Shepard Book
Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Ok I've succumbed. I was going to leave any supposition on Book to the pro's but I came up with a cool if not overly original idea. It's still more imaginative than-'Book was in the Alliance army' which is the easy way out. (I've got a bad habit of making not taking the easy way out-I really should.)


Shepard Book is member of a of a monasitic fighting order called The Gaurdians. They take up causes they see as worthy. Highly trained, both in fighting skills and the duties of a priest and counseller. Although often secretive they have members placed in high ranks within both the Alliance parliment and security forces.
A Guardian was involved in the release of River.
Books involvement came as an accident, although he knew of the mission to save the Tam's he was actually travelling the 'verse in search of worthy causes. However he found one in protecting Simon and River as well as in guiding Mal on 'honourable' paths.

Anyway not sure what Joss thought about Book but this is what I've got here. Hope you like it disagree with me if you want. Also tell me if I've missed any thing to the contrary.


Tuesday, November 28, 2006 9:51 PM


I figured that Books VIP treatment might have something to do with members of his organisation being powerful with in the Aliance (its not what you know....)
Then again that deosn't really explain why the captain of one Alliance ship knows about this secret organisation. (I just picked a hole in my own arguement)
Also cheers for the spelling correction-I really should read over stuff before I post it.
I might write about it if I get a break from the ten or so other projects I've been working on. Or YOU could! Feel free to steal my idea-or sell it as you wish.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006 8:51 PM


Interesting theory, though it doesn't address Book's VIP treatment by the Alliance.
And, in a totally non-flame, non-snarky way, it's 'Shepherd'.
Are you going to write a story about it?


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