Author: Suzanne Johnson
Series: Sentinels of New Orleans #4
Published by: Tor
Publication Date: April 21, 2015
Wizard sentinel DJ Jaco thought she had gotten used to the chaos of her life in post-Katrina New Orleans, but a new threat is looming, one that will test every relationship she holds dear.
Caught in the middle of a rising struggle between the major powers in the supernatural world—the Wizards, Elves, Vampires and the Fae—DJ finds her loyalties torn and her mettle tested in matters both professional and personal.
Her relationship with enforcer Alex Warin is shaky, her non-husband, Quince Randolph, is growing more powerful, and her best friend, Eugenie, has a bombshell that could blow everything to Elfheim and back. And that's before the French pirate, Jean Lafitte, newly revived from his latest "death," returns to New Orleans with vengeance on his mind. DJ's assignment? Keep the sexy leader of the historical undead out of trouble. Good luck with that.
Duty clashes with love, loyalty with deception, and friendship with responsibility as DJ navigates passion and politics in the murky waters of a New Orleans caught in the grips of a brutal winter that might have nothing to do with Mother Nature.
War could be brewing, and DJ will be forced to take a stand. But choosing sides won't be that easy.
I love The Sentinels of New Orleans series, but totally dropped the ball with Pirate’s Alley. It sat neglected for well over a year. There’s no excuse, so I take full responsibility for this horrendous act. 😀
I was worried it would be difficult to jump back in after such a long stint, but everything rushed back once I started reading. It felt great to be transported back to New Orleans with DJ and the rest of the crew!
This is an awesome set of characters. Including the assholes. They all have their rolls to play, and they play them well. It stresses me out sometimes not knowing if certain characters can be trusted, but that’s what makes it so good.
Whew! There’s a lot that goes down, and I enjoyed every moment of it. Power plays, action, humor, danger … yup, there’s no shortage. It’s completely engrossing!
I love DJ! She has to juggle so much and constantly needs to outwit … basically everyone this time, even when it comes to her love life. She’s a heroine that is easy to root for, and she’s proving to quite formidable.
Jean Lafitte is one of my favorite characters, so I love that he’s such an instrumental part of the story. He’s as cunning and devilishly charming as ever. I picture Jason Momoa as Lafitte ever since I watched his episode of Drunk History. Mmm … don’t ruin my fantasy!
Seriously, Pirate’s Alley rocked! Now I’m eagerly looking forward to what is sure to be an explosive series finale.
Like most UF, this series needs to be read in order.