Series: Sentinels of New Orleans #4.5
Publisher: Self-Published on November 2, 2015
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Adult
Source: Blog Tour
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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 and the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office might beg to differ.
New Orleans wizard sentinel DJ Jaco and her merman friend Rene Delachaise can either lock up their friend Lafitte or join him on a road trip to Cajun country in order to save him from himself. Terrebonne Parish—not to mention its jail—might never be the same after the events of the all-new novella Pirateship Down, presented here along with a collection of urban fantasy stories and essays.
Wizards and Cajun merfolk, sexy shapeshifters and undead French pirates. Welcome to the world of the Sentinels of New Orleans in this collection, along with a little Louisiana lagniappe. No previous knowledge of the series required!
At A Glance
Really good for an anthology.
First off, I would highly recommend The Sentinels of New Orleans series. Very entertaining and great characters all around. With Pirateship Down, we get short stories that are placed in different moments of the series. I am only going to mention my favorite stories though all of them had their charm.
“Rivalry” gave us an amazing insight on Alex and how he dealt with his shapeshifter status in the beginning. I felt so bad for him, dealing with that crap as a kid. But he was a strong kid like he is as an adult.
“Intervention” features Jake and Alex and the woman that tried to become between them. But this girl is not just a woman, she’s special, in a supernatural, bitch-face, evil way. I love Alex and Jake’s dysfunctional relationship. It’s like they hate/love each other. Like real relatives!
The crème de la crème story of the whole book is “Pirateship Down” which features our favorite dead pirate Jean Lafitte, the best merman ever, Rene, and DJ, the wizard we hope kicks everyone’s ass. Jean is determined to reclaim his sunk pirateship before the government takes it. Rene and DJ have no choice but to tag along to keep Jean out of trouble. They do a great job too as Jean almost shoots some scientists, gets arrested, gets beat up, and starts a prison riot. 😀 I seriously had a good time with this one. So many misadventures. Jean is hot as ever but a little scary in this one. I could see why he was such a feared pirate back in his day. And DJ grows some major lady balls. Go DJ! Show those men who’s boss.
Obviously full length stories are almost always better than short stores in anthologies. Short stories are just not as satisfying. It’s not the book’s fault, it’s mine. I knew what I was getting into but I still wanted more. Technically, nothing was bad about Pirateship Down.
No snuggly, and it wasn’t needed.
An overall great anthology. It would be hard to give any anthology 5 stars because who doesn’t want a complete story with all the bells and whistles? I would still recommend this one if you have read the series. There are a lot of insights and revelations that might be helpful. Very recommended.
Jean shifted his commentary from his guard to me. “Drusilla, a grievance must be made against these ruffians and thieves. They have stolen my clothing and given me only this…this….” He ran out of words.
“Ugly-ass orange jumpsuit?” I offered, always ready to help Jean with his command of modern English.
“Oui, exactement. I demand that you obtain my release, tout de suite. And you must know, a woman who allows her husband to remain in such conditions for an entire evening must face reprimand.”
I leaned back in the chair and crossed my arms. “And you must know that, in this day and age, should a man reprimand his wife too much, said wife might leave her husband to enjoy a longer time in his prison cell wearing his ugly-ass orange jumpsuit.”
This is a tour wide giveaway