Battlestar Galactica: Sagittarius Is Bleeding, by Peter David, was another exciting addition to the new Battlestar Galactica series.
Recently cured of cancer, President Roslin is having disturbing nightmares that begin to plague her while awake. In each alarming vision, she sees someone saying the cryptic message, “Sagittarius Is Bleeding.” Meanwhile, a religious cult is claiming to be a separate colony and demanding the rights that come with it.
Suspicions go into overdrive as Battlestar Galactica is attacked and followed to coordinates that the Cylons shouldn’t have known. Is someone on the bridge a Cylon or traitor? And Baltar continues to lie about his Cylon detector, putting doubt on young Boxey’s origin.
As most TV tie-in novels, this one makes more sense if you watched the show. I don’t keep up with it, so some of the characters were confusing. And it’s such a large cast; it gets a bit confusing with such short descriptions of some of the characters.
But it was a very exciting story with a few fun twists. Action and suspense abound. Peter David is a master storyteller. He writes a fresh tale for the Battlestar Galactica universe.
Again, thanks again to Carey at Holtzbrinck Publishers for the opportunity to review these.