Release date: June 1st 2017

Middle Grade Fantasy Fiction

Paperback ISBN:978-0-9957806-0-6



Top 100 Amazon for Children's Superhero Action & Adventure 


'If you like Harry Potter and The Hunger Games then you will love this! A must read! - Stressed Rach Reviews


How does it feel to be different and misunderstood? And who cares? Emily Knight is young and famous, self-aware and intelligent. But what if the one thing that makes Emily different also makes her a target for evil? Can she defend herself...and everything she loves?


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


Thirteen year old warrior Emily, is far from ordinary and she hates it. She’s the daughter of a heroic warrior and the press’s favourite problem child.  

She lives with the elite in Legends Village. Against her wishes, Emily is accepted in to the prestigious Osaki Training School for children who are born with supernatural powers aka warriors. She learns to fly, create fireballs, breathe under water and play Dojo. 

Emily befriends Michella Kinkle, who’s fears she's the average one in her talented family. Wesley Parker, who jokes to hide his pain that his mother is in rehab but he is lethal with a pack of cards and the handsome but very smart Jason Notting, who never notices the girls falling at his feet.

Emily finds it hard dealing with the pressure of filling in her family's famous shoes but when Emily encounters an old face, she has to find a way to choose between the two people that she loves. The wrong choice could destroy warriors everywhere.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Abiola Bello is an award-winning author and was born and raised in London, where she still lives and works. She wrote her first novel at the age of eight and she first began writing the Emily Knight saga at 12 years old with the intention of filling the gaping hole in children’s fiction for an inspirational, strong, young female protagonist.​Abiola received rave reviews for her debut book Emily Knight I am..., as well as outstanding success with her Emily Knight Warriors pop-up book, which went viral in 2015 when it was gradually released online throughout the month of August. The second book Emily Knight I am...Awakened was a finalist for 'Best Children's Book' for The People's Book Prize 2019, nominated for the Carnegie Award 2019 and winner of London's Big Read 2019. The third book Emily Knight I am...Becoming was released September 2020 to strong reviews. Abiola is signed to The Bent Agency.She is the founder of The Lil' Author School and co-founder of The Author School, Hashtag Press, Hashtag BLAK, The Diverse Book Awards and ink!​ Abiola won The London Book Fair Trailblazer Awards 2018 and is regularly called to talk at literary events and within the media, and has appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine, Shout Magazine, The Mirror, BBC1XTRA to name a few.As well as being a writer, Abiola was a professional dancer. She has performed for more than a decade in prestigious venues including The Royal Opera House, The Barbican, Sadler’s Wells, Hammersmith Apollo, Stratford Theatre Royal. A. Bello has also appeared on The Apprentice, Got To Dance and Street Dance AllStars The Movie.


For more on A. Bello


Twitter: @ABelloWrites

Instagram: abiolabello/ emilyknightiam




Emily Knight I am... by A.Bello