Urban Enemies

"Urban Enemies" edited by Joseph Nassise is an anthology featuring Urban Fantasy authors writing from the perspective of villains. If you are new to Urban Fantasy or love to root for the bad guy, then this anthology is for you.

Some familiar faces, like Marcone, from Jim Butcher's Dresden Files make an appearance, while some are completely new for the anthology. It was a well put together mix, for anyone who was new to the authors and didn't know what books they wrote.

There were small excerpts at the beginning of a short story if it involved a character from an already established series. These excerpts gave a small amount of background necessary to understand the character and where they came from.

It was interesting to see the world in the eyes of the enemy, so-to-speak. Not all of them were out to see the world burn, they all became what they are for different reasons. Not all characters are black or white, some of these have heavy shadows of grey. They aren't completely evil.

I think the premise behind putting the anthology together is different from a lot of the anthologies out. I like that for some favorite series, we get to see more about who our characters are usually up against. It is well put together.

I recommend this for anyone who likes the bad guy, or just for anyone who loves Urban Fantasy. If your favorite series author is in this anthology, it's not one to miss.

Book Blurb for Urban Enemies

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).

Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2017 4.00