The Map of Moments

The Map of Moments : A Novel of the Hidden Cities

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To what lengths would you go to undo the pain of the past?


"Golden and Lebbon have far outstripped their past efforts with this wonderfully creepy thriller of a ghost story." -Publishers Weekly starred review


"Golden and Lebbon vividly evoke the rich, enduring character of New Orleans, as well as spinning a compelling fantasy yarn that builds momentum as Max works his way through the city's history." -Booklist


Max Corbett has returned to New Orleans for the funeral of his former girlfriend, Gabrielle Doucette, but between the destruction wrought by Hurricane Katrina and the devastation of his ruined relationship, the city feels alien.


At Gabrielle's graveside, Max meets Ray. Over a bottle of bourbon in a dive bar, the two discuss Gabrielle's unique connection to the city. Ray suggests that this connection might mean her tragic death is not truly her end. And he happens to know a real magic practitioner-not some Bourbon Street phony-who could open a window to the past and send a warning to Gabrielle. Maybe Max can even deliver the warning in person? Ray offers him a cheap map and says the process is simple. Follow the charted moments to build up a little bit of magical clout and then find the man with the gift.


Surging with liquid courage, Max takes the ludicrous tourist map and sets off. But it turns out this quest is not so easy. When Max enters the First Moment, he is drawn into the fabric of history to witness dark and violent periods, and with each passing step, a grim conspiracy is revealed. Suddenly in too deep, there is nowhere for Max to go but through. But trudge through a swamp, you're going to get muddy.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 290 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 15.24mm | 317.51g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1635761905
  • 9781635761900

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"A pitch-perfect blend of fantasy and realism. Golden and Lebbon craft a riveting tale of adventure that is both gritty and magical."-Kelly Armstrong, New York Times bestselling author of Personal Demon
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"Super-fast pacing and creepy touches [give this] adventure plenty of character."-Publishers Weekly "Golden and Lebbon vividly evoke the rich, enduring character of New Orleans, as well as spinning a compelling fantasy yarn that builds momentum as Max works his way through the city's history." -Kristine Huntley, Booklist "A pitch-perfect blend of fantasy and realism. Golden and Lebbon craft a riveting tale of adventure that is both gritty and magical."-Kelly Armstrong, New York Times bestselling author of Personal Demon
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About Christopher Golden

Christopher Golden is the New York Times bestselling author of such novels as Ararat,Snowblind, Tin Men, The Myth Hunters, Wildwood Road, The Boys Are Back in Town, The Ferryman, Strangewood, and Of Saints and Shadows. He has also written books for teens and young adults, including Poison Ink, Soulless, and the thriller series Body of Evidence, honored by the New York Public Library and chosen as one of YALSA's Best Books for Young Readers.


Golden co-wrote the illustrated novel Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire with Mike Mignola, which became the launching pad for the cult favorite comics series Baltimore. As an editor, he has worked on the short story anthologies Seize the Night, The New Dead, and The Monster's Corner, among others, and has also written and co-written comic books, video games, screenplays, a BBC radio play, the online animated series Ghosts of Albion (with Amber Benson), and a network television pilot.


Golden was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he still lives with his family. His original novels have been published in more than fourteen languages in countries around the world. TIM LEBBON is a New York Times-bestselling writer from South Wales. He's had over forty novels published to date, as well as hundreds of novellas and short stories. His latest novel is the supernatural thriller Relics. He has won numerous awards and seen his work adapted for the big screen. Find out more about Tim at his website www.timlebbon.net
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210 ratings
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4 40% (84)
3 35% (74)
2 11% (23)
1 2% (5)
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