge. This new anthology from Harper Voyager features paired urban fantasy authors bringing their series together to take on demons haunted houses and twisted not so mythological creatures It was interesting to see how the authors decided to cross their universes too Some had their characters inhabit the same world while others found overlapping dimensions through interdimensional bubbles or fairylandSome of my favorite stories were set in series that I m not that familiar or I only know one of the authors Also some of these tales are DARK I m talking don t read during a power outage or during a deep depression The writing is consistently good throughout with great suspense and wonderful teasers for what goes on in their full novels

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Combining fictional worlds in one dual adventure each of these stories melds the talents of two high profile authors many working together for the first time giving readers a chance to see their favorite characters in an imaginative and fresh way Edited by acclaimed bestselling author Joseph Nassise who is also a contributor this outstanding collection showcases the brilliant storytelling talents of some of the most acclaimed fantasy writers working today among them seven New York Ti. Could not finish this book Only made it through 2 of 10 short stories before closing it and placing it far far away in a place I ll never be able to find it again Very disgruntled I recommend you read this book if you are into sorcery and magic and anti climatic drama thrillers Willy the Wizard in one dual adventure each of these stories melds the talents of two high profile authors many working together for the first time giving readers a chance to see their favorite characters Off-side in an Esclava Medieval: La Sumisión retorcida en Placer por un Matrimonio de Conveniencia (Novela Romántica y Erótica en Español: Fantasía nº 1) (Spanish Edition) imaginative and fresh way Edited by acclaimed bestselling author Joseph Nassise who Enséñame más is also a contributor this outstanding collection showcases the brilliant storytelling talents of some of the most acclaimed fantasy writers working today among them seven New York Ti. Could not finish this book Only made Wonder (The Books of Marvella, it through 2 of 10 short stories before closing Chicago Billionaires - Contemporary Romance Series Boxed Set it and placing The Valhalla Prophecy (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase it far far away The Tunnel in a place I ll never be able to find Secretos del Cosmos it again Very disgruntled I recommend you read this book The Secret Treasons if you are مريض الوهم into sorcery and magic and anti climatic drama thrillers


10 thoughts on “Urban Allies

  1. says:

    Overall rating 363333 stars As of March 12 2018 anyway There is hope yet Pretty sure the rating will go down as

  2. says:

    In each story in this book two authors collaborated to write urban fantasy stories featuring two of their beloved characters Overall the authors seem to have made good pairings The stories were all good with one exception and some were uite enjoyable Though some of my extra enjoyment was when a story featured my favorite characters and series of course But I was also introduced to several new authors that I liked a lot which is o

  3. says:

    I only read Tailed by Seanan McGuire and Kelley Armstrong featuring Verity Price from SM's InCryptid series and Elena from KA's Otherworld series This story takes place in the InCryptid world fairly early on but it appears to take place uite a bit later in the storyline of the Otherworld series I've not read that series to knowI e

  4. says:

    Could not finish this book Only made it through 2 of 10 short stories before closing it and placing it far far away in a place I'll never be able to find it again Very disgruntled I recommend you read this book if you are into sorcery and magic and anti climatic drama thrillers

  5. says:

    Rating 4 starsReview posted at Fantasy Literature

  6. says:

    Urban Allies edited by Joseph NassiseNormally I am not fond of short stories however I am fond of Nassise's work so I thought I would give this a chance It is an outstanding collection of Urban Fantasy The problem with reviewing a book of short stories is that the review is of necessity either very brief or ex

  7. says:

    This new anthology from Harper Voyager features paired urban fantasy authors bringing their series together to take on de

  8. says:

    This was an advance reading copy Ten urban fantasy stories each written by a pair of well known authors Intriguing At no time did I feel that the writing was forced We meet some very well known characters in very different circumstanc

  9. says:

    Anthology I read 8 of the 10 stories My rating average is 34375 stars so 35 stars This is higher than I thought it would be with a couple of the first stories I didn't care for The remaining stories redeemed the b

  10. says:

    This Book Was Given To Me By The Publisher In Exchange For An Honest ReviewThis is a very different sort of anthology wherei

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