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'''''The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner''''' is a novella written by [[Stephenie Meyer]] that details [[Bree Tanner]]'s version of ''[[Eclipse]]'', as well as what she went through as a [[Vampire#Newborns|newborn vampire]]. This novel is a [[wikipedia:Midquel|midquel]] which takes place in the [[Eclipse|''Eclipse'' novel]].
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'''''The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner''''' is a [[wikipedia:Novella|novella]] written by [[Stephenie Meyer]] that details [[Bree Tanner]]'s version of ''[[Eclipse]]'', as well as what she went through as a [[Vampire#Newborns|newborn vampire]]. This novel is a [[wikipedia:Midquel|midquel]] which takes place in the [[Eclipse|''Eclipse'' novel]].
   
 
==''The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner''==
 
==''The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner''==
''The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner'' is a 200-page novella that chronicles the journey of [[Victoria]]’s [[Seattle Newborn Army|newborn vampire army]] as they prepare to close in on [[Bella Swan|Bella]] and the [[Olympic Coven|Cullens]]. It was released at 12:01 a.m. on June 5, 2010 in hardcover (with $1 from each sale going to the American Red Cross International Response Fund). From June 7 to July 5, fans were able to read the book for free online at www.breetanner.com, which also provided a link to the American Red Cross website where they could donate to support relief efforts in Haiti, Chile, and around the globe.
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''The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner'' is a 178-page novella that chronicles the journey of [[Victoria]]’s [[Seattle Newborn Army|newborn vampire army]] as they prepare to close in on [[Bella Swan|Bella]] and the [[Olympic Coven|Cullens]]. It was released at 12:01 a.m. on June 5, 2010 in hardcover (with $1 from each sale going to the American Red Cross International Response Fund). From June 7 to July 5, fans were able to read the book for free online at www.breetanner.com, which also provided a link to the American Red Cross website where they could donate to support relief efforts in Haiti, Chile, and around the globe.
   
 
On her official site, Meyer says she never intended to publish ''The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner'' as a stand-alone book. It was just something she had started working on while she was still editing ''Eclipse''. "I was thinking a lot about the newborns, imagining their side of the story, and one thing led to another." The novella came in handy during the filming of ''[[Eclipse (film)|The Twilight Saga: Eclipse]]'': screenwriter [[Melissa Rosenberg]], director [[David Slade]], and actors [[Xavier Samuel]] (Riley), [[Bryce Dallas Howard]] (Victoria), and [[Jodelle Ferland]] (Bree) all read it before filming so they could better understand the characters.
 
On her official site, Meyer says she never intended to publish ''The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner'' as a stand-alone book. It was just something she had started working on while she was still editing ''Eclipse''. "I was thinking a lot about the newborns, imagining their side of the story, and one thing led to another." The novella came in handy during the filming of ''[[Eclipse (film)|The Twilight Saga: Eclipse]]'': screenwriter [[Melissa Rosenberg]], director [[David Slade]], and actors [[Xavier Samuel]] (Riley), [[Bryce Dallas Howard]] (Victoria), and [[Jodelle Ferland]] (Bree) all read it before filming so they could better understand the characters.
   
Meyer thought the manuscript might work well as part of ''[[The Twilight Saga: The Official Guide]]'', a tome still awaiting a publishing date, but at nearly 200 pages, it was something her publisher thought worked better on its own. Meyer liked the idea of publishing it before ''Eclipse'' hit theaters, to give fans an introduction to Bree. She also considered the novella a gift to devoted ''Twilight'' readers, which is why she asked her publisher to make it available for free online.
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Meyer thought the manuscript might work well as part of ''[[The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide]]'', a tome still awaiting a publishing date, but at nearly 200 pages, it was something her publisher thought worked better on its own. Meyer liked the idea of publishing it before ''Eclipse'' hit theaters, to give fans an introduction to Bree. She also considered the novella a gift to devoted ''Twilight'' readers, which is why she asked her publisher to make it available for free online.
   
 
==Synopsis==
 
==Synopsis==
[[File:Bree_Tanner_1.jpg|thumb|218px|Bree Tanner, the titular character.]]
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[[File:Bree_Tanner_1.jpg|thumb|250px|left|Bree Tanner, the titular character.]]
 
The story tells of [[Bree Tanner]]'s short life as a [[Vampire#Newborns|newborn vampire]] and her experiences as a member of the [[Seattle newborn army]].
 
The story tells of [[Bree Tanner]]'s short life as a [[Vampire#Newborns|newborn vampire]] and her experiences as a member of the [[Seattle newborn army]].
   
During a regular night hunt, she is out hunting in Seattle with three other newborns when she meets and befriends [[Diego]], a high-ranked newborn; they gradually fall in love with each other through the night. Together, they discover that they are able to go out in the sunlight without being fried, and that wooden stakes don't kill them, contrary to what [[Riley Biers]], who was made straw boss of the army, has told them about sunlight being deadly to vampires. Both Bree and Diego grow uneasy as they are unsure whether Riley is deliberately lying to them or simply ill informed; in fact he's lying.
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During a regular night hunt, she is out hunting in Seattle with three other newborns when she meets and befriends [[Diego]], a high-ranked newborn; they gradually fall in love with each other through the night. Together, they discover that they are able to go out in the sunlight without being fried, and that wooden stakes don't kill them, contrary to what [[Riley Biers]], who was made straw boss of the army, has told them about sunlight being deadly to vampires. Both Bree and Diego grow uneasy as they are unsure whether Riley is deliberately lying to them or simply ill informed; in the end, he was lying.
   
Bree and Diego doubt Riley's intentions and start to wonder whether they and the other newborns are simply meant to serve a certain purpose. Diego confronts Riley about their ability to survive in sunlight, and doesn't return, leaving Bree frightened and confused. Riley starts preparing the newborns for the [[Newborn Army Battle|battle with the Cullens]], claiming that for four days a year it is safe for vampires to walk in sunlight. He tells Bree that he has sent Diego on a reconnaissance mission, and that they will shortly be reunited. Unbeknowst to her, Diego has actually been tortured to death by [[Victoria]] and Riley.
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Bree and Diego doubt Riley's intentions and start to wonder whether they and the other newborns are simply meant to serve a certain purpose. Diego confronts Riley about their ability to survive in sunlight, and doesn't return, leaving Bree frightened and confused. Riley starts preparing the newborns for the [[Newborn Army Battle|battle with the Cullens]], claiming that for four days a year it is safe for vampires to walk in sunlight. He tells Bree that he has sent Diego on a reconnaissance mission with ''her''( Victoria was referred to as ''her''), and that they will shortly be reunited. Unbeknowst to her, Diego has actually been tortured to death by [[Victoria]] and Riley.
   
The day of the battle, [[Fred]], also known as 'Freaky Fred', a particularly gifted member with the power to [[Physical repulsion|create a repulsing shield]] around himself, tries to convince Bree to escape with him. He, like her and Diego, has suspected Riley and Victoria's intentions to let the newborns die in battle, personally destroying any survivors, and suggests that they leave before the fight starts. Bree refuses, however, still mistakenly believing Diego to be alive and waiting for her. Fred then takes off on his own to explore the world.
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[[File:Twilight-saga-eclipse-werewolves-attack-newborn-vampires.jpg|thumb|250px|[[Sam]]'s pack destroying the Army.]]
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The day of the battle, [[Fred]], also known as 'Freaky Fred', a particularly gifted member with the power to [[Physical repulsion|create a repulsing shield]] around himself, tries to convince Bree to escape with him. He, like her and Diego, has suspected Riley and Victoria's intentions to let the newborns die in battle, personally destroying any survivors, and suggests that they leave before the fight starts. Bree refuses, however, still mistakenly believing Diego to be alive and waiting for her. Fred then takes off on his own to Vancouver, promising Bree that he would wait for a day for her over there. He offers Bree to bring Diego along with her if he would come.
   
 
Upon reaching the battlefield, she discovers that the newborn army has been decimated by the combined efforts of the [[Olympic coven|Cullen family]] and the [[Uley pack]] and that they have been abandoned by Riley and Victoria. She also realizes that Diego is dead when she finds no trace of him; she then surrenders to [[Carlisle Cullen|Carlisle]] and [[Esme Cullen]] when they offer her asylum, and is taken to the field where the main fight took place and held captive.
 
Upon reaching the battlefield, she discovers that the newborn army has been decimated by the combined efforts of the [[Olympic coven|Cullen family]] and the [[Uley pack]] and that they have been abandoned by Riley and Victoria. She also realizes that Diego is dead when she finds no trace of him; she then surrenders to [[Carlisle Cullen|Carlisle]] and [[Esme Cullen]] when they offer her asylum, and is taken to the field where the main fight took place and held captive.
   
The rest of the Olympic coven arrive along with [[Bella Swan]], just as the [[Volturi]] turn up. Bree struggles to resist Bella's scent, but manages. [[Jane]] tortures Bree for information about her creation and the newborn army; the Cullens offer to take her in. Jane disallows it and [[Felix]] executes Bree by tearing her apart and burning the pieces. Bree bravely faces her death and doesn't resist.
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[[File:Felix_executes_Bree.jpg|thumb|250px|left|Felix executes Bree.]]
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The rest of the Olympic coven arrive along with [[Bella Swan]], just as the [[Volturi]] turn up. Bree struggles to resist Bella's scent, but manages. [[Jane]] tortures Bree for information about her creation and the newborn army; the Cullens offer to take her in. Jane disallows it & orders Felix to kill her. Bree's sorrow was that she could never reveal to Fred the lies Riley had told them all. She thinks towards Edward to be nice to Fred if he happened to come over there. Felix executes her by tearing her into shreds & burning her.
   
 
==Cover==
 
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The official press release can be found [http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/pdf/tsslobt_pr.pdf here.]
 
The official press release can be found [http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/pdf/tsslobt_pr.pdf here.]
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
* [http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/breetanner.html ''The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner'' at StephenieMeyer.com]
 
* [http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/breetanner.html ''The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner'' at StephenieMeyer.com]

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The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner
The Short Life of Bree Tanner Cover
Author Stephenie Meyer
Country United States
Language English
Series Twilight
Genre(s) Young adult, Fantasy, Romance
Publisher Atom
Publication date June 5, 2010
Pages 200
ISBN 031612558X

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner is a novella written by Stephenie Meyer that details Bree Tanner's version of Eclipse, as well as what she went through as a newborn vampire. This novel is a midquel which takes place in the Eclipse novel.

The Short Second Life of Bree TannerEdit

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner is a 178-page novella that chronicles the journey of Victoria’s newborn vampire army as they prepare to close in on Bella and the Cullens. It was released at 12:01 a.m. on June 5, 2010 in hardcover (with $1 from each sale going to the American Red Cross International Response Fund). From June 7 to July 5, fans were able to read the book for free online at www.breetanner.com, which also provided a link to the American Red Cross website where they could donate to support relief efforts in Haiti, Chile, and around the globe.

On her official site, Meyer says she never intended to publish The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner as a stand-alone book. It was just something she had started working on while she was still editing Eclipse. "I was thinking a lot about the newborns, imagining their side of the story, and one thing led to another." The novella came in handy during the filming of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse: screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg, director David Slade, and actors Xavier Samuel (Riley), Bryce Dallas Howard (Victoria), and Jodelle Ferland (Bree) all read it before filming so they could better understand the characters.

Meyer thought the manuscript might work well as part of The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide, a tome still awaiting a publishing date, but at nearly 200 pages, it was something her publisher thought worked better on its own. Meyer liked the idea of publishing it before Eclipse hit theaters, to give fans an introduction to Bree. She also considered the novella a gift to devoted Twilight readers, which is why she asked her publisher to make it available for free online.

SynopsisEdit

Bree Tanner 1

Bree Tanner, the titular character.

The story tells of Bree Tanner's short life as a newborn vampire and her experiences as a member of the Seattle newborn army.

During a regular night hunt, she is out hunting in Seattle with three other newborns when she meets and befriends Diego, a high-ranked newborn; they gradually fall in love with each other through the night. Together, they discover that they are able to go out in the sunlight without being fried, and that wooden stakes don't kill them, contrary to what Riley Biers, who was made straw boss of the army, has told them about sunlight being deadly to vampires. Both Bree and Diego grow uneasy as they are unsure whether Riley is deliberately lying to them or simply ill informed; in the end, he was lying.

Bree and Diego doubt Riley's intentions and start to wonder whether they and the other newborns are simply meant to serve a certain purpose. Diego confronts Riley about their ability to survive in sunlight, and doesn't return, leaving Bree frightened and confused. Riley starts preparing the newborns for the battle with the Cullens, claiming that for four days a year it is safe for vampires to walk in sunlight. He tells Bree that he has sent Diego on a reconnaissance mission with her( Victoria was referred to as her), and that they will shortly be reunited. Unbeknowst to her, Diego has actually been tortured to death by Victoria and Riley.

Twilight-saga-eclipse-werewolves-attack-newborn-vampires

Sam's pack destroying the Army.

The day of the battle, Fred, also known as 'Freaky Fred', a particularly gifted member with the power to create a repulsing shield around himself, tries to convince Bree to escape with him. He, like her and Diego, has suspected Riley and Victoria's intentions to let the newborns die in battle, personally destroying any survivors, and suggests that they leave before the fight starts. Bree refuses, however, still mistakenly believing Diego to be alive and waiting for her. Fred then takes off on his own to Vancouver, promising Bree that he would wait for a day for her over there. He offers Bree to bring Diego along with her if he would come.

Upon reaching the battlefield, she discovers that the newborn army has been decimated by the combined efforts of the Cullen family and the Uley pack and that they have been abandoned by Riley and Victoria. She also realizes that Diego is dead when she finds no trace of him; she then surrenders to Carlisle and Esme Cullen when they offer her asylum, and is taken to the field where the main fight took place and held captive.

Felix executes Bree

Felix executes Bree.

The rest of the Olympic coven arrive along with Bella Swan, just as the Volturi turn up. Bree struggles to resist Bella's scent, but manages. Jane tortures Bree for information about her creation and the newborn army; the Cullens offer to take her in. Jane disallows it & orders Felix to kill her. Bree's sorrow was that she could never reveal to Fred the lies Riley had told them all. She thinks towards Edward to be nice to Fred if he happened to come over there. Felix executes her by tearing her into shreds & burning her.

CoverEdit

The cover refers to Bree Tanner's vampire life that is coming to an end. The hourglass represents time and the red sand represents life.

ReleaseEdit

The novella was originally meant to be part of the series guide but became too long. It was released on June 5 and was available for free reading online until recently. One dollar from all copies sold in the U.S. will be donated to a relief fund for Haiti as well as other disaster-stricken places.

The official press release can be found here.

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