Magic City: Recent Spells Read Online Free - Bright lights, big city... magic spells, witchcraft, wizardry, fairies, devilry, and more. Urban living, at least in fantasy fiction, is full of both magical wonder and dark enchantment. Street kids may have supernatural beings to protect them or have such powers themselves. Brujeria may be part of your way of life. Crimes can be caused (and solved) with occult arts and even a losing sports team's "curse" can be lifted with wizardry. And be careful of what cab you call - it might take you on a journey beyond belief! Some of the best stories of urban enchantment from the last few years is gathered in one volume full of hex appeal and arcane arts.
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May 24, 2014
Short stories are perfect for those moments when I know I don’t have much time, and don’t have patience for interruptions (really, is there anything more exasperating than having to stop reading during a denouement? Or during a chase?) I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this collect...
May 08, 2014
“Street Wizard” by Simon R. Green: MEH. About as exciting as going through somebody's day planner.
“Paranormal Romance” by Christopher Barzak: STRIKE TWO! This one isn't much either. It was just kind of there. Nothing really exciting about it. The main character pissed me off when she ditched her...
September 06, 2014
This was in Read Now section on NetGalley.
The main theme for this anthology are various ways magic can be manifested or used in cities, whether it is an ancient Babylon or a modern day New York, or just a nameless city anywhere in the world. Everyone can find something they might like here. The s...
May 11, 2014
Disclaimer: thank you to Diamond Book Distributors and netgalley for giving me a copy of this book!
Magic City: Recent Spells is an anthology based (some more loosely than others) around the theme of cities and urban fantasy. I'm not usually that big a fan of short stories; I'm a fan of long serie...
May 25, 2014
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Before I start, I have to admit I really don't like this book. REALLY.
Which is why I'm going to border on bitchy (assuming, I'll be able to control myself).
You see that line I markered? ( Some of the best stories of urban enchantment from the last few years gat...
May 16, 2014
From the introduction: "Are these stories 'urban fantasy'? Well, that's a term that started out defining one thing, was accidentally applied to something else, and is now changing yet again..."
The stories here represent the 'one thing,' the 'something else' and maybe have a few extras thrown in....
October 11, 2014
Magic City anthology reminds me why I love science fiction/fantasy. This collection features some outstanding stories and authors. It does also contain a few duds which I'll leave unmentioned. There are also a few which are quite forgettable. I will focus on the ones which excited me. When a shor...
August 11, 2016
(I got a copy from NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.)
As usual when anthologies are concerned, there are stories one will like, and stories that won't cut it at all. What I can say about this one, before I ge to the stories individually:
1) Those are reprints. If you're relatively new to...
June 01, 2014
I suspect that I wasn't the only reader who was attracted to Magic City by the popular authors displayed prominently on the cover. In retrospect, I think the collection provides precisely what it advertises: pleasant short stories from some of the biggest names in the genre. At the same time, I s...
May 06, 2014
eARC provided by Net Galley in exchange for review.
Review can also be found on my blog:http://t.co/sgJX0znjWQ
There are two kinds of anthologies.
The first kind is when a bunch of authors get together to weave new tales around a given theme. The upcoming Rogues, edited by George R. R. Mar...