Saturday, August 12, 2017

Book Review: Urban Enemies (multi story collection)


Urban Enemies by Joseph NassiseI received this book from Net Galley for free in exchange for my honest review.
An interesting collection of stories from the point of view of the villains.
I'm a long time fan of Jim Butcher so I had already read "Even Hand"; the Marcone point of view story. Marcone is a great villain because he's a very nuanced one. He has his own code of conduct that he doesn't break. A good story for fans. I do wish they had made it clear it was a previously published story.
I'm also a long time fan of the Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne. The IDC story wasn't a crucial one but does tie into the greater universe. He has Loki going to meet with Lucifer to ask for assistance with Ragnorak. It was entertaining but I don't feel I would have missed anything in the universe by not reading it.
My favorite story in this collection was Sixty Six Seconds by Craig Schaeffer. I was very pleased with the amount of character and world that was in such a short story. I would read him again.
Over all some interesting introductions to many different worlds and authors that is worth checking out if you like short stories or trying out lots of different authors and worlds.