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(Jane Yellowrock #10.5 - Anzu, Duba, Beast)

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3.95  ·  Rating details ·  244 ratings  ·  34 reviews
Werewolves rule the night in urban fantasy, but everyone knows there are other were-creatures out there just as dangerous and deadly, if not as common, each with their own issues as they struggle to fit into—or prey upon—society. What about the were-goats? The were-crows and were-wasps?

Here are seventeen stories of urban fantasy by today’s leading science fiction and fan
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Kindle Edition, 242 pages
Published September 15th 2016 by Zombies Need Brains LLC (first published September 13th 2016)
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Steven
Just reading this for the Seanan McGuire and Faith Hunter stories for now. Next year I'll come back for the rest. :)

Best in Show by Seanan McGuire
A little predictable, other than that one extra twist! I was a little confused when Thea's named changed to Fiona partway through. 3.5 stars.

Anzu, Duba, Beast by Faith Hunter
I love Jane Yellowrock. I love the world, the mythology, the characters, the magic. 5 stars.
Heather
Sep 25, 2018 rated it liked it
Werewolves rule the night in urban fantasy, but everyone knows there are other were-creatures out there just as dangerous and deadly, if not as common, each with their own issues as they struggle to fit into—or prey upon—society. What about the were-goats? The were-crows and were-wasps?
Here are seventeen stories of urban fantasy by today’s leading science fiction and fantasy authors that introduce you to some of those other were-creatures, the ones hiding in the dark background shadows, waiting
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Larisa
Sep 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
One of those rare amazing anthologies that I read every single story, and enjoy them enough to reread a few of them.
Jeanny
Aug 01, 2017 added it
Only read 1 story in this anthology.

Anzu, Diba, Beast by Faith Hunter. I rate it 3.5 stars.

I'm not reading the anthology as a whole bc the only author I'm familiar with was the reason for the purchase.
Delta
Jul 11, 2018 marked it as anthology-to-finish
“Anzu, Duba, Beast” by Faith Hunter 3.5 stars
Sharon
Oct 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Any anthology edited by Bray and Palmatier have become insta-buys for me. This is the third anthology from these two and, again, I was not disappointed. The first two anthologies are The Modern Fae's Guide to Surviving Humanity (sheep review) and After Hours: Tales from Ur-Bar (sheep review -Trivia: this was the very first review I did for I Smell Sheep). Were- was one I helped bring to life via the kick starter campaign. Bray and Palmatier manage to recruit some of the top authors in urban fant ...more
Rebecca Baldwin
Oct 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
I'm giving it 4 stars; as with most anthologies, some of the stories are 5s and some are 3s.
Emily
I got this for the Hunter and McGuire stories, but was really enjoyed the others as well. Overall a well-written anthology and a fun read.
Jen
Sep 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this collection. As always, some stories are better than others, but overall enjoyable.
Marianne
I purchased this anthology for the Jane Yellowrock novella and skipped the rest. For that reason, I don't feel comfortable rating the anthology as a whole. I give Jane's story a 3.5 rating.

I much prefer the stories where Jane interacts with Bruiser- or the vamps. (Edmund or Leo in particular.) Though Leo plays a small part in this particular story I'm not much of an Anzu lover, sorry big bird!
Babsidi
An awesome collection of shapeshifter stories where the leads were never once were-wolves
Tal
Nov 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sf-fantasy
Werewolves rule the night in urban fantasy, but everyone knows there are other were-creatures out there just as dangerous and deadly, if not as common, each with their own issues as they struggle to fit into—or prey upon—society. What about the were-goats? The were-crows and were-wasps?

Here are seventeen stories of urban fantasy by today’s leading science fiction and fantasy authors that introduce you to some of those other were-creatures, the ones hiding in the dark background shadows, waiting
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Andrea
Oct 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really quite enjoyed this dip into the fantastical world of urban fantasy with a twist, I mean we've done werewolves to death and werecats and well Anita Blake has "done" most of the weres. This book celebrates the lesser thought of weres - rats, birds, the only were-whale in the world, and even a were-horse in a collection of funny, sad, and poignant tales.

An enjoyable read for a rainy winter day, an easy escape from the usual sterotype of the alpha werewolf.
Michael Hanscom
Jan 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A quite enjoyable collection of stories about were-creatures beyond the old standard werewolf were all familiar with. From were-rats to were-sharks to were-grapevines (nope, not kidding there), the were-world is greatly expanded here. I got this through a Kickstarter campaign, and it was definitely worth the pledge.
Becky
Jan 26, 2017 rated it it was ok
I bought this book mainly for the Faith Hunter story which was great as always, but you need to make sure you have read the series to really get all the nuances. I was disappointed in most of the other stories. Some of them are to short to even be called a short story.
Stephen Yturralde ii
Nov 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Great series of shorts...so many Weres!

As with all anthologies...some stories are better than others but all are satisfying in their depictions of weres outside of the typical conventions.

And...two stories of were-sharks!!

Very fun read.
Kevin Lucia
Jan 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Entertaining and diverse. Full review coming soon on CDonline.
Erin Penn
Aug 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Normally I give anthologies four stars, because while one or two stories are standouts, usually I run into a couple clunkers as well. I loved all the stories in Were- - most of the stories created solid worldbuilding in a few short strokes.

Avoiding the ubiquitous werewolf, Were- follows the dozens of other shifters of folklore and urban fantasy: weregoats, shape-shifting unicorns, young children-cubs, murders of were-crows, were-plants. ... Yep, were-plants and many more things which will make
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Pam Winkler
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a good book; a lot of diverse and interesting ways of thinking about shapeshifters.
Best in Show by Seanan McGuire was good; I like her stuff and this was fun.
We Dig by Ashley McCommell was wonderful; I really enjoyed it.
Eyes Like Pearls by Susan Jett was good and nicely creepy.
Among the Grapevines, Growing by Eliora Smith was one of the most unusual were stories I have ever read, and very good.
A Party For Bailey by David B. Coe was good.
Cry Murder by April Steenburgh was another g
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Sassapphras
Jul 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: short-story
Read 7/28/2017. 4 stars

Read only Anzu, Duba, Beast by Faith Hunter. For those only interested in this story, it's about Jane and Gee. Gee finally calls Jane out for her promise of a hunt where she takes on the form of (view spoiler). Together they hunt a new, warped were-creature.

Read time: ~30 minutes
Sarah
Nov 23, 2016 rated it liked it
Stories vary, as with any anthology, though for me it started off well and tended to get worse. Maybe reading it across one week I got were-d out.
Obviously you know going in that these stories are of were-things, so that's no longer a twist. In some cases it was an immediate reveal as to were-what our protagonist was, in other cases that was the twist, or was actually not specified and left for the reader to work out. Oh, except that on the title page of each story was an illustration - in all b
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Victoria
Apr 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Many nice quick stories.
L Bongiorno
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shapeshifters
I read the first couple... ehh. Then I skipped to Jane Yellowrock's story.... Loved it, as always:)
Elentarri
Jun 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
An entertaining and original collection of short stories involving a variety of were-creatures.
S
Nov 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good ....but way too short!!! Where's the rest of the info about what happened after the fight? Molly? Bitsa???
Brigid Keely
Jun 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good anthology of were-creatures that breaks out of the typical wereWOLVES.
Jenevieve
Aug 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review first posted on My Blog.

Werewolves seem to get all the press when it comes to were-creatures so the editors thought it was time to show some love to the others. In comes several talented authors, ready to tell the tales of lesser known were-creatures. We have stories about werecats, weredogs, wereowls, werehorses, werepossums, werewasps, werezombies, and many more by such names as Seanan McGuire, Faith Hunter, and Katherine Kerr to name just a few. It was a delightful anthology and while
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Tais
Jan 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*“Anzu, Duba, Beast”, by Faith Hunter
Brenda Rezk
May 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
This collection of 17 short stories has a theme of unusual weres and shifters, including birds, rodents, house cats, big cats, dogs, horses, foxes, whales, other sea-creatures, insects, unicorns, dubas, and others!

I borrowed the book from a friend, because I wanted to read the story, "Anzu, Duba, and Beast" by Faith Hunter. It was fantastic! This story takes place between Dark Heir and Cold Reign in the Jane Yellowrock series. Jane finally goes hunting with the Anzu, Gee DiMercy. She surprises h
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Danny
May 20, 2017 added it
Just the Jane Yellowrock story
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Patricia Bray is the author of a dozen novels, including Devlin’s Luck, which won the 2003 Compton Crook Award for the best first novel in the field of science fiction or fantasy. A multi-genre author whose career spans both epic fantasy and Regency romance, her books have been translated into Russian, German, Portuguese and Hebrew. Patricia Bray has also spent time on the editorial side of the bu ...more

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