Friday, 13 November 2015

Pirateship Down - Book Review + giveaway

Pirateship Down: Stories from the World of the Sentinels of New Orleans
by Suzanne Johnson

What is it about:
From award-winning author Suzanne Johnson comes the first story collection set in the Sentinels of New Orleans world, including the all-new novella, Pirateship Down.

French pirate Jean Lafitte is tall, cobalt-eyed, broad-shouldered and immortal. What’s not to love? But New Orleans’ most esteemed member of the historical undead is headed for trouble: He’s determined to reclaim Le Diligent, his gold-laden schooner lost at sea in 1814 and recently found at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico near Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana.

The U.S. Coast Guard might beg to differ.

New Orleans’ wizard sentinel DJ Jaco and her merman friend Rene Delachaise can either lock Lafitte up or save him from himself, joining him on a road trip to Cajun country. Terrebonne Parish—not to mention its jail—might never be the same after the events of the all-new novella Pirateship Down.

Wizards and Cajun mermen, sexy shifters and undead French pirates. Welcome to the world of the Sentinels of New Orleans in this first collection of new and revised stories, along with a little Louisiana lagniappe.

What did I think of it:
I love the Sentinels of New Orleans series, so when I had the opportunity to get a review copy of Pirateship Down I jumped at the chance.

And this is a wonderful collection of short stories and background info.

My favorite story has to be Alex, the Pig, which features a pig! This story was initially written for my blog, so probably no big surprise it is my favorite.

But all pigs aside: the other stories were all really cool as well. I loved getting to know all the characters a little bit better. Most stories contain a lot of humor, but there were some with a more serious tone. All were well worth reading. The novella Pirateship Down was really cool. My favorite character Rene had a big role in this novella. I know lots of people love Jean Lafitte, but Rene outshone both Jean and DJ in my opinion.

Next to the stories there were also articles with background information about Jean Lafitte, the Sentinels world and more. These articles were very interesting to read.

All in all this is a delightful read for fans of the Sentinels series, as well as being a fun introduction for people who aren't familiar with the series yet.

I will keep an eye out for the paperback, because I need to add this pearl to my shelves.

Why should you read it:
It's a really fun and cool UF read.

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Roger Simmons said...

I'm a big fan of The Sentinels of New Orleans series. This collection of short stories is great fun. Wonder what Alex had to say after "Alex, the Pig." Great introduction for new readers, and a fun review for fans. Get the book guys, you will enjoy.

Liz S. said...

Pirateship Down is a terrific way to get introduced to the Sentinel world. The cast of characters will make you laugh and smile. You will enjoy it immensely!

Diane Estrella said...

Love me some undead pirates! Sounds dreamy!!!

Kai said...

What better way than having a pirate story with the New Orleans background.

Aurian said...

Great review Sullivan, I really want to read this book! And yes, I do like Rene a lot as well.

miki said...

^^ It's really great that Suzanne made a story with a pig ( a strange one but one^^) for you

and this book is simply fabulous!