Kingdom of the Wicked (Paperback)Kerri Maniscalco (author)
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The lusciously dark first novel in Maniscalco’s bestselling fantasy adventure series, Kingdom of the Wicked tells an intoxicated tale of brutal murder and revenge, as Emilia – a witch living amidst humans – embarks to bring the murderers of her beloved twin-sister to justice.
Two sisters. One brutal murder. A quest for vengeance that will unleash Hell itself . . .
A new series from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Stalking Jack the Ripper.
Emilia and her twin sister Vittoria are streghe - witches who live secretly among humans, avoiding notice and persecution. One night, Vittoria misses dinner service at the family's renowned Sicilian restaurant. Emilia soon finds the body of her beloved twin . . . desecrated beyond belief. Devastated, Emilia sets out to find her sister's killer and to seek vengeance at any cost-even if it means using dark magic that's been long forbidden.
Then Emilia meets Wrath, one of the Wicked-princes of Hell she has been warned against in tales since she was a child. Wrath claims to be on Emilia's side, tasked by his master with solving the series of women's murders on the island. But when it comes to the Wicked, nothing is as it seems . . .
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 30 mm
'A delicious and intoxicating new fantasy by a master of murder and mayhem, not to be devoured on an empty stomach!' - Elizabeth Lim, author of Spin the Dawn
'A really enjoyable read filled with action, magic, intrigue and surprise . . . and just a bit of lust too!' - Booksnest
'A fast-paced adventure steeped in a luscious and dark world. Kingdom of the Wicked envisions a gothic, magical Italy as you've never seen before, filled.' - Chloe Gong, author of These Violent Delights
'Read the book! I thoroughly enjoyed every page. From the fascinating characters, to the magical story and the gorgeous writing. I don't see a reason to not read the book. Witches, Witch Hunters, Magic, Demons, Italian cooking. What more could you possibly want?' - Geek Galaxy
'An intoxicating, tightly plotted feast for the senses with a dramatic cliffhanger.' - Kirkus
'Every little piece of the story is meticulously curated into this amazing story that will leave you guessing until the very end . . . I genuinely loved all parts of this story, and I cannot wait for the next one!' - The Nerd Daily
'Maniscalco's richly imagined new series draws on Italian history and myth to create a page-turning story of murder and vengeance set in a world in which witches face persecution and "The Wicked" stalk the Earth.' - The i
'Kingdom of the Wicked is a dark enemies-to-reluctant-allies-to-lovers fantasy that provides everything one could want from a book about witches and demons.' - But Why Tho?
'Filled from start to finish with demons, murder, magic and so much delicious food, Kingdom of the Wicked is a page-turner through and through.' - United by Pop
'Lyrical writing and an immersive atmosphere accompany a well-built world rooted in 19th-century Palermo, especially evocative descriptions of food prepared in the family's restaurant, while intriguing plot twists round off the novel.' - Publishers Weekly
'If dark and twisty reads filled with witches and demons are your things, you'll want to visit the Kingdom of the Wicked. You won't be disappointed!' - The Bookish Libra
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“An Absolute must read!”
I knew I was going to love this book from the second I heard about it. Kerri has a way of creating a mystery that you get lost in, as well as characters that just leave you desperate for more.
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Kerri Maniscalco is an author who I discovered last year, after reading her Stalking Jack the Ripper series, which I loved! So, when I found out she was writing a new series Kingdom of the Wicked I knew I had to read... More
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