Trumpet Fanfare and Drumroll, Please — DARKBEAST REBELLION!

Posted by on September 24, 2013 in appearances, rebel flight, rebel lost | 4 comments

I am ***thrilled*** to announce that today is the release day for Darkbeast Rebellion (Amazon | B & N | Indiebound), the second volume in The Darkbeast Series (written by me, under the pen name, Morgan Keyes).

Darkbeast Rebellion

And, in the way of such things, Darkbeast (Amazon | B & N | Indiebound) is now available in a low-cost paperback edition (in addition to its hardcover and electronic versions.)


Here’s the cover-flap description of Darkbeast Rebellion:

Keara, her friend Goran, and the wily old actor Taggart are fleeing for their lives.  They have all spared their darkbeasts, the creatures that take on their darker deeds and emotions and lift their spirits.  But by saving their beloved animal companions, they have defied the law that dictates that all children must kill their darkbeasts on their twelfth birthday.  Now they are  being hunted by the ruthless Inquisitors.

Weary and fearful, Keara’s only solace lies in the rumors of safe havens for Darkers — people who have spared their darkbeasts and live outside the law.  But Darker communities are hidden, and to seek them out is to risk betrayal.  In the middle of winter, freezing and exhausted, Keara and her companions are taken to an underground encampment that seems the answer to all their hopes.  But are these Darkers really what they appear to be?  Danger looms and betrayal threatens in this riveting sequel to Darkbeast.

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If you’re near Washington, D.C. this evening, stop by my official book launch party:

September 24, 2013, 7:00 p.m., Book Launch Party!  Hooray for Books, 1555 King St. Alexandria, Virginia 22314.  Morgan will appear with Catherine Jinks and Jonathan Auxier.

Let’s hear it for pretty new books with gorgeous, glittery covers!  Yay!


  1. Huh. I got an e-mail from Barnes and Noble saying that the release date for Darkbeast Rebellion has changed, and shipment has been delayed. They don’t say for how long. What’s that all about?

    I see from your later post that at least some book stores in the universe have actual copies of the book.

    Oh, well, time will tell.

    Bob Shepard of Denver

    • Bob – I’m not ignoring your comment here! I’m collecting information, and I’ll report back…

      • It came! I loved it, and have already posted a review on Amazon. It’s the first one. Sure hope there’s more where that one came from.

        Bob Shepard from Denver

        P.S. Hopefully there aren’t any spoilers. If you see any whoppers, let me know, and I’ll try to fix it.

        • Many thanks for being brave enough to write the first review!