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Urban Allies

Urban Allies, August 2016
by Charlaine Harris, Kelley Armstrong, Christopher Golden, Carrie Vaughn, Jonathan Maberry, Seanan McGuire, Joseph Nassise, Diana Rowland, Larry Correia

Harper Voyager
416 pages
ISBN: 0062391348
EAN: 9780062391346
Kindle: B017H7ACYM
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"Take a walk on the dark side of urban fantasy..."

Fresh Fiction Review

Urban Allies
Charlaine Harris, Kelley Armstrong, Christopher Golden, Carrie Vaughn, Jonathan Maberry, Seanan McGuire, Joseph Nassise, Diana Rowland, Larry Correia

Reviewed by Debbie Wiley
Posted March 5, 2017

Fantasy Anthology

What do you get when you pair urban fantasy authors and their beloved characters together? URBAN ALLIES features twenty phenomenal authors, and their much beloved characters, teaming up to produce ten short stories.

The collaboration between Seanan McGuire and Kelley Armstrong entitled Tailed is without a doubt my favorite in URBAN ALLIES. Of course, it's hard to go wrong on anything written by these two authors and you don't have to be familiar with their series to appreciate the storyline. I love that we get to see how their characters encounter a poacher in the woods, as Verity and Elena have quite the surprise in store for the InCryptid poacher!

Takes All Kinds by Diana Rowland and Carrie Vaughn was another hit for me and reminds me that I need to catch up on their respective series! With zombies and werewolves working together, Takes All Kinds introduces us to Kitty and Angel. If you haven't sampled either of these two authors before, you're missing quite a treat!

URBAN ALLIES is an intriguing concept and one I hope we see more of. However, it would be helpful if we were given at least a little background on the series each character comes from as some of the stories seemed a bit too dependent on the reader's familiarity with the characters. If you like the darker side of urban fantasy, then URBAN ALLIES may be just what you are looking for.

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SUMMARY

Urban 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. 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 Timesbestselling authors, seven USA Today bestselling authors, and three 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 * Joseph Nassise and Sam Witt * Steven Savile and Craig Schaefer * David Wellington and Weston Ochse * Stephen Blackmoore and Jeff Somers * C.E. Murphy and Kat Richardson * Jaye Wells and Caitlin Kittredge


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1 comment posted.

Re: Take a walk on the dark side of urban fantasy...

So many of my favorite authors! For those who don't know the
various series, it might be confusing but just think how many
new readers will be garnered!
(Kathleen Bylsma 5:21pm March 11, 2017)

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