The Dire King

A Jackaby Novel
by William Ritter

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In the action-packed fourth book in the New York Times bestselling Jackaby series, a supernatural detective and his indispensable assistant, Abigail Rook, are plunged into the heart of an apocalyptic war between magical worlds.

The fate of the world is in the hands of detective of the supernatural R....
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Published By Algonquin Young Readers

Format Paperback


Number Of Pages 368

Publication Date 08/22/2023

ISBN 9781523524013

Dimensions 5.5 inches x 8.25 inches

“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 Voice