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 way. Before the four can think about their own futures, they will have to defeat an evil that wants to destroy the future altogether.

The epic conclusion to the New York Times best-selling Jackaby series features sly humor and a quirky cast of unforgettable characters as they face off against their most dangerous, bone-chilling foe ever. (via Goodreads)

I received an eARC as part of Fantastic Flying Book Club‘s blog tour, courtesy of Algonquin Young Readers, in exchange for an honest review. 

My first book of the year was Jackaby, the first book in the series of the same title. I read it as an audiobook, and I’ve read the other two books in the series. I was thrilled to find out that this blog tour was happening. I also may have done a happy dance at my desk when I got the email for this blog tour. I am what you might call a fan of this series.

The Dire King picks up exactly where we left off in Ghostly Echoes, and finds our heroes cleaning up the house after the elementals trashed it.

This book felt like the perfect ending to this series to me. It brought us both old and new friends and enemies. It brought us some closure, and yet left us with just enough mysteries to keep us interested. It also made me cry. Again. Ritter is a devil like that.

I can’t think of anything I didn’t like about this novel! A heart eyes fox it is! Pick up a copy for yourself off of Amazon or Indiebound!

You can also be a part of the giveaway for the first book in the series, Jackaby, through Fantastic Flying Book Club on RAFFLECOPTER!

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2 thoughts on “Review:: The Dire King by William Ritter”

  1. This book made me cry so hard. I was a blubbering mess of emotion at the end. I am also what you would call a fan of this series. A big fan. I’m sad it’s over but it was a great ride.

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