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Blood Oath (Babylon 5 #3)

3.25 of 5 stars 3.25  ·  rating details  ·  150 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Having narrowly escaped death, Ambassador G'Kar knows he is a marked man. A rival family from his Narn homeland has taken the Blood Oath to kill him. Security Chief Garibaldi, Commander Susan Ivanova and Na'Toth journey to the Narn Homeworld and find themselves enveloped by a chilling alien environment. And in this deadly place, the Narn Blood Oath is turned against them a ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 247 pages
Published September 1st 1995 by Dell
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Mikael Kuoppala
Taking place during the second season of the amazing Babylon 5 TV-series, "Blood Oath" is a clever, well written story of tradition, vengeance and regret, all explored in the light of the fascinating culture of the Narn race. The Narns were never explored fully in the series and this novel gives us a lot of what I would have wished to see. A big portion of the story is set on the Narn homeworld, an exotic place of extreme conditions and a disturbingly fascinating class system. Through the Narns ...more
David Sarkies
Apr 18, 2014 David Sarkies rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Sci-Fi Junkies
Recommended to David by: The guy who introduced me to Babylon 5
Shelves: sci-fi
Why I like Babylon 5
14 September 2014

This is another Babylon 5 spinoff book though I believe I never actually read all that many of these books. With spin-off books, as you can see, I did read a lot of the Doctor Who ones (but that was probably because I was missing my daily fix of Doctor Who at the time since they were not releasing any new episodes and I had seen quite a few of the old episodes) but not much of any of the other sci-fi series. This was the 90s so there was pretty much a lack o
As is the case with my TV show tie in the quality and faithfulness to the show can vary a lot. This is a perfect example - again the book is easy and quick to read and yes does have the feel of an "unaired" episode - however the proofing of the book was sloppy- there are spelling mistakes, grammar mistakes and even the error of a character being referred to on one line - suddenly being part of the conversation on the next even though he is supposed to be somewhere totally different.
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This one was not as good as Voices. The author did not seem to have a feel for the characters involved in this one.
Uli Kusterer
The weakest of the Babylon 5 tie-in books, by a long shot. It's a decent old-style scifi book, but it feels rough and impersonal and doesn't get the mood or sense of humor of the show right. It's been a while since I read it, but parts even felt like they contradicted the series. The mood felt more at home for a Star Trek: TOS novel. I would recommend you read the other books first (particularly the Technomage and Psi Corps trilogies, and To Dream in the city of Sorrows), then when you've run ou ...more
Aug 13, 2012 Ian rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: sf
Not half bad, but not that exciting. Interesting to relive the B5 universe after so long.
I could hear Ivanova and Garibaldi as they sound in the show. I miss them!
A fantastic (in my opinion) continuation of a plot formed in the tv series.
Liz Gilbert
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