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Through the Dark
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Author/s Alexandra Bracken
Release Date October 6th 2015
Publisher Disney Hyperion
Series The Darkest Minds Series
Pages 400
Preceded by
In The Afterlight
Followed by
Release Order
Released after
In The Afterlight
Released before
Liam's Story

Through the Dark is a collection of stories set in the world of the Darkest Minds Series by Alexandra Bracken.


This collection contains three novellas: In Time, Sparks Rise, and Beyond the Night.

In Time[]

Gabe's life has been devastated in the wake of the economic crash. The only option left for someone like him to escape his tragic past is to leave his small town behind and to attempt to become a skip-tracer. This already almost-impossible task is made all the more difficult by his first "score,"a young girl who won't speak, but who changes his life in ways he could never imagine.

Sparks Rise[]

Sam didn't think things could get worse at Thurmond rehabilitation camp. Then the Reds arrive. Everyone assumed the kids with firepower had been killed years ago. Instead they were taken away, brainwashed, and returned as terrifyingly effective guards. To her horror, Sam recognizes one of them: Lucas Orfeo, the one spark of light in Sam's dark childhood. Lucas has a deadly secret--he beat the brutal training that turned his fellow Reds into mindless drones. When Sam defends herself against an attack by a vile PSF guard and faces a harrowing punishment, Lucas must risk everything to save her.

Beyond the Night[]

The government-run "rehabilitation camps" have been shut down, but kids with Psi powers are anything but free. Sam would rather be on her own than put in the care of a foster family and given the "cure"--a dangerous procedure that unclaimed kids across the country are being forced to undergo. But there's more at stake than just her own safety. Sam once made someone a promise, and the time has come to fulfill it. Now that she's out of her camp, Sam only has one thought in her head: Find Mia and Lucas Orfeo, and sing Lucas home to Greenwood once again.