Belle Chasse by Suzanne Johnson

Sentinels of New Orleans, Book 5

Synopsis: With the wizard-elven treaty on the verge of collapse, the preternatural world stands on the brink of war. Unless former wizard sentinel DJ Jaco manages to keep the elven leader, Quince Randolph, focused on peace and not personal matters.

With no one on the throne, Faerie is in chaos, with rival princes battling for power. The still-undead pirate, Jean Lafitte, is building his own army of misfits, and DJ—stripped of her job and hiding in the Beyond to avoid the death sentence handed down by the wizard Council of Elders—can’t get anywhere near her beloved New Orleans or her significant something-or-other, Alex.

It’s time to choose sides. Friends will become enemies, enemies will become allies, and not everyone will survive. DJ and her friends will learn a hard lesson: sometimes, even the ultimate sacrifice isn’t enough.

Review:  I could not wait to dive into this new story even if it is true that I was a little anxious to see if the story would keep its panache after so many novels. Still, I had a great time with the story as it is full of action and tension to keep us immersed in the novel waiting to see what will happen.

So we find our dear DJ after all the events of the previous book as she is finally forced to flee and hide in Old New Orleans not to get caught by those who seek her. Assisted by Jean Laffite who is determined to turn this new story to his advantage and of course by Rene, Jake and Eugenie, DJ needs to decide on her next steps. Yet all the species must manage their problems … the fae must choose a king and the two brothers are at war to win that right, the elves and especially Rand wishes to take Eugenie back with him, the sorcerers want to take power and DJ seems to be the scapegoat in all these cases.

You understand that many events are held here, leading gradually to a general war that seems about to explode and all the characters must choose sides, whether they like it or not. And what about Jean? I love him!

I really had a great time with the story and I let myself be carried away easily by all the chapters. As I said, many events are set in motion here and I’m anxious to see what will happen later now. It’s hard to say more without revealing too much but it was interesting to see who the allies would be, and who the enemies would become. A very good story once again and I am impatient to see DJ and her friends again!



29 thoughts on “Belle Chasse by Suzanne Johnson

  1. There will be at least one more book in the Sentinels of New Orleans series after Belle Chasse, it’s working title is “Frenchmen and Rampart”. What a wonderful series this is.

  2. this series was on the list of books to read this year but so far i failed with the list this year, i have book 1 and really need to start. i love the setting alone and the fact that it still running strong

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