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And So The Techno-Mage Trilogy Begins...,
By A Customer
This review is from: Babylon 5: Casting Shadows (Babylon 5 (Paperback Ballantine)) (Mass Market Paperback)
I was sceptical when I heard the third trilogy of B5 books was going to be about the techno-mages as I feared there wouldn't be much of a story with the end result of their solitary appearance in The Geometry Of Shadows, but I was wrong. There is more to the techno-mages than could be imagined.
Jeanne Cavelos has written a fantastic piece of fiction which manages to be examine the events of the first season of Babylon 5 from the point of view of the techno-mages. The central characters Galen and Elric are exceptionally well written and Cavelos ensures that they are true to their television personas but developed more for the novel. The character of Isabelle, hinted at in the Crusade episode The Well of Forever, is a well created character and there's even an appearance by the sinister Mr. Morden as well.
This is an excellent book. Although it doesn't feature any of the main characters from B5, it weaves it's own strong story which is a delight from start to finish.