Jordan Ifueko and Dhonielle Clayton for REDEMPTOR

Loyalty is super psyched to welcome back Jordan Ifueko and Dhonielle Clayton to celebrate the release of Redemptor, the highly anticipated sequel to Raybearer! This event is free to attend and will be held digitally via Crowdcast. Click here to register for the event. You can also order a copy of Redemptor below to be automatically added to the registration list, and there will be an option to snag the book during the event. 


"Immersive and gorgeously written." --Buzzfeed

The highly anticipated sequel to Raybearer, the instant New York Times bestselling fantasy sensation that set the world on fire.

For the first time, an Empress Redemptor sits on Aritsar's throne. To appease the sinister spirits of the dead, Tarisai must now anoint a council of her own, coming into her full power as a Raybearer. She must then descend into the Underworld, a sacrifice to end all future atrocities.

Tarisai is determined to survive. Or at least, that's what she tells her increasingly distant circle of friends. Months into her shaky reign as empress, child spirits haunt her, demanding that she pay for past sins of the empire.

With the lives of her loved ones on the line, assassination attempts from unknown quarters, and a handsome new stranger she can't quite trust . . . Tarisai fears the pressure may consume her. But in this finale to the Raybearer duology, Tarisai must learn whether to die for justice . . . or to live for it.


Jordan Ifueko is the Nebula Finalist & New York Times bestselling author of the Raybearer series and other stories, including short fiction in the Hugo-nominated magazine Strange Horizons. She’s been featured on NPR Best Books, NPR Pop Culture Hour, ALA Top Ten, Buzzfeed, and other publications. She writes about magic Black girls who aren’t magic all the time, because honestly, they deserve a vacation. Ifueko lives in Los Angeles with her husband David and their 3-legged trustafarian dog Reginald Ovahcomah. Follow Jordan on instagram @jordanifueko.


Dhonielle Clayton is a New York Times Bestselling author of The Belles series, the co-author of the Tiny Pretty Things duology, a Netflix original series, and the author of the forthcoming middle grade fantasy series The Marvellers. She hails from the Washington, D.C. suburbs on the Maryland side. She taught secondary school for several years, and is a former elementary and middle school librarian. She is COO of the non-profit We Need Diverse Books, and owner of CAKE Literary, a creative kitchen whipping up decadent—and decidedly diverse—literary confections for middle grade, young adult, and women’s fiction readers. She’s an avid traveler, and always on the hunt for magic and mischief. Up next: Shattered Midnight (Fall 2021), The Rumor Game, and a few surprises. You can find her on Instagram and Twitter: @brownbookworm.

Please note Loyalty has a zero tolerance policy for harassment or intimidation of any kind during this virtual event. 

Event date: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 8:00pm
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Redemptor (Raybearer Book 2) By Jordan Ifueko Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419739842
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Amulet Books - August 17th, 2021

Raybearer By Jordan Ifueko Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419739835
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harry N. Abrams - August 3rd, 2021

Shattered Midnight (The Mirror, Book 2) (Mirror, The) By Dhonielle Clayton Cover Image
ISBN: 9781368046428
Availability: Not In Store - Available to Special Order
Published: Disney-Hyperion - January 18th, 2022

Blackout: A Novel By Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, Nicola Yoon Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063088092
Availability: Not In Store - Available to Special Order
Published: Quill Tree Books - June 22nd, 2021