Launch Party for Namina Forna, feat. Kalynn Bayron, Ayana Gray, and Trivia!

Old Firehouse Books is thrilled to welcome NYT-Bestselling author, Namia Forna to our virtual event space! We'll be celebrating the launch of the sequel to the instant hit, The Gilded Ones, The Merciless Ones, on Wednesday, June 1st at 6pmMT. The launch event will be live on Zoom, and feature a panel with Namina and two other YA authors: Kalynn Bayron (This Wicked Fate) and Ayana Gray (Beasts of Prey)! There will also be a trivia contest in which audience members can interact with Namina for prizes! The event is free, but does require registration so we can send you the Zoom link. Please follow this link to register:

Following the book chat, we’ll be opening up the Zoom for a special Stump the Author trivia game! Do you think you know more about THE GILDED ONES than its author? Ask Namina the hardest questions you can about book 1, and get a prize if you successfully stump her! Note: there will be spoilers, so feel free to jump off before the game if you’ve yet to read THE GILDED ONES!

It's been six months since Deka freed the goddesses in the ancient kingdom of Otera and discovered who she really is... but war is waging across the kingdom, and the real battle has only just begun. For there is a dark force growing in Otera—a merciless power that Deka and her army must stop.

Yet hidden secrets threaten to destroy everything Deka has known. And with her own gifts changing, Deka must discover if she holds the key to saving Otera... or if she might be its greatest threat.

The Merciless Ones is the second thrilling installment of the epic fantasy series in which a young heroine fights against a world that would dare tame her.


Books can be shipped anywhere within the United States (unfortunately, we cannot ship internationally).

Please email if you have any questions.

Event date: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
232 Walnut Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524
The Gilded Ones #2: The Merciless Ones Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984848727
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Delacorte Press - May 31st, 2022

This Wicked Fate (This Poison Heart) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781547609208
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury YA - June 21st, 2022

Beasts of Prey Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593405703
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - June 28th, 2022