Royal Street by Suzanne Johnson is the fun, fast-paced first book in the Sentinels of New Orleans, a series of urban fantasy novels filled with wizards, mermen, and pirates. These novels are perfect for readers of paranormal fiction and “fans of Charlaine Harris and Cat Adams” (Booklist) and RT... show more
Royal Street by Suzanne Johnson is the fun, fast-paced first book in the Sentinels of New Orleans, a series of urban fantasy novels filled with wizards, mermen, and pirates. These novels are perfect for readers of paranormal fiction and “fans of Charlaine Harris and Cat Adams” (Booklist) and RT Bookreviews agrees that “for readers missing Sookie Stackhouse, this series may be right up your alley.”As the junior wizard sentinel for New Orleans, Drusilla Jaco’s job involves a lot more potion-mixing and pixie-retrieval than sniffing out supernatural bad guys like rogue vampires and lethal were-creatures. DJ's boss and mentor, Gerald St. Simon, is the wizard tasked with protecting the city from anyone or anything that might slip over from the preternatural beyond.Then Hurricane Katrina hammers New Orleans’ fragile levees, unleashing more than just dangerous flood waters.While winds howled and Lake Pontchartrain surged, the borders between the modern city and the Otherworld crumbled. Now, the undead and the restless are roaming the Big Easy, and a serial killer with ties to voodoo is murdering the soldiers sent to help the city recover.To make it worse, Gerry has gone missing, the wizards’ Elders have assigned a grenade-toting assassin as DJ’s new partner, and undead pirate Jean Lafitte wants to make her walk his plank. The search for Gerry and for the serial killer turns personal when DJ learns the hard way that loyalty requires sacrifice, allies come from the unlikeliest places, and duty mixed with love creates one bitter gumbo.
Publish date: April 10th 2012
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
Series: Sentinels of New Orleans (#1)
I really enjoyed this book. Thank you whoever recommended it because I loved it. I'm planning on reading more of the series. There are glimpses of a romance but who knows who the lucky guy is. Usually I want some sort of choice before books end, but it really didn't bother me that there wasn't. Can'...
I have never read a book written by Suzanne Johnson but it won't be my last. I'm almost sorry that I read this book because now I will have to get the rest of the series. It is an urban fantasy novel. I enjoyed following Drusilla's tale. I don't think that they should have killed off her father. I w...
New Orleans in the aftermath of Katrina. Magic and wizards. Betrayals and gods. Historically undead pirates and ultra-modern guns. It’s not a surprise such an unholy mix resulted in a marvelously fresh urban fantasy novel. The protagonist Drusilla (I hate the name by the way) is a young wizard in Ne...
The best thing about this book was the build-up and aftermath of Katrina. I thought it was well done. The rest? Eh. The pacing was a bit slow, picking up more at the end. I don't think any of the main characters Drusilla (whoops! I mean DJ), Jake, and Alex were particularly memorable.
I like a good story set in Louisana. It seems that UF series and Louisana go well together. Here are a few if you are looking for UF set in Louisiane: Mark of the Demon, Skinwalker, Black Dust Mambo and of course Dead Until Dark.The setting, the historical undead (an undead pirate), voodoo, Baron Sa...