|Title:||Serenity: The Shepherd's Tale|
|Authors:||Joss Whedon, Zack Whedon, Chris Samnee|
The Shepherd's Tale is a short graphic novel given much of the back story behind Shepherd Book, one of the characters from Firefly and Serenity. I enjoyed it greatly, but I am a fan. In truth it's a quick read, but it seems important back story for the series. I wish it could have been fleshed out in the original medium, though, rather than in book form.
An interesting device is the telling of the shepherd's story in reverse, starting at the Haven Mining Colony and working back through his life, linking formative incidents and events in a chain.
Recommended for fans. Those who don't know Firefly and Serenity need not bother until they do know them.