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Title:
The King of Crows : a Diviners novel
ISBN:
9780316126090
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Description:
552 pages : illustration ; 24 cm.
Series:
General Note:
Sequel to: Before the devil breaks you.
Summary:
Led by a vision, the Diviners travel to Bountiful, Nebraska, where they must confront their greatest fears and learn to rely on one another in order to save the world from catastrophe.

New York City, 1927. The Diviners are in for the fight of their lives against the King of Crows and his Army of the Dead. With Sam missing, Evie in mourning, Theta's power growing unstable, and Memphis and Isaiah hunted by the Shadow Men, their only hope lies in Bountiful, Nebraska. A girl there may be able to shift the balance of power-- but the Diviners can make it there in time. -- adapted from jacket
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The breath-taking finale to the epic New York Times bestseller, The Diviner s, from Printz winner and beloved author, Libba Bray.

After the horrifying explosion that claimed one of their own, the Diviners find themselves wanted by the US government, and on the brink of war with the King of Crows.

While Memphis and Isaiah run for their lives from the mysterious Shadow Men, Isaiah receives a startling vision of a girl, Sarah Beth Olson, who could shift the balance in their struggle for peace. Sarah Beth says she knows how to stop the King of Crows-but, she will need the Diviners' help to do it.

Elsewhere, Jericho has returned after his escape from Jake Marlowe's estate, where he has learned the shocking truth behind the King of Crow's plans. Now, the Diviners must travel to Bountiful, Nebraska, in hopes of joining forces with Sarah Beth and to stop the King of Crows and his army of the dead forever.

But as rumors of towns becoming ghost towns and the dead developing unprecedented powers begin to surface, all hope seems to be lost.

In this sweeping finale, The Diviners will be forced to confront their greatest fears and learn to rely on one another if they hope to save the nation, and world from catastrophe...


Author Notes

Libba Bray was born in Alabama on March 11, 1964. She grew up in Texas and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1988. She moved to New York City and worked in the publicity department of Penguin Putnam, followed by three years at Spier, an advertising agency specializing in book advertising. Before writing young adult novels, she wrote three books for 17th Street Press using a pseudonym. She is the author of the Gemma Doyle Trilogy, Going Bovine and The Diviners.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Booklist Review

In the much-anticipated finale to the Diviners quartet, the Diviners are scattered to the wind, and a foul wind it is. The fetid stink comes from the King of Crows' ever-growing Army of the Dead. Labeled anarchists by the U.S. government, the teens get out of New York City and head to Bountiful, Nebraska, to learn how to defeat the King of Crows. En route, the group gets separated, with Theta, Evie, Isaiah, and Sam traveling undercover with a circus; Memphis, Bill, and Henry at the mercy of the Mississippi River; and Ling and Jericho riding with an all-female orchestra on the Chitlin' Circuit. Their divided status widens the scope of Bray's ambitious ghost story, which dredges up the uglier side of U.S. history and condemns ideas of white supremacy and inequality. But the myriad ghosts also obscure the primary narrative and bog down its pacing. Nevertheless, Bray's devoted readers will eagerly embark on this final journey, where reckoning with the past and writing one's own future offer hope for a better tomorrow.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Readers have been hungering for this conclusion to Bray's best-selling series, like famished ghosts. With pointy teeth. You've been warned.