The Fifth World

An eShort Story

The Fifth World

New York Times bestselling author Javier Sierra offers up a heartpounding short story that occurs in the hours leading up to midnight of 12/21/12—when the Mayan calendar predicts the world will come to an end.

The Mayan sacred astronomers believed that every 5,126 years the world experienced a rebirth. According to their calculations, on midnight of December 21, 2012 the world would come to an end and the Fifth World would begin. Only four people in the world knew of the approaching apocalypse and in the hours leading up to the aforementioned time, three are found dead. The only one left, Tess Mitchell, must race against the clock to escape the same fate.
  • Atria Books | 
  • 64 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781451689600 | 
  • June 2012

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About the Author

Javier Sierra
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Javier Sierra

Javier Sierra, whose works have been translated into thirty-five languages, is the author of The Lost Angel, The Lady in Blue, and the New York Times bestselling novel The Secret Supper. One of the most accomplished authors on the Spanish literary scene, Sierra studied journalism at the Complutense University of Madrid and soon after started working for mass media in Spain. He published his first nonfiction book in 1995 and his first novel in 1998. Between 1998 and 2005 he edited the monthly magazine Más Allá de la Ciencia (Beyond Science) and directed his own TV show El otro lado de la realidad (The Other Side of Reality) in Telemadrid, Spain. A native of Teruel, Spain, he currently lives in Málaga.