Star Trek: Vanguard: Storming Heaven (Star Trek: Vanguard #8)
“I WAS THERE UNTILTHE END, MATE. THE BITTER, BLOODY END.”
Vanguard is under siege. Surrounded by enemies, Admiral Nogura sends the scout ship Sagittarius to find an ancient weapon that might be the Federation’s only hope of stopping the alien threat known as the Shedai . . . Qo’noS is wracked by scandal. Councillor Gorkon fights to expose a Romulan plot to corrupt members...more
I do have two problems with how the series worked out. One is the relegation of Diego Reyes to a passive observer of even...more
This is the final volume of the Star Trek: Vanguard miniseries, which has taken quite some time to see its conclusion. It's hard to believe that there were only eight main titles in the series, and that the story as a whole managed to remain relatively tight and self-contained. There's no doubt that this is the definitive ending to the saga, and it unspools at a blistering pace.
I look back fondly on the Deep Space Nine: Season 8 series of books, and when it was clear that the momentum of "Season...more
Full review: http://treklit.blogspot.com/2012/04/s...
David Mack wraps things up well. Reyes, T'Prynn, Pennington, Quinn, Xiong, Fisher, and Carol Marcus all receive enough time here. That doesn't mean that everyone survives though...
Was reading all eight books...more
However, Vanguard blows all of that away. It may not be high literature, but for what it is (basically professional fanfic), it is absolutely amazing. The four principle authors of this series have managed to craft deep, evolving original characters that you actually find yourself caring about, which is a feat in a genre dominated by Kirk/Spock slash fiction...more
Vanguard placed to the time where the Klingons are still one of th...more
I think the Enterprise and its well-known characters were used quite appropriately.
So good work by all Authors involved in series :)
Mack's first work of original fiction, a supernatural thriller titled The Calling, was published to critical acclaim in July 2009 by Simon & Schuster.
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