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14th Apr '17 10:29:03 PM tropeminer
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** The ending scene to ''Film/RogueOne'' [[spoiler:directly leads to the opening of ''Film/ANewHope'' with the rebels making a run for it aboard the ''Tantive IV'' having acquired the Death Star plans after the climactic Battle of Scarif...with a Princess Leia cameo onboard]].

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** The ending scene to ''Film/RogueOne'' [[spoiler:directly leads to the opening of ''Film/ANewHope'' with the rebels making a run for it aboard the ''Tantive IV'' having acquired the Death Star plans after the climactic Battle of Scarif...Scarif with a Princess Leia cameo onboard]].
14th Apr '17 12:08:01 AM tropeminer
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** The ending scene to ''Film/RogueOne'' [[spoiler:directly leads to the opening of ''Film/ANewHope'' with the rebels making a run for it aboard the ''Tantive IV'' having acquired the Death Star plans after the climactic Battle of Scarif. Even features a cameo of Princess Leia]]. It's done in such a way where one could probably edit the two back to back and they might blend seamlessly.

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** The ending scene to ''Film/RogueOne'' [[spoiler:directly leads to the opening of ''Film/ANewHope'' with the rebels making a run for it aboard the ''Tantive IV'' having acquired the Death Star plans after the climactic Battle of Scarif. Even features Scarif...with a cameo of Princess Leia]]. It's done in such a way where one could probably edit the two back to back and they might blend seamlessly.Leia cameo onboard]].
3rd Apr '17 2:46:31 PM AthenaBlue
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The last third of a TwoPartTrilogy often fits.

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The last third of a TwoPartTrilogy often fits. Related to ExtremelyShortTimespan.
3rd Apr '17 2:44:12 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure'''s sequel ''[=MaX=] Heart'' picks up where the original ends.



* ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure'''s sequel ''[=MaX=] Heart'' picks up where the original ends.



* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} Shrek 3D]]'', where Princess Fiona is kidnapped by Lord Farquaad's ghost as revenge for being eaten by a dragon, and as a result Shrek and Donkey had to stop him again and save Fiona. This happens while they are still in the onion carriage they drove away in at the end of the film.



* After a flashback detailing how the Penguins became a team, ''WesternAnimation/PenguinsOfMadagascar'' begins during the ending of ''WesternAnimation/Madagascar3EuropesMostWanted''.



** Although, this is not true if you believe that the cub presented at the end of The Lion King is actually Kopa.

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** Although, this is not true if you believe that the cub presented at the end of The ''The Lion King King'' is actually Kopa.Kopa.
* After a flashback detailing how the Penguins became a team, ''WesternAnimation/PenguinsOfMadagascar'' begins during the ending of ''WesternAnimation/Madagascar3EuropesMostWanted''.
* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} Shrek 3D]]'', where Princess Fiona is kidnapped by Lord Farquaad's ghost as revenge for being eaten by a dragon, and as a result Shrek and Donkey had to stop him again and save Fiona. This happens while they are still in the onion carriage they drove away in at the end of the film.



* ''Film/AVPAlienVsPredator'' ends in a Predalien chestburster appearing out of the corpse of the final Predator, as his comrades are leaving Earth. The sequel ''[[Film/AliensVsPredatorRequiem Requiem]]'' starts with the chestburster morphing into the drone form and causing the ship to crash back on Earth.



* ''Film/TheBourneSeries'':
** ''Film/TheBourneUltimatum'' begins (not counting the final scene in ''The Bourne Supremacy'', which is seen in this film in its proper chronological order) immediately after the wounded Bourne said his condolences to Irena Neski, and is trying to flee the immediate area after the chase with the assassin.
** ''Film/TheBourneLegacy'' starts ''during'' the events of ''Ultimatum''.



* ''Film/ChildrenOfTheCornIITheFinalSacrifice'' starts with authorities alerted by [[Film/ChildrenOfTheCorn1984 the previous film's]] protagonists going through Gatlin's tragedy, and relocating the remaining children to the neigboring town of Hemingford.
* ''Film/DeadSnow'' ends with remaining character realizing that he has the remaining piece of the treasure that the Nazi zombies are looking for, and being attacked by them. The sequel ''[[Film/DeadSnowRedVsDead Red vs. Dead]]'' starts with him escaping this predicament.
* ''Film/DraculasDaughter'' starts with two constables finding the aftermath of ''Film/{{Dracula 1931}}'', and arresting Prof. Van Helsing for murder, not knowing that his "victim" was a vampire.
* All three original ''Franchise/EvilDead'' movies lead directly into one another. Creator/BruceCampbell has noted that, with a little judicious editing to remove the recaps and some minor contradictory stuff between the [[Film/EvilDead2 second]] and [[Film/ArmyOfDarkness third]] films, one can make a near-seamless 4 1/2-hour movie out of the trilogy.



* ''Film/HaroldAndKumarEscapeFromGuantanamoBay'' opens approximately an hour or two after the ending of [[Film/HaroldAndKumarGoToWhiteCastle the first film]]: just enough time for the two to eat a couple dozen burgers each, drive home, and for Harold to start running a shower, and the burgers to work their way through Kumar's digestive system all before they head off to Amsterdam.



* All three original ''Franchise/EvilDead'' movies lead directly into one another. Creator/BruceCampbell has noted that, with a little judicious editing to remove the recaps and some minor contradictory stuff between the [[Film/EvilDead2 second]] and [[Film/ArmyOfDarkness third]] films, one can make a near-seamless 4 1/2-hour movie out of the trilogy.

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* All three original ''Franchise/EvilDead'' movies lead directly into one another. Creator/BruceCampbell has noted that, Played with a little judicious editing to remove in ''Film/TheHumanCentipede'' series. The second film does begin with the recaps and some minor contradictory stuff between last scene of the [[Film/EvilDead2 second]] and [[Film/ArmyOfDarkness third]] first one... being watched by somebody in RealLife who decides to make their own Human Centipede.
* ''Film/IronMan2'' starts as Ivan Vanko (Whiplash) watches as Tony Stark admits on-camera to being Iron Man at the end of [[Film/IronMan1 the first movie]]. Although the next scene picks up six months later.
* Uniquely among ''Film/JamesBond''
films, one can make a near-seamless 4 1/2-hour movie out ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' follows immediately on from ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', with Bond transporting Mr. White to M after capturing him at the end of the trilogy.previous film.



* ''Film/LookWhosTalking'' has Julie's conception and birth happening over the end credits. ''Look Who's Talking Too'' starts with those events, as well as Mikey's potty training.



* ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions'' picks up where ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'' ended off. This contributes to the TwoPartTrilogy feel of the series.
* The first ''Film/MortalKombat'' film ends with the protagonists celebrating the end of the tournament, and preparing themselves to fight the suddenly appearing Shao Khan. ''Film/MortalKombatAnnihilation'' picks up from this setup, but changes a bit that Shao Khan's appearance is now accompanied by an extra-dimensional invasion.
* The first thing seen in ''Film/MuppetsMostWanted'' is the "The End" title from [[Film/TheMuppets the previous movie]]. It also instantly establishes that the previous movie was a movie in-universe and only loosely canon.
* Each of the ''Film/{{Phantasm}}'' sequels pick up immediately where the preceding film ended.
* ''Film/{{Porkys}}'' is followed by ''Porky's 2: The Next Day''.
* ''Film/{{REC}} 2'' starts five minutes after the end of the first. It then zig-zags the trope, as Part 3, ''Genesis'', is a prequel, but ''Apocalypse'', the next sequel picking up exactly where ''Part 2'' left off.



* ''Film/LookWhosTalking'' has Julie's conception and birth happening over the end credits. ''Look Who's Talking Too'' starts with those events, as well as Mikey's potty training.

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* ''Film/LookWhosTalking'' has Julie's conception ''Film/SeeNoEvil2'' begins with the villain Jacob Goodnight being pronounced dead on his way to the hospital after his defeat in the previous film. He doesn't stay that way for long.
* ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock'' opens with the last set of events of ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan''
and birth happening over picks up shortly thereafter with the damaged ''Enterprise'' making it's way back to Earth spacedock following the Battle of the Mutara Nebula [[spoiler:and Spock's funeral above the Genesis Planet]]. Of all the entries in the ''StarTrek'' film series, ''Star Trek III'' is the only one to immediately follow it's predecessor.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** As a cross-media example, ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' begins a few hours after
the end credits. ''Look Who's Talking Too'' starts of the original ''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars Clone Wars]]'' series (after Palpatine had been scooped up by Grievous and the Separatist forces and the Jedi launch a rescue operation). Unfortunately this was rendered as CanonDiscontinuity due to the [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars CGI series]] (and that series was CutShort so it doesn't even get to explain what happens prior to the battle above Coruscant that kicks off ''Episode III'').
** The ending scene to ''Film/RogueOne'' [[spoiler:directly leads to the opening of ''Film/ANewHope''
with those events, the rebels making a run for it aboard the ''Tantive IV'' having acquired the Death Star plans after the climactic Battle of Scarif. Even features a cameo of Princess Leia]]. It's done in such a way where one could probably edit the two back to back and they might blend seamlessly.
** ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' ends with protagonist Rey [[spoiler:meeting up with Luke Skywalker]]. ''Film/TheLastJedi'' picks up just a few minutes after that.
* All of the ''Film/{{Subspecies}}'' films take place immediately after the last.
* Although the original cut of ''Film/SupermanII'' takes place some time after the ending of the first movie, the Richard Donner version released in 2006 begins ''during the events of the first film'', where the nuclear missile Superman launches into space winds up releasing Zod, Ursa, and Non from the Phantom Zone.
* ''[[Film/TheThing2011 The Thing]]'' (2011) [[spoiler:ends with Lars figuring out the alien creature had disguised itself
as well one of the Alaskan Malamute husky dogs as Mikey's potty training. it's escaping from Thule Station. He then orders his pilot friend who just arrived to start up the resupply helicopter where he tries to shoot the "dog" down leading into the opening scene of ''[[Film/TheThing1982 The Thing]]'' (1982)]].
* ''Film/AfterTheThinMan'' takes place several hours after ''Film/TheThinMan'', when the train Nick and Nora were on with Dorothy and her new husband Tommy arrives in San Francisco.



* ''Film/HaroldAndKumarEscapeFromGuantanamoBay'' opens approximately an hour or two after the ending of [[Film/HaroldAndKumarGoToWhiteCastle the first film]]: just enough time for the two to eat a couple dozen burgers each, drive home, and for Harold to start running a shower, and the burgers to work their way through Kumar's digestive system all before they head off to Amsterdam.
* ''[[Film/TheThing2011 The Thing]]'' (2011) [[spoiler:ends with Lars figuring out the alien creature had disguised itself as one of the Alaskan Malamute husky dogs as it's escaping from Thule Station. He then orders his pilot friend who just arrived to start up the resupply helicopter where he tries to shoot the "dog" down leading into the opening scene of ''[[Film/TheThing1982 The Thing]]'' (1982)]].
* ''Film/AfterTheThinMan'' takes place several hours after ''Film/TheThinMan'', when the train Nick and Nora were on with Dorothy and her new husband Tommy arrives in San Francisco.
* The first ''Film/MortalKombat'' film ends with the protagonists celebrating the end of the tournament, and preparing themselves to fight the suddenly appearing Shao Khan. ''Film/MortalKombatAnnihilation'' picks up from this setup, but changes a bit that Shao Khan's appearance is now accompanied by an extra-dimensional invasion.
* Uniquely among ''Film/JamesBond'' films, ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' follows immediately on from ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', with Bond transporting Mr. White to M after capturing him at the end of the previous film.
* ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions'' picks up where ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'' ended off. This contributes to the TwoPartTrilogy feel of the series.
* ''Film/AVPAlienVsPredator'' ends in a Predalien chestburster appearing out of the corpse of the final Predator, as his comrades are leaving Earth. The sequel ''[[Film/AliensVsPredatorRequiem Requiem]]'' starts with the chestburster morphing into the drone form and causing the ship to crash back on Earth.



* All of the ''Film/{{Subspecies}}'' films take place immediately after the last.
* Each of the ''Film/{{Phantasm}}'' sequels pick up immediately where the preceding film ended.
* Played with in ''Film/TheHumanCentipede'' series. The second film does begin with the last scene of the first one... being watched by somebody in RealLife who decides to make their own Human Centipede.
* ''Film/IronMan2'' starts as Ivan Vanko (Whiplash) watches as Tony Stark admits on-camera to being Iron Man at the end of [[Film/IronMan1 the first movie]]. Although the next scene picks up six months later.
* Although the original cut of ''Film/SupermanII'' takes place some time after the ending of the first movie, the Richard Donner version released in 2006 begins ''during the events of the first film'', where the nuclear missile Superman launches into space winds up releasing Zod, Ursa, and Non from the Phantom Zone.
* ''Film/{{REC}} 2'' starts five minutes after the end of the first. It then zig-zags the trope, as Part 3, ''Genesis'', is a prequel, but ''Apocalypse'', the next sequel picking up exactly where ''Part 2'' left off.
* ''Film/DraculasDaughter'' starts with two constables finding the aftermath of ''Film/{{Dracula 1931}}'', and arresting Prof. Van Helsing for murder, not knowing that his "victim" was a vampire.
* ''Film/{{Porkys}}'' is followed by ''Porky's 2: The Next Day''.
* ''Film/TheBourneSeries'':
** ''Film/TheBourneUltimatum'' begins (not counting the final scene in ''The Bourne Supremacy'', which is seen in this film in its proper chronological order) immediately after the wounded Bourne said his condolences to Irena Neski, and is trying to flee the immediate area after the chase with the assassin.
** ''Film/TheBourneLegacy'' starts ''during'' the events of ''Ultimatum''.
* ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock'' opens with the last set of events of ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'' and picks up shortly thereafter with the damaged ''Enterprise'' making it's way back to Earth spacedock following the Battle of the Mutara Nebula [[spoiler:and Spock's funeral above the Genesis Planet]]. Of all the entries in the ''StarTrek'' film series, ''Star Trek III'' is the only one to immediately follow it's predecessor.
* ''Franchise/StarWars''
** As a cross-media example, ''[[Film/RevengeOfTheSith Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith]]'' begins a few hours after the end of the original ''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars Clone Wars]]'' series (after Palpatine had been scooped up by Grievous and the Separatist forces and the Jedi launch a rescue operation). Unfortunately this was rendered as CanonDiscontinuity due to the [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars CGI series]] (and that series was CutShort so it doesn't even get to explain what happens prior to the battle above Coruscant that kicks off ''Episode III'').
** The ending scene to ''Film/RogueOne'' [[spoiler:directly leads to the opening of ''Film/ANewHope'' with the rebels making a run for it aboard the ''Tantive IV'' having acquired the Death Star plans after the climactic Battle of Scariff. Even features a cameo of Princess Leia]]. It's done in such a way where one could probably edit the two back to back and they might blend seamlessly.
** ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' ends with protagonist Rey [[spoiler:meeting up with Luke Skywalker]]. ''Film/TheLastJedi'' picks up just a few minutes after that.
* ''Film/ChildrenOfTheCornIITheFinalSacrifice'' starts with authorities alerted by [[Film/ChildrenOfTheCorn1984 the prevous film's]] protagonists going through Gatlin's tragedy, and relocating the remaining children to the neigboring town of Hemingford.
* ''Film/SeeNoEvil2'' begins with the villain Jacob Goodnight being pronounced dead on his way to the hospital after his defeat in the previous film. He doesn't stay that way for long.
* The first thing seen in ''Film/MuppetsMostWanted'' is the "The End" title from [[Film/TheMuppets the previous movie]]. It also instantly establishes that the previous movie was a movie in-universe and only loosely canon.
* ''Film/DeadSnow'' ends with remaining character realizing that he has the remaining piece of the treasure that the nazi zombies are looking for, and being attacked by them. The sequel ''[[Film/DeadSnowRedVsDead Red vs. Dead]]'' starts with him escaping this predicament.



* The ''Creator/VCAndrews'' novel ''Literature/PetalsOnTheWind'' picks up right where ''Literature/FlowersInTheAttic'' left off, with the three surviving Dollanganger siblings on a bus heading out of town, having escaped their attic prison.
* ''Literature/CharlieAndTheGreatGlassElevator'' picks up immediately after the ending of ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'', with Willy Wonka and the Bucket family headed back to the factory in the elevator -- but the process of doing so is screwed up by the frightened, still-bedridden grandparents, and the elevator ends up ''in orbit''.



* ''[[Literature/ThursdayNext The Well of Lost Plots]]'' also takes up where ''[[Literature/ThursdayNext Lost in a Good Book]]'' leaves off.
* Within Literature/TheDresdenFiles, ''Literature/GhostStory'' continues from the moment ''Literature/{{Changes}}'' ended, at least, from Harry's POV. [[spoiler:Turns out, half a year has passed while he hung out in the AfterlifeAntechamber.]]

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* ''[[Literature/ThursdayNext The Well of Lost Plots]]'' also ''Literature/{{Divergent}}'' series' second book, ''Insurgent'', takes up where ''[[Literature/ThursdayNext Lost in a Good Book]]'' leaves off.
place immediately after the first, specifically, just as Tris and co. arrive at the Amity sector.
* Within Literature/TheDresdenFiles, ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': ''Literature/GhostStory'' continues from the moment ''Literature/{{Changes}}'' ended, at least, from Harry's POV. [[spoiler:Turns out, half a year has passed while he hung out in the AfterlifeAntechamber.]]]]
* Creator/KyellGold does this between ''Literature/OutOfPosition'' and ''Isolation Play'' with only about a five minute passing between the two books.
* ''Literature/GoneWithTheWind'' ends with Melanie's death. 55 years later, the sequel ''Scarlett'' picks up just a few days afterwards, at her funeral.



* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'' starts the day after the end of ''Literature/TheWayOfKings'' and their prologues take place at the same time, in the same place. Early preview of book three shows that it starts two days after the end of book two.

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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'' Zilpha Keatley Snyder does this between the books of the ''[[Literature/BelowTheRoot Green-Sky Trilogy]]''. ''And All Between'' starts out with Teera and her life underground, but the day Kindar part of the tale picks up just minutes after the events that close off ''Below the Root''. ''Until the Celebration'' starts on the evening after the events that close ''And All Between''. Raamo climbs into the farheights of the tree city to think things over, [[{{Bookends}} as he does at the beginning of ''Below The Root''.]]
* The last three books of ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'' series break the series tradition of a one-year-gap between each novel by having it immediately pick up from where the previous one left off. ''The Mark of Athena'' begins ''immediately'' after ''The Son of Neptune'' ends, albeit from a different perspective. ''The House of Hades'' begins maybe a day at most after ''TMA'' ends. Finally, ''The Blood of Olympus'' picks up the next afternoon after ''THH'' ends. It's justified, since there's a prophecy to fulfill and only a few weeks to spare since
the end of ''Literature/TheWayOfKings'' and their prologues take place at the same time, in the same place. Early preview of book three shows that it starts two days after the end of book two.''TSN''.



* A couple of Literature/HonorHarrington novels:
** Book 3, ''A Short Victorious War'', ends with Honor and her crew returning to Manticore; Book 4, ''Field of Dishonor'', begins with their arrival back home.
** Book 8, ''Echoes of Honor'', ends with Admiral White Haven getting Honor's message that she survived and is back in the system; Book 9, ''Ashes of Victory'', begins a couple hours later when Honor actually arrives.
* The second half of John Gardner's ''Literature/JamesBond'' novel ''Literature/{{COLD}}'' picks up right after the [[Literature/SeaFire previous non-movie-novelization one]], with Bond leaving Puerto Rico with his battered girlfiend Fredericka von Grüsse on a helicopter.
* Creator/SergeyLukyanenko does this with two of his duologies: ''Literature/TheStarsAreColdToys'' and ''Literature/SeekersOfTheSky'', where the gap between the stories is extremely small. ''Star Shadow'' starts mere hours after the end of ''The Stars Are Cold Toys''. The start of the second ''Seekers of the Sky'' novel makes it appear as if this trope is averted, but it's then revealed that less than a day passed after the end of the first novel. This makes it seem like the duologies are DividedForPublication.
** Ditto for Creator/VladimirVasilyev's ''Literature/WolfishNature'' duology.
* ''Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy'': the second ends with Lisbeth being airlifted to a hospital, the third with her arriving.
* ''Literature/SeptimusHeap'': ''Syren'' starts immediately where ''Queste'' ends.



* In the ''Literature/WarriorCats'' series, the most notable examples are:
** The end of ''Rising Storm'' and beginning of ''A Dangerous Path'' - ''Rising Storm'' ends with a cliffhanger, and ''A Dangerous Path'' picks up at the same moment. In fact, you could stick the first line of chapter 1 of ''A Dangerous Path'' after the last line of ''Rising Storm'', and not know that there was meant to be a break.
** ''Starlight'' begins minutes (at the longest) after ''Dawn'' ends - the Clans arrive at the lake just at the beginning of dawn, and Starlight's first page describes how they're staring down at the water, and it still describes it as very early dawn.
** ''Twilight'' and ''Sunset'' have a bit of a cliffhanger as well - Twilight ends at the end of a battle, with Brambleclaw seeing two characters he never thought he'd see again, and Sunset begins with him walking over to them.
* In the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, ''Literature/TheTruceAtBakura'' begins shortly after the destruction of the Death Star in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''. The Rebel Alliance is still camped on Endor's Sanctuary Moon. Leia and Han share some Ewok wine, and Luke has to spend several hours in bed in order to recover from the Force Lightning he'd been zapped with on the Death Star.



* ''Literature/SeptimusHeap'': ''Syren'' starts immediately where ''Queste'' ends.
* A couple of Literature/HonorHarrington novels:
** Book 3, ''A Short Victorious War'', ends with Honor and her crew returning to Manticore; Book 4, ''Field of Dishonor'', begins with their arrival back home.
** Book 8, ''Echoes of Honor'', ends with Admiral White Haven getting Honor's message that she survived and is back in the system; Book 9, ''Ashes of Victory'', begins a couple hours later when Honor actually arrives.
* ''Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy'': the second ends with Lisbeth being airlifted to a hospital, the third with her arriving.
* ''Literature/GoneWithTheWind'' ends with Melanie's death. 55 years later, the sequel ''Scarlett'' picks up just a few days afterwards, at her funeral.
* Creator/SergeyLukyanenko does this with two of his duologies: ''Literature/TheStarsAreColdToys'' and ''Literature/SeekersOfTheSky'', where the gap between the stories is extremely small. ''Star Shadow'' starts mere hours after the end of ''The Stars Are Cold Toys''. The start of the second ''Seekers of the Sky'' novel makes it appear as if this trope is averted, but it's then revealed that less than a day passed after the end of the first novel. This makes it seem like the duologies are DividedForPublication.
** Ditto for Creator/VladimirVasilyev's ''Literature/WolfishNature'' duology.

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* ''Literature/SeptimusHeap'': ''Syren'' starts immediately where ''Queste'' ends.
* A couple
Very little time passes between books in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''; the time passed between the end of Literature/HonorHarrington novels:
** Book 3, ''A Short Victorious War'', ends with Honor
one book and her crew returning to Manticore; Book 4, ''Field of Dishonor'', begins with their arrival back home.
** Book 8, ''Echoes of Honor'', ends with Admiral White Haven getting Honor's message that she survived and is back in
the system; Book 9, ''Ashes start of Victory'', begins a couple hours later when Honor actually arrives.
* ''Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy'':
the second ends with Lisbeth being airlifted next is no different to a hospital, the third with her arriving.
* ''Literature/GoneWithTheWind'' ends with Melanie's death. 55 years later, the sequel ''Scarlett'' picks up just a few days afterwards, at her funeral.
* Creator/SergeyLukyanenko does this with two of his duologies: ''Literature/TheStarsAreColdToys'' and ''Literature/SeekersOfTheSky'', where
time passed between some chapters. Special mention must go to the gap between [[Literature/AStormOfSwords book 3]], which ends with the stories night of the death of Lord Tywin Lannister, and [[Literature/AFeastForCrows book 4]], which opens with the other Lannisters finding his body before dawn has broken.
* In ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'', ''Literature/TheTruceAtBakura'' begins shortly after the destruction of the Death Star in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''. The Rebel Alliance
is extremely small. ''Star Shadow'' still camped on Endor's Sanctuary Moon. Leia and Han share some Ewok wine, and Luke has to spend several hours in bed in order to recover from the Force Lightning he'd been zapped with on the Death Star.
* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance''
starts mere hours the day after the end of ''The Stars Are Cold Toys''. The start of ''Literature/TheWayOfKings'' and their prologues take place at the second ''Seekers of same time, in the Sky'' novel makes it appear as if this trope is averted, but it's then revealed same place. Early preview of book three shows that less than a day passed it starts two days after the end of the first novel. This makes it seem like the duologies are DividedForPublication.
** Ditto for Creator/VladimirVasilyev's ''Literature/WolfishNature'' duology.
book two.



* ''[[Literature/ThursdayNext The Well of Lost Plots]]'' also takes up where ''[[Literature/ThursdayNext Lost in a Good Book]]'' leaves off.



* ''Literature/CharlieAndTheGreatGlassElevator'' picks up immediately after the ending of ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'', with Willy Wonka and the Bucket family headed back to the factory in the elevator -- but the process of doing so is screwed up by the frightened, still-bedridden grandparents, and the elevator ends up ''in orbit''.
* The second half of John Gardner's ''Literature/JamesBond'' novel ''Literature/{{COLD}}'' picks up right after the [[Literature/SeaFire previous non-movie-novelization one]], with Bond leaving Puerto Rico with his battered girlfiend Fredericka von Grüsse on a helicopter.



* The ''Creator/VCAndrews'' novel ''Literature/PetalsOnTheWind'' picks up right where ''Literature/FlowersInTheAttic'' left off, with the three surviving Dollanganger siblings on a bus heading out of town, having escaped their attic prison.
* The ''Literature/{{Divergent}}'' series' second book, ''Insurgent'', takes place immediately after the first, specifically, just as Tris and co. arrive at the Amity sector.
* The last three books of ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'' series break the series tradition of a one-year-gap between each novel by having it immediately pick up from where the previous one left off. ''The Mark of Athena'' begins ''immediately'' after ''The Son of Neptune'' ends, albeit from a different perspective. ''The House of Hades'' begins maybe a day at most after ''TMA'' ends. Finally, ''The Blood of Olympus'' picks up the next afternoon after ''THH'' ends. It's justified, since there's a prophecy to fulfill and only a few weeks to spare since the end of ''TSN''.
* Zilpha Keatley Snyder does this between the books of the ''[[Literature/BelowTheRoot Green-Sky Trilogy]]''. ''And All Between'' starts out with Teera and her life underground, but the Kindar part of the tale picks up just minutes after the events that close off ''Below the Root''. ''Until the Celebration'' starts on the evening after the events that close ''And All Between''. Raamo climbs into the farheights of the tree city to think things over, [[{{Bookends}} as he does at the beginning of ''Below The Root''.]]
* Creator/KyellGold does this between ''Literature/OutOfPosition'' and ''Isolation Play'' with only about a five minute passing between the two books.
* Very little time passes between books in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''; the time passed between the end of one book and the start of the next is no different to the time passed between some chapters. Special mention must go to the gap between [[Literature/AStormOfSwords book 3]], which ends with the night of the death of Lord Tywin Lannister, and [[Literature/AFeastForCrows book 4]], which opens with the other Lannisters finding his body before dawn has broken.

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* In the ''Literature/WarriorCats'' series, the most notable examples are:
**
The ''Creator/VCAndrews'' novel ''Literature/PetalsOnTheWind'' end of ''Rising Storm'' and beginning of ''A Dangerous Path'' - ''Rising Storm'' ends with a cliffhanger, and ''A Dangerous Path'' picks up right where ''Literature/FlowersInTheAttic'' left off, with at the three surviving Dollanganger siblings on a bus heading out same moment. In fact, you could stick the first line of town, having escaped their attic prison.
* The ''Literature/{{Divergent}}'' series' second book, ''Insurgent'', takes place immediately
chapter 1 of ''A Dangerous Path'' after the first, specifically, just as Tris last line of ''Rising Storm'', and co. not know that there was meant to be a break.
** ''Starlight'' begins minutes (at the longest) after ''Dawn'' ends - the Clans
arrive at the Amity sector.
* The last three books of ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'' series break the series tradition of a one-year-gap between each novel by having it immediately pick up from where the previous one left off. ''The Mark of Athena'' begins ''immediately'' after ''The Son of Neptune'' ends, albeit from a different perspective. ''The House of Hades'' begins maybe a day at most after ''TMA'' ends. Finally, ''The Blood of Olympus'' picks up the next afternoon after ''THH'' ends. It's justified, since there's a prophecy to fulfill and only a few weeks to spare since the end of ''TSN''.
* Zilpha Keatley Snyder does this between the books of the ''[[Literature/BelowTheRoot Green-Sky Trilogy]]''. ''And All Between'' starts out with Teera and her life underground, but the Kindar part of the tale picks up
lake just minutes after the events that close off ''Below the Root''. ''Until the Celebration'' starts on the evening after the events that close ''And All Between''. Raamo climbs into the farheights of the tree city to think things over, [[{{Bookends}} as he does at the beginning of ''Below The Root''.]]
* Creator/KyellGold does this between ''Literature/OutOfPosition''
dawn, and ''Isolation Play'' with only about a five minute passing between Starlight's first page describes how they're staring down at the two books.
* Very little time passes between books in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''; the time passed between
water, and it still describes it as very early dawn.
** ''Twilight'' and ''Sunset'' have a bit of a cliffhanger as well - Twilight ends at
the end of one book and the start of the next is no different to the time passed between some chapters. Special mention must go to the gap between [[Literature/AStormOfSwords book 3]], which ends a battle, with the night of the death of Lord Tywin Lannister, Brambleclaw seeing two characters he never thought he'd see again, and [[Literature/AFeastForCrows book 4]], which opens Sunset begins with the other Lannisters finding his body before dawn has broken. him walking over to them.



* An AnimatedAdaptation case happened in ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' episode "Citizen Ghost", which takes place immediately after the events of the [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} live-action film]], explaining how Slimer came to be their TeamPet.



* An AnimatedAdaptation case happened in ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' episode "Citizen Ghost", which takes place immediately after the events of the [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} live-action film]], explaining how Slimer came to be their TeamPet.


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* ''VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}}: Liberation Day'' picks up right after the end of ''Sunrider: Mask Of Arcadius'', with [[TheDragon Veniczar Fontana]] having just [[JustForPun unmasked]] the titular [[BigBad Arcadius]] as [[spoiler:one of the [[ArtificialHuman Prototypes]], a cabal of hive-minded clones bent on ruling the galaxy from the shadows]], and Chigara freaking out at the realization that [[spoiler:said Prototypes [[TomatoInTheMirror look exactly like her]]]].
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* DLC chapters of ''Gundam Breaker 3'' are released once a month, but the opening of part 4 indicates that part 3 was just a day ago. Then again, the DLC arc is hinting at much shorter time lapses in general due to the plot.
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** ''The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars'' also starts off where the show ended: [[spoiler:spoiler:Korra and Asami on their date in the Spirit world]].

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** ''The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars'' also starts off where the show ended: [[spoiler:spoiler:Korra [[spoiler:Korra and Asami on their date in the Spirit world]].
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** The ending scene to ''Film/RogueOne'' [[spoiler:directly leads to the opening of ''Film/ANewHope'' with the rebels making a run for it aboard the ''Tantive IV'' having acquired the Death Star plans after the climactic Battle of Scariff. Even features a cameo of Princess Leia]]]]. It's done in a way where one could probably edit the two back to back and they might blend seamlessly.

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** The ending scene to ''Film/RogueOne'' [[spoiler:directly leads to the opening of ''Film/ANewHope'' with the rebels making a run for it aboard the ''Tantive IV'' having acquired the Death Star plans after the climactic Battle of Scariff. Even features a cameo of Princess Leia]]]]. Leia]]. It's done in such a way where one could probably edit the two back to back and they might blend seamlessly.
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* ''Film/HaroldAndKumarEscapeFromGuantanamoBay'' opens approximatelyly an hour or two after the ending of [[Film/HaroldAndKumarGoToWhiteCastle the first film]]: just enough time for the two to eat a couple dozen burgers each, drive home, and for Harold to start running a shower, and the burgers to work their way through Kumar's digestive system all before they head off to Amsterdam.

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* ''Film/HaroldAndKumarEscapeFromGuantanamoBay'' opens approximatelyly approximately an hour or two after the ending of [[Film/HaroldAndKumarGoToWhiteCastle the first film]]: just enough time for the two to eat a couple dozen burgers each, drive home, and for Harold to start running a shower, and the burgers to work their way through Kumar's digestive system all before they head off to Amsterdam.



** The ending scene to ''Film/RogueOne'' [[spoiler:directly leads to the opening of ''Film/ANewHope'' with the rebels making a run for it aboard the ''Tantive IV'' having acquired the Death Star plans [[spoiler:after the climactic Battle of Scariff. Even features a cameo of Princess Leia]]]]. It's done in a way where one could probably edit the two back to back and they might blend seamlessly.

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** The ending scene to ''Film/RogueOne'' [[spoiler:directly leads to the opening of ''Film/ANewHope'' with the rebels making a run for it aboard the ''Tantive IV'' having acquired the Death Star plans [[spoiler:after after the climactic Battle of Scariff. Even features a cameo of Princess Leia]]]]. It's done in a way where one could probably edit the two back to back and they might blend seamlessly.
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* ''Film/HaroldAndKumarEscapeFromGuantanamoBay'' takes place no less than an hour or two after the ending of [[Film/HaroldAndKumarGoToWhiteCastle the first film]]: just enough time for the two to eat a couple dozen burgers each, drive home, and for Harold to start running a shower, and the burgers to work their way through Kumar's digestive system all before they head off to Amsterdam.

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* ''Film/HaroldAndKumarEscapeFromGuantanamoBay'' takes place no less than opens approximatelyly an hour or two after the ending of [[Film/HaroldAndKumarGoToWhiteCastle the first film]]: just enough time for the two to eat a couple dozen burgers each, drive home, and for Harold to start running a shower, and the burgers to work their way through Kumar's digestive system all before they head off to Amsterdam.



** The ending scene to ''Film/RogueOne'' directly leads to the opening of ''Film/ANewHope'' with the rebels making a run for it aboard the ''Tantive IV'' having acquired the Death Star plans [[spoiler:after the climactic Battle of Scariff. Even features a cameo of Princess Leia]]. One could probably edit the two back to back and they'd blend seamlessly; though given ''Rogue One'' is currently in theaters it's not currently testable.

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** The ending scene to ''Film/RogueOne'' directly [[spoiler:directly leads to the opening of ''Film/ANewHope'' with the rebels making a run for it aboard the ''Tantive IV'' having acquired the Death Star plans [[spoiler:after the climactic Battle of Scariff. Even features a cameo of Princess Leia]]. One Leia]]]]. It's done in a way where one could probably edit the two back to back and they'd they might blend seamlessly; though given ''Rogue One'' is currently in theaters it's not currently testable.seamlessly.
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