Posts in category: Urban Fantasy
By D. B. Jackson
Ethan Kaille is not the likeliest hero. A former sailor with a afflicted previous, Ethan is a thieftaker, utilizing conjuring abilities to seek down those that scouse borrow from the great electorate of Boston. And whereas chasing down miscreants in 1768 makes his lifestyles a deadly one, the simmering political tensions among loyalists like himself and rabble-rousing revolutionaries like Samuel Adams and others of his ilk are even perhaps extra risky to his overall healthiness.
When 100 sailors of King George III's Royal military are mysteriously killed on a boat in Boston Harbor, Ethan is thrust into dire peril. For he―and now not Boston's most excellent thieftaker, Sephira Pryce―is requested to discover the reality at the back of their deaths. urban Sheriff Edmund Greenleaf suspects conjuring used to be utilized in the dastardly crime, or even Pryce is familiar with that Ethan is healthier outfitted to take care of issues of what so much of Boston considers darkish arts. yet even Ethan is daunted through magic strong sufficient to fell such a lot of in one stroke. whilst he starts off to enquire, he realizes that the mass assassin will cease at not anything to dodge trap. And making his activity more challenging is the British fleet's profession of the town after the colonials' violent protests after the seizure of John Hancock's send. Kaille will desire all his personal magic, road smarts, and a little bit success to maintain this Boston bloodbath from giving the hotheads of Colonial Boston an excuse for inciting a riot―or worse.
Thieves' Quarry is a beautiful moment novel in D. B. Jackson's Thieftaker Chronicles.
By Kim Harrison
A real queen of city fantasy—the New York Times bestselling writer of the wildly well known sequence that includes bounty hunter witch-turned-daywalking demon Rachel Morgan—the out of the ordinary Kim Harrison explores the Hollows extra deeply than ever prior to in Into the Woods, her first choice of brief stories.
Rachel is right here, as are Jenks the pixie, elven multi-millionaire Trent Kalamack, and an unholy host of vampires, demons, shapeshifters, ghosts, and different varied supernatural beings, buddies and foes.
Into the Woods combines unique paintings, together with a brand new Hollows novella, in addition to all of Kim Harrison’s formerly released brief fiction amassed jointly in a single quantity for the first actual time. No actual Hollows aficionado may want to go this up—and readers of Laurell okay. Hamilton, Kelley Armstrong, Patricia Briggs, and Jim Butcher; enthusiasts of Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight novels and of paranormal romance superstars Christine Feehan and Sherrilyn Kenyon, can be likewise enchanted.
By Roger Zelazny
Loyally accompanying a mysterious knife-wielding gentleman named Jack on his hour of darkness rounds during the murky streets of London, sturdy puppy Snuff is busy supporting his grasp acquire the grisly components wanted for an unearthly ceremony that would happen no longer lengthy after the dying of the moon. yet Snuff and his grasp are usually not on my own. All demeanour of individuals, either human and never, are accumulating with their old instruments and their animal familiars in guidance for the dread evening. it really is courageous, committed Snuff who needs to calculate the styles of the sport and retain tune of the Players—the witch, the mad monk, the vengeful vicar, the count number who sleeps via day, the great health care provider and the hulking test guy he shaped from human physique elements, and a wild-card American named Larry Talbot—all the whereas conserving issues at bay and staying a bounce sooner than the good Detective, who understands rather a lot greater than he shall we on.
Boldly unique and wildly entertaining, an evening within the Lonesome October is a darkly gleaming gem, an amalgam of horror, humor, secret, and myth. First released in 1993, it used to be Zelazny’s final e-book ahead of his premature dying. Many contemplate it the easiest of the delusion master’s novels. It has encouraged many enthusiasts to learn it each year in October, a bankruptcy an afternoon, and served as suggestion for Neil Gaiman’s impressive tale “Only the top of the realm Again.”
By Jim Butcher
The White Council of Wizards has drafted Harry Dresden as a Warden and assigned him to seem into rumors of black magic in Chicago. Malevolent entities that feed on worry are unfastened within the Windy urban, yet it is all in a day's paintings for a wizard, his trustworthy puppy, and a speaking cranium named Bob.
Boston, 1769: Ethan Kaille, a Boston thieftaker who makes use of his conjuring to capture criminals, has snared villains and defeated magic that will have daunted a lesser guy. What starts off out as a mysterious phenomenon that has neighborhood ministers burdened turns into whatever way more critical.
A ruthless, tremendous robust conjurer seeks to wake the souls of the useless to wreak a negative revenge on all who oppose him. Kaille's minister acquaintances were helpless to prevent crimes opposed to their church. Graves were desecrated in a extraordinary, ritualistic method. both demanding are stories of lately deceased electorate of Boston reappearing as grotesquely disfigured colors, doubtless having been disturbed from their everlasting leisure, and now scary those that have been nearest to them in lifestyles. yet so much individually troubling to Kaille is a negative waning of his skill to conjure. He is aware most of these are related...but how?
When Ethan discovers the resource of this difficulty, he realizes that his conjure powers and people of his associates should not adequate to forestall a madman from turning into omnipotent. yet one way or the other, utilizing his wits, his powers, and each different source he can muster, Ethan needs to thwart the monster's poor plan and fix the stressed souls of the useless to the peace of the grave. enable the conflict for souls commence in A Plunder of Souls, the 3rd, stand-alone novel in Jackson's acclaimed Thieftaker series.
By Joe Ducie
“The Knights of Atlantis created the Infernal Clock, the Roseblades, and different guns of celestial phantasm. but this day the Knights are below a light shadow in their former glory. A bonfire reduced to demise embers. not one of the Order may perhaps wield starting place with adequate conviction to even blemish the Everlasting.” Emily grinned and gave me a wink. “Well, shop probably one shadowless fool.” The peace cast by way of Declan Hale on the finish of the Tome Wars was once intended to final 100 generations. but slightly six years have handed and the drums of warfare echo once again around the hundreds of thousands of worlds of the tale Thread. With shadowed enemies loosed from the Void, the Knights Infernal back after his head, and the eternal wrapping him of their darkish schemes, Declan must take the struggle throughout worlds additional than he’s ever long past before—or chance real Earth getting swept away within the maelstrom. compliment for The Reminiscent Exile sequence: "Broken Quill, the second one quantity of 'The Reminiscent Exile', is taken into account notable in style (Urban Fantasy)." ~ crimson Adept opt for
"The finish regularly occurs swifter than you think."
Once there have been enormous quantities of individuals of the Oversight, the courageous souls who safeguard the borders among the mundane and the magic. Now there are just five.
When a vagabond brings a screaming lady to the Oversight's London headquarters, she may perhaps resolution their hopes for brand new recruit, or she may be the tool in their downfall.
By Simon R. Green
The identify is Bond, Shaman Bond. higher often called Drood, Eddie Drood. certain, I’m certainly one of those Droods—the relations who’ve been conserving the forces of evil inside the shadows for so long as people have walked the earth.
Recently I suffered a mild case of death, yet because of Molly, my top woman (who occurs to be a robust witch), I acquired over that correct quickly. regrettably my relations wasn’t so fortunate. In my absence, Drood corridor was once destroyed and all my family have been killed. Which left me because the final of the Droods.
I didn’t very like being the final Drood, i will be able to inform you—and then i spotted that issues weren’t as they appeared. anyone had activated a dimensional engine, sending my Drood corridor off to another Earth, changing it with a burnt-out doppelgänger. My relations remains to be alive in the market. Somewhere.
And nothing’s going to prevent me from discovering them….
By Scott Westerfeld
Bixby, Oklahoma, is stuffed with secrets.
some pop out at midnight.
some may still remain hidden.
As the Midnighters look for the reality concerning the mystery hour, they discover terrifying mysteries woven into the very cloth of Bixby’s heritage, and a conspiracy that touches the realm of sunlight.
This time Jessica Day isn't the basically Midnighter in mortal threat, and if the gang can’t be able to come back jointly, they can lose certainly one of their very own . . . without end.
By Nadia Scrieva
Gold medal winner within the 2014 Readers' favourite Awards for Paranormal Romance!
She begun a revolution lower than the ocean. Now, she needs to get away to a international land to survive...
Left with out different thoughts, the destitute daughter of a murdered king needs to flee to Alaska. Doing all she will be able to to maintain her more youthful sisters secure, Aazuria attempts to assimilate and paintings one of the american citizens. She attempts to carry her head up excessive even within the lowest of locations, till she meets a somber guy in a gloomy nook, with eyes that remind her of home.
Trevain Murphy is a winning crab fisherman who has spent his existence development an empire at the sea. whilst a swish dancer captures his realization, he turns into enthusiastic about her outdated speech and specified mannerisms. studying that her father has lately died, he can't face up to extending his kindness in providing to lead and defend her.
As it turns into transparent that the dark-haired girl is way greater than she turns out, Trevain is unprepared to discover the unbelievable secrets and techniques at the back of her blameless facade. Neither the captain nor the princess can think that their lives turns into forcibly entwined as a standard enemy threatens either one of their worlds...
This is the 1st ebook of the Sacred Breath Series.