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Swordhunt (Star Trek: The Original Series #95)

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The sword was the ultimate symbol of Romulan power, tradition, and pride. It lay in the Senate Chamber of the Romulan Star Empire, revered and untouched for centuries, until the day Dr. Leonard McCoy was tried for treason -- and both were stolen during a daring attack on Romulus itself. Now, to avenge that insult and save face in the eyes of their deadly enemies, the Empir...more
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Published December 3rd 2001 by Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing (first published October 1st 2000)
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David B
Virtually nothing happens in this book. The Enterprise and Bloodwing rendezvous in preparation for a summit between Federation and Romulan forces and have a space battle with Romulan ships sent to capture Bloodwing's commander. There is much discussion of a powerful new doomsday weapon and many vignettes featuring characters that we have never seen before, do not see again (at least not in this book), and which amount to nothing at all. The ridiculous ending reveals that this is the first instal...more
Kreg
Being the third book in the Rihannsu series it does follow the previous two, however unlike the others this one can't stand on it's own - the whole book is just building toward a climax that is 'to be continued'. Without the next book(s) in the series this one is just an unfinished story.
Paul Lunger
The 3rd book in the Rhiannsu series (Diane Duane's back story of the Romulans which began in 1984's "My Enemy, My Ally" & continued in 1987's "The Romulan Way") is a mixed bag of a story that tries to become something it isn't & that's a problem. "Swordhunt" follows up on the story of the renegade Ael & the story of dissension within the Romulan government that is potentially going to lead to war with the Federation. Throughout the story Duane tries to paint a picture of events &...more
John Carter McKnight
This is the third of four installments of an unusual project in Star Trek history: a non-canon arc written over some 20 years. It's not just non-canon in that Duane's vision of the Romulans was jossed by TNG after the two volumes written in the 1980s. It's also a very alternate take on the TOS crew, one in which Kirk, McCoy, Scotty et al. are much more interesting, complex, whimsical, xenophilic, and the Enterprise crew more diverse than we ever saw in other media. Duane also brings in real astr...more
David Bonesteel
Virtually nothing happens in this book. The Enterprise and Bloodwing rendezvous in preparation for a summit between Federation and Romulan forces and have a space battle with Romulan ships sent to capture Bloodwing's commander. There is much discussion of a powerful new doomsday weapon and many vignettes featuring characters that we have never seen before, do not see again (at least not in this book), and which amount to nothing at all. The ridiculous ending reveals that this is the first instal...more
Steve
I have some problems with this book -- it is very short, and it ends *very* abruptly, and just before the ending, rather than a climax, we have a meeting with the Enterprise heads involving some very shady physics that made my head hurt. It only has five chapters and each of them were massive, and further, it does seem like this book was originally written as one and then split into two because it was too big. Furthermore, almost all of this book was build-up, with the story progressing very slo...more
Zulekha Iqbal
i enjoyed reading this book
Dan
What I have read thus far I have very much enjoyed, as I have enjoyed most of Diane Duane's work. While the story seems to be meandering a bit, what action there has been has been exciting, and I hope the payoff will make up for the lengthy setup.

Full review: http://treklit.blogspot.com/2011/12/s...
Tina
Hardly anything happens in this book, and then it ends with a "to be continued..." What a waste of time
Raymond
The story and characters are interesting but I'm not a fan of political intrigue.
Benjamin Plume
Rihannsu series added a wealth of information about the Vulcans and Romulans.
Joshua
May 18, 2013 Joshua rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Science Fiction Fans
Recommended to Joshua by: My Ex-girlfriend
If you love Romulans vs the Federation you'll love this one!
Amanda
Don't bother unless you've read the previous two Rihannsu books and plan to read the following books. I enjoyed it but don't think that a non-Trekkie would.
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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...more
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