Series: Sentinels of New Orleans #2
on November 13, 2012
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
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Hurricane Katrina is long gone, but the preternatural storm rages on in New Orleans. New species from the Beyond moved into Louisiana after the hurricane destroyed the borders between worlds, and it falls to wizard sentinel Drusilla Jaco and her partner, Alex Warin, to keep the preternaturals peaceful and the humans unaware. But a war is brewing between two clans of Cajun merpeople in Plaquemines Parish, and down in the swamp, DJ learns, there’s more stirring than angry mermen and the threat of a were-gator.
Wizards are dying, and something—or someone—from the Beyond is poisoning the waters of the mighty Mississippi, threatening the humans who live and work along the river. DJ and Alex must figure out what unearthly source is contaminating the water and who—or what—is killing the wizards. Is it a malcontented merman, the naughty nymph, or some other critter altogether? After all, DJ’s undead suitor, the pirate Jean Lafitte, knows his way around a body or two.
It’s anything but smooth sailing on the bayou as the Sentinels of New Orleans series continues.
I received a copy of this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review and am in no way compensated.
I loved this book so much and the way SJ ended it, I immediately picked up Elysian Fields (thankfully I was approved to read it through netgalley). So I apologize if my review is a bit scattered, I’ll be attempting to separate the two into two different reviews!
Oh this book! She leaves off Royal Street with DJ saying goodbye to her mentor and father, Gerry. River Road starts off with DJ preparing for a meeting with Jean Laffite. During their meeting, Jean Laffite tells DJ that mermen are real and are living at the mouth of the Mississippi, and that they have a problem. Another merclan is encroaching on Jean’s business partner, Rene Delachaise’s, land and the waters they fish in and swim in are poisoned.
Royal Street laid great ground work for a great new series. And River Road took that ground work and shot off! Suzanne Johnson brings in great new characters and keeps the ones we are already fond of. Alex, Jean, and Jake are all still present and making DJ’s life interesting. The new ones you either love or hate. Rene grows on you through the book and makes you laugh on more than one occasion, and DJ blush more that she would like, you know how shifters are… no sense of modesty. There’s also Rene’s brother Robert, who is more laid back and who is more likable in the start of the book. There’s the river nymph Libby, who is smarter than she looks. And the unlikable Villeres.
River Road ends with one little sentence….. “Holy crap. He’d just changed the rules.” Who do you think that is about?
If you haven’t read this series yet, I would recommend picking it up. I will be keeping this author on my buy list. I loved it, and if you pick this series up, I hope you do too.
“The ‘Vette was a beauty, from its shiny exterior to it’s velvety leather seats to a set of dashboard controls that would give Capitan Kirk an orgasm.”- pg. 46
“We couldn’t have a fish-fight in the middle of the Black Velvet parking lot.”- pg. 54
“Jake and I couldn’t look at each other. If we did, we’d laugh and Alex would never forgive us.”- pg. 293
Wizards, Shifters, and Pirates OH MY!