The Babylon Project

Out of the Darkness is the third and final book in the Legions of Fire series. It was written by Peter David, based on an outline by J. Michael Straczynski.


The exciting legacy of Babylon 5 continues with
this thrilling new story of action and adventure!

Blind to the fact that he is a pawn in the Drakh's deadly strategy, Centauri prime minister Durla launches an overwhelming blitzkrieg, sending Centauri warships to devastate other races' homeworlds and pave the way for total conquest. Yet Durla is forced to fight a war on two fronts. Even as he mobilizes the massive space fleet for its glorious attack, resistance leader Vir Cotto works feverishly to counter the Drakh's evil influence on Centauri Prime.

Emperor Londo Mollari possesses the key that can reveal the presence of the Drakh, but to do so would spell disaster, so he is forced to remain silent. But when the Drakh bring another pawn into play--David Sheridan, son of Alliance president John Sheridan--the time for silence may be past. If Vir and the Resistance are to prevail, it will be only through action, and with help from very strange allies . . .



Dating errors continue throughout the third novel in this series:

  • Minbari cycles are stated to be less than an Earth year. As established in Babylon Squared and A Late Delivery from Avalon a Minbari cycle is 16 Earth months, 1.3 Earth years.
  • David Sheridan II’s birthdate is established as December 15, 2262 [1]. Babylon 5: The Lost Tales set in December 2271 (tenth anniversary of the founding of the Interstellar Alliance) states David is already nine years old.
  • When Vir quotes what Elric said to him, "for they are subtle and quick to anger", he claims it was something Londo told him that a technomage said to him, when it was actually a line Elric told Vir directly.

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