The gods are real, and they are needy. In a world where mortals trade favors for divine assistance, it’s only natural that Phil and Terry Robinson decide to sign up with a god of their own. Lucky, a minor raccoon god of fortune, seems the perfect choice. All he wants is a place to crash for a few nights and in return, he'll grant good luck and prosperity.
But keeping a god is more trouble than they could ever imagine. Pretty soon, Lucky’s fellow down-on-their-luck deities are sleeping on the Robinsons’ couch. They find themselves in the middle of a complicated mismatch of divine heartbreak involving Lucky, a mad god of chaos, and a fallen love goddess. And discovering themselves on the losing end of an age-old feud wasn’t part of the deal.
The Robinsons aren’t the first mortals to be swept up in the petty squabbles of the gods. They’re just hoping to be the first to survive.
Praise for A. Lee Martinez’s Divine Misfortune:
“If you pick up one urban fantasy book this year, or EVER, let it be this one. It’s a fast, engaging read that will not leave you disappointed. I have to admit I haven’t read anything else by Mr. Martinez, but I have a strong hankering to put the rest of my reading list on hold to check out some of his other works. If you’re anything like me, after you read Divine Misfortune, it won’t just collect dust on your book shelf; you’ll be handing it to your friends and telling them to read it too. Do yourself a favor, don’t fight it.” —Fandomania
“Divine Misfortune is a light and wonderful read from start to finish. And a fast one too; the prose makes for easy consumption and elicits a few genuine laughs along the way.” —SF Signal
“Sweet whimsy is what Martinez is going for … and he hits that target with aplomb every time. Divine Misfortune reads like a mash-up of Neil Gaiman, Monty Python, and a sugar-bombed nine-year old. The moments are never dull … Martinez excels at dialogue … Divine Misfortune will satisfy” —Locus
Length: 320 pp
Chinese (complex) rights, Gaea
English (world) rights, Orbit/Hachette
German rights, Piper Verlag
Film option, DreamWorks Animation
Audio rights, Audible
For all other rights contact The Cooke Agency.
||A. Lee Martinez was born in El Paso, Texas. At the age of eighteen, for no apparent reason, he started writing novels. Thirteen short years (and a little over a dozen manuscripts) later, his first novel, Gil’s All Fright Diner, was published. His hobbies include juggling, games of all sorts, and astral projecting. Also, he likes to sing along with the radio when he’s in the car by himself.
A. Lee Martinez’s website can be found at www.aleemartinez.com.