Royal Street

Royal Street

Paperback - 2012
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A fun, fast-paced book, first in a series of urban fantasy novels filled with wizards, mermen, and pirates that are perfect for readers of paranormal fiction and "fans of Charlaine Harris and Cat Adams" ( Booklist). 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.

The Sentinels of New Orleans Series:
Royal Street
River Road
Elysian Fields
Pirate's Alley
Belle Chasse

Publisher: New York : Tor, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780765327796
Branch Call Number: FAN JOH
Characteristics: 336 p. ; 21 cm

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cmlibrary_acallan Jun 19, 2017

I absolutely loved this book. It is the first book I've read of Suzanne Johnson's but I really enjoyed it. I've been on a bit of a New Orleans kick lately so it was exactly what I was looking for in an urban fantasy. It featured characters that felt "real" and not at all far-fetched. I highly recommend this book.

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winddrifter
Aug 28, 2012

This was ok for the first 3/4, but seemed to lose it towards the end.

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