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Book Review: Urban Enemies Anthology
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 series get their own —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.

Urban Enemies caught my attention because it offers that offers an alternative point of view; the antagonist, the dark side, the people who do go bump in the night. As with any great story, those aren’t as black and white as they seem and these glimpses into their world and their psyches are wonderful. As a fan of the Dresden Files, Cainsville Series and Iron Druid Chronicles I adored those and fans will not be disappointed by them. Kevin Hearne’s story from the Iron Druid universe is an absolute hoot regardless of whether you’re familar with the series or not as it includes some rather familar faces from mythology that everyone will recognise.

Tthere’s always at least one or two that never quite resonate with me in an anthology, and this was the case with Urban Enemies. However, despite those few I found the anthology to be a brilliant read which I highly recommended. It is surprisingly varied in topic, despite being all about the bad guys and their plans for world domination (or whatever diabolical plans they get up to). I personally didn’t find it too difficult to keep up with universes I wasn’t already familar with, and I think this alternative perspective may have even helped me consider reading some of the ones I’d previously overlooked.

Urban Enemies is available to buy from The Book Depository and Amazon. It’s also available on Scribd.

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