Author Kass Morgan, whose popular YA dystopian book series The 100 prompted a hit show for The CW, isn’t done expanding the world of her books quite yet!
Morgan and her publisher Little, Brown announced the details of the fourth book in The 100 series, Rebellion, exclusively to EW. The story– which is quite different from what’s happening on the show, mind you!– follows Clarke and Bellamy’s attempts to save their friends after they’re captured by a group of fanatical strangers hellbent on “healing” everyone who doesn’t see the world as they do.
Here’s the official description for the novel:
Centuries after nuclear war destroyed our planet, humanity struggles to rebuild. It’s been a month since the dropships landed and the Colonists joined the Hundred on the ground. The teens, once branded juvenile delinquents, are now leaders among their people.
The Colonists and the Earthborns are celebrating their first holiday together when, to everyone’s horror, they’re attacked by a group of strangers whose unusual battle cries fill the air. The newcomers kill scores of people, seize prisoners, and pillage crucial supplies. When hotheaded Bellamy and his analytical girlfriend Clarke discover that Wells, Octavia and Glass have been captured, they vow to get them back at all costs. But as they go after their new enemies, Bellamy and Clarke find themselves increasingly at odds, unable to agree on a plan to save their friends.
Meanwhile, Wells, Octavia, and Glass are being slowly brainwashed by their captors, religious fanatics with one goal: to grow their ranks and “heal” the war-ravaged planet… by eliminating everyone else on it.
But centuries of radiation exposure have taken their toll, forcing the cult to take drastic steps to survive. And unless the rescue party arrives soon, the teen captives will face a fate more terrifying than anything they could imagine. In this thrilling fourth installment, the hundred fight to protect the people they love on the dangerous planet they always dreamed of calling home.
Rebellion is set to hit shelves on December 6, 2016. It will be followed by a four-book box set, which will be released on January 3, 2017.