Release date: September 28th 2017

Middle Grade/ Young Adult Fantasy Fiction

Paperback ISBN: 978-0-9957806-4-4  


Winner of London's Big Read 2019

Nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2019

Finalist for The People's Book Prize 2019

Top 100 Coming of Age Young Adult books


'A wonderful heroine you can't help but root for' 

Katherine Webber, author of Only Love Can Break Your Heart


The eagerly awaited second book of the Emily Knight series.


A.Bello breaks boundaries with this gritty and gripping fantasy series


ABOUT: Dark times are upon us. Neci is back and she is more dangerous than ever. The warriors are forced to pick a side and to stand up for what they believe in. The race is on to find the missing warrior first. It's the only way to prevent a war from happening and to stop Neci from destroying everything. Emily Knight has to get sharper, stronger and faster because Neci has made her a target and someone is going to great lengths to hurt her. Can Emily win the race? Or will Neci take her down once and for all?


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: A. Bello is a young author from North London. She wrote her first novel at aged 8, where she fought monsters and dragons daily and was first published at aged 12 for a poem she wrote in school.

A. Bello wrote the first in the Emily Knight series at aged 12, with the intention of filling in a gaping hole in children's fiction for an inspirational, strong, black female protagonist (who can fight like a man!) 

A. Bello has received rave reviews for her debut book as well as success with her Emily Knight Warriors pop-up book. She is the founder of The Lil' Author School and co-founder of The Author School. The Author School was shortlisted for The Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2016. A. Bello won the Trailblazer Award 2018 

A. Bello has appeared in Cosmopolitan, Female First Magazine, The Mirror, BBC1XTRA to name a few. 


For more on A. Bello

Twitter: @EmilyKnightIAM

Instagram: abiolabello/ emilyknightiam




Emily Knight I am... Awakened by A. Bello