Commander and the love of her life, Chris Young, has gone missing in
action. A horrific battle with Omega has left too many good men and
women dead, and Cassidy must bear the burden of leadership in the
militia on her own.
But she's not about to give up.
the help of her faithful friends - and former enemies - she will stop
at nothing to rescue Chris and ensure victory for the militias in their
fight against the all-powerful Omega forces.
The game has shifted.
This time, Cassidy is one step ahead of the enemy.
write a series of books, you might be surprised at how many people will
take the time to write to you and ask you questions about the fate of
the characters. After book three, a group of readers were a bit
distraught over the fate of one character in particular (I won’t spoil
it, just in case you haven’t read State of Rebellion yet!).
Unfortunately, sometimes a character must be sacrificed for the good of
However, I’m not the kind of author to kill
off the most beloved characters in my novels, because 1) I’m too
attached to them to do that and 2) that doesn’t necessarily add quality
to my story, just shock. In the end, I think that quality always beats
shock value, and it’s important to only kill off a supporting cast
member if it moves the story forward. So I only do that if I think it’s
adding to the story, not taking away from it.
of Pursuit, the likelihood that somebody is going to die is much higher
than any of the other books. Cassidy is essentially taking a rescue
team on a suicide mission, and casualties are expected. I won’t give
anything away, but I’ll just say that Cassidy is faced with some tough
choices, and I think she responded in a way that will surprise the
readers. Cassidy is growing up!
Summer Lane is the author of the national bestselling Collapse
Series, which currently includes State of Emergency, State of Chaos,
State of Rebellion and State of Pursuit. She owns WB Publishing, Writing
Belle, and is the founder of The Art of Storytelling, a creative
writing curriculum program for children. She is also a creative writing
teacher and journalist.
Summer lives in the Central
Valley of California, where she spends her time writing, teaching, and
writing some more. When she is not writing, she enjoys leisurely visits
with friends at coffee shops, watching movies, reading, and visiting the