CHRONICLE OF THE DARK STAR

BOOK 1: LAST DAY ON MARS



"This is perfect science fiction." -Tui Sutherland, NYT bestselling author of the Wings of Fire series

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It is Earth year 2213—but, of course, there is no Earth anymore. Not since it was burned to a cinder by the sun, which has mysteriously begun the process of going supernova. The human race has fled to Mars, but this was only a temporary solution while we prepare for a second trip: a one-hundred-fifty-year journey to a distant star, our best guess at where we might find a new home.

Liam Saunders-Chang is one of the last humans left on Mars. The son of two scientists who have been racing against time to create technology vital to humanity's survival, Liam, along with his friend Phoebe, will be on the very last starliner to depart before Mars, like Earth before it, is destroyed.

Or so he thinks. Because before this day is over, Liam and Phoebe will make a series of profound discoveries about the nature of time and space, and find out that the human race is just one of many in our universe locked in a dangerous struggle for survival.

This is book one in an ambitious space epic—a powerful, emotional, pulse-pounding story of the final days of humanity's first home in the universe, and our desperate search for another.



BOOK 2: THE OCEANS BETWEEN STARS




It is Earth year 2223—but the Earth, along with the entire solar system, is gone. Liam and Phoebe, having barely escaped our exploding sun with their lives, are in stasis for the decade-long journey to the rogue planet Delphi, where they hope to catch up with the rest of the human refugees, find help for their injured parents, and pass along the devastating things they discovered on Mars: that the destruction of our world was no accident, and that someone might still be after them, trying to finish the job.

Phoebe, however, is carrying her own dark secret. One that finds her waking up secretly at various points in their journey, changing their path through space. One that will decide the fate of the human race and many others besides. One that, very soon, she must reveal to Liam, whether he's ready for the truth or not.

An epic adventure continues with a bold and terrifying quest into the outer reaches of time and space—one that will change our two heroes, and their friendship, forever.





BOOK 3: THE SHORES BEYOND TIME (Feb 12 2019)


It is Earth year 2256—but the fate of the few who even remember Earth is perilously in doubt. Mina Saunders-Chang and many of the surviving humans are stranded in the Centauri system, having barely survived their confrontation with the Telphon refugees. Now everyone—human and Telphon alike—is caught in the blast zone of the Centauri supernova. And yet there's only one question Mina is asking:

Where are Liam and Phoebe?

Having barely made it through the battle at the Centauri system with their lives, Liam and Phoebe awake on a mysterious ship in the middle of a dead universe. The ship bears the markings of a human starliner that disappeared decades ago—but even more disturbing than that is the massive alien machine floating in the starless space before them.

A machine long abandoned but now showing signs of life. A machine that has begun speaking to Liam in a voice that only he can hear...

The epic conclusion to the Chronicle of the Dark Star is a bold and terrifying journey beyond our universe, and time itself.

51 comments:

  1. Is he coming out with a third book?

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  2. the third is called The Shores Beyond Time

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  3. This series Is so amazing and I just want to see the next one right now! I can't wait

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    1. Thanks! The cover for the third one should start showing up later in the summer. ;)

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    2. Mr. Emerson, can you maybe do a fourth book in this series, like maybe as a prequel. Maybe about when the humans were colonizing Mars. Or something. Please consider this!

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    3. Please do a fourth book, I don't care how long it will take ��!

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    4. Can the fourth book be about the first fleet? Of course if you ever decide to make a fourth book!

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    5. I would love a fourth book so much , either as a prequel/sequel !

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    6. please come out with the fourth book

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    7. I would also love a fourth book, but with an exiting name

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    8. Please Please Please do a fourth book

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  4. I have no words for The Chronicle of the Dark Star... It's just the best!

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  5. This series is the best in the world, there is no science fiction novel better!

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  6. I'm very excited, I've really enjoyed this trilogy thus far

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  7. I am so bummed there are only going to be three in the series

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  8. want to read every book they sound good

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  9. Mr. Emerson, can you maybe do a fourth book in this series, like maybe as a prequel. Maybe about when the humans were colonizing Mars.

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  10. i met Kevin Emerson at a school assembly and got a signed copy of last day on mars and I have read oceans between stars since and they are both incredible books

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  12. Excellent series. Thank you so much for these books. I have inspired so many students and friends by reading these to them. Not to proud to admit that I balled my eyes out through the last two chapters of book 3. But the sadness was beautiful. Thank you.

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  13. were is the fourth book, i'm really enjoying the 3rd book😁😁😁

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  14. I am loving this series and I don't tend to like this genre. My students (5th/6th grade) are loving it! Would you ever consider coming to Vermont for an author visit? Our district has seven elementary schools, one middle school, and a high school. It would be fantastic.

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  15. Hi! I'm so thrilled to hear this! I would love to do school visits in Vermont, and am available (I spent a lot of time there as a kid). Can you email me? There is a contact form on this site, or you can reach me at telegramforkevin@gmail.com

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  16. Hi you should make a Forth Chronicle of the dark star book on Liam finding Phoebe after the original events

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  17. They could also fight the dark star because she was changed by her creators>

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  18. He is making a fourth book!I know this because on page 277 It says liam the liam that is phoebes grandchild that when he returns home how he will have no idea how his life will change!

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  19. Hello, I am an 11-year old that read all three of your amazing books and would like to ask if there could be a fourth book. The end of the third book was sad and beautiful but still really sad.I have an idea if you want to make a fourth book. the beginning of the book can talk about the villain the person who made the dark star. Make it so the villain story is sad so you feel bad for him but at the end of the book, you want to beat him up. The reason i am not saying a girl can be the villain ins because Iris was a girl so I want to balance it out. So I will say this quick because I deleted my first message by accident. Phoebe is talking to Liam but then she hears static and then she feels a bolt of energy and then she falls back and she hits her head and when she wakes up she 13 again but with her whole life memories still with her. She tells her grandchildren to sneak her into the space airport were she gets ready to lunch to Telphon because she thinks that the static did not come from the unknown energy but that they were under attack so she says to her grandchildren and with knowing she is going to die she bolt into space towards her old home when she is there she is surprised to see a wasteland of fire ice nothing and a playground she used to go to when she was young then Liam grabs her and says help in a soft voice. She grabs and runs to the ship and helps him. When he is alright not good he tells Phoebe what happened and they made a theory that whatever attacked the humans was something that can change time because how would they see ice and lava and fire so close to each other and a playground that was grounded about 105 years ago it made no sense.SO when the settled on the theory the rested and when Liam was asleep he was on mars on the balcony playing the game that he won against his sister then Iris was in his dream telling him to help her and then he started to race through his memories and he felt like he was in 100 km winds and his mind felt like it was splitting and then he quickly got up and then he looked at Phoebe sitting up and her face was as shocked as Liam was. They knew what they had just gotten back. This is only the start of the book, not the middle or end so if you want you could make a fourth book. The reason why I think you should make a fourth book is that the ending I feel was too sad for a thrilling book and I feel the book can have a happy ending or maybe you wanted to trick us and you have thought of making a fourth book.If you not please make a fourth book!

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    1. I definitely agree. Please don't leave us hanging!! Could you do one about the humans finally finding a home and Liam's life?

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  20. Please Make A Fourth Book

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  21. The Chronicle of the Dark Star series is the best! I couldn't wait to get to the next book. I'm so sad Phoebe's and Liam's journey is over.

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  22. Am I too late for the happy new year book giveaway? I really want to see if this is the book for my highly gifted and talented students for next year's invention/mars rover unit. Book 1 would be great to read over the summer. My students will study about Mars and how the rovers work on mars and conduct a egg drop physics experiment. I would love for you to send this book to Springfield Elementary School. Attention Kathryn Sanyal (SAIL teacher) 2130 Pinehurst Ave. Charleston SC 29414

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  23. Wonderful trilogy. I loved the ending, but am still puzzling about the code starting with two letters that they alone would know. Why those two letters? I feel like I missed something obvious.

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  24. will he make a 4th book

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  25. This is such a good series, Mr.Emerson if you remember you came to my private school Eton. I love your books so much

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  26. Could you do a book visit at Orlando Science elementary school in florida, Orlando. I am a very big fan of your books so could you please do a visit.

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  27. Your books your books they are so good Please make a fourth one

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  28. Can you make a fourth book where they get to aura15

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