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Honor Blade (Star Trek: The Original Series #96)

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At last, the United Federation of Planets and the Romulan Star Empire have agreed to meet on neutral ground to attempt to resolve the tangle of intrigue and conspiracy that began with the hijacking of the U.S.S. Intrepid many years ago -- but the meeting may be as dangerous as the war they hope to avoid.

As a show of good faith, the crew of the legendary Starship Enterpri

ebook, 240 pages
Published January 9th 2002 by Pocket Books/Star Trek (first published October 1st 2000)
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I am strangely conflicted by this book. Firstly, my suspicions about the previous book were confirmed when this book started with 'Chapter Six'. It however, did not just jump into the action, and spent another 2 overly long chapters continuing to set the stage. After that, it was all go, but still left me feeling empty, since it's clear the author is setting up for a conclusion book. Having said all that, I could not put it down, but given my problems with it, can not give 5 stars.
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Jul 30, 2011 Benjamin Plume rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not so sure why they split this story into two books. It was part of a series that gave a fantastic look at the history of Romulans and Vulcans. Point I disliked: after reading 1,000 plus pages of the "omnibus" version (which sometimes was a slog, despite the interesting points) it was left wide open until "The Empty Chair" resolved the whole thing.
Jan 02, 2012 Dan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Great plot and characterizations, the Rihannsu saga has done much to hold my interest. I am a huge admirer of Diane Duane's writing talents, and look forward to reading more by her. Already in the queue to be read at some future point are her novels Doctor's Orders and The Wounded Sky.

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Feb 08, 2016 Tom rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was basically the set-up to the next book in the series. Not much happens until the last 40 pages and then ends with the infamous "to be continued." Still, it was well-written and kept my interest.
Aug 30, 2010 Kreg rated it it was ok
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For the fourth in the series it was much like the third! Continuation of the buildup to a climax that has yet to be finished. There are a few minor battles, but otherwise (as with book 3) it's an unfinished story.
Mar 31, 2011 Helen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Star Trek, abrupt ending otherwise decent plot
Sep 22, 2010 Tina rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Can't believe I fell for it again! Nothing happens, and then "to be continued..." Ugh!
See review for Sword Hunt--read the combined version.
May 18, 2013 Joshua rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Science Fiction Fans and anyone who has Book1,2&3 of this Series
Great Read!
Nov 08, 2015 torque rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's ok. I might read more Star Trek in the future.
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Diane Duane has been a writer of science fiction, fantasy, TV and film for more than thirty years.
Besides the 1980's creation of the Young Wizards fantasy series for which she's best known, the "Middle Kingdoms" epic fantasy series, and numerous stand-alone fantasy or science fiction novels, her career has included extensive work in the Star Trek TM universe, and many scripts for live-action and a
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