About the book:

  • Unlocked is scheduled to be released on November 17, 2020 (USA)
  • Unlocked will be told from both Keefe and Sophie's perspectives.
  • Unlocked will pick up right where Legacy left off.
  • A preview of Unlocked will be released with the paperback version of Legacy on October 13, 2020 (USA)
  • It is confirmed that Iggy will be the color 'mermaid' with stripes
  • On her website, it is stated that new powers will be discovered within the book. It is unknown who these powers belong to.

Synopsis Edit

“...chapters alternate between Sophie and Keefe’s perspectives to give readers deeper insights into both beloved characters. New powers will be discovered. Hard truths from the past will come to light. And all of your favorite characters will find themselves tested in ways they never imagined.”

—Amazon, in Book 8.5: Unlocked

Extras Edit

Besides the story, several other things will be released in this book, including:

  • Full-color art
  • There will be a series of full-color illustrations based on scenes from the previous Keeper of the Lost Cities books (one from each book)
  • The art representing Exile will be a full-color illustration of Sophie and Keefe flying the alicorn Silveny to the Black Swan hideout.
  • Black-and-white illustrations
  • Keeper of the Lost Cities recipes
  • An official map of the Lost Cities
  • A series guide about the characters and world (including never before revealed details)

Stay tuned on events and possibly the release of the cover art on Shannon Messenger's website,

She also posts on Instagram and Twitter.

You can Google Shannon Messenger's Instagram and be able to view all her posts to a certain extent.


It is unknown whether or not if the Coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect the release date. Authors work from home, so this likely would not be an issue. Please note that there is still a chance the release date will not be accurate.

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