Posts in category: Urban Fantasy
By Cherie Priest
“I can’t fathom them, and neither can you.”
The ageless water witch Arahab has been scheming for eons, amassing the capability to rouse the nice Leviathan. She goals to deliver him and the previous gods again to their former glory, worrying little that their ascendance also will suggest an finish to the human race. notwithstanding, awakening the Leviathan is not any small feat. in reality, Arahab can’t whole the ritual with no human aid.
Arahab’s first selection is José Gaspar, a infamous sea pirate from eighteenth-century Spain. but if the duty proves too tough for Gaspar, she needs to glance somewhere else, biding her time until eventually the 1930’s, while the right candidate indicates up: a touch deranged youngster named Bernice.
Bernice is sophisticated, torn from manhattan and compelled to spend a depressing summer time on Anna Maria Island, a tiny rock off the coast of Florida. She’s additionally been saddled with the companionship of her farm-raised cousin Nia. finally, Bernice’s disenchantment offers technique to rage, which in flip leads her to devote a perilous crime. while Nia won’t conceal for Bernice’s activities, she activates Nia, chasing her into the lethal coastal waves.
But the timing is true and the elementals have higher principles: the instant the women pass lower than, Bernice is commandeered for Arahab’s job strength, and Nia is became an odd and robust new creature by way of a servant of the earth who doesn’t are looking to quit his eco-friendly fields and muddy plains—not yet, a minimum of. upload in a hapless hearth inspector who’s simply attempting to get his bureaucracy so as, a fireplace god whose neutrality has been known as into query, and a extraordinary non secular cult, and rural Florida doesn’t look really so sleepy anymore.
Cherie Priest, who stormed onto the scene with the lovely Southern Gothic trio that begun with Four and Twenty Blackbirds, now brings an identical masterful writing and unforgettable characterization to the world of near-contemporary rural fable. the end result, Fathom, is fast paced, lovely, and rather in contrast to whatever you’ve ever read.
By Ilona Andrews
The 8th Kate Daniels novel from the number one New York Times bestselling writer who “defines city fable” (Fresh Fiction).
Magic is coming and getting into waves in post-Shift Atlanta—and every one crest leaves possibility in its wake…
After breaking from existence with the Pack, mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate—former Beast Lord Curran Lennart—are adjusting to a truly assorted velocity. whereas they’re extremely joyful to flee the entire infighting, Kate and Curran understand that isolating from the Pack thoroughly is a technique that may take time.
but if they study that their good friend Eduardo has long past lacking, Kate and Curran shift their concentration to enquire his disappearance. As they dig extra into the merc’s company, they notice that the Mercenary Guild has long past to hell and that Eduardo’s contemporary assignments are attached within the such a lot sinister way…
An historic enemy has arisen, and Kate and Curran are the one ones who can cease it—before it takes their urban aside piece by way of piece.
By J. C. Nelson
The writer of Wish Bound and the Grimm organization novels returns with an all-new city fable novel!
Burying the lifeless is easy. maintaining them down is difficult.
on the Bureau of exact Investigations, brokers come upon all types of paranormal evils. So for Agent Brynner Carson, using a stake via a rampaging three-week-old corpse is par for the path. other than this cadaver is diversified. It’s talking—and it has a message approximately his father, Heinrich.
The reanimated stiff offers an ultimatum written in bloody hieroglyphics, and BSI Senior Analyst Grace Roberts is termed in to translate. it sounds as if Heinrich Carson stole the guts of Ra-Ame, the long-dead god of the Re-Animus. She wishes it again. the single challenge is Heinrich took the key of its situation to his grave.
With the arriving of Ra-Ame looming and her undead military wreaking havoc, Brynner and charm needs to race to discover the most important to preventing her. It’s a race they can’t have the funds for to lose, yet nonetheless, it’s simply one other day at the activity . . .
By John Corwin
Hellhounds Ate My Homework. Justin gained Elyssa's center and kept his dad from rogue vampires, yet simply whilst he thinks he can experience off into the sundown on a white horse, difficulty not just knocks on his door, it plows via it with hellhounds. Spawn kinfolk with their very own agendas, vampires operating amok, and his father marked for loss of life, it sort of feels there is not any finish to the types of monsters out to make Justin's existence depressing. it truly is nearly sufficient to make him lengthy for the times of guy boobs, Kings and Castles, and nerd prestige. With a listing of very unlikely quests becoming speedier than he can sustain, monitoring down the deadliest murderer on this planet might turn out more uncomplicated than profitable the approval of Elyssa's mom and dad. The clock ticking, and darkish forces on his heels, Justin will get a crash path within the mysteries and risks of the Overworld. yet with Elyssa via his aspect and his turning out to be menagerie of neighbors, most unlikely odds by surprise appear attainable back.
By Laurell K. Hamilton
A serial killer is searching the Pacific Northwest, murdering sufferers in a ugly and wonderful means. The neighborhood police suspect “monsters” are concerned, and feature referred to as in Anita Blake and Edward, U.S. Marshals who fairly comprehend their monsters, to capture the killer.
But a few monsters are very real—and even to talk their identify can earn you a demise sentence. The bogeymen of the vampire international, The Harlequin, are right here in the US looking weretigers and human police. yet Edward thinks the serial killings are only a trap—to entice Anita ever in the direction of the main risky vampire they’ve ever hunted…
By Seanan McGuire
New York Times-bestselling October Daye sequence • Hugo Award-winning writer Seanan McGuire • "Top of my urban-paranormal sequence list!" —Felicia Day
October "Toby" Daye, changeling knight within the carrier of Duke Sylvester Torquill, reveals the fragile stability of her existence shattered whilst she learns that an previous pal is in dire hassle. Lily, girl of the Tea Gardens, has been struck down by way of a mysterious, probably very unlikely disease, leaving her fiefdom undefended.
Struggling to discover how to shop Lily and her topics, Toby needs to confront her personal prior as an enemy she inspiration used to be long past perpetually increases her head once again: Oleander de Merelands, one of many humans chargeable for her fourteen-year exile.
Time is transforming into brief and the stakes have become better, for the Queen of the Mists has her personal schedule. With every little thing at the line, Toby must take the last word hazard to save lots of herself and the folks she loves most—because if she cannot locate the lacking items of the puzzle in time, Toby can be pressured to make the single selection she by no means notion she'd need to face again...
By Veronica Wolff
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When Annelise meets darkish and seductive Ronan, he gives you her a brand new life-if she has the braveness to probability the unknown. Now, she's whisked away to a mysterious island and pitted opposed to different woman recruits to develop into a Watcher-girls who're partnered with vampires and support them of their missions. to outlive and turn into a Watcher, Annelise has to overcome out any other lady, yet she's decided to take action, simply because to fail doesn't suggest dishonor-it potential loss of life.
By Carrie Vaughn
The first-ever tale assortment from the New York occasions bestselling writer, together with all-new works!
Kitty Norville, big name of a New York instances bestselling sequence, is everybody's favourite werewolf DJ and out-of-the-closet supernatural creature. Over the process 8 books she's fought evil vampires, were-creatures, and a few severe black magic. She's performed all of it with a pointy wit and the aid of a memorable forged of werewolf hunters, psychics, and if-notgood- then-neutral vampires via her aspect. Kitty's maximum Hits not purely offers readers a few of Kitty's extra adventures, it deals longtime fanatics a window into the origins of a few in their favourite characters.
In "Conquistador de l. a. Noche," we examine the starting place tale of Denver's grasp vampire, Rick; with "Wild Ride," we discover out how Kitty's pal T.J. grew to become a werewolf; and in "Life is the Teacher," we revisit Emma, the human-turned-unwilling-vampire who serves the aloof vampire grasp of Washington, D.C.
This wonderful assortment contains brand-new works: "You're at the Air," approximately one among Kitty's callers after he hangs up the telephone; and the eagerly awaited "Long Time Waiting," the novella that eventually finds simply what occurred to Cormac in criminal, whatever each Kitty fan desires to know.
By Rachel Aaron
Because the smallest dragon within the Heartstriker extended family, Julius survives via an easy code: hold quiet, don’t reason hassle, and remain out of how of larger dragons. yet this meek habit does not fly in a kinfolk of formidable magical predators, and his mom, Bethesda the Heartstriker, has eventually reached the top of her persistence. Now, sealed in human shape and banished to the DFZ--a vertical city equipped at the ruins of outdated Detroit--Julius has one month to turn out he could be a ruthless dragon or kiss his precise form see you later perpetually. yet in a urban of recent mages and vengeful spirits the place dragons are thought of monsters to be exterminated, he’s going to want a few severe aid to outlive this attempt. He basically hopes people are extra reliable than dragons...
By Jaye Wells