Serenity: No Power in the 'Verse (Serenity #5)

And so it ends. As far as I can tell, this story takes place after Firely, Serenity, and any of the other graphic novels. We have everyone settling down into a new routing, Emma growing up, Inara in retirement (all down to Earth…). The main plotline follows the additional River-likes we saw last time around, but there are a few new twists. Enough that I could very well have seen a few episodes or a season of Firefly built around it. If only.

On top of that, we have hints at a more interesting past for Inara (we’d had this before, but never answers):

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Leaves on the Wind (Serenity #4)

The comics take place all over time. This one takes place after the movie Serenity, so Wash and Book are gone, Zoe has a baby (I know right?), and River is flying the ship.

Of course, after causing so much trouble, they have to be on the run:

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The Shepherd's Tale (Serenity #3)

Huh. So just last book, I was lamenting the lack of a backstory for Book, and here we are. It’s a series of short stories, working backwards from his death (in Serenity). Finally, we get some answers.

There’s not actually anything terribly surprising. We all knew he’d done bad things and turned to religion, but it was still fascinating to read back through the stories and in a backwards sort of way seeing how Sheppard Book came to be.

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Those Left Behind (Serenity #1)

Oh Firefly. A wonderful TV show, brutally murdered by the man. Aired out of order, canceled too soon, brought back as a movie, and then never let go by fans on the Internet. It’s been 18 years… it’s never going to come back.

Unless…

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