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.
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Hurricane Katrina is headed for New Orleans, and Gerry is sending his ward, D. J., to safety, away from harm’s way. But though Gerry survives the blast and aftermath of Katrina, he soon turns up ... Read full review
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Royal Street is the first book in the Sentinels of New Orleans series by Suzanne Johnson. The blurb of this book gives us a good summary of the story, adding more to it will be telling everything and ... Read full review