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The Quiet Place (Star Trek: New Frontier #7)

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Ever since the fall of the Thallonian Empire, Si Cwan has been searching for his younger sister, the only other survivor of the royal family. His quest has been a hard one, filled with many disappointments, but now it may be nearing its end.... On the planet Montos, a mysterious young woman, whose past is shrouded in secrecy, finds herself pursued by both the fanatical ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 258 pages
Published November 1st 1999 by Pocket Books (first published 1999)
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C.T. Phipps
Jan 17, 2016 C.T. Phipps rated it really liked it
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For those of you unfamiliar with the series: Star Trek: New Frontier is a series which takes place contemporaneously with Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. It is a series which manages to avoid the almost painfully continuity-obsessed Star Trek Expanded Universe which could really use a book similar to Star Wars: The Essential Chronology by Kevin J. Anderson.

Instead, the premise of the series is a fairly simple one: there's a starship (U.S.S Excalibur), an area of
David Palazzolo
Feb 01, 2013 David Palazzolo rated it liked it
The Quiet Place is book 7 of Star Trek: New Frontier and chapter 10 of the overall series. After all the delays the Captain's Table and Double Helix story arc provided, I was ready to jump back into the main storyline of New Frontier with The Quiet Place, only to get what feels like merely the set up to a new story. That's not to dismiss the book entirely--we did get the introduction of two major new characters and a new group of adversaries who promise to shake things up on the USS Excalibur ...more
Chris McCown
Apr 09, 2010 Chris McCown rated it liked it
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I have mixed feelings about this book. One the one hand, it is a fairly entertaining story in the great environment that Peter David has created. It has the familiar bad guys of the Redeemers and the new bad guys of the Dogs of War. On the other hand, Calhoun is in the book for, and I'm not exaggerating, 4 pages. Excalibur is in it for only a few more.

First, what I liked: The bad guys in this book are really cool. The Dogs of War are a neat concept. I always enjoy authors taking advantage of lac
Sean Randall
Apr 22, 2009 Sean Randall rated it really liked it
"The Dogs were making so much noise that a blind elephant could have avoided detection simply by listening for where they were and going where they weren't."

This instalment introduces us to the dogs of war - a rather dangerous species that now seem to be well on the path of redeemed enlightenment. This probably means they're going to cause all sorts of havoc in the future, so that's interesting.

"Krul's grudging admiration for the pink-skinned, humanoid creature upon him rose exponentially. That
Feb 11, 2015 Joy rated it liked it
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This book doesn't take place on the Excalibur much at all.

We meet Riella who is a girl who has very strange and disturbing dreams.

We meet Xyon as he escapes from being nearly executed when the Dogs of War attack the planet. He finds out that they are looking for a girl and a place called "The Quiet Place."

Si Cwan, Kebron and Soleta have gone off on a diplomatic mission when then end up getting tangled with the Dogs of War and the Redeeemers on their way to find Si Cwan's long lost sister Kallin
Apr 29, 2014 Josh rated it liked it
Eh, this one was so-so. I mostly didn't care for it as the cast of characters I'm used to for this series was almost entirely missing, with the action instead focusing on new people. A decent reveal at the very end, but mostly, due to it being all new people, I had a hard time really caring about what happened to any of them.
Jan 31, 2010 Travis rated it really liked it
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Sub-plots are starting to pile up, but the introduction of the 'Dogs of War' and more with the vile, but interesting 'Redeemers', keeps the story moving and exciting.
Like this cast, but PAD's habit of wanting to be funny when a story doesn't need it and too many soap opera elements drove me away from this series a couple books later.

I loved the new characters in this, and the storyline felt like fun science fiction; but it didn’t really feel like star trek and the connection to the crew of the Excalibur felt disconnected at best.
Shannon Appelcline
A bit disappointing to have so much of this book away from the ship and our main characters, but there's some nice plot, and the characters introduced are clearly setup for the future.
Peter Wilson
Feb 15, 2016 Peter Wilson rated it liked it
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very good new frontier book, enjoyed it and i am continuing reading this series, as there nice for tablet reading.
Benjamin Plume
Jul 30, 2011 Benjamin Plume rated it liked it
Great until the end, which was left a little too mysterious for my tastes. I didn't get much sense of what the Quiet Place actually was. Love David's characters, though.
May 15, 2013 Matt rated it liked it
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Another entry in the New Frontier series. These are nothing special, but good for a read in between meatier subject matter.
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