Naked City: Tales of Urban Fantasy
In this thrilling collection of original stories some of today’s hottest paranormal authors delight, thrill and captivate readers with otherworldly tales of magic and mischief. In Jim Butcher’s ”Curses” Harry Dresden investigates how to lift a curse laid by the Fair Folk on the Chicago Cubs. In... show more
In this thrilling collection of original stories some of today’s hottest paranormal authors delight, thrill and captivate readers with otherworldly tales of magic and mischief. In Jim Butcher’s ”Curses” Harry Dresden investigates how to lift a curse laid by the Fair Folk on the Chicago Cubs. In Patricia Briggs’ “Fairy Gifts,” a vampire is called home by magic to save the Fae who freed him from a dark curse. In Melissa Marr’s “Guns for the Dead,” the newly dead Frankie Lee seeks a job in the afterlife on the wrong side of the law. In Holly Black’s “Noble Rot,” a dying rock star discovers that the young woman who brings him food every day has some strange appetites of her own. Featuring original stories from 20 authors, this dark, captivating, fabulous and fantastical collection is not to be missed!
Publish date: July 5th 2011
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages no: 539
Edition language: English
Series: Riverside Series (#1)
This anthology is worth reading for Jim Butcher's Curses, Ellen Kushner's Duke of Riverside, Patricia Briggs' Fairy Gifts, and Melissa Marr's Guns for the Dead. Naked City: Tales of Urban Fantasy begins strong with a Dresden Files short story, but readers should be forewarned that many of the shor...
I borrowed this book after the high I was on from reading [b:Magic City: Recent Spells|20299673|Magic City Recent Spells|Paula Guran|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1391041549s/20299673.jpg|28133245]. Plus it contains a story from Patricia Briggs. How could I resist? I should have. Boy was I disa...
A mixed bag of urban fantasy stories, not all of which are actually fantasy, and not all of which are really all that urban. A number are magical realism, and if I liked that genre better (or at all) I would have enjoyed this collection better. My favorite stories were Delia Sherman's "How the Poo...
En realidad de doy 3.5 estrellas. Es una buena colección, tiene buen material, y también tiene bastante relleno.Algunas obras son... o sea... WOW! De verdad, hay material fascinante aquí, verdadera fantasía urbana en el amplio rango de probabilidades. Y las obras de relleno son, y perdón por el leve...
Read and rated for Briggs's Fairy Gifts only.I wish it could have been longer! I love her fae and we get only the barest glimpse of them here, esp. the Finnish and Nordic!Margaret and Thomas were great. You cared about them and definitely wanted to know more about them.