Elysian Fields by Suzanne Johnson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Wizard/elf Drusilla Jaco(DJ) is a Sentinels of New Orleans. A necromancer has raised a 1918 serial murderer known as the Axeman, his target is DJ. Dru needs to discover why she is being targeted and who she can trust.
I really enjoyed DJ’s character. She is very well-developed and likable. She is a strong heroine who will not give up. She’s not perfect, which makes her all the more believable and charming. She has a warm heart and is a good friend.
I enjoy the relationship between enforcer/shapeshifter Alex Warin and Dru. For the past three years, they have been good friends. They are both afraid to ruin their relationship by taking things to the next level even though it is clear to most people around them that they should.
I sympathized with Jake Warin, Alex's cousin/loup-garou. He struggles with the changes he has undergone due to the loup-garou virus and how it affects those around him.
When I got this book that I didn’t realize was part of a series. I had no probable following it as a stand-alone. The plot is well done. There is a lot going on buts it is easy to follow.
Elysian Fields had interesting conflicts between the varying groups/species. There is tons of action with never a dull moment. The world Suzanne Johnson created is original and interesting. Elysian Fields was a well-done urban fantasy. I would definitely go back and read the first two books and future books in the series.
Complimentary copy provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published August 13th 2013 by Tor Books
original title: Elysian Fields
ISBN 0765333198 (ISBN13: 9780765333193)
edition language: English
series: Sentinels of New Orleans #3
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