Greek myth and forbidden romance meet in this exciting new urban fantasy.
Brooding, leather jacket-wearing Nyx Fortuna looks like a 20-something, and has for centuries now. As the son of the forgotten fourth Fate, Lady Fortuna, he has been hunted his entire life by the three Sisters of Fate that murdered his mother.
Fed up and out for revenge, Nyx comes to Minneapolis following a tip that his aunts have set up a business there. His goal é to bring down his mother's killers and retrieve the thread of fate that has trapped him in the body of a twenty year old unable to age or die.
But when a chance meeting with the mysterious, dangerous and very mortal Elizabeth Abernathy throws off his plans, he must reconcile his humanity and his immortality.
In an alternate present where descendants of the Greek gods have set up magical collectives called "houses," centuries-old Nyx Fortuna, son of Lady Fortuna, loses the thread of fate that controls his life. He comes to Minneapolis with two goals: to make his aunts, the three Fates, pay for his mother's death, and to find and cut his life thread. He goes undercover as a receptionist at his aunts' company and gathers power by seeking out his mother's lost charms, but his plans are disrupted by a growing closeness with his cousin, Naomi Polydoros, and by beautiful, mysterious Elizabeth Abernathy. Soon Nyx finds himself wanting more than revenge and a quick death. YA author Perez (Dead Is the New Black) kicks off this urban fantasy series with an uneven story in which an intriguing protagonist, snappy dialogue, and a fast-paced plot are undermined by sloppy, clich d characterizations and a paint-by-numbers romantic subplot.
Loved Nyx and his relationship with his best friend. Fun world building. On to the next one!