Urban enemies / edited by Joseph Nassise.

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    • Publication Information:
      First Gallery Books trade paperback edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Villains have all the fun--everyone knows that--and this anthology takes you on a wild ride through the dark side! The top villains from seventeen urban fantasy series get their own stories--including the baddies of New York Times bestselling authors Jim Butcher, Kevin Hearne, Kelley Armstrong, Seanan McGuire, and Jonathan Maberry. For every hero trying to save the world, there's a villain trying to tear it all down. In this can't-miss anthology edited by Joseph Nassise (The Templar Chronicles), you get to plot world domination with the best of the evildoers we love to hate! This outstanding collection brings you stories told from the villains' point of view, imparting a fresh and unique take on the evil masterminds, wicked witches, and infernal personalities that skulk in the pages of today's most popular series. The full anthology features stories by Jim Butcher (the Dresden Files), Kelley Armstrong (Cainsville), Seanan McGuire (October Daye), Kevin Hearne (The Iron Druid Chronicles), Jonathan Maberry (Joe Ledger), Lilith Saintcrow (Jill Kismet), Carrie Vaughn (Kitty Norville), Joseph Nassise (Templar Chronicles), Domino Finn (Black Magic Outlaw), Steven Savile (Glasstown), Caitlin Kittredge (Hellhound Chronicles), Jeffrey Somers (The Ustari Cycle), Sam Witt (Pitchfork County), Craig Schaefer (Daniel Faust), Jon F. Merz (Lawson Vampire), Faith Hunter (Jane Yellowrock), and Diana Pharaoh Francis (Horngate Witches)"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Content Notes:
      Even hand / Jim Butcher -- Hounded / Kelley Armstrong -- Nigsu ga tesgu / Jeff Somers -- Sixty-six seconds / Craig Schaefer -- Kiss / Lilith Saintcrow -- The naughtiest cherub / Kevin Hearne -- The resurrectionist / Caitlin Kittredge -- Down where the darkness dwells / Joseph Nassise -- Bellum Romanum / Carrie Vaughn -- Altar boy / Jonathan Maberry -- Make it snappy / Faith Hunter -- Chase the fire / Jon F. Merz -- Unexpected choices / Diana Pharaoh Francis -- Reel life / Steven Savile -- The difference between deceit and delusion / Domino Finn -- Balance / Seanan McGuire -- Everywhere / Sam Witt.
    • ISBN:
      9781501155086 (paperback)
      1501155083 (paperback)
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    • ABNT:
      NASSISE, J. Urban enemies. First Gallery Books trade paperback edition. [s. l.]: Gallery Books, 2017. ISBN 9781501155086. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.537724. Acesso em: 30 maio. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Nassise J. Urban Enemies. First Gallery Books trade paperback edition. Gallery Books; 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.537724. Accessed May 30, 2020.
    • APA:
      Nassise, J. (2017). Urban enemies (First Gallery Books trade paperback edition.). Gallery Books.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Nassise, Joseph. 2017. Urban Enemies. First Gallery Books trade paperback edition. Gallery Books. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.537724.
    • Harvard:
      Nassise, J. (2017) Urban enemies. First Gallery Books trade paperback edition. Gallery Books. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.537724 (Accessed: 30 May 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Nassise, J 2017, Urban enemies, First Gallery Books trade paperback edition., Gallery Books, viewed 30 May 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Nassise, Joseph. Urban Enemies. First Gallery Books trade paperback edition., Gallery Books, 2017. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.537724.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Nassise, Joseph. Urban Enemies. First Gallery Books trade paperback edition. Gallery Books, 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.537724.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Nassise J. Urban enemies [Internet]. First Gallery Books trade paperback edition. Gallery Books; 2017 [cited 2020 May 30]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.537724


LJ Reviews 2017 July #1

With contributions from the greatest names in the genre and less well-known authors, the range in this collection of antagonist-focused stories is wide. Opening the volume with Jim Butcher's "Even Hand," about Harry Dresden's longtime enemy, Gentleman John Marcone, is a good choice. We get to see that the sometimes vicious criminal, who has been around since the beginnings of the series, has his own personal code. Other standouts include "Hounded," a Cainsville story from Kelley Armstrong, and "Bellum Romanun," the backstory of the enemy Roman from Carrie Vaughn's "Kitty Norville" series. For many of these stories, the series hero doesn't even make an appearance, which means that these side tales might resonate more with those already familiar with that particular world. And being all about the villains, the violence quotient occasionally runs a little higher than series readers might expect. VERDICT Still, there are treats for urban fantasy fans and a taste of some writers they may want to explore further.—MM

Copyright 2017 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2017 July #1

Fans of urban fantasy can read stories from some of the best-known names in the genre and discover new writers in this well-arranged anthology, which focuses on villains. In Jim Butcher's "Even Hand," the human crime lord who has been a thorn in wizard Harry Dresden's side gets his due in an amusing story that pokes some fun at the long-running Dresden Files series. Other highlights include the haunting "Hounded" by Kelley Armstrong; Carrie Vaughn's "Bellum Romanum," featuring an immortal Roman centurion who wants to see the world burn; and the deliciously wicked "Balance" by Seanan McGuire, set in her InCryptid world. Other stories, such as Domino Finn's "The Difference Between Deceit and Delusion" and Jonathan Maberry's "Altar Boy," seem more interested in showing how violent and brutal their bad guys can be than in telling a compelling story, though readers already invested in their series might be more appreciative. The collection feels balanced and entertaining and is a solid companion to Nassise's Urban Allies. (Aug.)

Copyright 2017 Publisher Weekly.