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Terminator Salvation: Trial by Fire is the second original novel based upon the events of Terminator Salvation and is written by Timothy Zahn.


Publisher's summary

Following the dramatic events of Terminator Salvation, a recovering John Connor grants Barnes permission to return to the destroyed VLA lab and bury his brother, killed in the explosive opening of the movie. At the ruins Barnes and Blair Williams hunt through the debris for the remains of their comrade but instead uncover a mysterious cable leading up into the mountains. The two Resistance fighters head into the wilderness to investigate.

What the pair discovers is an entire village that appears largely untouched by Judgment Day and its aftermath. Suspicious of the villagers, Barnes and Blair decide to dig deeper....

An official novel exploring the post-Judgment Day world of the hit movie Terminator Salvation.


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Characters and Machines

Resistance and affiliates Skynet Vehicles

Continuity notes


  • Despite his warnings about the Skynet signal, only a few Resistance locations supported John Connor's requests to wait to launch the attack. Those sites that launched an attack were also destroyed by Skynet.


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