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It has been five rotations (years) since the events of Dryad's Dream. You will be introduced to those who will be a part of his next step of the adventure that is the Sunfire Chronciles and explore their thoughts through quotes provided. Learn more of the events that took place through entertaining related images. Learn of the development of the novel with a behind the scenes insight. Over ninety Easter Eggs and hidden tidbits of information within the novel are revealed to those brave enough to explore what will happen next.
“Humanity should be inspired by past accomplishments, learn from the mistakes others made that came before us, and treasure the rich tapestry of events that led up to this moment.” - Liam
Say Hello - The Cast of Rua'So'Nid's Return
“Can I just have one situation in my lifetime that doesn’t feel like me and everyone else crazy enough to go along with me is going to get killed?”
“Prove my faith in your wisdom or I will personally end you.”
“Ah’ na’iv ta’na ba’in ta’ll ah’ov.”
“If you don’t try to live, you’ll die. If you keep going acting like you’re okay with dying, something or someone will finish the job.”
“I have learned through experience it is not the location in which one calls home that matters. It is those who are a part of our lives that is the truest meaning of the word.”
“It takes courage to ask for help. It takes strength to realize that by yourself, you can’t accomplish your goals alone.” - Lexia
“Just because someone is hurt in the past, it doesn’t give them a free pass to hurt others. Being a victim does not allow you to become the monster that hurt you.” - Lexia
One into two...
After the ending of the previous book, there was several elements to the larger narrative that needed to be addressed. The book went through two versions. The first was the original expectations to resolve everything in a single book. This was meant to be the end of the story arc involving the Oria. However, it felt like I the book was rushing through a lot of things and so, much of what occurred in this first version was moved into a unplanned for next novel. Was it meant to be a two-part set of stories? No. The one great aspect of this occurrence was being able to pay homage to the "To be continued..." cliff hanger from Star Trek: The Next Generation's Best of Both Worlds. Doing so was ideal for a series that makes several references to sci-fi, science fiction, and space exploration.
With so much removed from this book and moved into a sequel, the frantic pace of moving from one event to the next was dramatically slowed and multiple story elements were better explored in depth. Although, most of the book remained the same in the first draft up until the last hundred pages or so. The crew being re-united being the focus of this book before the final confrontation.
Both this novel and Liam's Legend were written simultaneously once a decision was made to expand into two books. Mostly it was to make certain that if something happened in the first book, that it would fit into the next to avoid plot holes and conflict of information. The sequel was began before the first one was concluded, leading to a balancing act between the two narratives. For instance, the second book was started and Parallax's crew was missing. Their fate unknown. Another was the opening scene of the second book being the final scene of the previous book, finding a way for the two to link up together.
“I have traveled between the stars, explored so many galaxies and worlds filled with beautiful wonders. All that I have experienced in my lifetime, and nothing compares to his beautiful soul.” - Dryad
Easter Eggs and Inspiration