Being Chosen was supposed to be a gift.
That’s what Tallulah Corentine’s parents told her when they handed her over to the Rain Chasers on her seventh birthday. It was an honor to be born with a destiny, to be hand selected by the gods before taking her first breath. She should be overjoyed.
Twenty years later, Tallulah is still waiting for the gift. She might have the power of the storm at her fingertips, but she’s spent her whole adult life living under a cloud.
A cross-country trip to find the wayward son of Seth, god of the storm, turns into a fight for her life when she dupes Death out of a valuable treasure. With only a wily con man, a dangerously handsome bad-luck priest, and a lot of lightning to help her, can she deliver the package and keep herself out of an early grave?
Or will Seth be looking for a new Rain Chaser before it’s all over?
A storm god's priestess engages in high-speed action and death-defying adventure in this fast-paced urban fantasy, the first in the Rain Chaser series. After Tallulah Corentine steals a treasure from Manea, the goddess of death, on behalf of her patron, storm god Seth, she's dragged into a contest of wills between the two deities. Manea has threatened to kill Seth's son, and so Tallulah is dispatched to track him down and take him to a safe haven. She's given help in the form of Cade, who serves the goddess of bad luck, and the two unlikely allies must race cross-country while avoiding a host of supernatural dangers. Dean (Black Magic Bayou) opens the story with fast cars and adrenaline-pumping excitement, but the pace sometimes lags later on. The worldbuilding and cosmology are complicated and unclear: the gods come from a hodgepodge of belief systems, including Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and Hindu, while also fulfilling specific archetypical roles, but how exactly it works is never fully explained. Nonetheless, this is a solidly entertaining tale that grabs the reader right from the start. (BookLife)