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Epiphany (Star Trek: Vulcan's Soul #3)

3.88  ·  Rating Details  ·  178 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Following their bestsellers "Vulcan's Forge" and "Vulcan's Heart," Josepha Sherman and Susan Shwartz conclude their new trilogy chronicling the latter-day adventures of one of Star Trek's most beloved characters, shedding new light on his world's shocking history. The distant past The great ships have left war-torn Vulcan behind and, after a most arduous journey, have arri ...more
ebook, 384 pages
Published April 17th 2007 by Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing
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Apr 23, 2012 Becky rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: no one
I had a friend in Junior High School who would tell me about a book she had read or a movie she had seen by retelling the entire story, including quoting favorite lines of dialog and describing bits of action. By the time she was done, I felt like I knew everything about the book or movie, except why she liked it. The details were there, but the fun was lost in translation.

That's how this book, and the two previous volumes in the series, felt to me. I felt like someone had read a really good boo
Sep 30, 2008 Scotto rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I went back and viewed ST: Nemesis again after reading this series. It actually made Nemesis make sense, something it did not at the time.
Mikael Kuoppala
Nov 01, 2012 Mikael Kuoppala rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After a titillating opening, ”Exodus” and a compelling if a bit unfocused middle “Exiles,” the Vulcan’s Soul trilogy draws to a beautiful close with “Epiphany”. The novel is an ambitious epic that takes all the story threads of the trilogy and makes beautifully innovative interpretations of the creation of the Romulan culture from them. This is a must-read for Trekkers, wise, substantial and emotionally effective.

We again follow two storylines, one set in 2377 after a brutal attack against the R
I am incredibly torn by this book. While I enjoyed reading about other characters being involved in the "present" storyline, some of the situations felt stilted, and didn't feel like the characters usually do. With the memory storyline, I felt the author projected what was going on too early, which means when the big reveal happens, everyone has already guessed what was going on. The climax of the series didn't really exist, which was rather disappointing, and the resolution meandered and lost i ...more
Nov 30, 2013 Ellen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series is a must for anyone who's watched Nemesis and said, "Huh?" in regard to the appearance and abject hatred of the Remans. This series is a must for anyone who has ever wondered about the time of the Vulcan/Romulan "Sundering." Sherman and Schwartz no doubt did their homework in crafting all of the Vulcan stories, from Vulcan's Forge and Vulcan's Heart, also five-star rated books, to this Vulcan's Soul series as well. They managed to skillfully stitch together a plausible history from ...more
Aug 22, 2010 Jimyanni rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This was a good read, a well-crafted book that put the finishing touches on the story that began in "Exodus" and continued in "Exiles". But it is just a story fragment; it doesn't stand on its own. I would probably rate the entire trilogy at four stars, but individually, this book just doesn't hold up. This was very clear to me as I read it, because it had been long enough since I read the previous entry in the series that it was almost like starting from scratch with this book, and it was more ...more
This is the final book in this Star Trek trilogy. It’s a mostly satisfying climax to the series, although I found the end (the last 10-20 percent) to be rushed. I was left with many questions about the story, such as how the antagonists reached the point of being able to leave their homeland to seek their revenge, what happened to the DNA that was so carefully transported by the fleeing slaves from Remus, how the culture developed (even along broad lines), what the repercussions were of the cult ...more
Bill Sweet
Jan 25, 2012 Bill Sweet rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Epic fanwank! And I say that with love. Though the series has its missteps (Uhura and Chekov living in Picard's day? Really? Spock married Saavik? Yuck?) it provides an interesting angle on the Romulan origin story, divergent from Diane Duane's Rhihannsu mythos. Provides the kind of story-building, creating a new angle to the familiar story, that is relatively rare on modern Trek fiction. Makes the execrable film Nemesis almost palatable. No, not really. It's nice to imagine this trilogy as the ...more
Dec 14, 2015 Nicolas rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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This felt like a convoluted mess to me. Which is a shame because the 2 books that started this off, Vulcan's Forge & Vulcan's Heart were easily two of my favorite Star Trek books of all time. The Vulcan's Soul trilogy just never worked for me. I coulnd't get into the host of original characters and never found the Watraii that interesting. It also doesn't really make sense that Chekov and Uhura are still active and around in the post-TNG era. Skip the trilogy and read the duology that starte ...more
Apr 23, 2011 Anita rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was the 3rd in a series of 3 novels about the origins of the Romulans from the Vulcan people. I should have read it closer to reading the other two. There were 3 different storylines, 2 of which happened concurrently and the third in the far past. It was sometimes confusing to keep track of what time period I was in. Otherwise, it's an interesting explanation for Romulans having come from Vulcans and even explains the Remans (from the ST:TNG movie "Nemesis").
Nov 09, 2015 Grant rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A moderately satisfying conclusion to the trilogy, which perhaps sets up the next one. The authors continue to do a good job of balancing the "past" and "present" stories, and the characterizations remain solid.
Evan Wood
I really enjoyed this trilogy. It sheds light on a part of the Star Trek universe that has been unexplored. A story well told and well written.
Dale w
Jul 10, 2008 Dale w rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was interesting in answering most of the questions that built up through the trilogy but the ending was anticlimatic. I guess I like more action. The end was just boring.
Benjamin Plume
Jul 30, 2011 Benjamin Plume rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finishing this series now. Good spin on the Romulans/Remans/Vulcans. Makes me like Nemesis a little more.
Dan Friedman
Jul 17, 2014 Dan Friedman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good read
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Josepha Sherman was an American author, folklorist, and anthologist. In 1990 she won the Compton Crook Award for the novel The Shining Falcon.
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