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Tales in Time: The Man Who Walked Home and Other Stories
Peter Crowther, Robert Silverberg, Harlan Ellison, Ray Bradbury, Lewis Padgett, Garry Douglas Kilworth, James Tiptree Jr., Charles de Lint, Spider Robinson, Jack Finney, L. Sprague de Camp, Brian W. Aldiss, H.G. Wells
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Gather the Fortunes

Gather the Fortunes (Crescent City #2) - Bryan Camp

by Bryan Camp

 

Renai is a psychopomp, someone who leads the souls of the dead to the afterlife. But when a boy, Ramses St. Cyr, seeks to escape his fate, Renai gets caught up in a plot among the deities unfolding in New Orleans.

 

I always enjoy supernatural stories set in new Orleans, though I've only been there once. I also enjoy Underworld stories, so this was an obvious choice for me. I've only just learned that it's actually second in a series, but I don't think that's why I found it a little hard to engage with it.

 

The writing was good and the descriptions well done, but I just didn't connect with the characters and some of the supernatural happenings and use of mythology just felt a bit off. The pacing was also a little awkward. Still, the premise was interesting. I would read this author again and might well look into the first book of the series as people appear to prefer it.