Our Movie Reviews Armies of Light and Dark
Author: Peter David
Average Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Last Reviewed On: April 17, 2002 (by Scott)

Scott's Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars on April 17, 2002

This book continues the story of the Drakh, and their involvement with Centauri Prime. It shifts focus, though, from Londo to his previous aid, Vir Cotto.

It's really well done. One of the things missing from the Babylon 5 as presented on TV was the transformation of Vir from a bumbling idiot, to a man of great cause. This book really covers this transformation well. Like many of the sub-plots in Babylon 5, it's not a perfect transformation, and it's complete with it's flaws that help move the story along and give everything a very human element to it.

This book also introduces the resistance to Londo's reign. Like all of these sorts of things in the book, the actual working of the resistance are hidden from the readers, and in the end it comes off seeming way more shallow than a resistance of this scale would need to be.

That aside, this is a really great story that continues to fill in some of the holes of the plot in regards to the Centauri very well.

-- Scott and Michelle