Buying Options

Kindle Price: $3.95

Save $7.00 (64%)

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

You've subscribed to ! We will preorder your items within 24 hours of when they become available. When new books are released, we'll charge your default payment method for the lowest price available during the pre-order period.
Update your device or payment method, cancel individual pre-orders or your subscription at
Your Memberships & Subscriptions

Buy for others

Give as a gift or purchase for a team or group.
Learn more

Buying and sending eBooks to others

Select quantity
Buy and send eBooks
Recipients can read on any device

Additional gift options are available when buying one eBook at a time.  Learn more

These ebooks can only be redeemed by recipients in the US. Redemption links and eBooks cannot be resold.

Share <Embed>
Kindle app logo image

Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Learn more

Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.

Using your mobile phone camera - scan the code below and download the Kindle app.

QR code to download the Kindle App

Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
Terminus Shift (Targon Tales - Sethran Book 2) by [Chris Reher]

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

Terminus Shift (Targon Tales - Sethran Book 2) Kindle Edition

4.7 out of 5 stars 83 ratings

New from Used from

Stories told one episode at a time. Start reading for free. pantry

Next 2 for you in this series See full series
Total Price: $7.90
By clicking on the above button, you agree to Amazon's Kindle Store Terms of Use

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00MP1IFEU
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ August 13, 2014
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 595 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 217 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 83 ratings

About the author

Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations.
Brief content visible, double tap to read full content.
Full content visible, double tap to read brief content.

Books by Chris Reher

New: Metamorph

The Targon Tales - Nova:

Sky Hunter

The Catalyst

Only Human

Rebel Alliance

Delphi Promised

The Targon Tales - Sethran:

Quantum Tangle

Terminus Shift

Entropy's End

Sci-fi Fantasy:

Flight to Exile

Space Opera is people. There it is.

Space opera has fabulous space ships, fantastic planets, laser weapons and epic battles. We’ve discarded the idea that future astronauts wear spandex suits and silver lipstick, and now our heroes get to wear real clothes. They have adventures and super technology and they meet aliens and save the galaxy again and again.

But when I look at the science fiction stories that have appealed to me the most, I see that they focus on the characters. Their plights, faults, idiosyncrasies are what give life to the backdrop of planets and space ships. I suppose you could place Han, Leia, Luke and Anakin in a contemporary setting right here on planet Earth and the dynamics would still work. It’s still a fun story without the lightsabers. But not the other way around. Without the characters’ story, a big chunk of Star Wars would lack considerable luster.

So that is the route I’ve taken with my stories. The absolute freedom of escaping Earth’s gravity and inventing things (always keeping within the realm of probability, of course) is why I love science fiction. I can make it rain mercury if I want to. I think I do, actually, somewhere.

But it’s the people in these stories—not too alien, not too perfect, not always happy with their lot or each other—who give meaning to the mercury rain and the space elevators. The people, for the most part likable people, are what turns science fiction into space opera. (Well, and space guns. Must have space guns.)

For my space operas, I’ve taken the problems of our human condition to see what we’d do with them in outer space. Most fascinating to me are the grey areas between good and evil and how we assign those qualities.

The Targon Tales is an action-packed space opera collection of related but self-contained books revolving around a hundred-year-old conflict between a colonizing Commonwealth of allied planets and those who rebel against it. In struggles like these, can there really be a “good guy” and a “bad guy”? The main characters, having chosen sides, must find ways to hang on to their ideals while working within a system that doesn’t always play by its own rules.

At times violent, sometimes light-hearted, the collection takes us to the many worlds of Trans-Targon to meet species who seem oddly similar as their shared DNA offers an ongoing mystery. But the similarities that bring them together are also at the root of the trouble between them all.

Please visit my web site at for info about my books and some of the (non-fiction) science behind some of the concepts used in the stories.

Customer reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7 out of 5
83 global ratings
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star 0% (0%) 0%
1 star 0% (0%) 0%

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on July 16, 2019
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on November 9, 2021
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on May 3, 2021
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on April 20, 2020
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on August 28, 2014
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on January 9, 2019
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on June 21, 2015
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on April 4, 2020

Top reviews from other countries

Ron Robson
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting, fast moving story with a twist at the end.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on February 1, 2017
the Fan
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fantasy sci-fi read!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on November 30, 2015
John Wood
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on March 19, 2017
David Davies
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on October 21, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars An Adventure of the Best Kind
Reviewed in Canada 🇨🇦 on September 3, 2014
Report an issue

Does this item contain inappropriate content?
Do you believe that this item violates a copyright?
Does this item contain quality or formatting issues?