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News post: Babylon 5: Invoking Darkness nears release


<font size="+1">Babylon 5: Invoking Darkness nears release</font>
<font size="3">Final book in acclaimed Techno-Mages trilogy on sale soon</font>

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<tr><td align="center"><font size="-2" face="arial, helvetica">©2001 Del Rey</font></td></tr></table>In Babylon 5: Invoking Darkness, the third volume of the Passing of the Techno-Mages trilogy, World Fantasy Award winner Jeanne Cavelos brings the mages' story to a shocking climax.

The techno-mages are a mysterious order of humans and aliens implanted with extremely advanced technology that allows them to perform acts that seem magical. In Book 2, the dark secret of the techno-mages was revealed: their implants are provided by an ancient, evil race--the Shadows. By programming the implants to further their agenda, the Shadows have made the mages into agents of chaos and destruction.

Now the Shadows have engulfed the galaxy in war. As billions die and the flames of destruction rage unchecked, the Shadows seem poised for absolute victory. The mages, determined not to aid the Shadows, have withdrawn to a hiding place. Among them is Galen, who burns for revenge against the treacherous mage Elizar, who joined the Shadows and killed Galen's love. At last Galen wins permission to leave the hiding place and kill Elizar and two other enemies. Though the galaxy is being torn apart by bloody conflict, he is not to interfere in the Shadows' war; he is not to use his great spell of destruction against the mages' creators.

As Galen re-enters a war-torn galaxy, he must hold tightly to control. As much as he wants to strike against the Shadows, who infected him with the seeds of chaos and destruction, he knows that giving into those urges will only further the Shadows' ends. But once the Shadows learn of his presence, they have their own plans for Galen. In a desperate, apocalyptic battle, there's no telling who will be the victor. Or if there will be any survivors at all.

The book is on sale November 27 2001, and you can pre-order via Amazon US by clicking here.

Thanks to Lyta.

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Related link:
Jeanne Cavelos Home Page
- Jeanne's own website

[This message has been edited by B5LR (edited November 20, 2001).]
Can't wait!!!

No one here is exactly what he appears.
G'Kar - Andreas Katsulas

Nothing's the same anymore.
Commander Sinclair - Michael O'Hare

Babylon 5
Excellent, this will be an excellent read

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Modane:
Can't wait!!!


hey ehey we all can't

I can't wait to read it! I read the first two technomage books and enjoyed them very much. I have pre-ordered the third one from Amazon.com and I eagerly await it's arrival!

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This is such good news !!

For anyone who hasn't read the first two books, go out and buy them RIGHT NOW !

You'll have just enough time to get them read before the new one arrives next week.

These are the best-written novels of the B5 genre - even better than the Legions of Fire series, which were also great.

So, happy reading all !
I also pre-ordered it through Amazon.com, and I'm wondering why,now! I won't get around to reading the Technomage trilogy until I finish the telepath (or Bester) trilogy. Well, at least it won't be sold out by the time I get around to reading it!

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reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use."-- Galileo

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