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Summoning Light (Babylon 5: The Passing of the Techno-Mages #2)

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The explosive space epic continues, as the techno-mages come face-to-face with the devastating evil of the Shadows . . .

War against the Shadows is inevitable, and the ruling Circle has ordered the techno-mages into hiding. Many are unhappy with this decision--none more so than Galen, the only mage who has faced the Shadows and lived. But the Shadows aren't Galen's only en
Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
Published July 3rd 2001 by Del Rey
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Sep 27, 2014 Dan rated it it was amazing
Another great read in this worthwhile series.
top notch fiction that is completely compatible with and blessed by JMS as the Official story of Galen and the Techno mages in the Babylon five, Crusade and Rangers series and the Babylon 5 universe. Ms Cavelos did a masterful job on focusing on the shows most under revealed characters. --I am not a normal reader of spin off fiction, but I was told that these books were all in keeping with the intent of JMS and much of what is in the book would have been revealed in further Bab 5 shows had he be ...more
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Jun 03, 2013 John Hefner rated it really liked it
This is still a very strong story that fleshes out and enhances the world of "Babylon 5," but I'm not sure how I feel about some of the choices that the author (well, authors) are making here. Straczynski plotted this, yes, but this is also a direct continuation of Cavelos' first B5 book, "The Shadow Within," which I understand she pretty much developed herself with far less direct guidance by JMS. There, she created her own sub-mythology for Anna Sheridan and especially for Mister Morden, for w ...more
Mar 17, 2010 Michelle rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Babylon5 Fans
Shelves: science-fiction
This book was paced somewhat slower than the first in the series, and the scope more narrow. Whereas the reader is invited to feel wonder and fear as Galen learns about himself and his world in the first novel, this second book is filled with a bit drudgery. There was also a lot of introspection, which served to further weight down the story.

I've often thought that one the things that drew people to the Harry Pottery series was the constant sense of wonder and discovery. In fact, I suppose this
Mar 30, 2014 Nicholas rated it liked it
Better than the first one, but still had some similar issues. Could still predict a lot of events as if using a checklist, and there's the recurring problem of the too-long-repeating-the-same-stuff internal monologues.

One thing I will say is that the author has done an excellent job integrating this story into the existing Babylon 5 story, using bits from the show (and Crusade) while providing additional information. The bit with Elric on B5 was superb.
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Nov 29, 2010 Juanfra Valero rated it it was amazing
Mejor que la primera parte de la trilogía. Obligatoria para los amantes de Babylon 5. Continúa tras los sucesos del primer libro, a principios del año 2259. Tiene lugar durante el episodio 2x03 La geometría de las sombras. Nos cuenta todos los detalles del viaje de los tecnomagos y Elric a Babylon 5. También desvela de dónde proviene la tecnología de los tecnomagos.
Aug 04, 2016 Ute rated it liked it
Shelves: babylon-5
Too many convenient coincidences, and I am not sure yet if I like the proposal of the origin of the tech (and its consequences) and the extend of Galen's powers. Having a too powerful being in a story is always difficult. I liked the "technomage's pov" of the B5 episode though. Also the author tends to use the same phrases over and over again, which is a bit annoying over time.
Sep 09, 2008 Jodi rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi-fantasy
I generally don't read books based on series, but I did enjoy the Bab-5 books that J. Michael Straczynski plotted, and this particular series was my favorite.
Jun 21, 2014 Kelly rated it it was amazing
Loved this book....It tied into the tv show so well.... Very interesting learning about the techno mages and the history of the tech....
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Feb 14, 2014 Dale Rosso rated it it was amazing
These 3 volumes in the Babylon 5 universe are my favorite of all the books, explains so much about the Mages.
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Jeanne Cavelos is a writer, editor, scientist, and teacher. She began her professional life as an astrophysicist and mathematician, working in the Astronaut Training Division at NASA's Johnson Space Center.

Her love of science fiction led her to earn her MFA in creative writing. She moved into a career in publishing, becoming a senior editor at Bantam Doubleday Dell, where she created and launched
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