Beauty and the Beast. Sleeping Beauty. Mulan. Retellings of these classic Disney films are abundant, but have your ever wondered what a new beginning for Disney villains could look like? Well, Estelle Laura is here to fill the gap. City of Villains is gritty Young Adult tale that spotlights some of Disney’s best baddies.
This series tells a Disney story never heard before. Maleficent, Ursula, Captain Hook, and other infamous Disney Villains all make an appearance in this brilliant reimagining:
Disney’s Villains meet Gotham in this gritty fairy tale-inspired crime series. Mary Elizabeth Heart is a high school senior by day, but by night she’s an intern at the Monarch City police department. She watches with envy from behind a desk as detectives come and go, trying to contain the city’s growing crime rate. For years, tension has simmered between the city’s wealthy elite, and their plans to gentrify the decaying neighborhood called the Scar-once upon a time the epicenter of all things magic. When the daughter of one of the city’s most powerful businessmen goes missing, Mary Elizabeth is thrilled when the Chief actually puts her on the case. But what begins as one missing person’s report soon multiplies, leading her down the rabbit hole of a city in turmoil. There she finds a girl with horns, a boyfriend with secrets, and what seems to be a sea monster lurking in a poison lake. As the mystery circles closer to home, Mary finds herself caught in the fight between those who once had magic, and those who will do anything to bring it back.
City of Villains will be available online and physically in your local bookstore on January 26th, 2021. As of this writing, there is no news on a release window for the next part of the series.
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