Things are never so bad they can’t get worse. For the Brightstars they just did.
Laren Brightstar knows his family’s in serious trouble. If he doesn’t finish building the heat exchanger before Opposition’s heat sets in they’ll all perish. Then what little money they have is confiscated and he’s hauled off to territorial prison in a midnight raid, leaving his teenaged son, Dirck, responsible for the family’s welfare.
Above everything else, Dirck is acutely aware that none of this would have happened if his missing sister, Creena, had followed the rules.
Unaware of the chaos left in her wake, Creena only wants to get back home. The planet where she hopes to find assistance complicates her situation even further, stranding her on a backward world where evil forces follow her wherever she goes.
Will each of them survive long enough to ever be together again?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In this book the Brighstar's saga continues as Creena continues her efforts to be reunited with her family while they suffer on Cyraria with extreme heat and a hostile environment. Creena's brother Dirck and their father attempt to make a heat exchanger to help the family survive the brutal atmosphere until the father Laren is arrested and held as a political prisoner. Drick tries his best for the family as they seem to be flung further apart. This series is addictive. One is not enough.
A Dark of Endless Days by Marcha Fox is volune two in the Star Trails Tetralogy. This segment picks up exactly where volume one stopped. The Brightstar family is living on Cyraria-a hot dismal planet with two suns. The blazing heat and high opps creeping up on them they build a cooling system for their ballome and consider heading for cooler ground. Merapa always one step above the law isn’t so fallible and Creena gets stuck on Earth. Her opinions about earth and the descriptions of Earthlings and our society sent me into fits of laughter. A couple new characters drop in on this volume, a bnolar and Win- a friend of Dirck’s to make this story an ever increasingly interesting read. Fox once again does an exceptional job building character and making her created universe a reality. I can’t turn a page without picturing the story in my mind and visualizing each character. With each novel in this series I read I find myself cringing on the edge of my seat, laughing out loud, and worried for each character. She gives the reader a bang for their buck. A well written book that will not disappoint.