It's been a long road full of twists, turns, heartbreak, devastation, societal turmoil, global pandemics, and murder hornets. But we made it. We're here. Four long (and somehow also, short) years on, the story of Jack, Jerry, Rosa, O'Brien, and the other friends and enemies of the gas station is finally drawing to a close.
I know this book has taken a little longer than originally anticipated, (I still finished it before Winds of Winter! Take that, George!) but I promise it's been for good reason. The story, the characters, and the universe are precious to me, and I needed to make sure they got the send-off they deserved. To that end (and for the first time ever), I'm confident I did the best job I could have.
So what does the future hold? What happens to this blog next? Time will tell, but I can assure you I will still be around. This site will still be getting updates. This may be the end of one long journey, but if the universe allows, there will be many others to come.
Tales from the Gas Station: Volume Four
As the new owner of the worst business in history, Jack has a lot on his plate. His self-appointed “biggest fan” wants to finally meet, and won’t take no for an answer. The annoying cultists are back and cultier than ever. Plus, there’s a creature living under the building's crawlspace that must be fed regularly (or else).
To top it all off, the entire town’s collective memories have been haphazardly rewritten, and Jack's placement in these recollections are decidedly unflattering.
Fortunately, he has help. There’s Jerry - who’s always willing to lend a hand (or a sword-bat, if the situation calls for it). Rosa - who secretly contains the incredible powers of a dark god. And the new guy - a deadly doppelgänger with terrible people skills.
But Jack’s best efforts to stay out of trouble are torn asunder when a serial killer emerges in his small town, leaving a trail of clues that points straight to him. Too bad his best hope of clearing his name, the new sheriff Amy O'Brien, had all her memories of their friendship completely erased.
And worst of all? Jack's high school reunion is right around the corner - just in time for the prophesied end of the world.
With days left until Armageddon, Jack is forced to go on the run, chased by the authorities, an obsessed god, demons of both the metaphorical and literal variety, and not the least of all... his own past.
Release Date 3/21/2022.