To Dream in the City of Sorrows

Two in one day!

This is perhaps my favorite Babylon 5 novel of all time, and why not? We get very little about what happened to Sinclair between the time he leaves Babylon 5 for Minbar and returns to take Babylon 4 into the past. What ever happened to Catherine Sakai and the history of Marcus Cole are also questions every fan wants to know and we get those questions answered in To Dream in the City of Sorrows. Sinclair is frustrated and has to push the issue to get answers about what the Minbari want with him, and he is surprised by the answer. Fate seems to want to keep Cathrine separated from Jeff, but that doesn’t stop her from getting to Minbar. And when Marcus’ younger brother William appears on the family mining station, Marcus can’t believe what his brother has to tell him – until events tragically prove William right. Can Sinclair become Entil’za as the Minbari (well most of them) want and still retain what makes himself human? Oh, and we meet our second Vorlon to this point chronologically, and Ulrich is no Kosh.

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2 comments so far

  1. Keith "Tan" Brown on

    Incredible novel. An especially important one because the series creator deemed it canon for the series so it’s almost required reading of a sort. Having Marcus’s backstory was just icing on the cake!

    • sakuraember on

      Agreed:) This is probably my favorite of the novels.


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