Five years after the people of Alpha Iridium beat back an ancient Darkness, those who led the fight have still not moved on. Every year on the anniversary of that victory, Medea, Corin and Jaren, the Founders, their children and a few others meet on the shores of Samnar to mark the day they lost so much, even while they won. This year is different. It will be the last of its kind; even if they don't know it yet. Fate, time, and the forces that govern the universe have conspired once again to set things in motion towards some unknown end.
On an Earth that has made its way slowly back from the brink of destruction, forever changed, Rogan and her people live a quiet and simple life, seemingly far removed from any other of the surviving humans scattered across the planet. When a mysterious woman with no memory of who she is or where she's come from shows up in their midst, Rogan can feel a sense of looming dread. Something is coming for them.
Two worlds, forever tied together, in dreaming and in destiny, will finally find their ending. And yet, is anything truly ever done in a universe where the possibility is always that things will come back around again, and again, and again?
THE BEGINNING'S END by Nikki Martin reveals a surprising struggle even while reconnecting readers with their favorite characters from her series. The Awake While Dreaming series covers the lives of Kale and Kayla in book one, A MOMENTARY DARKNESS (2018). While the second book, THE BEGINNING'S END returns with some of the heroines and heroes from the first book, Martin introduces compelling new characters whose lives change the fate of everyone.