The Starlight in the Shadows
Book Two of The Fire and Starlight Saga
Content Warning (Slight Spoilers)
Mentions of Suicide
This is a continuation of the previously mentioned suicide and suicide attempts discussed in the first book. No suicide attempts are performed on the page. (Chapter Thirty-One)
Sexual assault of a male character is attempted by a female character at the very end of Chapter Ten. She fails in her attempt. Potential sexual assault is also hinted at as a possibility in Chapter Thirty-Three. No sexual assault is actually completed.
PTSD & Past Trauma
This is a reoccurring thing throughout the book as Astra struggles with the guilt of having to kill off attacking enemies to survive and Alak battles with his past. These events reach a climax in Chapters Thirty-Seven and Thirty-Eight when the characters are forced to confront their deepest fears and insecurities.
Several characters grieve throughout the book as they relive previous traumas and experience new ones. This grief is especially strong in the final chapters and prologue.