The apocalypse has hit Monument, Colorado, and Jake Simonsen, captain of the football team, is caught in the middle of it. A series of escalating disasters, beginning with a monster hailstorm and ending with a terrible chemical weapons spill that affects people differently depending on blood type, has torn the world as he knows it apart. Now Jake has to decide how to pick up the pieces.
“Jake and the Other Girl,” an original story by Emmy Laybourne acquired for Tor.com by Holly West, is set in the world of Monument 14. The next book in the series, Monument 14: Sky on Fire goes on sale May 28, 2013.