Pirate's Alley (Sentinels of New Orleans #4)
by Suzanne Johnson
What is it about:
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.
What did I think of it:
I love this series, but the fact that this book was only available in hard cover made that I had to wait until I had the money to spare to get my trotters on it. (Yes: I could have bought the ebook, but then I would have had to buy it twice, because I just knew I'd want the book in print.)
And this book is well worth the 20+ Euro I spent on it.
DJ is in trouble. Several people want and expect things from her, and she has to choose if she sticks to her duty to the wizards or if she stands with her friends. Her choices might have an impact not only on the politics of the supernatural world, but also on her relationship with Alex.
With odds like these you can understand there's lots of suspense. I was rooting for DJ from the start and if it had been possible I'd have finished this book in one sitting. There was so much going on, and so much cool action that I was totally engrossed.
My favorite character besides DJ is still Rene, but after distrusting Jean for three books, I have to confess I started to warm up to him a bit. He's still someone who will steal your grandmother if you're not looking, but I'm starting to understand how he thinks.
The Fae are really intriguing as well I must say, and I expect them to play a major part in the next book. And after the way this book ended I'm more than eager to find out what's next for DJ.
Why should you read it:
It's an amazing Urban Fantasy Read.