Jude Dubuisson had always been lucky – he knows that his father was a god, though who exactly he is, he’s never known. But Jude’s managed to use his luck to exist in the supernatural side of New Orleans. Until Katrina came. For the last six years, he’s hidden from his magic. Until he receives a summons from Mourning, the “Management” of New Orleans, and ends up at a card game he was never meant to win, where a god is murdered.
I really enjoyed this book – it’s a great melting pot of the mythologies of all the people that have populated New Orleans over time. You can tell pretty early on what Jude’s journey will have to be, but the steps he takes along the way are surprising.
It’s also an interesting mediation on New Orleans, and what the storm did to the city. Definitely worth a read.