After a last-minute panic about a single word misspelled on the blurb, the cover for ‘Dark Serpent’ is finalised and it’s off to the printers.

front cover

The formal release date is May 1 in Australia and New Zealand, but we’ll have early release copies at Supanova Melbourne April 13-14.

Sydney – I’m doing one exclusive Sydney signing (NOT singing) at Galaxy Bookshop in the city at 12:30 pm on Tuesday April 16th.

Gold Coast – I’ll be at Supanova Gold Coast April 20-21.

So there you have it, look for ‘Dark Serpent’ to be out on shelves around the end of April!


67 responses to “Cover for Book 7, ‘Dark Serpent’”

  1. Jo says:

    YAY! thanks Kylie 🙂

  2. Manda says:

    Congratulations on another one, Kylie – Can’t wait to read it! Cover looks fantastic too 🙂

  3. Rebecca Harris says:

    YAY!!!! I am so excited for this next book!!!! Bring it on April 20-21!! 🙂

  4. Linsiew says:

    Yay for the new book. Hope to see you in Melbourne!

  5. Scott MacDonald says:

    Thank you for the continuing adventures, Kylie. I just wish I lived in Australia so I wouldn’t have to wait so long to get it in the USA!

  6. Lauren says:

    Can’t wait, I just finished re-reading the others in preparation 😀

  7. Ash says:

    I’ve finished re-reading Aswell! Super keen!

  8. Nicola says:

    Thanks Kylie! I moved to HK a couple of years ago and I loved the sense of location your books give. I have recommended them to many new friends in HK.

  9. Liv says:

    are there any pre-order options for England? Or will it be available to order overseas when released?

    • kylie-admin says:

      You should be able to pre order it on with free international shipping.

      • Tony VanSickle says:

        Hate to disagree, but I was charged a small fortune when I ordered your books through them (it was around 20 dollars per book).

  10. Nelleka says:

    The cover looks awesome, I’m re reading the series to be ready for when it comes out. I’ve gone down to my local book shop today to pre order Dark Serpent. Super excited!. Thanks Kylie, you are the reason I’ve Started to read again. Thanks 🙂

  11. DyslexicBibliophile says:

    Will you or the publisher be posting a sample chapter up for us to read?

  12. cookyjas says:

    just pre-ordered on amazon

  13. Michelle says:

    Hi I m so excited to here that the next chapter on the adventures of Emma, John & the rest will be here soon. I love these books they are the best I have read ever

  14. Peter says:

    Any idea where in Sydney you might be doing the signings? I know supanova isn’t until June her 😛

    • kylie-admin says:

      No idea yet, I’ll post it as soon as I have more information.

      • Micheal says:

        Kylie, please come to Penrith or Parramatta dymocks. Would be great to see you and get small shen signed and hopefully get a signed copy of dark serpent.
        I already have my other books signed 🙂

  15. naitsik says:

    Awesome me and my friends are extatic!!! 🙂

  16. David says:

    I was almost tempted to fly over to Melb from Adelaide to get a copy early. >.>

    Settled for preordering at Dymocks.

    Of course I’ll probably wind up grabbing it on Kindle the moment it appears and giving the paper copy to my friend who got me into the series.

  17. Cassandra says:

    Pity you’re not visiting Adelaide, however I am waiting with bated breath for Dark Serpent… so many questions need answering!!

  18. Jessica says:

    When is Dark Serpent coming to the US!?!?

    • kylie-admin says:

      No date as yet, the overseas publishers haven’t purchased it. Until then you can buy it on Fishpond, and as soon as anything happens I’ll let you know.

  19. Raymond Sims says:

    cant wait im thinking about writing some some light fan fic just to pass the time.

    I live in Albury do you know which stores in melb will be selling early?

    PS I am an online only author and I release my work on free sites only like
    SOL and wolfpub

  20. Monika Wong says:

    Hhave been waiting, the suspense is almost killing me!

  21. Chad Mays says:

    I love these books pls keep writing.

  22. Tracey says:

    Wow what an amazing looking cover for the first book of the third trilogy 😀 I am SO looking forward to reading this book 😀
    I’m seriously considering a trip to Melbourne supanova to meet you and get it signed! yay :3 so much love for you Kylie keep writing amazing mind blowing books 😀 Cheers, Tracey Q.
    Give Queenie my adoration for the magical artwork in Small Shen also! 😀

    • kylie-admin says:

      I’m hoping to catch up with Queenie in Sydney between Melbourne and Gold Coast Supanovas, I’ll let her know for you!

  23. megan says:

    USA here!! I’m so excited! got my pre-order all done for international shipping. I can’t wait for the USA printing and the preview chapter!!!!! HURRY!

  24. Katrina Martin says:

    Hey Kylie, absolutly love the books!!
    I just wanted to know what day you will be at supanova so you can sign the book and my face(jks), i missed you last time you were in melbourne, but my cousin got you to sign a bookmark she designed based on bai hu 🙂

    • kylie-admin says:

      I should be at Supanova both days – Saturday and Sunday – for the full day. I remember that tiger bookmark, it was awesome!

  25. Mollie says:

    The cover looks AMAZING!!!


  26. Roy Rumaner says:

    When can I get it in the States?

    • kylie-admin says:

      It hasn’t been bought by an overseas publisher yet, so we have no release date. When it’s released in Australia you’ll be able to buy it with free international shipping; go to the ‘books’ page and down to ‘Dark Serpent’, there’s a link there that will allow you to buy it from Fishpond. I’ll let you know the minute a US publisher picks it up!

  27. adrianna says:

    why wont you be coming to Perth supanova?

  28. Cameron says:

    Just wondering, but if i go into a bookstore on the 20th of April, or the 14/15th to lets say Dymocks, will they have copies on the shelves that i will be able to buy?
    absolutely can’t wait for this new book to come out, read the entire series sooo many times, adore all the characters.
    Thanks for writing such awesome novels

    • kylie-admin says:

      I think it depends which store you’re going to, Cameron. Give them a call and see if they know when they’re getting it in. If you’re in Sydney I’ll be at Galaxy on April 16th and we’ll definitely have copies there!

      • Sharon says:

        Thanks Kylie for your awesome books! They have totally inspired me into studying more about mythology, spirituality and martial arts (having been training in Taekwondo and Muay Thai for 4 years now and want to study some other styles as well!)
        Will you be going to any other bookstores in Sydney? If not, what time will you be at Galaxy?? Would LOVE to meet you and get a signed copy and also way too excited to wait for May 1st!

  29. Michelle says:

    Oh My Gosh! The cover looks amazing!!!
    I can’t wait to read it! Will you also have early release copies at GC SupaNova? Or should I pre order at the book store so I don’t miss out?

    I’m actually conducting some ethnographic research at SupaNova for my honours thesis on Japanese Popular culture’s influence on Australia’s youth, but I am definitely taking time out to come say hi and get a copy/get another one of my books signed!
    After Small Shen was released I re-read them all in anticipation for Dark Serpent!
    Can’t Wait!

    • kylie-admin says:

      Thank you, Michelle. I’ll have pre-release copies at Gold Coast Supanova so you don’t need to bring it. When you come say hi do mention that it’s you and your research, because I’m chatting with UQ right now about some postgrad study on gender, culture and literature!

      • Michelle says:

        Oh yay, I will come by and grab a copy… although this is also a bad thing as I will have many urges to sit down in a corner of SupaNova and start reading haha!

        I definitely will mention it, might also get some of your opinions on it’s influence. Oh wow, gender, culture and literature studies would be so interesting to look at. So many aspects to study.

        Also, I thank you for the early release Chapter 1 of Dark Serpent, I just finished work and also handed in two of my assignments yesterday, so I now have a lovely treat for tonight 🙂

  30. Yi-Jiun says:

    Do you know when and where you will have the signings in Melbourne?

  31. Ness says:


    <3 your work!


  32. dorian says:

    looks great!! loved all the books so far, and looking forward to next one. only thing is, i am in the u.s. is there a delay from release date on the book in australia and the release date in the u.s. if so how much of one?

    • kylie-admin says:

      The book hasn’t been purchased by overseas publishers yet. I’ll let you know when I have a US release date.

  33. Rachael A says:

    Looking forward to the release of this book. I’m going to be one of the most impatient people until May 1st.

    Kylie could you pleeeeeeeeeeeeeease please please please come to SuperNova Perth or even just come to Perth for a signing. We get forgotten over here 🙁
    You are my absolute favourite Author (I have double copies of 3 of your books.)

  34. Alex says:

    Kylie, please come to Canberra!!! Please?!?! I love your books, I’m up to the 6th in my prereading of the books, some for the 2nd time and some for the 5th or 6th time! I just love them. Especially when you talk about Australia, I know exactly what your talking about! Please come to Canberra!

  35. Rita Tay says:

    Do you know where in Brisbane you’ll be signing?
    We met you at Angus & Robertson Indooroopilly for Hell to Heaven but they are all closed now.

  36. Momo says:

    When is Dark Serpent coming to Canada? I cannot wait to read it!

  37. hana says:

    Why is the book so expensive? Goodness the US rate is like $30 for a paperback…I really hope the US will publish this book!!!!

    Does anyone know if I can purchase this as an ebook somewhere? Probably epub or mobi format?

  38. Ben says:

    Y U No come to canberra anymore? I’ll have to wait 19 days for it!

  39. Mike says:

    Keep up the good work. Just ordered 3 from for a couple of friends and myself.

  40. Kael says:

    Glad to see the next one coming out. When I first got given the first book I didn’t read it right away.. But when I got around to it I read it so many times, and have been enthralled ever since. Thanks for the awesome journey.

  41. steena says:

    Hi Kylie,
    It was great to meet you at Gold Coast Supanova. I have just finished Dark Serpent, it was great. (I am a fast reader) Now back to studying.Sigh

  42. Shirlay says:

    Congratulations on an another amazing release, Kylie! I have just finished reading Dark Serpent and wow, that was mindblowingly awesome! 🙂
    I cannot wait until the next book is released! I don’t want this to end!

    Keep up the great work! 😀

  43. Michael O'Neill says:

    I keep forgetting who does your cover art Kylie. But they need to get more work from other authors, they rock.

  44. Arkani says:

    Bought, read and finished Dark Serpent in less than 48 hours… without spoilers, I loved the book, and will be hanging out for the next few weeks until Dark Heavens is released!

  45. Ninja says:

    thankyou kylie!!!! the first chapter had me enthrilled,can’t wait for my library to hurry up and get it in….I’m really excited and btw you kinda made me want to write my own book. so thankyou

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