This is the part of the book(s) I'm currently writing. Why? Well, I just finished Book One: Earth which featured the Final Five. In this book, the Five finally reach the Twelve Colonies. It made sense for me to go ahead and keep writing with the same characters while they were fresh in my head.
As mentioned on the show, this happened in the twelfth year of the First Cylon War and they convinced the Cylons to end the conflict in exchange for the Five giving them resurrection technology.
For a long while, this book was going to be subtitled The Enemy only because I thought Colonies of Kobol - Book Fourteen: The Colony was kinda redundant. But that would conflict with the naming convention I established with every other book in the series. So The Colony it is.
Minor spoilers next, though you'll likely forget about it by the time I'm ready to release the damn things.
Book Thirteen is Caprica. It will pick up after the end of that series and show the revolution that led to the war, as well as the first parts of the war. Fourteen will have more of the war, then the Five arrive and the book will become more about them helping the Cylons create the "skinjobs."
Before that, though, I wrote some chapters about the Five's journey to the Colonies and a big problem I didn't know I had. You can read about it after the JUMP:
In the show, Ellen told Cavil that the Five followed the Thirteenth Tribe's path from Earth back to Kobol. They went to the algae planet (which I dubbed Oasis in these books) and then to Kobol.
Do you see what's wrong here?
At no point do we find out how the Five knew where to go after Kobol. They could have gone literally anywhere, and yet they happened to go in the right direction, ending up in the Colonies? I don't think so.
This is a problem I didn't realize I had until just a few weeks ago.
I toyed with several solutions to this. Maybe some of the Twelve Tribes left a "note" on Kobol when they left. Maybe the Five picked up some stray signal from the fleeing tribes or from the Colonies themselves.
I settled for a different, more character-based solution.
Here's the chapter in question:
(One note first. Ellen's grandfather, Sebastian, was the Messenger of The One True God that guided her in the last days of Earth.)
That's all. More to come.