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Kingdom of the Wicked

(Kingdom of the Wicked #1)

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The #1 New York Times bestselling author Kerri Maniscalco introduces her next blockbuster series, a dark, intoxicating tale of a beautiful young witch, a troubled demon, and their epic romance, set against a lush 19th century Italian backdrop.

Emilia and her twin sister Victoria are strega - witches who live secretly among humans, avoiding notice and persecution. One night,
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Expected publication: September 15th 2020 by JIMMY Patterson
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Kerri
Aug 28, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
UPDATE: the working dedication is now a novel itself :)

"For my grandmother Victoria Maria Nucci Maniscalco
and my aunt Carol Nucci Belasco.

And for my great grandma Josephine—who immigrated from Sciacca, Sicily to America with my grandpa—and whose restaurant inspired much of this story.

This may be a fantasy,
but the love of family found within its pages is very real."


1/13/20 UPDATE:

The cover and first chapter are here!!!!!!!!!!!! https://www.pastemagazine.com/article...

1/8/20 UPDATE:

the cover
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Chelsea Humphrey
Aug 28, 2019 marked it as future-tbr
CoVeR ReVeAl!

It has a snake on it, so obviously I am pleased.

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Oh ok, so I wasn't aware that today we were being blessed with the news of this upcoming series, but here we are.

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Tucker
Aug 28, 2019 marked it as not-released-tbr
Recommended to Tucker by: JIMMY Patterson
A COVER!!! SNAKES!!!!! SKULLSSS!!!!!!! THIS SH*T IS CREEPY AND I AM HERE FOR IT

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confession time: i didn't read the synopsis in my excitement but i just read it and holy sh*t

A DEMON PRINCE! MAGIC! WITCHES!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH BY

OH MY GOD

OH MY GOD

AAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

I AM TOO EXCITED TO SPEAK WORDS RIGHTLY

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Candace Robinson
Aug 28, 2019 marked it as to-read
Cover! Demon!

Since I’m now finished reading the Jack the Ripper series, I need this more than anything!
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Nomadic Reader (Baba Yaga)
So I've read the first chapter of this book, and now I have...questions.
Here are the first ones that came into my mind:

1. If this book is set in late 1800s Sicily, why is one of the main characters named Victoria (nickname Vicki)? Why is a working class Italian girl named after a British queen?

2. Why is the main character's mother named Nicola, a common *male* Italian name? Is she questioning her gender identity? Is this book secretly about a trans cook in 19th century Italy? (If yes, I'll
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destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
Don't get me wrong, I am still not ready to say goodbye to Audrey and Thomas, but... this is v v v v v exciting nonetheless ...more
Cassie
Aug 28, 2019 marked it as most-anticipated
Witches and a demon king?

sign me the FUCK up!

Update 1/13/20
THIS. COVER.
BEAUTIFUL STUNNING GORGEOUS AND ALL THE WONDERFUL LOVELY, LOVELY WORDS THERE ARE TO DESCRIBE SUCH AMAZING THINGS

just..... *chefs kiss x10*
Sylvie
Here I am obsessing aout another upcoming series yet still haven't finished the author's first series.

Me to me:
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Clemlucian (🏳️‍🌈the villain's quest)
WE HAVE A COVER. I REPEAT. WE HAVE A COVER!!! AND ITS GORGEOUS.
Morgan
Snakes? Skulls? This cover screams dark historical fiction (aka Kerri Maniscalco herself). It’s needless to say I’m GEEKED
Patty
Aug 28, 2019 marked it as 2020
KERRI MANISCALCO HAS A NEW SERIES COMING NEXT FALL.

OMFG
But also, I have a ship already? Lol. Let’s go demon prince!!

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Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
witches in Italy? Fucking here
Nadhira Satria
Aug 29, 2019 marked it as to-read
GIVE THIS TO ME RIGHT THE FUCK NOW
julia ♥
Aug 28, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: tbr-fantasy
everyone say thank you to miss maniscalco for serving us another historical fantasy series!
a ∗
Aug 28, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: tbr-unreleased
i feel like this is going to be a new favorite book of mine ...more
Ashley
Aug 29, 2019 marked it as to-read
ECSTATIC RN. ...more
Vicky (What Vicky Read)
Sep 04, 2019 marked it as wishlist
So unbelievably excited already! Definitely my most anticipated release of 2020!
kat
Aug 28, 2019 marked it as to-read
at this point reading anything by kerri maniscalco is a privilege
Ashley Holdren  | *Whimsies of a Nerd Girl ~ Fantasy Book Blogger
Omg. OMG. WHAT!?! WHAT!?!?!?!?!?!? *GASPS* ONE OF MY NEW FAVORITE AUTHORS HAS ANOTHER SERIES COMING OUT AND I AM HERE FOR IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



OMG. I HAVE TO WAIT ANOTHER YEAR FOR THIS. WHYYYYYYYYY!?!?!?

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Taschima
Jan 13, 2020 marked it as to-read
It seems the snakes are following us into 2020
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Ellie (faerieontheshelf)
oh god oh god oh god witches and demon princes HAS MY BRAIN BEEN SCOOPED OUT AND OFFERED TO KERRI MANISCALCO ON A PLATTER
Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
Found out about this on Twitter today, while I was at work, and all I can say is I need this in my life ASAP!

The author made a comment about how much she enjoys the banter between enemies to lovers and honestly all I have to say is, who doesn't? Bring on all the banter!
Nia •ShadesOfPaper•
Aug 28, 2019 marked it as tbr-unreleased
Shelves: 2020-releases
The snakes have made a comeback and this one is thriving and ready to kill!

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klare
Sep 15, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: tbr-someday
I would literally never pick this book up if it weren't for the fact that I hope Kerri goes on tour next year so I can finally hug her and thank her for Cressworth and ask her if Kaz Brekker would be friends with Thomas Cresswell. I can't believe it's come to this.
Cassandra {semi-hiatus}
Jan 07, 2020 marked it as to-read
In honor of Thomas Cresswell and Audrey Rose Wadsworth, I will read anything this woman pens for the rest of my life
linda ❃ (flourishreader)
I'll read everything by Kerri Maniscalco because Audrey Rose and Thomas completely convinced me to do so
☀︎Elena In Oz☀︎
The first chapter is so freaking good and this cover is ...more
Lia Carstairs
Dec 31, 2019 marked it as to-read
(January 13, 2020) Update:
OMG THE COVER IS GORGEOUS AND SPOOKY AT THE SAME TIME!!!!

(Jan 2, 2020)
Another series by Kerri Maniscalco??!!!
YESSSSSSSS!!!!!
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Aless {the introvert reads}
Aug 28, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: new-releases
Yep, please, go ahead and steal my heart and take all of my money. Italian witches in search of blood and a demon prince who is most definitely not going to find a bride for his master? Sign me up please!!
milou  ☕️
i was not expecting this
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