THE DIRE KING Blog Tour and Giveaway!

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I’m so excited to get to participate in the blog tour for William Ritter’s The Dire King today. This book was the perfect conclusion to this Sherlockian series where the sidekick is an absolute hero and being paranormal isn’t so very strange. This beauty is officially out now, so be sure to pick up your copy today!

About the Book

31438747The Dire King (Jackaby #4)

By: William Ritter

Publisher: Algonquin Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: August 22nd, 2017

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The thrilling conclusion to the New York Times best-selling series the Chicago Tribune called “Sherlock Holmes crossed with Buffy the Vampire Slayer” sends the eccentric detective and his indispensible assistant into the heart of a war between magical worlds. 

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.

About the Jackaby series


“A little Dr. Who, a little Harry Potter, and a lot of Sherlock, New York Times bestselling author Will Ritter’s Jackaby series has thrilled YA readers with magic, mystery and adventure since the first book introduced us to a supernatural sleuth and his trusty assistant. In The Dire King: A Jackaby Novel (on sale August 22), Ritter sends the series out with a bang, with even more mystery, romance, and the most epic battle yet. We hope you’ll strongly consider prominent coverage for The Dire King–and all the Jackaby books—as we say goodbye to our crime-solving friends in New Fiddleham.

“A humorous, energetic, action-packed, and magical conclusion.”

 —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Ritter’s debut novel

Jackaby (a New York Times bestseller and 2015 Pacific Northwest Book Award winner) introduced readers to R.F. Jackaby, a quirky detective with a knack for the supernatural; Abigail Rook, his skeptical and observant assistant; Jenny Cavanaugh, the ghostly landlady of 926 Augur Lane; and Charlie Cane, a shape-shifting police officer. Beastly Bones and Ghostly Echoes followed the crime-solving team from their home in New Fiddleham to the depths of the underworld as they uncovered more clues about the evil forces behind Jenny’s murder.

About the Author


WILLIAM RITTER is an Oregon educator and author of the New York Times bestselling Jackaby series. He is the proud father of the two bravest boys in the Wild Wood, and husband to the indomitable Queen of the Deep Dark.

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Enter the Giveaway!

3 copies of Jackaby book 1 by William Ritter are up for grabs. Click the link below to enter. (US Only)


Follow the Blog Tour!

Thanks so much to The Fantastic Flying Book Club for hosting this incredible tour! Be sure to check out their website here!

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August 24th

Book Crushin– Review
YA and Wine – Promo

August 25th

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August 27th

MetalPhasmsReads – Review

August 28th

Mama Reads Blog– Review

Are you a Jackaby fan like I am? Have you started reading The Dire King? What books get you in the mood for the Halloween season?

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15 thoughts on “THE DIRE KING Blog Tour and Giveaway!

    • KrystiYAandWine says:

      I am! I didn’t know you were either until I read your review! LOL. I really loved the ending actually. I was a little nervous about how a certain romance was going to turn out, but I’m really happy with it. How about you?!


  1. Jackie B @ Death by Tsundoku says:

    Honestly, I haven’t heard of these books before… Oops! They sound like my cup of tea. The real question is this: how violent are they? I can only take so much violence… Particularly the kind which isn’t too graphic. 😉

    How many of these books have you read? Are you all caught up?


    • KrystiYAandWine says:

      They’re so much fun and not very graphic or violent at all. They have a pretty light tone really, which is probably why I enjoy them so much. There’s a lot of good humor too.

      I am all caught up, and this was the last one. There’s four of them. So you can read away now. 🙂


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