This Night So Dark (Starbound, #2.5)

by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

3.89 of 5 stars 9 ratings • 3 reviews • 16 shelved
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This Night So Dark (Starbound, #2.5)

by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

3.89 of 5 stars 9 ratings • 3 reviews • 16 shelved

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 a bonus preview chapter from This Shattered World.

  • ISBN10 1484724194
  • ISBN13 9781484724194
  • Publish Date 24 September 2014
  • Publish Status Unknown
  • Format eBook (Kindle)
  • Pages 135
  • Language English


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*3.5 Stars*

Overall, I liked reading This Night So Dark. It’s definitely worth a read if you like Tarver since it’s basically all about him. On another note, I have to say, reading This Night So Dark made me want to read more about Tarver’s adventures as a soldier. Especially ones that involve Lee. Maybe the ones hinted at in her flashbacks/delusions?

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Angie 2 of 5 stars
Told from Tarver's POV, This Night So Dark covers the events that lead to his promotion and him being aboard the Icarus during its last flight. It also reveals a bit about what really caused the ship to crash, but for the most part, I just wasn't interested. It's just Tarver on a mission, his gets betrayed, and then has to escape. He also rescues some of the other hostages, which is what got him his medals and rank. But, of course, the press left out the possible conspiracy going on. It is a solid set up for the lot in This Shattered World, so I wouldn't deem this novella a waste of time even though I didn't care for it.

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Kelly 4 of 5 stars
This Night So Dark follows the story of Tarver, taking place before he found himself on the Icarus, and being stranded with Lilac before disaster struck. He holds the position on the patrol squad, seemingly an easy task as he recovers from his duty on the front lines. As he recalls that night at the facility to Lilac, the reader learns more about LaRoux industries, the technology that fueled the Icarus and why he was a celebrated and decorated hero. It was a superb read.

The second half of this free novella contains the first three chapters of These Broken Stars and This Shattered World, which I'm eagerly awaiting to be released. This Shattered World is the story of Jubilee and Flynn, one a military captain and the other a rebel leader who is holding Lee hostage in the midst of an escalating war. It was three chapters of brilliance. The reader is thrown straight into the action and introuduced to the two new characters, Lee and Flynn, that will take the Starbound series to the next level.

I'm giddy with excitement waiting for it's release.