Leigh Bardugo for HELL BENT **IN PERSON**


Join Loyalty Bookstores and DC Public Library for a live, in-person event with Leigh Bardugo for Hell Bent, the highly anticipated sequel to Ninth House! This event will take place at DCPL's MLK Library locationThis is a free event but you must register and order a ticket from Loyalty to attendplease snag your ticket using the button below. Thanks to the generosity of the DC Public Library Foundation, we will be giving away 100 signed copies of Hell Bent to registered attendees on a first come, first serve basis. Additional signed copies of Hell Bent as well as copies of Leigh's other books will be available for sale at the event. If you'd like to stay and meet Leigh at the signing, Leigh will sign and personalize any single book or item. Please email  with any questions. **Face masks are encouraged for attendees.**


“Readers will be wowed." –Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Wealth. Power. Murder. Magic. Alex Stern is back and the Ivy League is going straight to hell in #1 New York Times bestselling author Leigh Bardugo's Hell Bent.

Find a gateway to the underworld. Steal a soul out of hell. A simple plan, except people who make this particular journey rarely come back. But Galaxy “Alex” Stern is determined to break Darlington out of purgatory—even if it costs her a future at Lethe and at Yale.

Forbidden from attempting a rescue, Alex and Dawes can’t call on the Ninth House for help, so they assemble a team of dubious allies to save the gentleman of Lethe. Together, they will have to navigate a maze of arcane texts and bizarre artifacts to uncover the societies’ most closely guarded secrets, and break every rule doing it. But when faculty members begin to die off, Alex knows these aren’t just accidents. Something deadly is at work in New Haven, and if she is going to survive, she’ll have to reckon with the monsters of her past and a darkness built into the university’s very walls.

Thick with history and packed with Bardugo’s signature twists, Hell Bent brings to life an intricate world full of magic, violence, and all too real monsters.


Leigh Bardugo is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Ninth House and the creator of the Grishaverse (now a Netflix original series) which spans the Shadow and Bone trilogy, the Six of Crows duology, the King of Scars duology—and much more. Her short fiction has appeared in multiple anthologies including The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy. She lives in Los Angeles and is an associate fellow of Pauli Murray College at Yale University.

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Event date: 
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
MLK Library
901 G St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
Hell Bent: A Novel (Alex Stern #2) By Leigh Bardugo Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250313102
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Click on the title to see which location!
Published: Flatiron Books - January 10th, 2023