Dark, seductive, and with mysterious secrets lurking around every corner, begins book one in Tristin Clark’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 Mel’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 all… 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.
“You are safe with me,” 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.
“Who is she?” Emerlum wonders, while staring down at the little one in my arms.
“Someone that is now under the king’s protection,” I say.
“Oh. Well, alright then,” he responds. Nay’ahli, Cur’rav, Emerlum and I wait just outside the ship entrance. We usher our soldiers in until the last of them goes through.
“Are we the last?” I ask. Nay’ahli glances down at her pad, scanning for any remaining life aboard. After, she looks up.
“Yes, Commander Zurhen. We are good to depart,” she states.
“Good. Let us destroy this filth then,” I seethe. I eye our surroundings a final time before looking to this little being I hold close.
“A new life awaits you, little one. I hope you are ready,” 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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A list of all the book triggers so you do not go in blind
**A WAR AMONGST THE STARS is intended for mature, adult audiences only.**
This book is the first in the epic series and will end with an HFN and on a cliffhanger. Please consider these warnings before reading.
(Note: All triggers listed are from my own knowledge. If you read the story and find a trigger not listed, it is because I was not aware it was a trigger, but please do let me know and I will add it to the list.)
Tragic backstories (This story covers mental health, PTSD, and healing and is considered dark due to past and future traumatic events which multiple characters will face.)
PTSD (Many characters will portray individual traits of PTSD. No ones trauma is the same, and everyone will cope, overcome, and deal with it differently, some in non-healthy ways.)
Depression will be present and heavy.
Suicidal Ideation (There will be thoughts and talk of suicide but it will not happen.)
There will be a mention of an almost sexual assault but it does not happen.
There will be taboo, graphic and detailed sex scenes between different alien species. (Including with an Xenomorph. There will also be fingering, oral, vaginal, and anal penetration.)
Tentacle fucking will occur. In multiple body parts. Sometimes at the same time
Vulgar Language (Includes: cursing, and sexual words like: pussy, cunt, cock, etc.)
An orgy (there will be two males, one female and double penetration. There will also be others fucking in the background.)
Toxic Characters (you will see jealously, possessiveness, selfishness.)
Morally Grey / Dark Characters (characters will have realistic flaws, some choosing to better themselves, some who don’t give a fuck about redemption.)
DEATH OF A PARENT / SIBLING
PANIC ATTACKS / DISORDERS
A list of all the book tropes included in the story
Villain origin story but you won’t know whose trope
Chosen Ones trope
Am I the villain trope
Fated Mates / Soulmate trope
Dual POV trope
Golden Retriever boyfriend trope
Strong Friendships trope
Burn the world for you trope
One bed trope
Cock don’t fit trope
Giant blue aliens trope
Handsome, dark haired, mysterious morally grey villain trope
Touch him/her and die trope
Dominant Male trope
Rude to everyone but her trope
Strong / badass female lead trope
Brooding / grumpy male (but sweet and happy with her) trope
Cosmic magic trope
Super powers trope
Language barrier trope
Bathes and nurtures her back to health trope
Love triangle trope
Good vs. evil trope
Female Villain MC trope
Morally grey / villain theme trope
You’re mine trope
Star-crossed lovers trope
Fake dating trope
Healing each other’s trauma trope
Damsel in distress trope
Who did this to you trope
Tending to your wounds trope
Ballroom dancing trope
Training to fight trope
Nightmare comfort trope
Angry love confession trope
Found family trope
Knife to throat trope
A list of other important information that you should know before reading.
Story will include:
This is book one in the epic series and is an origin story / introduction to the series. Again, this story will end on a cliffhanger which book two will pick up on
There will be flowery / Poetic / Romantic / Cheesy composition
Each character’s mental health and healing will be presented in a realistic way.
At times, the characters may sound whiny but give them a break, they are dealing with their PTSD.
Slow-burn (but when the sex scenes come, they are heavy and plenty)
Love triangle / Multiple love interests
Dark theme. This is a dark story primarily focusing on traumatic backstories and future occurrences
Chapters will be long and detailed. I like to give my characters room to think and talk.
The sex scenes are super detailed and some scenes may stretch out far
This story is in the 1st person narrative and includes multiple POV’s
Some characters may portray toxic traits (No one is perfect. We all have flaws so I like to give my characters just that)
I have left MANY subliminal messages, foreshadowing, Easter eggs and important information to find throughout this story. If you skim read, you may be left confused and lost.
Amongst the dark romance theme, sci-fi and fantasy genre, this story is also is considered to be a mystery, thriller, suspense, paranormal and horror story.
You will see each character’s growth evolve throughout the series.
This story has two parts. First half (Sci-Fi) takes place in space while the second half (Fantasy) takes place on planet.
Book one isn’t as dark but this series WILL progressively grow darker.
There will be twists, turns, and mic drop moments that you may not see coming. Prepare for the unexpected.
Not often does a tale get told from the villain’s perspective, nor are we blessed enough to hear of the origin story in which set them on the path to true darkness, but here… we do.
Who is the genuine villain of this story you may ask? Well, I will leave that up to you to decide, for “we are all villains in someone else’s eyes,” and if you think not, then I dare you to “look into a mirror, and ask yourself… 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 explode…
Well, isn’t that the premise of this story?
“You can go into war blind, and risk being slaughtered, or you can go in observant, and do the slaughtering.”
“To be distracted, is to be blind.”
So, I advise you. Be careful who you trust. Be careful what you wish for, for the wrong star could be listening.
“Magic always comes at a cost. A cost that in the end, is never worth the fulfillment.”
Now, a warning to the impressionable.
Take heed, as the advice you may hear throughout this narrative, might just be the villain’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. “However, necessary.”
May your path towards the light or dark be blessed by the stars themselves.