04-04-2012 06:39 PM
04-04-2012 06:41 PM
As I mentioned a few months back, this debut novel has been receiving mucho hype so I'm expecting great things here – and I'm even more excited because it's a debut. The PW review was very positive:
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. (Apr.)
04-05-2012 12:45 PM
I've been hearing a lot of mix reviews on this book. It almost seems like it is one of those love it or hate it types. Since it's one of those overpriced half way between paper and hardback books I definitely want to hear what others have to say about it before I shell out some dough on this one.
04-05-2012 01:09 PM
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04-13-2012 02:03 PM
Excellent review, Kimba – as usual.
This was an unexpected read for me – but that was a good thing.... Here are my thoughts.