Royal Street by Suzanne Johnson

by | May 16, 2013 | Reviews

Royal Street by Suzanne Johnson
Royal Street
Sentinels of New Orleans Book One
Author: Suzanne Johnson
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 978-0765327796
ASIN: B006OM459U
Number of pages: 337
Word Count: approx. 94,000
Cover Artist: Cliff Nielsen
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 soldiers sent to help the city recover.

To make it worse, Gerald St. Simon 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 the 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 roux.

Suzanne Johnson writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance from Auburn, Alabama, after a career in educational publishing that has spanned five states and six universities. She grew up halfway between the Bear Bryant Museum and Elvis’ birthplace and lived in New Orleans for fifteen years, so she has a highly refined sense of the absurd and an ingrained love of SEC football and fried gator on a stick.

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This is the first installment in the Sentinels of New Orleans series. I LOVED it!! It is full of everything that you love about a book!! Great characters, wonderful plot, exciting conflicts, and leaves you wanting more!! Suzanne does such a great job of creating characters that are full bodied and relate-able, that you cannot help becoming enthralled in. Johnson writes in such a way that puts in there in the story, in the storm, and in the aftermath!! I cannot wait to read the next installment!! Be on the lookout for my review of book two and other books by Suzanne Johnson.



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Disclosure: I received a copy of the book for review purposes only. I was not compensated to write a positive or favorable review. This is Keeping Up With The Rheinlander’s personal opinion.


  1. miki

    I really loved it too and i’m sure you will love river road even more ^^. You will become addicted to Jean^^
    thank you for this great review

  2. Kittie Howard

    Oh, but this sounds yummy! I was born in New Orleans, grew up outside Baton Rouge, but know NO well. Royal Street is one of the gems in New Orleans’ crown. Know this will be a terrific read. (Note: Social network string to left of comment box really interferes with posting a comment.)

  3. Sylvia Ortiz

    This book sounds intriguing; a book you will not want to put down until you get to the end. Love it!


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