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Dire King, The : A Jackaby Novel

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The fate of the world is in the hands of detective of the supernatural R. F. Jackaby and his intrepid assistant, Abigail Rook. An evil king is turning ancient tensions into modern strife, using a blend of magic and technology to push Earth and the Otherworld into a mortal competition. Jackaby and Abigail are caught in the middle as they continue to solve the daily mysteries of New Fiddleham, New England - like who's created the rend between the worlds, how to close it, and why zombies are appearing around. At the same time, the romance between Abigail and the shape shifting police detective Charlie Cane deepens and Jackaby's resistance to his feelings for 926 Augur Lane's ghostly lady, Jenny, begins to give away. Before the four can think about their own futures, they will have to defeat an evil that wants to destroy the future altogether.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 33.02mm | 544.31g
  • Algonquin Books (division of Workman)
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1616206705
  • 9781616206703
  • 129,703

About William Ritter

William Ritter is an Oregon author and educator. He is the proud father of the two bravest boys in the Wild Wood, and husband to the indomitable Queen of the Deep Dark. The Dire King is the fourth and final book in his acclaimed New York Times bestselling Jackaby series. Visit William Ritter online at rwillritter.wordpress.com and find him on Twitter: @Willothewords.show more

Review quote

"Offers a pointed and timely message about pluralism and the value of bridges over barriers. A humorous, energetic, action-packed, and magical conclusion." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Twists and turns provide for action-packed pages. Events that have been heavily foreshadowed throughout will come to fruition in a satisfying ending that offers tantalizing hints of the characters' fortunes." --School Library Journal "The Dire King challenges hatemongers and bullies. It promotes tolerance, resilience, courage and hope. More than ever, this is a message our young people need to hear, and William Ritter delivers." --Kitsap Sun "Filled with the candid, fast-paced, adventurous writing style of William Ritter, readers will plunge right into all the action, adventure, and plot twists that will keep them guessing to the very end." --Dixon Independent Voiceshow more

Rating details

851 ratings
4.15 out of 5 stars
5 41% (345)
4 38% (323)
3 19% (159)
2 2% (20)
1 0% (4)
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