The Living Legend (Book)

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The Living Legend
The Living Legend
A book of the Berkley Books line
Book No. 6
Author(s) Nicholas Yermakov
Adaptation of The Living Legend, Part I
The Living Legend, Part II
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Published April 1982
ISBN 0425052494
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In the Battlestar Galactica novelization of "The Living Legend, Part I & II", the introductory segment is written from the point of view of Troy, now a Commander, who is thrust into this role after the death of Adama. Discovering Adama's extensive journals, he decides to investigate Commander Cain due to an observation that Adama offers in the pre-recorded message, and his desire to want to know more about Apollo.


  • There are various consistent mis-spellings within the book on the proper names of the characters, including Serina ("Serena") and Cassiopeia ("Cassiopea").


  • The book delves deeper in the relationship between Cassiopeia and Cain, noting that she had met him when she was eighteen, and was able to get Cain to lower his psychological and emotional barriers. Further, Cassiopeia notes that Cain and Starbuck are very much alike, a point that is also made in the episode itself.
  • The Imperious Leader forgives Lucifer for saving Baltar's life, seeing as Lucifer is able to prove that Baltar still was useful for the Cylon Empire in capturing and destroying the remaining humans. Further, the Cylons are aware of Baltar's hatred for Adama, which stems from the time both were cadets at the Academy, and use Baltar's vanity to aid their ends.

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