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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.

Review:

"The first Sentinels of New Orleans fantasy is a vivid debut that's far more than the sum of its parts. Empathetic wizard and deputy sentinel Drusilla 'DJ' Jaco faces several challenges in the summer and fall of 2005: Hurricane Katrina breaches the levees as well as crucial magical barriers, and her mentor, Gerry, disappears. DJ is put in charge of protecting New Orleans by the Congress of Elders, who send heavily armed Enforcer Alexander Warin to assist during her probationary period. As DJ and Alex search for Gerry, they also must help the NOPD investigate a series of murders with ritual overtones and defend DJ against the attentions of infamous and deceased pirate Jean Lafitte. Sympathetic, entertaining DJ is the perfect narrator for a lively tale jam-packed with action, magic, and intriguing plot twists. Agent: Marlene Stringer, the Stringer Literary Agency." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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"Equal parts paranormal romp and homage to NOLA, I raced down Royal Street. Not only is this book an enchanting urban fantasy debut, but it's also one of the most sensitive and honest depictions of post-Katrina NOLA I've read." Nicole Peeler, author of Tracking the Tempest

Synopsis:

Royal Street kicks off a brand-new urban fantasy series set in New Orleans, written by a native of Louisiana. While the novel deals respectfully with the disaster of Katrina, the book offsets the seriousness of the setting with a heroine with a sense of humor, a good pace, and a cast of intriguing supernatural characters.

Synopsis:

Royal Street kicks off a brand-new urban fantasy series set in New Orleans, written by a native of Louisiana. While the novel deals respectfully with the disaster of Katrina, the book offsets the serisouness of the setting with a heroine with a sense of humor, a good pace, and a cast of intriguing supernatural characters.

Synopsis:

Royal Street kicks off The Sentinels of New Orleans, a brand-new urban fantasy series set in New Orleans, written by a native of Louisiana. While the novel deals respectfully with the disaster of Katrina, the book offsets the serisouness of the setting with a heroine with a sense of humor, a good pace, and a cast of intriguing supernatural characters.

Synopsis:

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.  In the tradition of the Sookie Stackhouse books, these novels are perfect for readers of paranormal fiction and “fans of Charlaine Harris and Cat Adams.” (Booklist)

As the junior wizard sentinel for New Orleans, Drusilla Jacos 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 DJs 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.

Synopsis:

As the junior wizard sentinel for New Orleans, Drusilla Jacos 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 DJs 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.

About the Author

Suzanne Johnson is a magazine editor and feature writer with more than fifty national writing and editing awards. A longtime New Orleans resident, she helped rebuild for two years after Hurricane Katrina.

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Tim Lewis, May 13, 2012 (view all comments by Tim Lewis)
Royal Street is a lighthearted magical journey with characters that are fun to sit back and watch interact with each other. With an untapped setting people can relate to with recent events, this is an entertaining debut novel from Suzanne Johnson. I will definitely give the sequel a go, with the hopes that DJ will be strong on her own and not feel the need to be in a relationship, and with a greater payoff when we reach the end. And hopefully Louis Armstrong will be there too. Now I’m going to listen to some jazz.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780765327796
Author:
Johnson, Suzanne
Publisher:
Tor Books
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy - Contemporary
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8 x 5.4 x 1.1 in

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Product details 336 pages Tor Books - English 9780765327796 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The first Sentinels of New Orleans fantasy is a vivid debut that's far more than the sum of its parts. Empathetic wizard and deputy sentinel Drusilla 'DJ' Jaco faces several challenges in the summer and fall of 2005: Hurricane Katrina breaches the levees as well as crucial magical barriers, and her mentor, Gerry, disappears. DJ is put in charge of protecting New Orleans by the Congress of Elders, who send heavily armed Enforcer Alexander Warin to assist during her probationary period. As DJ and Alex search for Gerry, they also must help the NOPD investigate a series of murders with ritual overtones and defend DJ against the attentions of infamous and deceased pirate Jean Lafitte. Sympathetic, entertaining DJ is the perfect narrator for a lively tale jam-packed with action, magic, and intriguing plot twists. Agent: Marlene Stringer, the Stringer Literary Agency." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , "Equal parts paranormal romp and homage to NOLA, I raced down Royal Street. Not only is this book an enchanting urban fantasy debut, but it's also one of the most sensitive and honest depictions of post-Katrina NOLA I've read."
"Synopsis" by , Royal Street kicks off a brand-new urban fantasy series set in New Orleans, written by a native of Louisiana. While the novel deals respectfully with the disaster of Katrina, the book offsets the seriousness of the setting with a heroine with a sense of humor, a good pace, and a cast of intriguing supernatural characters.
"Synopsis" by ,
Royal Street kicks off a brand-new urban fantasy series set in New Orleans, written by a native of Louisiana. While the novel deals respectfully with the disaster of Katrina, the book offsets the serisouness of the setting with a heroine with a sense of humor, a good pace, and a cast of intriguing supernatural characters.
"Synopsis" by ,
Royal Street kicks off The Sentinels of New Orleans, a brand-new urban fantasy series set in New Orleans, written by a native of Louisiana. While the novel deals respectfully with the disaster of Katrina, the book offsets the serisouness of the setting with a heroine with a sense of humor, a good pace, and a cast of intriguing supernatural characters.
"Synopsis" by ,

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.  In the tradition of the Sookie Stackhouse books, these novels are perfect for readers of paranormal fiction and “fans of Charlaine Harris and Cat Adams.” (Booklist)

As the junior wizard sentinel for New Orleans, Drusilla Jacos 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 DJs 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.

"Synopsis" by ,

As the junior wizard sentinel for New Orleans, Drusilla Jacos 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 DJs 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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