5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Enjoyable to no end....,
This review is from: Babylon 5: Casting Shadows (Babylon 5 (Paperback Ballantine)) (Mass Market Paperback)
I got the book a while a go, had some other books I was reading though and left it on my desk collecting dust. Picked up the book a few days ago and have read it all. I could not put the thing down. Great plot, nice descriptions which explained the unexplainable and gave a great insight into the history of one of my favourite B5 characters (Galen). I enjoyed the introductions to the other technomages, which was done quite well. The description of Anna was amazing, as well as the Vorlon transport reacting to Kosh. Can't wait for the next books.
And now onto the things I disliked. With B5, everyone seems to focus on the Shadows, I understand they play a major role but many overlook the Vorlons. They're my favourite race and I just wish someone would write in detail more about them. Psi-Corps trilogy had a little about the Vorlons, Centauri had precious little and this trilogy seems to be going the same way. Although the book 2 cover art looks promising. Little is ever told of the Vorlons, which is dissapointing to me. B5 was focused on the Shadows, Crusade was focused on the Shadows and now it seems the series to be 'Rangers' is revolving around the Shadows aftermath. This is just a petty preferance though, I thoroughly enjoy all of B5... I was just looking for something that would break off from what the TV series focused on.
I really suggest reading it for yourself though.