A WAR AMONGST THE STARS


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A STAR-CROSSED LOVERS SERIES: BOOK ONE

A DARK SCI-FI FANTASY ROMANCE NOVEL


BOOK BLURB:

Dark, seductive, and with mysterious secrets lurking around every corner, begins book one in Tristin Clarkโ€™s dark epic sci-fi fantasy series.

Stolen and imprisoned aboard an alien ship, Serena, a human woman with a hidden power, finds herself moments away from death, but as fate would have it, another discovers and claims her life, and soon, her heart too.

The voyage back to Melโ€™Vargon will be a long one, but until they arrive, Zurhen, the new Emperor and lonely king, takes it upon himself to care for his little one, vowing to do whatever he can, to nurture her back to health and see to allโ€ฆ of her aching needs.

As they soar across the stars, and Serena adapts to her surroundings, an undeniable, cosmic power between them works at drawing them close. 

With tensions arising aboard ship, and an already fragile and magic-less world on the verge of an uprise, a dark, mysterious presence lurks amongst the shadows, following and clinging to Serena and her inner power, threatening to draw her into his familiar, yet deadly orbit.

A war is brewing. One that in the end, will force all, to choose a side.


TEASER:

โ€œYou are safe with me,โ€ I promise her. My palm rests against the back of her head and I keep it there. She does not need to see the carnage left behind after war. Let her mind finally find the peace that it needs.

My team and I move forward, meeting Emerlum and the rest of our soldiers at the docking port.

โ€œWho is she?โ€ Emerlum wonders, while staring down at the little one in my arms.

โ€œSomeone that is now under the kingโ€™s protection,โ€ I say.

โ€œOh. Well, alright then,โ€ he responds. Nayโ€™ahli, Curโ€™rav, Emerlum and I wait just outside the ship entrance. We usher our soldiers in until the last of them goes through.

โ€œAre we the last?โ€ I ask. Nayโ€™ahli glances down at her pad, scanning for any remaining life aboard. After, she looks up.

โ€œYes, Commander Zurhen. We are good to depart,โ€ she states.

โ€œGood. Let us destroy this filth then,โ€ I seethe. I eye our surroundings a final time before looking to this little being I hold close.

โ€œA new life awaits you, little one. I hope you are ready,โ€ I tell her. With that, I turn, leaving this ghastly ship behind. We enter, allowing the air-tight door to close and lock behind us. Moving forward, I do not look back. No, I leave behind not just the corpse of the being who had massacred my family, but the filth that this beautiful being I hold, had to endure for however long, but no more. No more filth. No more torture. For now, she will only know a life worth living. She will know a life at my side. That is, if she so chooses to.


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Not often does a tale get told from the villainโ€™s perspective, nor are we blessed enough to hear of the origin story in which set them on the path to true darkness, but hereโ€ฆ we do.

Who is the genuine villain of this story you may ask? Well, I will leave that up to you to decide, for โ€œwe are all villains in someone elseโ€™s eyes,โ€ and if you think not, then I dare you to “look into a mirror, and ask yourselfโ€ฆ Who have you wronged?

Things are not always as they seem. People are not always as they seem.

We all hide a darkness inside, and how we choose to cope with our trauma,

how we choose to heal, to express it, to explodeโ€ฆ

Well, isnโ€™t that the premise of this story?

โ€œYou can go into war blind, and risk being slaughtered, or you can go in observant, and do the slaughtering.โ€

โ€œTo be distracted, is to be blind.โ€

So, I advise you. Be careful who you trust. Be careful what you wish for, for the wrong star could be listening.

โ€œMagic always comes at a cost. A cost that in the end, is never worth the fulfillment.โ€

Now, a warning to the impressionable.

Take heed, as the advice you may hear throughout this narrative, might just be the villainโ€™s way of secretly manipulating you towards the villain you may unknowingly become.

After all, this is… a war amongst the stars, and with that comes bloodshed, betrayal, immoral ideologies, toxicity, sizzling, primal lust, hidden secrets, pain. Lots of pain. But do not fear. No matter what,

love will always prevail. โ€œHowever, necessary.โ€

May your path towards the light or dark be blessed by the stars themselves.

Happy wishing.

Iโ€™ll see you on the other side.

Good luck.

Copyright ยฉ 2022 Tristin Clark