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A Dark of Endless Days (Star Trails Tetralogy #2)

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Cyraria is a hostile world with weather extremes beyond imagination. With Opposition, the worst portion of the heat season on the way, Dirck Brightstar and his father, Laren take on the challenge of modifying their primitive shelter to withstand the hostile environment in what is rapidly becoming a dystopian nightmare. Their attempt to build a heat exchanger (air condition ...more
Paperback, 366 pages
Published August 26th 2012 by Kalliope Rising Press
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Ceri London
I made time over the holiday season to read the second book in this wonderful series. The family is still torn apart, Creena is on Terra, desperate to return to her family and completely bewildered by the backward humans living on planet Earth (loved all the references to UFOs and aliens), while the rest of her family is surviving life on a hostile planet passing between two suns.

The heat ramps up as does the drama as Dirck is forced to take on Laren Brightstar’s design for an AC system that mig
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Martha Fawcett
Feb 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In THE DARK OF ENDLESS DAYS, Book II of the STAR TRAILS TETRALOGY, the author, Marcha Fox, takes us deeper into the lives of the Brightstar family and their personal expressions of communal love. Torn apart by diabolical political forces, the Brightstars commitment to reuniting the family almost seems hard-wired in their brains. The validity of this commitment is not questioned because this type of allegiance is familiar to most of us. It’s something primal in our souls, a feeling buried so deep ...more
Martha Fawcett
Jan 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In THE DARK OF ENDLESS DAYS, Book II of the STAR TRAILS TETRALOGY, the author, Marcha Fox, takes us deeper into the lives of the Brightstar family and their personal expressions of communal love. Torn apart by diabolical political forces, the Brightstars commitment to reuniting the family almost seems hard-wired in their brains. The validity of this commitment is not really questioned because this type of allegiance is familiar to most of us. It’s something primal in our souls, a feeling buried ...more
R.E. Weber
Sep 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Following directly on from book one, this second novel in the Star Trails series continues the adventures of the Brightstar family as they fight against the odds to become united once more. With the necessary ‘world building’ out of the way in book one, the second is free to plunge headlong into the adventure, pitting the family members against a variety of dangers, some human, some alien and some just nature itself. The story flows at a good pace and is well written with descriptions that are r ...more
Elle Klass
Jul 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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 a ...more
Simon Okill
Oct 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: action, fantasy, scifi
A Dark of Endless Days by Marcha Fox is book 2 of Star Trails Tetralogy and the story just gets better. Gotta so love that title. Goosebumps! The author excels at delving deeper into her characters and their almost insurmountable problems that binds them together even though separated by the vastness of space.
With father and son on their chosen planet now in a heatwave to end all heatwaves that will suck every drop of fluid from them and if they survive that there are those sinister forces at wo
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Rhoda D'Ettore
Dec 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Having read Marcha Fox's first book in this series, I knew what I was in for-- a great story, relationship conflicts, an imaginative new world, and some interesting technology to go along with it. I had taken some time between the two books, but was not confused when I continued the adventure with this story. In some other series, I feel like the author rushes the first chapter and squeezes all the characters in, not giving the reader a chance to reconnect with the characters. This was not the c ...more
Donna McGarry
Jul 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The estimable sci-fi writer, Marcha Fox does it again. In this fast-paced sequel to Beyond The Hidden Sky, the Brightstar family continues to battle evil forces. His beloved father languishing in a fetid prison, it is up to young Dirck to embark on a hero's journey. Equipment malfunctions, duplicitous entities and High Opp's torturous heat conspire to foil Dirck in his efforts to rescue his father and reunite the family. Written in a technically proficient yet engaging style this book is sure to ...more
Judith-Victoria Douglas
May 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A true Sci-fi in the vein of old science fiction literature, this story could end up as another classic. Its original, with all the components, technology, other world and races, and a contact with Earth. It also has tension and conflict, though mostly emotional and interpersonal, not ray guns. The characters are wonderful and real, and the only thing that disappointed me was that it was another "to be continued" story. If you are willing to follow a series then you will not be disappointed with ...more
Chris Birdy
Jan 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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.
Katy
Nov 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 for this second installment in the Star Trails Tetralogy. It took me a little while to get into this one, mainly because it was more difficult to connect with Dirck than I had with Creena in book 1, but the suspense grows tighter and tighter as the story progresses, leaving the entire Brightstar family in dire peril! The ending will definitely make you want to dive into book 3 to find out what happens to them! Recommended for science fiction fans of all ages.
P.S. Winn
Dec 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was really well written and well thought out. The Brightstar family feels genuine and like a family you would love to know. As you follow their exploits you become involved and want to continue on with the story. This book and the others in the series are an interesting read and take you on a wonderful adventure. Great job!
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Just getting warmed up! I love these books!
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Star Trails Tetralogy (4 books)
  • Beyond the Hidden Sky (Star Trails Tetralogy, #1)
  • A Psilent Place Below (Star Trails Tetralogy #3)
  • Refractions of Frozen Time (Star Trails Tetralogy, #4)
“Red, orange and green geometric designs painted its body as well as the flimsy collar around its neck. The creature flicked its tail and blinked its deep-set eyes, apparently oblivious to their presence.
"That's a yraglian lizards," Deven whispered. "We need to stay back. They smell really bad if you upset them. I mean, really, really bad."
Dirck nodded, unsurprised that the first native creature he encountered on Cyraria represented it so well.”
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“Red, orange and green geometric designs painted its body as well as the flimsy collar around its neck. The creature flicked its tail and blinked its deep-set eyes, apparently oblivious to their presence.
"That's a yraglian lizard," Deven whispered. "We need to stay back. They smell really bad if you upset them. I mean, really, really bad."
Dirck nodded, unsurprised that the first native creature he encountered on Cyraria represented it so well.”
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