Caught in the schemes of a bunch of feuding Trickster gods, Renaissance Raines wound up dead, then resurrected, and then abandoned, stuck in the shadows between the world of the living and the Underworld. In the five years since, Renai has found her place among the psychopomps—the guides who lead the souls of the recently […]
Donny is your typical teenager: he can’t admit that he hates the taste of both coffee and alcohol, prefers to read books in print even though the world has gone digital, and he hasn’t yet started the final paper that’s due tomorrow. He’s also an Integrate, waiting for his 18th birthday when he’ll be able to download the patch to his OS that’ll give him autonomy over the computer components that have been growing in his brain since conception. Adulthood, he’ll find, is far more complicated than any other upgrade.
In 2011, Post-Katrina New Orleans is a place haunted by its history and by the hurricane’s destruction, a place that is hoping to survive the rebuilding of its present long enough to ensure that it has a future. Street magician Jude Dubuisson is likewise burdened by his past and by the consequences of the storm, because he has a secret: the magical ability to find lost things, a gift passed down to him by the father he has never known—a father who just happens to be a god. When the debt Jude owes to a fortune deity gets called in, he finds himself sitting in on a poker game with the gods of New Orleans, who are playing for the heart and soul of the city itself.