Serenity: The Shepherd’s Tale

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Serenity: The Shepherd’s Tale (Serenity #3)

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I am a HUGE fan of Firefly (Brown coat here) and have watched the series from start to finish more times than I can count. This is a tale that I have been waiting for from the beginning because they never had a chance to let us in on his secret, which we knew he had a good one. While I might have wanted it done a little differently than it was here I am still happy with the result.

This starts where the movie ended with Booke having been taken down. It is almost like his life is flashing before his eyes as he slowly expires behind his gun on Haven, where he is later found by Mal. There is really nothing more I can say without giving away the secrets which hide behind the life of Shepard Booke. They will surprise some and others may have figured out at least part of his past, but either way it is satisfying to finally know what the enigmatic Booke was hiding from his crew mates.

The art is wonderful and catches the characters well, the story though sparse still gives you a good feel of the character and his motivations. This story is told in reverse order which makes it even more poignant. I could not be happier and hope that we will be treated to more stories about the Shepard and maybe how he came to be on Haven in the first place. Stay Shiny!

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