Seconds Before Sunrise
by Shannon A. Thompson
Publication Date: March 22, 2014
Two nightmares. One memory.
“Chaos within destiny. It was the definition of our love.”
Eric has weeks before his final battle when he’s in an accident. Forced to face his human side, he knows he can’t survive if he fights alone. But he doesn’t want to surrender, even if he becomes the sacrifice for war.
Jessica’s memory isn’t the only thing she’s lost. Her desire to find her parents is gone and so is her confidence. But when fate leaves nightmares behind, she decides to find the boy she sees in them, even if it risks her sanity.
Abby Blake—Eric’s ex-girlfriend who was murdered by the Light before the fist novel took place—is the only shade with a “human” name: Hannah. This was done for many reasons: “Blake” is a reader’s favorite from November Snow. Abby means “Joy of the Father” –something that plays on Eric’s relationship with his own father. And Hannah, as a human name, represents Abby never having a chance to live in the Dark for as long as she should. She might as well have been only human.