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Babylon 5: Invoking Darkness

Babylon 5: Invoking Darkness
Book 3 of The Passing of the Techno-Mages trilogy ; by Jeanne Cavelos;
Based on an original outline by J. Michael Straczynski; Del Rey; NY; 368 pp.; paperback; $6.99 US, $9.99 Can.
ISBN 0-345-43833-7

Praise for Babylon 5: Invoking Darkness

Book 3 of The Passing of the Techno-Mages trilogy

"A great writer. . . . Lovecraftian. . . . Intense. . . . Jeanne Cavelos deftly controls this roller-coaster ride. . . . The graphic descriptions of the Shadow technology on Z'ha'dum are another highlight of the storytelling. Those who are feint of heart might get nightmares from her eerie descriptions of the horrors that lurk below the surface of this dark planet. . . . This trilogy has redefined Galen. It is impossible to watch CRUSADE now without seeing so much more in his character. Jeanne Cavelos has done a brilliant job of bringing such an anguished character to life and engendering the readers' interest in him. . . . I strongly recommend that you read it as soon as possible."
    --Mike Helba, Worlds of JMS
"Gripping. . . . Cavelos . . . narrates, with chilling realism and pathos, Anna Sheridan's point of view as she is removed from her place as the CPU of an alien warship and returned, to her own discomfort, to a humanity she no longer understands and holds in contempt. . . . The adventure quotient is thrillingly high; there are still secrets to be revealed, and Cavelos brings them out with a bang. Most satisfying, though, is the redemption of an angry young man who starts out believing he has nothing to lose and discovers that he has everything to gain. On its own, this book is a high-powered and literate adventure story, but taken together with the two preceding novels it's the dazzling finale to a masterfully told epic."
"The most exciting and intricate of the three volumes. . . . The story grips the reader from the first page and does not let go until the satisfying ending."
    --Speculative Vision

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The electifying space epic reaches an explosive climax when one techno-mage battles the ultimate evil . . .

As billions die and the flames of destruction rage unchecked, the Shadows seem poised for absolute victory. Soon the entire galaxy will fall to their evil. But the war isn't over . . . not yet. At long last, in a forgotten corner of the universe, Galen has finally won the Circle's permission to leave the techno-mage hiding place. He is the only mage who has faced the Shadows and lived, the only one who possesses the unstoppable Spell of Destruction.

Galen's orders are clear. Though the galaxy is being torn apart by bloody conflict in which his powers might tip the balance, he is to locate only three key enemies and kill them. But Galen has unearthed the Shadows' darkest secret and discovered a monstrous truth about himself.

In this desperate, apocalyptic battle, there's no telling who will be the victor. Or if there will be any survivors at all . . .


Book 1: Casting Shadows--March 2001
Book 2: Summoning Light--July 2001
Book 3: Invoking Darkness--November 27, 2001

The Shadow Within, my first Babylon 5 novel,
serves as a sort of "prequel" to the trilogy.

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