"Only in the darkness can you see stars."
It has been six years since Ben Solo succumbed to his fate and betrayed the Jedi Order after being seduced by the Dark Side. With the aid of his immense power, the First Order has cast a shadow over the galaxy reminiscent of the Empire.
Former padawan Lyra Escara has been put into hiding and forced to change her identity, the once-honorable title of Jedi now one that promised a deadly target on her back. As a handmaiden to the queen reigning over Naboo, she leads the quiet life of a protector while she anxiously awaits a call from the Resistance, a beckoning to make her valiant return to the fight where she could finally avenge her slaughtered friends and family, and give the galaxy hope.
But when a trade deal goes astray and the First Order abducts the queen and a handful of her maidens to use as a bartering chip to force their terms, Lyra finds herself a prisoner on their lead ship. Knowing she must hide her force sensitivity to protect her life as well as her queen's, the last thing she expects is to be reunited with an old friend... one she thought had died six years ago, taking her heart with him.
Sensing conflict in him, Lyra's hope flares upon learning that the feared Kylo Ren isn't too far gone just yet.
Facing unsettled conflict, old wounds and the constant war of good and evil raging around them, could Lyra's boundless love and determination be the spark that will save Ben Solo from himself, or will she destroy herself trying to be the hero when it matters most?
(THIS IS THE SEQUEL TO COVET, IF YOU HAVEN'T YET YOU MUST READ BEFORE YOU CAN READ THIS STORY)
- introduction & cast ♛ with care
- prologue ♛ the smuggler
- chapter one ♛ new life
- chapter two ♛ trade deal
- chapter three ♛ the ball
- chapter four ♛ familiar tug
- chapter five ♛ i mourned
- chapter six ♛ fatally vivid
- chapter seven ♛ holding cell
- chapter eight ♛ snowy visions
- chapter nine ♛ his door
- chapter ten ♛ slivered hope
- chapter eleven ♛ pain inflicted
- chapter twelve ♛ a disturbance
- chapter thirteen ♛ don't go
- chapter fourteen ♛ the prisoner
- chapter fifteen ♛ mind lost
- chapter sixteen ♛ another reunion
- chapter seventeen ♛ new purpose
- chapter eighteen ♛ little resistance
- chapter nineteen ♛ popped stitch
- chapter twenty ♛ burning intensity
- chapter twenty one ♛ seeing stars
- chapter twenty two ♛ puppy eyes
- chapter twenty three ♛ the gala
- chapter twenty four ♛ morning after
- chapter twenty five ♛ the mission
- chapter twenty six ♛ unexpected ally
- chapter twenty seven ♛ a reconciliation