The City of Lost Fortunes (Crescent City #1)

The City of Lost Fortunes (Crescent City #1)

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

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Title:The City of Lost Fortunes (Crescent City #1)
Author:Bryan Camp
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:1328810798
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:367 pages pages

The City of Lost Fortunes (Crescent City #1) Reviews

  • Marci
    Apr 30, 2018
    I enjoyed this. Very Neil Gamin ish! Weird but interesting. ...
  • Clay
    May 14, 2018
    Not my usual genre, but this NOLA urban fantasy is an entertaining, tender love letter to pre- and post-Katrina New Orleans. Jude Dubussion, busking finder of lost things and caretaker of the most useful magical satchel in literature, is drawn into a mysterious, high-stakes card game t...
  • Isis
    Feb 11, 2018
    I'm a big fan of the "asshole gods and the way they mess up people's lives" genre, and this is a wonderful example. Jude Dubuisson, who has the gift of finding lost things from his father, one of New Orleans' myriad gods, gets drawn into divine schemes and squabbles when he finds himse...
  • Blodeuedd Finland
    Apr 24, 2018
    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 totally believe there is a magical battle going on. That the City if alive. That th...
  • Amethyst Shadow
    May 26, 2018
    I just love Jude! ...
  • Chelly
    May 19, 2018
    Full review here: https://chellywrites.blogspot.com/201... ...
  • Drew
    Apr 27, 2018
    6 out of 5. This book is everything I want to write, it's everything I want to read, it's just a delight. New Orleans blood runs in my veins and it was a joy to see the city not as it has so often been portrayed but as the city it spiritually wants to be. A city of light and dark, g...
  • Carol.
    Jun 01, 2018
    The City of Lost Fortunes has an intriguing premise. Set in New Orleans post-Katrina, it's about the son of a magician finding his way when the local magical authority needs a job done. There's a lot to enjoy, but it feels like a story that could use editing with an eye to overall paci...
  • Karissa
    Mar 25, 2018
    I got this book through the Amazon Vine program to review. This was an interesting read. It started out pretty slow for me. The writing style really wasn't my thing; lots of run on sentences and ambiguous starts to chapters. However, as I continued to read I found the whole idea of...
  • Heather
    Mar 11, 2018
    THIS BOOK? my people, this book is what urban fantasy is all about. City of Lost Fortunes follows Jude, whose uncanny gift for finding lost things gets him tangled up in a high stakes game played by the gods. I definitely recommend people keep a watch out for this book, set to releas...
  • Rachel Pollock
    Oct 11, 2017
    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 draft in class. So I'm not a stranger to the story, but neither am I a gushing...
  • Portia Kapraun
    Nov 03, 2017
    Absolutely loved it! After Katrina, demigod Jude has decided to lay low as his power of finding lost things has gone so haywire he is forced to seclude himself from most people. A fateful card game played with tricksters gods to become the Luck of New Orleans pulls Jude into a fight he...
  • Barb Lie
    Apr 16, 2018
    The City of Lost Fortunes by Bryan Camp is a fantasy/urban fantasy standalone novel. I had mixed feelings about this book, which I will go into more in my review. The City of Lost Fortunes takes place in post Katrina New Orleans, and revolves around our hero, Jude Dubuisson, who is a s...
  • Neile
    Jan 07, 2018
    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 read I kept realizing how much I was enjoying the descriptions, the language, the ref...
  • Joe Crowe
    Nov 06, 2017
    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 Bryan Camp began writing this story in the back seat of his parents' car as they w...
  • Jess Crafts
    Feb 20, 2018
    I really enjoyed this book, it's very atmospheric, the setting of New Orleans plays a big role in the story and the writing really drags you in until you can imagine sitting on the street corner with Jude. Jude is a street magician with the gift of finding lost things, ever since th...
  • Eden Butler
    Nov 22, 2017
    Beyond wonderful. ...
  • Liz
    May 07, 2018
    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 City of Lost Fortunes is fantasy on stimulants! I did not at all expect to be taken...
  • Classiccolors
    Apr 29, 2018
    Urban fantasy set in New Orleans, post-Katrina. New Orleans is one of the world's best cities for fantasy! (OK, maybe just one of the world's best cities, period.) The main character is a demi-god, Jude, though he doesn't know who his (god) father is and so, other than his ability to f...
  • R.F. Kuang
    Apr 17, 2018
    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. The worldbuilding is exquisite, the tension never lets up, and I could see any of the p...
  • Mithila  Menezes
    Feb 12, 2018
    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 magic (which I absolutely wish existed in reality). But after I received the eCopy of t...
  • Minx -The Genre Minx Book Reviews
    Apr 26, 2018
    I am a fan of books steeped in magical realism and The City of Lost Fortunes was a delight to my imagination. Magic was a living, breathing thing in this New Orleans and through the alluring descriptions of the people, food, music, and history, the city took on an identity all its own....
  • Kelly
    Feb 22, 2018
    This was everything I wanted Anansi Boys to be, but better. This book is the perfect mix of magical realism, myth, and witty word play. So clever it almost gave me a headache but I could NOT stop reading until I realized how everything would come together. This is a coming of age...
  • Summer Fazzone
    Mar 21, 2018
    ***Review*** ???? Title: City of Lost Fortunes by Bryan Camp Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Genre: Sci-fi, fantasy Release date: April 17, 2018 My rating: 5/5? ???? Synopsis: The fate of New Orleans rests in the hands of a wayward grifter in this novel...
  • Angie Pfeiffer-Senft
    May 13, 2018
    Let me paint you a picture. It's August 23rd, 2005 in Louisiana. The levees just broke, water begins a fast and furious pace to your homes, and everything surrounding you. Your government has failed you. Rescue attempts, and basic amenities are hard to come by. Whether you want to o...
  • Josie Jaffrey
    May 23, 2018
    I loved the set-up of the story in this novel. Jude is an arrogant yet charming part-magical being with a talent for finding lost things, and not just locating lost items, but he also has the power to ?see? lost futures and lost opportunities, something I found really thought-provo...
  • Emilie Bee
    Oct 16, 2017
    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 after I finished it, I'm still in withdrawal. I miss the evocative description of New...
  • Jeanne
    Apr 20, 2018
    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 into this expecting great elements of fantasy but they ended up being so quiet I...
  • Jamie Brackell
    Apr 03, 2018
    Full Review appears at Pop Culture Bandit Conceived as an idea in the backseat of his parents? car as they evacuated Hurricane Katrina, there is denying that Bryan Camp?s debut novel ?The City of Lost Fortunes? is a very personal tale for the author. Even with the inclusion ...
  • Kim
    Apr 19, 2018
    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 cannot recommend it highly enough! As marvelous as the supernatural and magical e...