Beasts of New York

Beasts of New York

42.6K Reads 1.2K Votes 12 Part Story
Jon Evans By JonEvans Completed

A violent, epic, action-packed urban quest full of very eccentric, often hilarious, extremely dangerous characters who also happen to be animals - the wildlife of New York City, to be exact.


'Artfully imagined and constructed ... Through the eyes and hearts of Evans's furry characters, Beasts of New York gets at a lot of complex stuff: issues of identity, specifically nature versus nurture, are explored without being heavy-handed, and the real-life distances between bravery and cowardice, loyalty and disloyalty, hope and despair are often revealed to be just a hair's breadth apart.'

(Julie Eakin, ForeWord Magazine)


'Beasts of New York is about a squirrel named Patch who, out of desperation and need, adventures beyond his home in Central Kingdom to try and save it. While it seems that fate is conspiring against him, taking him further from his home than any squirrel has traveled, his journey is a necessary step to saving all of Central Kingdom from the evil trying to consume it....

'This book reads like a fantasy novel, even though it is set in New York City. The horrors that Patch encounters at times seemed so unreal to me, despite knowing where they were. Seeing them from another pair of eyes gave some things a new air of terror and others one of wonder.

'This is not a light novel. It is very dark, and at times absolutely horrifying, but I connected so much to Patch as a hero that, in the end, I was left with tears of relief and happiness in my eyes.'

(Kate, GoodReads)

About the Author

Jon Evans's novels have been published around the world, translated into half a dozen languages, and praised by The Economist, The Times of London, and the Washington Post. His journalism has appeared in Wired, Reader's Digest, The Guardian, The Globe & Mail, and The Times of India, and he writes a weekly column for TechCrunch. He can be found online at

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eerylucie eerylucie Sep 01, 2017
i was expecting this to be something along the lines of humans transforming into animals, but this is also good
Smhow i find it adorable. And ive just realized the occupant of such big city as nyc isnt only human being
I would love to know when this gets published, if it hasn't already. It will definitely have a place of honor on my bookshelf. Superb!
Dark_Girl_Shadows Dark_Girl_Shadows May 10, 2015
Poor Patch must be so scared out in the big world... 
                              And seriously, how come you dont got thousnds of votes and comments on this story? It's unbelievably amazing.
Very good writing.  Clever hawk.  Clever squirrel.  Both one step ahead of me.
bayaBLUE bayaBLUE Aug 16
This makes me want to research squirrels. ★ Excellent story thus far