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by Peter David

Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Peter David
ISBN: 0345427181
ISBN13: 978-0345427182
Language: English
Publisher: Del Rey; 1st edition (December 7, 1999)
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Book 1 of 3 in the Babylon 5: Legions of Fire Series. Bombed to the brink of oblivion, the planet Centauri Prime is starting the slow and painful process of rebuilding, under the watchful eye of Emperor Londo Mollari.

Book 1 of 3 in the Babylon 5: Legions of Fire Series. But Londo is in turn being watched-and manipulated-by the conquest-hungry Drakh.

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Home Peter David 1-The Long Night of Centauri Prime. Londo stiffened slightly, as Shiv’kala eased himself into the Centauri’s mind the way that he would ease his foot into a comfortable shoe. Within seconds, he inspected the nooks and crannies, studied Londo’s deepest fears, viewed his sexual fantasies with morbid interest, and came to a deeper and fuller understanding of Londo’s psyche than Londo himself had been able to achieve in years.

If you can find the Legions of Fire trilogy by Peter David, and you’re a fan or at least enjoyed Babylon 5, then I can thoroughly recommend it. On to book tw. .

Oct 21, 2008 Stephen rated it really liked it. Shelves: rs-and-tv. If you can find the Legions of Fire trilogy by Peter David, and you’re a fan or at least enjoyed Babylon 5, then I can thoroughly recommend it.Sep 14, 2018 Lorre rated it liked it. After rewatching all the Babylon 5 series and movies and the spinoff Crusade recently I wondered what happened to Londo between the time he gets a Drakh Keeper and his death, and how the Centauri homeworld got rid of the Drakh after Londo's death.

The Long Night of Centauri Prime is the first book in the Legions of Fire series. It was written by Peter David, based on an outline by J. Michael Straczynski.

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The beginning of an exciting new adventure that continues the Babylon 5 legacy . . . Bombed to the brink of oblivion, the planet Centauri Prime is starting the slow and painful process of rebuilding, under the watchful eye of Emperor Londo Mollari. But Londo is in turn being watched--and manipulated--by the conquest-hungry Drakh. The malevolent beings are reshaping the Centauri Republic into a secret seat of power from which to strike out at their enemies--especially the Interstellar Alliance.All but helpless to resist, Londo watches as his beloved Homeworld is transformed into a ruthless police state. And the Drakh have willing allies, including one of Londo's own countrymen--Durla, a powerful official with his own sinister agenda.As the abuses of the repressive new Republic escalate, the double-edged Drakh master plan begins to unfold. Their goal is to smash the Interstellar Alliance by assassinating its president, John Sheridan, and to obliterate Earth, using a fabled, monstrous Shadow weapon known as a Planet Killer . . .
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Gietadia
The Long Night of Centauri Prime is the first in the Legions of Fire trilogy which aims to tie more than a few loose ends following the end of the Babylon series and the original nine novels. The book picks up from Londo's acceptance of the Keeper, and focuses mainly on (Emperor) Londo Mollari and to a lesser extent (Ambassador) Vir Cotto and (the Lady) Senna.
The novel is very well written and presented, and the reader feels that they are watching a B5 feature film. The amount of information regarding the B5 universe included in The Long Night of Centauri Prime is impressive rivaling To Dream in the City of Sorrows (i.e. the most important of the first nine novels).
The book starts off incredibly well, immediately catching the reader's interest and attention, and holding on to it until the very end. Throughout the novel, Peter David brings to the forefront characters that we have come to know and love in a way that does not sway from accuracy and additionally introduces new interesting characters.
The book does an excellent job of providing information on the Centauri homeworld and Centauri culture and civilization as well as on the Drakh and the Shadows.
Moreover, the author successfully conveys the pure evil that is the Drakh: "Now, however, the enemy had a face, in the person of this Drakh who was, even as they spoke, gliding back into the shadows that had vomited him up." (pp.19-20)
In addition, on pages 128-129, Peter David uses powerful language in his description of torture in pursuit of accuracy and realism e.g. "Every bit of waste fluid in his body evacuated, something that hadn't happened since he was two years of age. The sensation was humiliating, the stench was repugnant, and then both of those spiralled away as the agony continued to build." (p.129) In describing the after-effects of torture and providing an in-depth look into the mind of Londo Mollari the author writes: "...he couldn't move because he was lying there numb and foul-smelling, and he felt as if he would never be able to present himself with dignity ever again, he would never feel safe again, he never wanted another soul to look upon him because he was hideous and disgusting and had been reduced to a quivering, gibbering wreck of a man." (p.130)
Furthermore, the author provides for descriptions that facilitate the reader to visualize the scenes e.g. "Then [the worker] heard nothing else, ever again, as his body was blasted apart in a body of gelatinous body parts that spattered over a radius of about fifty feet. Since he was spread so wide and far, no one who subsequently stumbled upon any part of his remains truly understood what it was they were looking at." (p.179)
Additionally, Peter David provides a good deal of Londo's humor and irony such when he states: "`I have given you your orders... or,' and his voice took on a cutting edge, `were you operating under the assumption that I was coming to you as supplicant, putting in a request that you could attend to or disregard, at your discretion?'" (pp.164-165)
Finally, the author speaks the truth time and again such as when writing: "And oftentimes those who shape the society... prefer to do so from hiding," (p.51) "Respect for the man is one thing; respect for the office is something else again. Private is private, Londo, and public is public," (p.211) and "...Londo had once told Vir that ignorance and apathy were a lethal combination. Ignorance can be cured by education, apathy attended to by finding something, somehow that can stir the blood and move the soul to take action. But ignorance and apathy, entwined inseparably around each other, form a wall that is nearly insurmountable." (p.113) (All page references in this review are from the hardcover edition of the book)
In short, with the main series over and as we wait to hopefully see some more (and much better) Lost Tales or another B5 spinoff, thank goodness for the novels. More novels please...
Muniath
The year is 2262 and Londo has just become Emperor of Centauri Prime. But what might have been his best chance to help his people and make up for his past becomes an exercise in frustration for him, as he must submit to the will of the Drakh Entire. Watched over by his keeper, he is only fully able to do what they desire. Meanwhile, Vir suspects something might be wrong with his friend. But can he find out what is really happening in the palace?
Peter David has done a wonderful job with this book. Londo becomes a truly sympathetic character. The climax is almost painful it's so well written and leaves the reader anxious to pick up the next book. Mr. David has captured each character exactly as they appear in the series. It's very easy to "hear" the actors deliver the lines and picture the settings from the series. He also works in references to several pivotal and obscure moments in the show, making this seem to fit perfectly in the Babylon 5 universe. The new characters are fully developed and help advance the story. Interesting, two of Londo's wives, from an episode of the show that Mr. David wrote, also play important parts in the story.
There is one small detraction for fans of the series. The book plays a little loosely with the timeline of season 5. However, I find the timeline presented here to be a little more realistic and something only worth noting in passing.

Fans of Babylon 5 who haven't read this book are in for a real treat. People who haven't seen the show will enjoy this book as well, but might be confused by a few things mentioned in passing. Personally, I had trouble putting this book down and can't wait to read the next book in the trilogy. A truly top notch read.
Lahorns Gods
It's not high literature or anything, but it's a well-written, enjoyable story. If you devoured the Babylon 5 TV show and liked Londo at all, you'll probably enjoy it! Can't wait to start book 2!

Wish it was on Kindle!
funike
Good companion piece to the TV series. The trilogy this book is part of fills in some gaps in (mostly after) the series. For those interested it talks about Londo's time as emperor, Sheridan and DeLenn's son, and how Vir got to a place of power.
For those who haven't seen the five-year TV series (I recommend it) these books are adequate science fiction. Like most works in a trilogy each book can stand on its own, but they're best read in order.
Drelajurus
This book (and the other two in the trilogy) are terrific. It was like having a long-awaited, "missing" episode of B5 suddenly appear. The characters' personalities and voices are so true, it is very easy to visualize everything that is happening. The trilogy certainly "fills in" some of those missing years that we all have wondered about. I doubt that a non-B5-fan would "get it", but for those of us who loved and dearly miss the series, these books are wonderful!
Xava
I really felt that Peter David really knows his stuff about the B5 world. I was amazed at how well he knew Londo and Vir. The these characters seemed to come alive right ont he page; however, I must say I do hope eventually that this is turned into an actual episode.
I also found the dynamic of Durla interesting as well. Learning more about this universe has been quite entertaining.
Gholbimand
Unfortunately, if you have not, you will be extemely confused. The book does little to bring you up to speed on the plot thus far. Like the show, which I recommend to any scifi fan as one of the finest works in the genre, the book builds on what has gone before.
The characters are true to form and facinating. The HMS, the creater of the show, once described B5's center plot as the war over londo mollari's soul. That being the case, this book is an excellent installment in that saga.
Part 1 of legion of Fire series. Fills in some of the B5 story line. A good read for B5 fans.
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