Read Urban Enemies Online Free - 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 sixteen 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 (the Cainsville and Otherworld series), 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), C.E. Murphy (Walker Papers), Steven Savile (Glasstown), Caitlin Kittredge (the Hellhound Chronicles and the Black London series), 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).
“Even Hand” copyright © 2017 by Jim Butcher and previously published by St. Martin’s Press in the Dark and Stormy Nights collection
“Hounded” copyright © 2017 by Kelley Armstrong
“Nigsu Ga Tesgu” copyright © 2017 by Jeffrey Somers
“Sixty-Six Seconds” copyright © 2017 by Craig Schaefer
“Kiss” copyright © 2017 by Lilith Saintcrow
“The Naughtiest Cherub” copyright © 2017 by Kevin Hearne
“The Resurrectionist” copyright © 2017 by Caitlin Kittredge
Compilation and “Down Where the Darkness Dwells” copyright © 2017 by Joseph Nassise
“Bellum Romanum” copyright ©2017 by Carrie Vaughn
“Altar Boy” copyright © 2017 by Jonathan Maberry
“Make It Snappy” copyright © 2017 by Faith Hunter
“Chase the Fire” copyright © 2017 by Jon F. Merz
“Unexpected Choices” copyright © 2017 by Diana Pharaoh Francis
“Reel Life: A Glass Town Story” copyright © 2017 by Steven Savile
“The Difference Between Deceit and Delusion” copyright © 2017 by Domino Finn
“Balance” copyright © 2017 by Seanan McGuire
“Everywhere” copyright © 2017 by Sam Witt
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February 27, 2018
I liked the concept of this anthology: villains from various UF series getting their own novellas. Unfortunately that did not work out so well in practice as it did in theory as tons of stories from, mostly, horrible characters resulted in a bit of burnout as I ended up not being able to invest i...
July 25, 2017
Who doesn't love a good villain? I mean come on, we all love to hate them and even sometimes, hate to love them. When I found out some of the top authors in the urban fantasy genre were going to be writing not only short stories set in some of the best series out there, but also in the point of v...
August 05, 2017
I would like to thank the Publisher for approving me for this ARC, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.
Actual rating: 3.75 rounded up to 4
Urban Enemies is an awesome collection of 17 Urban Fantasy short stories told from the POV's of the villains of various UF series. I am only famili...
August 05, 2017
Urban fantasy anthologies are always great fun to read. It doesn't matter if you haven't read anything by most of the authors before, heck, it's a great way to be introduced into series.
This anthology appealed to me because I recognized authors like Jim Butcher, Kelley Armstrong, Seanan McGuire a...
July 28, 2017
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.
This anthology included some really excellent stories... and added quite a few series to my TBR pile. Can't wait to pick some of them up!
Even Hand by Jim Butcher
Villain & Series: Gentlema...
June 01, 2017
There's just something about fictional baddies that fascinates and they provide a brilliant hook for an urban fantasy short story collection. Some of the authors I knew, lots I didn't, but this was an intriguing look into each created world from a perspective not usually seen. For the series I'd...
July 01, 2017
I really enjoyed this anthology. It was a very fun read and it gave me a chance to check out many authors I had not heard of or read previously. I'm excited to be able to check out some of the full length novels! Plus, there's something refreshing about reading the stories of villains instead of...
August 08, 2017
“Even Hand” by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files)
This story is shared from Dresden’s long-time nemesis, John Marcone.
Justine shows up with a baby and asks for sanctuary from Mag, a powerful fomor wizard. Marcone isn’t one for making bad business decisions, but takes Justine in because one of Marcone’s...
August 06, 2017
Review to come! Eventually! :P
June 07, 2017
I do love a good anthology and seeing this advertised I couldn't wait to read it. Now I will be frank and say I'm not sure if all these short stories are new and have a feeling that perhaps one or two have been released before so I'd suggest checking the titles and comparing with books you alread...