As captain of the Starship Sunfire, Lexia has been forced to do the unthinkable. The burden of sacrifices she has made weigh heavily upon her as she nears her breaking point.
However, with one threat stopped at a severe cost, another lurks deep within the heart of the Cosmic Union as an enigmatic force emerges. A mystery reveals itself as the search for the survivors of an ancient civilization begins.
An unlikely crew is reunited as they determine the fate of the Universe. The past, present, and future converge as they prepare to finish what began a thousand years ago.
Music often inspires scenes, helps mold the tone of a narrative, and in some cases, defines a character.
What follows is a collection of songs that are the soundtrack to this novel.
This is the opening for the sixth season of the Sunfire Chronicles as a television series. The opening credits of each season will reflect the changing cast of characters and allow for the opportunity to make numerous references to pop culture when it comes to science fiction and sci-fi, as well as introduce the characters.
The last time Dryad was seen was with this song playing shortly before vanishing. When she appears in this book, she is singing this song as she slowly moves around a tree in a clearing. She is aware that the others have arrived and begins singing it knowing that Brent will hear her words, spoken from the heart to him.
Near the end, a voice can be heard singing a song about the end of the Universe. This song inspired an introduction of a long-lost figure from the past that reveals themselves through this song. Those that hear it question whether it is who they think it is while being escorted to meet this individual.
The emotional conclusion of the story was inspired by this song. The scene played out in my mind the first time I heard it. It begins when Parallax looks up to see a door appear and ends with the final blow of the knife striking her skull. The song fading into silence as she collapses into Lexia's arms for a tearful ending.
There is a collection of one-page scenes paying homage to all those who have made appearances throughout the series plays out during this song. That concept of giving closure for the audience was inspired by this. It comes to a conclusion as the narrative shifts to the scene on board Lexia's new ship.
Lexia's theme song appears in each "season" or movie based off the novel series. This version plays at the very end, creating a heartfelt, beautiful tone sung by a female singer. It's simple, just a piano playing and a woman's voice. It expresses the evolution of mind and spirit for her throughout her journey.
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The Starship Sunfire is no more. Lexia is forced to give the command to destroy her own ship, killing her father and sister, to stop a dangerous threat to the Universe. Facing this sacrifice, she is not given a moment to grieve as she must push forward to find and stop an ancient danger lurking in the depths of the Cosmic Union.
Brent is an Erocatad, a race of androids that appear to be synthetic humans. They are providing Lexia and her former crew transportation as they face a new threat. Having survived an explosion that destroyed his former body, his hope is to use this second chance at life to save the Universe alongside his closest allies.
Tedorn is forced to confront the fact that the only place he has thought of as home is gone. Despite this loss, he is grateful his family, the surviving members of the crew of the Sunfire is still alive. What may be a first for a Nimrev, he actively wants to go after a potential threat to his life, knowing to do so will save all he holds dear.
Ter is far more than a four foot tall version of a species once owned as pets on Earth. As a Grimalkin, she was born into poverty, escaping a planet that didn't care for her. She has found a home on board the Sunfire, escaping death at least eight times before. With only one life to live, she is determined to help save the Universe.
Curiosity has led Hallie to join with the remnants of the former crew of the Starship Sunfire as they race against time to stop a growing threat to the Cosmic Union. She is the second and youngest Erocatad to be among the group as she is learning much from Brent. Each are from the species of synthetic humanoid androids.
Gold joined Jamahe originally to help find Lexia. Once the captain returned, she continued working with him to learn from his vast knowledge of the Universe. She knows that the former crew of the Sunfire is need of her help once more and rejoins them during a time of great distress. She provides both her wisdom and skills in combat.
Having relinquished her position as Knight of the Cosmos to another as it was given to her, Dryad is able to be reunited with her true love, Brent, as well as the rest of the former crew of the Sunfire. She has returned in time to provide aid in finding and stopping an ancient evil that has been a part of the Cosmic Union since its origins.
The last thing that Glen remembers is confronting someone who was about to end his life. The next, he is with Lexia. For him, it was a fraction of a click. For the Universe he has returned to, it has been five years (rotations) since he left. He is given little time to recover before he joins to stop a threat to the Universe.
With a growing number of Narktar behaving differently than what would come naturally to them, Rua'So'Nid has been stripped of his honorable tittle and sent into exile. The only way to save his mate and hatchlings is to discover what is responsible for controlling the minds of his people and to stop this intergalactic threat.
Bonus Scene: Not Found In Book
In a movie/television presentation of Rua'So'Nid's Return... Footsteps can be heard echoing down the empty corridor of a space ship as a robed figure, explores the vessel. Ahead, a xenomorph from the Aliens movie series crawls into view, soon joined by four others. With his path blocked, he turns away, running down the corridor with the aliens in pursuit. Turning a corner he comes to a sudden stop, finding five yuatja warriors from the Predator franchise stand in his way of his escape. He turns thinking there is another path to escape and avoid confrontation. The xenomorphs have caught up with him, blocking off the other end of the corridor. With no other option left to him, the man pulls back his hood to reveal a human male. With a smile, he holds out an object in his hand. A light saber flares to life as he prepares for battle against both threats, confident in his victory.
Where would the Author make a cameo?
Stan Lee is notorious for making a cameo in movies and television series based off his written works. With that in mind, where would the author of this novel make an appearance in a visual adaptation of the book?
The ending of the book involves a series of cameos from individuals featured throughout the series up until that point. A deleted scene features a confrontation between a version of xenomorophs from the Aliens franchise, a group of yautja warriors from the Predator series, and a lone warrior in a robe. Stuck between the two threats, he pulls back his hood to reveal who he is. The author. It is a fun wish fulfillment moment as a Jedi for the writer of the Sunfire Chronicles.