HAPPY BOOK RELEASE: A King and a Monster (Shades of the City, #3) by Danielle K. Roux
Updated: Apr 8
Author Danielle K. Roux delivers an adventurous and gripping tale with A King and a Monster, the anticipated sequel to This Will Kill That and Shades of the City! Delve back into the world of District City—a place haunted by a tragic past, ravaged by monsters, and divided into rival factions. Readers will follow Alan and Kazuki as they make their way into the unknown, to Eschelon, where the promise of the truth is alluring and just might give them the tools to save everyone.
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District City is burning down. The Color order is threatened. Old and new enemies clash in the streets.
Newly crowned Amaya wants to save the city, while fugitive Rin wants to destroy it. They also happen to be in love with each other. It’s complicated.
Outside the city, Alan and Kazuki follow the trail to the mythical Echelon, a place that promises to tell the truth about everything that happened before. Even if they find the truth, it might not be enough to save their friends before everything goes up in smoke.
Danielle K. Roux is a writer, teacher, and historian. Her first novel August Prather is Not Dead Yet is currently available in e-book and paperback through Parliament House Press (and soon will be available in hardcover and audiobook). Danielle has always loved reading and telling stories – especially stories with adventure, mystery, humor, romance, and at least a little bit of spookiness. Not Dead Yet has all this covered, with a story-within-a-story structure and a quest for immortality in the early twentieth century paired with a present-day road trip. There’s a lot of existential crisis and a male/male romance that is sweet and steamy.
Danielle has been writing fiction since she was nine, after getting tired of reading from the perspective of white, straight male characters in fantasy novels. Her first written story involved a group of middle school girls who find necklaces used by a dead witch that give them supernatural powers. It was written in notebooks in purple and green gel pens that are currently housed in a box in her linen closet. She is inspired by traveling to new places and reading about the stories tied to landscapes. She has at least three novels building in her brain (or wherever novels come from) and wishes she was writing them all right now.
Danielle lives with her wife and two orange cats in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has added a lot of young adult fantasy fiction to her bookshelves recently, and regrets nothing. Her dream library would be accessed through a secret door and look something like the library in the animated Disney Beauty and the Beast, although it would also have a cute barista or sentient coffee machine that once was said barista.
Danielle lives with her wife and two orange cats in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has added a lot of young adult fantasy fiction to her bookshelves recently and regrets nothing. Her dream library would be accessed through a secret door and look something like the library in the animated Disney s begun to drink Diet Coke and is worried this might be a real problem. Coffee and tea are still her primary beverages of choice.