Pirateship Down by Suzanne Johnson

Sentinels of New Orleans, Book 4.5

Synopsis: 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.

Talk like a pirate
We find a story which is a nice prequel and where we find our dear Jean. This is not necessarily very long but it was a pleasure to find character and to see that he was capable of a lot to get what he wants. We spend a great time once again!

Lagniappe: The Sentinels Multiverse
This is not really a story but a small catalog of the entire universe of the series and specifically regarding the varied creatures that can be found. It was interesting to see this part of the story with all these categories.

Alex, the Pig
While reading the introduction of the story and while seeing that the story was written for my friend Carien, I was quite touched for her. And of course, with that in mind, I could only appreciate these pages featuring a little pig (If you know about Carien, you will understand the reference).

Cat Mon Dieu
It was a pretty funny story featuring our beloved Jean as well as Drusilla. To help her, Jean is looking for cat food except that the pirate has a funny image of what it should be! A very good moment!

Lagniappe: Jean Laffite – The man, the myth, the undead pirate
The author had already written several guest posts for our blog about Jean Laffite and it’s true that it’s always nice to know some facts about the real character!

We find this time a little story about Jake and Alex and even more about their past. We know very little about their youth, but it was interesting to discover and to understand Alex a little better. It was not necessarily easy for him ….

Swamp Rats
This time, Drusilla is highlighted in a new novella who stages her with other characters. A deleted scene from one of the volumes that I took a pleasure to discover.

Danger: Curves Ahead
Another short story, again with Drusilla but also with Alex and it’s always a pleasure to see them as always.

Lagniappe: A Bibliography Sentinels
It is a very short explanation, a small catalog of the novels that inspired the author of her universe.

As said at the beginning of the novella, that story features Jake and Alex, but especially their love for one another. Alex at difficult times, the poor choice of his cousin in professional or personal matters. Besides, her will try to help him regarding his girlfriend appears to be a succubus.

Pirateship Down
Suzanne presents here a longer story and therefore a most complete one. We find with a great pleasure Jean, Drusilla and of course Rene. It was nice to see them launched into a new adventure! It must be said that Jean is determined enough and this time he wants his newly discovered ship and nothing can stop him! It was very funny to see him act, particularly in relation to the people who do not know who he is. A very good story again!



30 thoughts on “Pirateship Down by Suzanne Johnson

  1. Sounds like a nice little anthology! It seems like each of the stories has something to offer, which is quite rare, I think… Glad you had fun reading it! Have a wonderful week 🙂

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