SOMAN’S BLOG: 10 days left and SO MUCH NEWS — One True King Updates, Movie News, Countdown Videos, and More!

24th May 2020

Hey Evs and Nevs,

We’re 10 days away from the release of ONE TRUE KING and I hope you’re as excited as I am! The books have arrived and they are gorgeous. I couldn’t be prouder of them and I cannot wait for you to read them and watch your beautiful little brains explode. Here’s a sneak peek at what they look like:

Alright, so let’s run down everything that’s happening…. because it’s… A LOT!

1. By now, you should have preordered your copy of ONE TRUE KING. You can do this from any retailer in the US — Amazon or Barnes & Noble or Books A Million or Target or or your local independent bookstore! If you live internationally, you can order from Books of Wonder. All these links to preorder are on the homepage.

2. Once you preorder, you are eligible for the special PREORDER GIFT — an exclusive School for Good & Evil notebook, featuring a handwritten story by yours truly about the witches, called ‘The Pirate King of Blackpool.’ Just upload your preorder receipt to and you will get your notebook after June 2! You do need a US address to receive it, though, so if you live internationally, get a friend to receive it for you!

Here’s what it looks like:

3. The ONE TRUE KING tour is coming — we’ll be announcing the public virtual events on May 26 and the virtual ‘Golden Ticket’ private events on June 1st. Stay tuned to the website and my Instagram (@somanc) for more.

4. Movie news is coming soon too. Very soon. Like sooner than you or I are ready for.

5. The Countdown to Book 6 has begun with a special video clue each day — you can watch them on EverNeverTV (, or on Instagram (@somanc), or on Twitter (@somanchainani), or on FB Watch (EverNeverTV). See if you can decipher what the clues mean!

6. The Recap of Books 1-5 Contest is still up… Make sure to enter to win your signed copy of Book 6!

7. Speaking of signed copies, they are available from Barnes & Noble, which includes a special edition poster with a SGE graduation exam and a color mural of the swans and the school. Supplies are super limited, so order yours before it runs out. We’ll also be posting a list of independent bookstores on Tuesday that are selling signed copies here on the website and on my instagram (@somanc) and on my Twitter (@somanchainani).


That is it for now, even though there’s a lot going on! Plus… this bat virus, lol. I’m still in Florida, working on a new book (not SGE, but pretty awesome… you’ll see), working out a lot, and playing tennis, and otherwise very lonely and devoid of a social life, like most of us. But hopefully this time will pass and in the meantime, you’ll have ONE TRUE KING to keep you company, which I’m pretty sure you’ll need to read… several times 🙂 Or at least I hope you will. It’s intense. But in a good way, I think.

Love to you all. What awesome and wonderful readers you all are. Are you excited for ONE TRUE KING? What in the list above are you most excited about?




  1. Oh, my trusty BAM is my happy place!I can honestly say this book is my favorite and definitely touched my soul.

  2. I really wish the book would came to Indonesia soon!

  3. who here after the book is out

    • I am! Remember how confused about this everyone was?

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