Kacen Callender & The King of the Rising

Join us on Thursday, December 3 at 6pm CT as we discuss Kacen Callender’s fantasy series, including Queen of the Conquered and King of the Rising. This event will livestream to Facebook, YouTube, and our website homepage.

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King of the Rising is the searing conclusion to an unflinching and powerful Caribbean-inspired fantasy series about colonialism, resilience and defiance.

A revolution has swept through the islands of Hans Lollik and former slave Loren Jannik has been chosen to lead the survivors in a bid to free the islands forever. But the rebels are running out of food, weapons and options. And as the Fjern inch closer to reclaiming Hans Lollik with every battle, Loren is faced with a choice that could shift the course of the revolution in their favor — or doom it to failure.


Kacen Callender was born two days after a hurricane and was first brought home to a house without its roof. After spending their first eighteen years on St. Thomas of the US Virgin Islands, Kacen studied Japanese, Fine Arts, and Creative Writing at Sarah Lawrence College and received their MFA from the New School. Kacen is the author of the middle grade novels Hurricane Child and King of the Dragonflies the young adult novels This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story, and Felix Ever After.

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Queen of the Conquered by Kacen Callender
King of the Rising by Kacen Callender