The City of Lost Fortunes

The City of Lost Fortunes Review

The fate of New Orleans rests in the hands of a wayward grifter in this novel of gods, games, and monsters.

The post–Katrina New Orleans of The City of Lost Fortunes 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 more than human.

Jude has been lying low since the storm, which caused so many things to be lost that it played havoc with his magic, and he is hiding from his own power, his divine former employer, and a debt owed to the Fortune god of New Orleans. But his six-year retirement ends abruptly when the Fortune god is murdered and Jude is drawn back into the world he tried so desperately to leave behind. A world full of magic, monsters, and miracles. A world where he must find out who is responsible for the Fortune god’s death, uncover the plot that threatens the city’s soul, and discover what his talent for lost things has always been trying to show him: what it means to be his father’s son.

Title:The City of Lost Fortunes

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  • Kim

    Thanks to Edelweiss and John Joseph Adams/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review.The City of Lost Fortunes is a literary feast for the mind and the soul and I...

  • Liz

    The City of Lost Fortunes is one of those books that takes magic, mythology, folklore and culture and puts it together into a mix of mindblowing fantasy bubble. Fresh, quirky and highly engaging, The ...

  • R.F. Kuang

    This book was so much fun! I'm not usually one for this genre of murder mysteries, but I'm here for the encyclopedic command of world mythologies and the similarities to Neil Gaiman's American Gods. T...

  • Rachel Pollock

    This is a placeholder for a longer review I will write at the end of the month when work stops being so busy. In a nutshell for now:Full disclosure--I went to grad school w/the author & read an early ...

  • Joe Crowe

    New Orleans is one of the most evocative cities in the world. It's a character itself, and the best stories that take place there take advantage of the mysticism, the culture, the crazy flair. Author ...

  • Emilie Bee

    I devoured The City of Lost Fortunes in 2 days and am already thinking about reading it again. It's one of these books that you're sad to finish even if you can't help but rush through it. 10 days aft...

  • Neile

    This book is a joy to read. It's a gorgeous book--even the ARC, which I was lucky enough to be given at World Fantasy Convention. It's gorgeously written, though naturally so and just enough that as I...

  • Blodeuedd Finland

    How do I review this one without saying too much? That is always the tricky part. But I have to start somewhere, so let us start with:New Orleans, it is just something about this city. And I can total...

  • Mithila  Menezes

    HMH books has not disappointed me in terms of awesome books published / to be published in 2018. This book is no exception. I requested this book via NetGalley, because the blurb has references to mag...

  • Jeanne

    DNF @ 25%I had high expectations for this book because I saw the blurb when it was sold in a preempt 2 years ago, but I guess that is the typical formula for an impending huge disappointment.I went in...