C.S. Pacat and Namina Forna for DARK RISE

Loyalty is super psyched to welcome C.S. Pacat in conversation with Namina Forna for the release of Dark Rise! This event will be held digitally via Crowdcast. This is a ticketed event and purchase of a ticket via Eventbrite below is required to attend. *Receive a signed book plate from C.S. Pacat when you purchase a copy of Dark Rise! While supplies last.*

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In this stunning new fantasy novel from international bestselling author C. S. Pacat, heroes and villains of a long-forgotten war are reborn and begin to draw new battle lines. This epic fantasy with high-stakes romance will sit perfectly on shelves next to beloved fantasy novels like the Infernal Devices series, the Shadow and Bone trilogy, and the Red Queen series.

Sixteen-year-old dock boy Will is on the run, pursued by the men who killed his mother. Then an old servant tells him of his destiny to fight beside the Stewards, who have sworn to protect humanity if the Dark King ever returns. Will is thrust into a world of magic, where he starts training for a vital role in the oncoming battle against the Dark.

As London is threatened and old enmities are awakened, Will must stand with the last heroes of the Light to prevent the fate that destroyed their world from returning to destroy his own.

Like V.E. Schwab’s A Darker Shade of Magic and Shelby Mahurin’s Serpent & DoveDark Rise is more than just high intrigue fantasy—it’s fast-paced, action-packed, and completely surprising. Readers will love exploring the rich setting of nineteenth-century London. This thrilling story of friendship, deception, loyalty, and betrayal is sure to find a passionate audience of readers.


C.S. Pacat is the bestselling author of the Captive Prince trilogy, and the graphic novel series Fence. Find more about her at www.cspacat.com.


Namina Forna is a young adult novelist based in Los Angeles, and the author of the New York Times bestselling epic fantasy YA novel The Gilded Ones. Originally from Sierra Leone, West Africa, she moved to the US when she was nine and has been traveling back and forth ever since. Namina loves telling stories with fierce female leads and works as a screenwriter in LA.

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Event date: 
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 8:00pm
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Dark Rise Cover Image
Available to order- email info@loyaltybookstores.com
ISBN: 9780062946140
Availability: Backordered
Published: Quill Tree Books - September 28th, 2021

Fence Vol. 1 Cover Image
By C.S. Pacat, Johanna the Mad (Illustrator), Rebecca Nalty (With)
Available to order- email info@loyaltybookstores.com
ISBN: 9781684151929
Availability: Backordered
Published: BOOM! Box - July 31st, 2018

Captive Prince (The Captive Prince Trilogy #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425274262
Availability: Not In Store - Available to Special Order
Published: Berkley - April 7th, 2015

The Gilded Ones Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984848697
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Delacorte Press - February 9th, 2021

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The Gilded Ones #2: The Merciless Ones Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984848727
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Delacorte Press - April 5th, 2022