Out of the Darkness by Peter David is a Babylon 5 Science Fiction novel showcased in the Outpost 10F Library.
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Out of the Darkness

Legions of Fire, Book 3

Rating: The Babylon 5 Science Fiction novel Out of the Darkness by Peter David has been rated 5/5 by this reviewer.
Series: Babylon 5
Published: 2000
Author: Peter David
Review by: CL7 Kali D'or

Lord Durla is Prime Minister and Londo is the Emperor. No two people on Centauri Prime are at such cross purposes as these antagonists. Londo knows what Durla is up to, the Drakh allow Mollari to know - he just isn't allowed to do anything about it. So he sits on his throne and Durla builds an army of warships that is launched in an overwhelming attack on other races' homeworlds. Just because the Shadows are gone doesn't mean that the Drakh have given up their wish for power, control and domination of all the Allied worlds.

On Centauri Prime, Londo does have an ally, but what Vir Cotto is up to can't be shared with Londo. Vir must work alone, with just the help of a very small and secret group of friends and resistance fighters. The Technomages, Senna, and Michael Garibaldi are his best hope for the future of his homeowrld, but Vir also realizes that he is going to have to do things that he never imagined himself capable of.

The plots and schemes of Mariel play a strong part in the Drakh power play through Durla, but Londo is aware, as is Vir. How these four people act and interact is one of the keys to the success of this storyline. One is never quite sure who is going to do what to whom next and what the repercussions will be to those totally unaware.

A terrible treachery is uncovered when the Drakh force the hand of the Emperor. David Sheridan, son of Delenn and John, is the pawn. Can Londo overcome the power of his keepers? Will Vir Cotto be able to rise above his own fears and take charge? Are John and Delenn going to loose their son to the reamins of the Shadows?

This book rolls it all into one package. So many leftovers from the end of the television series are resolved, questions are answered, truths are revealed. This is one of the very best Babylon5 books out there. If you really want to know what finally happened, Legions of Fire is the series you need to read, and this book is the best of the lot!

Title: Out of the Darkness
Author: Peter David
Series: Babylon 5
Review by: CL7 Kali D'or