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Fiction and Excerpts [7]

Monument 14: Savage Drift (Excerpt)

, || Dean, Alex, and the other survivors of the Monument 14 have escaped the disaster zone and made it to the safety of a Canadian refugee camp. Some of the kids have been reunited with their families, and everyone is making tentative plans for the future. And then, Niko learns that his lost love, Josie, has survived! For Josie, separated from the group and presumed dead, life has gone from bad to worse. Trapped in a terrible prison camp with other exposed O's and traumatized by her experiences, she has given up all hope of rescue. Meanwhile, scared by the government's unusual interest in her pregnancy, Astrid—along with her two protectors, Dean and Jake—joins Niko on his desperate quest to be reunited with Josie.

Read an Excerpt from Emmy Laybourne’s Ransacker

Carter, Montana 1886.

Sissel Hemstad is the youngest sister in a family with a secret. An ancient Viking magic called the Nytte runs in their blood, and each of her siblings has inherited powers. Her sister Hanne is a Berserker, gifted with a supernatural ability to kill when someone she loves is in danger. Older brother Stieg is a Storm-Rend and can control the weather, while younger brother Knut is an Oar-Breaker, given extraordinary strength. Sissel herself has manifested no gift, and it’s a source of pain for her. It doesn’t help matters that she has a limp and suffers from poor health.

The Hemstad siblings, along with Hanne’s fiancé Owen, are living on a farm outside a small town, trying to stay out of trouble when Ransacker—the companion novel to Emmy Laybourne’s historical fantasy Berserker—begins. Read an excerpt from Chapter Two below.

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Monument 14: Savage Drift (Excerpt)

Check out Savage Drift, the conclusion to Emmy Laybourne’s Monument 14 trilogy, available May 20th from Feiwel & Friends!

Dean, Alex, and the other survivors of the Monument 14 have escaped the disaster zone and made it to the safety of a Canadian refugee camp. Some of the kids have been reunited with their families, and everyone is making tentative plans for the future. And then, Niko learns that his lost love, Josie, has survived!

For Josie, separated from the group and presumed dead, life has gone from bad to worse. Trapped in a terrible prison camp with other exposed O’s and traumatized by her experiences, she has given up all hope of rescue. Meanwhile, scared by the government’s unusual interest in her pregnancy, Astrid—along with her two protectors, Dean and Jake—joins Niko on his desperate quest to be reunited with Josie.

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What Mario Scietto Says

Despite all his disaster planning, and the bomb shelter he built under his shed, Mario Scietto was not prepared for the apocalypse that hit Monument, Colorado. 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. “What Mario Scietto Says” is set in the world of Emmy Laybourne’s Monument 14. The final book in the series, Monument 14: Savage Drift, goes on sale May 6th.

This short story was acquired and edited for Tor.com by Feiwel & Friends editor Holly West.

[Read “What Mario Scietto Says” by Emmy Laybourne]

Jake and the Other Girl

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” is set in the world of Emmy Laybourne's Monument 14. The next book in the series, Monument 14: Sky on Fire, is available now.

This short story was acquired and edited for Tor.com by Feiwel & Friends editor Holly West.

[Read “Jake and the Other Girl” by Emmy Laybourne]

Monument 14: Sky on Fire (Excerpt)

Here’s a sneak peek at Monument 14‘s sequel—Monument 14: Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne, out on May 28:

Trapped in a superstore by a series of escalating disasters, including a monster hailstorm and terrifying chemical weapons spill, brothers Dean and Alex learned how to survive and worked together with twelve other kids to build a refuge from the chaos. But then strangers appeared, destroying their fragile peace, and bringing both fresh disaster and a glimmer of hope.

Knowing that the chemical weapons saturating the air outside will turn him into a bloodthirsty rage monster, Dean decides to stay in the safety of the store with Astrid and some of the younger kids. But their sanctuary has already been breached once….

Meanwhile, Alex, determined to find their parents, heads out into the darkness and devastation with Niko and some others in a recently repaired school bus. If they can get to Denver International Airport, they might be evacuated to safety. But the outside world is even worse than they expected….

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Monument 14 (Excerpt)

In preparation for the Fierce Reads Tour, we’re showcasing four of the authors and their books this week! After reading her short story “Dress Your Marines in White”, take a look at this excerpt for Emmy Laybourne’s Monument 14 out on June 5:

Fourteen kids. One superstore. A million things that go wrong.

In Emmy Laybourne’s action-packed debut novel, six high school kids (some popular, some not), two eighth graders (one a tech genius), and six little kids trapped togetherin a chain superstore build a refuge for themselves inside. While outside, a series of escalating disasters, beginning with a monster hailstorm and ending with a chemical weapons spill, seems to be tearing the world—as they know it—apart.

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Dress Your Marines in White

At first, Dr. James Cutlass had thought his new job at NORAD was thrilling and full of opportunities, but that was before the demonstration… “Dress Your Marines in White” is the story of the terrifying choices surrounding a chemical weapons demonstration gone horribly wrong.

Emmy Laybourne is a screenwriter, lyricist, and actress who’s first work of fiction, Monument 14, on June 5th from Feiwel & Friends. You can also catch Emmy out on the Fierce Reads tour next month!

This story was acquired and edited for Tor.com by Feiwel & Friends associate editor Holly West.

[Read “Dress Your Marines in White”]

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