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Strange Fates (Nyx Fortuna -1) by Marlene Perez

Strange Fates (Nyx Fortuna #1) by Marlene Perez

Nyx Fortuna series — by Marlene Perez 

Genres and Sub-GenresEdit

Urban Fantasy

Series Description or Overview Edit

The first in a line of three exciting new urban fantasy novels blending elements of Greek myth and forbidden romance against the backdrop of Minnesota's magical underworld. 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 ­ 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. ~ Goodreads | Strange Fates (Nyx Fortuna, #1) by Marlene Perez

Lead's Species Edit

  • Son of the forgotten fourth Fate

Primary Supe Edit

  • Greek Gods

What Sets it ApartEdit

  • Urban fantasy based on Greek mythology centered around the Fates.

Narrative Type and Narrators Edit

  • First Person narrative told by Nyx Fortuna.

Books in Series Edit

Nyx Fortuna series:

  1. Strange Fates (2013)
  2. Dark Descent (2013)
  3. Fortune's Favors (2014)

~ Book Trailer: StrangeFates_Trailer_Amanzon(1) - YouTube

World Building Edit

Setting Edit

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Places:

  • Red Dragon: club that Nyx goes to
  • Lake Harriet: This is where an enormous three-story house was located and it was owned by Elizabeth's family.
  • Hell's Belles: It is a restaurant located a few blocks from the Greyhound station.
  • Parsi Enterprises: It is located in an old converted warehouse building in the North Loop neighborhood.
  • Eternity Road Pawnshop: It sells different amulets and powerful things.
  • Dead House: It is an old military base.
  • Zora's: It is located in the Nicolett mall area.
  • Aunt Nona's house:

Supernatural Elements Edit

✥ Fates, gods, naiads, demons, necromancers, witches, trolls, harpies, water hags, Athame, ,

Glossary:

  • Necromancers: They were also known as bone-conjurers, and since one of their talents was summoning the dead, they were on the top of the heap at the House of Hades.
  • Harpies: They are the bird women which are a favorite of Aunt Decima.
  • Water Hags: They were older and ore vicious naiads and thrived on the sound of men screaming.
  • Thread of Fate: It is the life line of the humans.
  • Parcae: It another word for Fates.
  • Athame: Ritual knife—a necromancer's knife that is used in rituals.

Groups & Organizations:

  • Four Houses: The Fates, Zeus, Hades, and Poseidon. Each house has some sort of identifying mark that its members wear.
  • Trackers: They are tasked to find or locate someone they were asked to find by mythological characters.

World Edit

✥ Members of this world are descended from the gods and are part of four houses: The Fates, Zeus, Hades, and Poseidon. Each house has some sort of identifying mark that its members wear. ~ Badass Book Reviews

Lady Fortuna: Nyx's mother—she has several names including the Lady Luck, Tyche as the Greeks called her and Fortuna as the Romans called her. She was the fourth Fate and the youngest of the Wyrd Sisters.

Protagonist Edit

✥ Nyx is an interesting character. He is able to use magic and has cloaked his appearance so he hides in plain sight, even working for his family. He is also immortal and hard to kill, although if one were to get a hold of his thread of Fate, he could die. ~ Badass Book Reviews

Sidekick Edit

  • Name: / What: / Sidekick-to: / About: / Book First Seen:

Characters Chart Edit

Characters What About
Nyx Fortuna son of the fourth Fate, Lady Fortuna; hunted his entire life by the three Sisters of Fate that murdered his mother
'Meadow,' Elizabeth Abernathy look like Nyx's dead ex-girlfriend; tall and curvy, with ice-blonde hair, heart-shaped face and green eyes
Lady Fortuna fourth Fate Lady Luck; Nyx's mother;
Brad He is the guy who liked and forced himself on Meadow;
Jenny Meadow's roommate
Gaston good Tracker errand boy for Nyx's aunts; pain in the ass;
Morta Fate one of the Fates and of Nyx's aunts. She was the one who badly wants Nyx to suffer. She was the one who cuts the thread of fate.
Nona Fate one of the Fates and of Nyx's aunts. She is the one who spun the thread of fate; daughter: Naomi Polydoros;
Decima Fate She is one of the Fates and of Nyx's aunts. She is the one who measured the thread of fate.
Jasper street kid belongs in the house of Poseidon
Willow nymph water nymph
Alex Abernathy Elizabeth's older brother
Trevor receptionist Parsi Enterprises;
Naomi Polydoros daughter of Nona red hair and freckles
Sawyer Polydoros necromancer husband of Nona and the father of Naomi;
Talbot Bardoff Ambrose's son son of the owner of the Eternity Road Pawnshop
Ambrose Bardoff Pawnshop owner owner of the Eternity Road Pawnshop; son: Talbot Bardoff;
Bernie demon She was a demon working as a waitress in Hell's Belles; barrel-chested woman in her sixties
Kyle fraternity boy One of the frat boys
Spenser One of the frat boys
Wren daughter of Sawyer out of love
Swift Wing Harpy One of the Harpies;
Shadow Harpy One of the Harpies;
Fleet Foot Harpy One of the Harpies;

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Marlene Perez

Marlene Perez

Author Edit

Marlene Perez

  • Website:  Marlene Perez
  • Genres: YA Mystery, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
  • Other Pen Names

Bio: Marlene Perez grew up in Story City, Iowa. She is the youngest of twelve children, which means that she is very familiar with the survival-of-the-fittest theory. She now lives in Southern California with her family, a psychotic cat, an elderly Chihuahua, and an albino corn snake. ~ Marlene Perez

Contributors Edit

Cover ArtistsEdit

Other Contributors Edit

  • Audio Book Narrator: — Source:
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Publishing InformationEdit

  1. Strange Fates:
  2. Dark Descent:
  3. Fortune's Favors:

Book Cover Blurbs Edit

BOOK ONE—Strange Fates (2013): The first in a line of three exciting new urban fantasy novels blending elements of Greek myth and forbidden romance against the backdrop of Minnesota's magical underworld. 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 ­ 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. ~ Goodreads | Strange Fates (Nyx Fortuna, #1) by Marlene Perez

BOOK TWO—Dark Descent (2013): The second in a line of three exciting new urban fantasy novels where the son of the Fates must travel to the underworld... Nyx Fortuna is still reeling from Elizabeth's betrayal, but Nyx's cousin, Claire, has run away, and he has to find her and bring her back, or Elizabeth will suffer at the hands of his aunts, the three Fates. Claire has gone into the underworld of Minneapolis, where no one, not even the Fates, can follow. But Nyx must journey to a place where Hecate's dark magic has Claire in her thrall. Saving his cousin means releasing Hecate from her underworld prison and perhaps fulfilling the prophesy foretelling the Fates. ~ Goodreads | Dark Descent (Nyx Fortuna, #2) by Marlene Perez

BOOK THREE—Fortune's Favors (2014): The end always comes at a price... To save his cousin, Claire, Nyx Fortuna was forced to release the goddess, Hecate. Free and bent on destroying the world, Hecate will kill anyone that gets in her way . . . starting with every member of the Wyrd family. Now, Nyx and company must join forces with the Fates and fight to return Hecate to her underworld prison. Magical and mortals alike must take sides to survive, but no war is without its casualties... ~ Goodreads | Fortune's Favors (Nyx Fortuna, #3) by Marlene Perez

First Sentences Edit

  1. Strange Fates (2013) — The dank bathroom smelled, the stench thinly disguised by a lonely pine-scented air freshener that had probably been there since the club first opened.
  2. Dark Descent (2013) — The whispering woke me.
  3. Fortune's Favors (2014) — Mortality was overrated.

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Trivia Edit

Awards Edit

Read Alikes (similar elements) Edit

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Notes Edit

See Also Edit

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