Elysian Fields by Suzanne Johnson
Series: Sentinels of New Orleans #3
Date Published: August 13, 2013
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Provided as part of book tour
Description: The mer feud has been settled, but life in South Louisiana still has more twists and turns than the muddy Mississippi. New Orleanians are under attack from a copycat killer mimicking the crimes of a 1918 serial murderer known as the Axeman of New Orleans.
Thanks to a tip from the undead pirate Jean Lafitte, DJ Jaco knows the attacks aren't random--an unknown necromancer has resurrected the original Axeman of New Orleans, and his ultimate target is a certain blonde wizard.
Namely, DJ. Fighting off an undead serial killer as troubles pile up around her isn't easy. Jake Warin's loup-garou nature is spiraling downward, enigmatic neighbor Quince Randolph is acting weirder than ever, the Elders are insisting on lessons in elven magic from the world's most annoying wizard, and former partner Alex
Warin just turned up on DJ's to-do list. Not to mention big maneuvers are afoot in the halls of preternatural power.
Suddenly, moving to the Beyond as Jean Lafitte's pirate wench? It could be DJ's best option.
Good news, we broke out of the 3 star category! While the first 2 books were a little bit of a struggle for me to get through, this one got my attention right away and kept it the entire book. A great third book. At first I wasn’t sure if this was meant to be a trilogy or to continue, but if this were the end, it was a good one since it actually ended on a happy note. I did see on the author’s information that further books are planned. If they’re as exciting as this one, I’m in.
So, let’s talk about this third Sentinels of New Orleans book, Elysian Fields. One of the issues I had with the first two books was that she has a bajillion guys who wanted to get in her pants. But I think I get it now. She has elf blood, and so she’s probably gorgeous. But also, all these guys being so enamored by her is useful since she has so many people bending over backwards to help her out when she’s in trouble. I call that a win. We also see some changes in the relationships between these characters, and I am so happy she finally picked someone and things seem to be going in a real relationship direction rather than just flirting and saying “no, we can’t”. No spoilers here, but I’m very happy with how this book ends.
I also really enjoyed the loup garou story line and all the uncertainty and fear and excellent plot it brought on. I seriously didn’t expect the outcome and I think it was handled in a really cool way. I enjoyed that angle of the story. The elves, well, that was quite the plot line there. Again, trying to keep this spoiler free, but wow are they a political and scheming creatures. As far as the big bad undead serial killer, woo now that was a doozy. So much destruction caused by one undead dude! I thought the reveal of who was behind it all was interesting, even if a little predictable. But apparently in DJ’s world, money and alliances rule.
Overall I enjoyed this book and am glad I made it this far in the story and am interested in learning what the pretes have in store for DJ.
About the Author
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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