From Shelf Awareness February 14, 2022:
Forbes’s YA book series, the Age of the Seventh Sun, made its debut in 2020 with the release of The Seventh Sun, followed by The Jade Bones in 2021. The Seventh Sun was a finalist for the Realm Awards Book of the Year and won Best Debut, Best Young Adult and Best Epic Fantasy.
Forbes’s conclusion to the Age of the Seventh Sun series, The Obsidian Butterfly, publishes [,,,] February 15. Her publisher, Blackstone Publishing, recently acquired a new YA project from Forbes, which will be published eventually. Blackstone said that Forbes’s passion was “showing readers the transformative and encouraging power of story on the human experience.”
Josh Stanton, president & CEO of Blackstone Publishing, said, “We are devastated by Lani’s passing, and we deeply mourn the loss of this exceptionally talented young writer, who gave so much to her readers. We are committed to keeping Lani’s incredible legacy alive. Her powerful, captivating young adult novels will live on to be enjoyed and beloved by readers for generations to come.”
On Thursday, February 17, Rediscovered Bookshop, Boise, Idaho, Forbes’s hometown bookstore, is hosting a virtual event to celebrate Forbes’s life, as well as the launch of The Obsidian Butterfly. The event will feature readings by authors in Forbes’s author network.