Dwellers in the Crucible (Star Trek: The Original Series #25)
DWELLERS IN THE CRUCIBLE
Warrantors of Peace: the Federation's daring experiment to prevent war among its members. each Warrantor, man or woman is hostage for the government of his native world -- and is instantly killed if that world breaks the peace.
Now Romulans have kidnapped six Warrantors, to foment political chaos -- and then civil war -- within the Federation. Ca...more
First, I don't accept that the Federation would go along with the idea of Peace Warrantors. Remember, Starfleet and the United Earth live with such trust that they don't even have money! The requirement for Warrantors suggests that threats of violence are the way these supposedly peaceful, trusting governments handle disputes.
Second, Kirk and team would not be six months saving the innocent good guys, allowing three to be t ...more
I loved this book when I was a kid, and read it quite a number of times. This book is all about emotional involvement in the characters: the friendship, suffering, survival ...more
The only enhancement to the story: I would have liked the two main characters to have fulfilled their soulmate bond sexually at the end. But, the story was very well written without the addition!
Color me pleasantly surprised when the majority of the novel focused i ...more
DWELLERS IN THE CRUCIBLE does something similar, though I in no way blame the author for it. The book's front cover features large, peering images of ...more
On the surface, the story looks quite good. Six 'Warrantors of Peace' are kidnapped by a Romulan / Klingon faction. Sulu is sent undercover to find out where they are, Scotty is sent to do a bit of spying and Spock and Kirk get ...more
Anyway, this particular story revolves largely around two female characters not previously establis ...more
This book does an outstanding job of addressing, "What would someone from this background and mindset do?" Which is pretty much the primary thing I ask of any book. Probably the most serious addressing of consent breach I've seen in Star Trek.
I keep wishing the ending was different, but then again, maybe not. :)