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This Night So Dark (The Starbound Trilogy) by [Kaufman, Amie, Spooner, Meagan]
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Length: 110 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Page Flip: Enabled
Language: English

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Don't miss the breathtaking short story that connects the first two novels in the Starbound trilogy, These Broken Stars and This Shattered World.

Tarver still has nightmares about the night, six months before the Icarus crash, when he rescued a group of civilian researchers being held hostage by brutal mercenaries. Now Tarver and Lilac must reconcile his memories of that fateful night with the truth that they uncovered on a mysterious planet after the Icarus crashed.

Includes three bonus preview chapters from This Shattered World! Download for free today for your e-reader or computer!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1244 KB
  • Print Length: 110 pages
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin (1 October 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00O9O6ZMA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8,993 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Starbound book 1.5 21 February 2015
By Sarah (Feeling Fictional) - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
This Night So Dark is a free novella that can be downloaded from the These Broken Stars website. I have to warn you that the story is shorter than it looks because nearly half of the ebook is taken up with sample chapters from both These Broken Stars and This Shattered World but although I would have liked it if the story was longer I can't really complain when the author's have offered this for free.

Although the main events in this story actually happened before events in These Broken Stars I wouldn't recommend reading this until after you've read the first book. People familiar with the first book will already know that Tarver is a war hero but we never really got much information about the mission that earned him that title. In This Night So Dark we find out what really happened in the form of flash backs as Tarver describes the event to Lilac after waking up from a nightmare.

I don't want to say too much about the plot but I will say it gives us some more insight into the kind of man Lilac's father is, it hints at the conspiracy that Tarver and Lilac have already started to uncover and I think it shows that there is even more going on under the surface that we don't know about yet. It was nice to see Tarver and Lilac together after their rescue but if I'm honest I really wanted a bit more information about what they're up to now. I was kind of disappointed when I found out that This Shattered World is about two different main characters because although I'm sure Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner will make me fall in love with them too I'm still going to miss Tarver and Lilac. Hopefully we'll still get a little information about them as the series continues, I have a feeling that Lilac is going to have a key role to play in stopping her father's plans so I'm confident we'll have to see more of her.

If you enjoyed These Broken Stars then you can't go wrong reading This Night So Dark, especially since it's free! It's always nice to be able to revisit characters and get more background information and this little novella achieves both of those goals and has left me eager to pick up the story in This Shattered World.
4.0 out of 5 stars I adored this short story. Just wishing it had been longer :) 24 December 2014
By Carina's Books - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
I'm so glad I read this short story. Because it was all kinds of awesome. I had some issues with These Broken Stars, so I wasn't sure I would enjoy this, but I did. I liked it a whole lot. Though it is only fifty pages. Hmph. Wishing it had been so much longer. But yeah. This was a four star read for me. <3

I won't say too much about this short story, because it is very short. But it is a Tarver story. Whom I did love reading about in These Broken Stars. I loved reading this story from him. It is all kinds of interesting and a little bit creepy too. I also really liked the writing, which I'm so happy about. So thrilled I liked this.

I think what I liked the most about this short story is the very short peeks where we get to read a little bit about Tarver and Lilac. As I would love to read more about them. Sigh. I will be reading an eARC of This Shattered World next, and I cannot wait to read it. <3 As it sounds all kinds of amazing and I'm hoping so much that I will love it. Anyway. This Night So Dark is an amazing short story. It is exciting and sad and just all kinds of awesome. I'm glad I read it. And I think you should all read it too, if you have already read These Broken Stars. And if you have yet to read that book, you really should get started :) I just found this short story to be all kinds of interesting. And I'm just crossing all my fingers that I will love This Shattered World too. <3 I think so. And I can't wait to get started on it. Have you read these books yet?
3.0 out of 5 stars Too Short 1 December 2014
By PaperFury - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This is an itty bitty novella that was totally interesting to read, but I’m not 100% sure worth the time. (It’s free on Amazon, though! Totally go get it and read it!) I LOVE both These Broken Stars and This Shattered World, so I’ll basically read anything by these two authors.

The novella explains WHY Tarver is a retired war-hero. It’s a super short story. Unfortunately, I think it’s too short. On the kindle copy, it’s only the first 50% of the file. Then the rest is excerpts from These Broken Stars and This Shattered World. I felt cheated. But it IS just a novella I guess. That’s what they’re for. Just a little tiny tidbit. But this is why I usually don’t bother with novellas.

Yes, the story was interesting. Not what I expected. I’m kind of miffed, sometimes, about these stories because NO ONE FEELS LIKE A TEENAGER. They’re all so old and mature and totally adults. What about "what-it’s-like-to-be-a-teen?"?! Everyone is like 40yrs in maturity. Gah.

But hey, who’s saying no to more Tarver? He really is a fabulous hero.
3.0 out of 5 stars ... big fan of These Broken Stars but I quite enjoyed this short addition to the series 13 October 2014
By Rachel Lightwood - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
wasn't a big fan of These Broken Stars but I quite enjoyed this short addition to the series. It would have been better to have read this straight after completely the first book though as I could barely remember the references between this and the main story line.

Regardless the story was well-written and I enjoyed reading from Tarver's point of view. I was never a fan of Lilac anyway. I enjoyed learning more about his past and why he ended up on the Icarus with Lilac in the first place. This is a must read for fans.
5.0 out of 5 stars great! 14 April 2015
By Erin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I love this series!