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Mysterious, Monstrous, Metropolitan: An Urban Fantasy

Mysterious, immense, Metropolitan - A DLP Anthology Eighteen notable stories of city fable! notice the magic hiding in Indian slums, sign up for the final of humanity on a submarine after the zombie apocalypse, and examine the genuine rate of mystical strength within the glossy global. input worlds hidden in mirrors, outrun a creature from past time, and conflict the forces of Hell within the Floating castle of Doom. This anthology is bursting with tales approximately monsters, demons, creatures with no identify, and reliable quaint human ferocity. Mysterious, gigantic, Metropolitan comprises paintings from 18 robust voices - authors new and professional and who see the city components of the realm no longer as shelter from the unexplained and the unusual, yet as concrete jungles the place magic and monsters can thrive! compliment for DLP Anthology number one: 4.9/5 on Amazon stories. "A actually first-class choice of tales. i'd fortunately suggest anybody of them separately, yet in one quantity? a distinct purchase for the discerning short-story reader. no matter if for bedtime studying, or these lengthy, uninteresting teach trips, those splendidly written characters will satisfaction your internal anti-hero and depart you short of for more." "One of the easiest compliations of brief tales i've got learn. was once blown away by way of the fantastic number of settings lower than the overarching subject matter. certainly worthy a purchase and read!" "There lies the most important challenge with this differently well-put-together anthology: as an meeting of labor via regularly unpublished authors, I've been constrained in my skill to extra learn paintings from them. confidently, both a moment anthology or longer released works will right this error."

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