Sentinels of New Orleans, Book 2
Synopsis: Hurricane Katrina is long gone, but the preternatural storm rages on in New Orleans. New species from the Beyond moved into Louisiana after the hurricane destroyed the borders between worlds, and it falls to wizard sentinel Drusilla Jaco and her partner, Alex Warin, to keep the preternaturals peaceful and the humans unaware. But a war is brewing between two clans of Cajun merpeople in Plaquemines Parish, and down in the swamp, DJ learns, there’s more stirring than angry mermen and the threat of a were-gator.
Wizards are dying, and something—or someone—from the Beyond is poisoning the waters of the mighty Mississippi, threatening the humans who live and work along the river. DJ and Alex must ﬁgure out what unearthly source is contaminating the water and who—or what—is killing the wizards. Is it a malcontented merman, the naughty nymph, or some other critter altogether? After all, DJ’s undead suitor, the pirate Jean Laﬁtte, knows his way around a body or two.
Drusilla is equal to herself, determined to cause a lot of trouble to everyone when she wants something but she is also brave and loyal. I love this heroine as she is in constant evolution. She gets to know herself throughout the story and to understand what she is capable of. But it is still something a bit difficult for her. I am sure she is capable of much more, but only time will tell us that. I also appreciate a lot the three men in her life and it is true that I really can’t pick just one. Each has many qualities that we can only love, but it would be better if we could understand their real motivations. While waiting for this to happen, some new problems appear and open many future paths that seem to announce another great story. I really look forward to learn more.
It was another great novel with a fully developed storyline. I didn’t expect the culprit before the end of the story and it is true that I was quite surprised to not have considered him. A book and a series very pleasant to discover. And, aren’t you intrigued by the mere fact that there are plenty of male mermaids in this novel? Because I was and it was a great pleasure to discover this new culture. We can fell all the researches the author has made to make the story more real.