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Elysian Fields

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Elysian Fields by Suzanne Johnson, book reviewNew Orleans is hardly the most original place in which to set your supernatural urban fantasy series, but I would be prepared to forgive that if the quality of the story lifted it beyond the ordinary. In Elysian Fields, Suzanne Johnson imagines a world where the force of Hurricane Katrina has ripped a hole in the veil between the human city and the frontier “beyond” settlement of Old Orleans; this was a good start, giving us an intriguing explanation for non-humans to be entering the city in the form of the undead and the more inevitable werewolves, vampires and the like. Unfortunately, after this imaginative opening idea, things went a little downhill for me.

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