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The short life of Bree Tanner

The short life of Bree Tanner is a companion novella to the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. It tells the story of a newborn vampire, Bree Tanner, who is featured in the third book of the series, Eclipse. The book is written from the viewpoint of Bree, as opposed to the rest series which is predominantly narrated by character Bella Swan. Let see the author option, how her comments make this book. Stephenie Meyer related : No two writers go about things in exactly the same way. We all are inspired and motivated in different ways, we have our own reasons why some characters stay with us while others disappear into a backlog of neglected files. Personally I’ve never figured out why some of my characters take on strong lives of their own, but I’m always happy when they do. Those characters are the most effortless to write, and so their stories are usually the ones that get finished. Bree is one of those characters, and she is the chief reason why this story is now in your hands, rather than lost in the maze of forgotten folders inside my computer. The two other reasons are named Diego and Fred. I started thinking about Bree while I was editing Eclipse. I had first pearson perspective blinders on, anything that Bella could not see or hear or feel or taste or touch was irrelevant. That story was her experience only. The next step in the editing process was to step away from Bella and see how the story flowed. Because Bree is the only newborn Bella sees, Bree’s was the perspective that I first gravitated toward as I considered what was going on behind the scenes. I started thinking about living in the basement with the newborns and hunting traditional vampire-style. I imagined the world as Bree understood it. And it was easy to do that. From the start Bree was very clear as a character, and some of her friends also sprang to life effortlessly. This is the way it usually works for me: I try to write a short synopsis of what is happening in some other part of the story, and I end up jotting down dialogue. In this case, instead of a synopsis, I found myself writing a day in Bree’s life.

but another newborn. threatening to punish Victoria for amassing a vampire army but willing to give her army a chance to destroy the Cullens. a monster. never sure of anything except that her life was always in danger. the more I wished I’d concluded Eclipse just slightly differently. they will kill her. easy prey. Diego thinks something is coming. suddenly we were pathetic and weak. an arrogant newborn. tragic. Together they kill and drink a pimp and two prostitutes. That night Bree and Diego stalk Riley. Eventually the Volturi show up. and that he might be lying to them. and how Riley came to offer them a second life as a vampire. They also discover that sunlight does not kill a vampire. ultimately. She is such a small. Bella was never a newborn like Bree was a newborn. spending the day . They find that Riley had relocated everyone to a log cabin and Diego gets into a fight with Raoul. The story begins with Bree and Diego hunting for human blood . suspicious that he is meeting with Victoria. but makes their skin sparkle. Riley tells Bree that Diego is doing surveillance work with Victoria and will . The Volturi say that if Victoria does not attack within five days. I got to look through her red eyes at us humans.Writing Bree was the first time I’d stepped into the shoes of a narrator who was a “real” vampire—a hunter. of no importance whatsoever except as a tasty snack. Freaky Fred uses his repelling power to stop Raoul from killing them. It was exciting and dark and. And yet her story is so important to an understanding of the novel. seemingly trivial character in Eclipse. and if they want to survive. Riley returns to the cabin alone and tells his vampire army that there are older vampires in Seattle who want to kill them. She lives for only five minutes of Bella’s perspective. They become friends and decide to form a club. The closer I got to the inevitable end. I got to submerge myself in a totally different breed of vampires: newborns. and Diego has been one for eleven months. they will have to work together and learn how to fight. I felt what it was like to be alone while surrounded by enemies. Bree and Diego talk about Victoria and ask why she is turning so many people into vampires. while Diego stays behind to talk to Riley. Bree has been a vampire for three months. Bree returns to the log cabin and resolves to run away. The newborn life was something I hadn’t ever gotten to explore—even when Bella finally became a vampire. Together they decide that Riley is using them as pawns for protection. looking for Riley and the other vampires they live with. I wonder how you will feel about Bree. and Victoria is using them as protection. always on guard. They hide in a cave and discuss their human lives.

Bree and the vampires hunt a ferry boat to drink the passengers' blood and regain their strength for the battle against the elder vampires. and thinks that Diego is already dead because she cannot see or smell him anywhere. and if they did not do as they were told they would be killed. and Riley retreats. Bree surrenders to the Cullens. She deduces that Victoria and Riley killed Diego for being disobedient the night he went missing. She explains that Riley lied to her and everyone else. They head off to fight the Cullens. telling Bree that Diego has already started fighting with the group. Bree has trouble resisting the urge to drink Bella's blood. . The book ends with the Volturi deciding to kill Bree. Bree arrives at the battle to find the newborn vampires being killed by the Cullens. After three nights of training.return to join them in the fight. She uses her thoughts to tell Edward that the Volturi had allowed the army to attack the Cullens. giving them Bella's scent to hunt. The Volturi show up and Jane tortures Bree into telling everything about the newborns. They debate whether or not to kill her and decide to restrain her until the Volturi arrive. Riley then tells everyone that the vampires they will be fighting have yellow eyes and keep a human as a pet. Fred decides to run away to Vancouver before the battle.

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