|Stargate Atlantis: Reliquary|
15 March 2006
Knowledge is power...
While exploring the unused sections of the Ancient city of Atlantis, Major John Sheppard and Dr. Rodney McKay stumble on a recording device that reveals a mysterious new Stargate address. Believing that the address may lead them to a vast repository of Ancient knowledge, the team embarks on a mission to this uncharted world.
There they discover a ruined city, full of whispered secrets and dark shadows. As tempers fray and trust breaks down, the team uncovers the truth at the heart of the city. A truth that spells their destruction.
With half their people compromised, it falls to Major John Sheppard and Dr. Rodney McKay to risk everything in a deadly game of bluff with the enemy. To fail would mean the fall of Atlantis itself – and, for Sheppard, the annihilation of his very humanity...
- The novel shows that one of the Lanteans that imprisoned the villain looked exactly like John Sheppard.
- Also, a continuity breach showed then-Major Sheppard and Rodney McKay dialing the Stargate by rotating the inner ring. Pegasus gates do not have an inner ring but are a solid annulus. The only way Sheppard and McKay could have dialed out in that situation would have been to use Sheppard's ability to communicate with the Stargate to tell it the coordinates to dial. Aside from that, dialing without a DHD or power supply and dialing laptop would have been impossible. It is likely that the author just used it as a plot device without knowing about the lack of a rotatable inner track as in Milky Way 'gates.