In a world where things are subtly different Creeper aka Jaqueline lives in New Orleans, the Orisha Oya occasionally using her or helping her stay out of trouble. When she hears that someone is going to bring the Black God's Drums, the weapon used to liberate Haiti, to New Orleans with plans to devastate. She bands together with new friends and old to defeat those who would use the gods for evil.
It's an interesting look at a slightly different Steampunk version of the world where the differences are subtle but big and wide-ranging. I quite enjoyed the read and will be looking for other stories by this author.
I'm very grateful for the Hugo Ballot for giving me an opportunity to read this. I have a sneaking suspicion that I will end up paying for an voting membership in future Worldcons for the opportunity to get exposed to more of these excellent reads. I liked The Long Way to a small angry planet enough that I bought a copy to give to my husband to read as well.