This was a nice easy read. It didn't have any hidden turns or edge of the seat action, but if your looking for light reading this would be a good book...moreThis was a nice easy read. It didn't have any hidden turns or edge of the seat action, but if your looking for light reading this would be a good book.
One of the major beefs I have with the book is that later on I would of rather had certain actions shown instead of just talked and explained about. With it just being told I felt I was missing out on half of the story.
Everything else was pretty good though, interesting idea played in the book, the characters were written well and the flow of the story made it easy to read.(less)
This story was pretty well written, as Star Trek stories go, and had an interesting plotline that did not seem too cliche. Although I am pretty sure t...moreThis story was pretty well written, as Star Trek stories go, and had an interesting plotline that did not seem too cliche. Although I am pretty sure the author was making a point near the end of the story I did not feel the author was "preaching" through the characters and it worked with the flow of the story. I believe there was a balance of scenes taking place on ship and/or in space and planet-side, giving you a nice view of things instead of confining you to one restricted space station.
That being said, I'd like to add some more details, hopefully without any spoilers.
The list of Voyager characters featured prominently in the story. They are, from more scene time to least; Tom Paris, Seven of Nine, Chakotay, B'Elanna Torris, and Katheryn Janeway. Not many other characters, other then the aliens that Voyager stumbles across, enter into the story. This was a little bit of a draw back in my view, because even though it allowed the author to focus on just a few characters and not spread himself out too thinly, he almost did it too much to where no one else was hardly mentioned. Harry Kim has two (or was it three?) bridge scenes, one sickbay scene and one hallway scene. He is involved in a landing party which is lead by Chakotay and helps out, but Chakotay dominates most of the pages. Aside from that you don't see, read, or hear about Mr. Kim. Seeing as Harry Kim was one of Tom's best friends it would have been nice to have more interaction going there, especially given what happens in the story you would expect more reaction from Harry. This isn't necessary a negative to the story, but it is one thing that I felt lacking throughout the whole story and I don't know if the husband/wife interaction between B'Elanna and Tom made up for this.
The characters that were written though were well written. None of them felt like they were making actions or saying things that would make someone who has seen the show go "they wouldn't do/say" that. All together I found it an easy read, especially if you aren't looking for a universe moving story. It might even stand up to a second reading for some.(less)
I honestly didn't read through this whole book. I stopped at about a third of the way through, mainly because it didn't catch my interest and some cha...moreI honestly didn't read through this whole book. I stopped at about a third of the way through, mainly because it didn't catch my interest and some characters kept getting "dropped" from the scene. Case in point, early on (like in chapter two or three) one of Enterprise's shuttle craft is caught in a tractor beam that is too strong. We get reactions from Wesley, Ken and Data. But Deanne Troi and Gina were also suppose to be on board yet they are entirely silent until the next scene several pages later. And the author had earlier been trying to describe Gina as someone who is not quiet or thinks before she speaks.
A little lacking, wasn't that moving of a story although the idea of the new beings was a bit interesting. All in all, may be enough for a Star Trek fan but I won't be picking it up again. (less)
This book started out interesting enough. What happens when a race with low tech (comparatively), the wish to make war finds a catch of undiscovered w...moreThis book started out interesting enough. What happens when a race with low tech (comparatively), the wish to make war finds a catch of undiscovered weapons from a race long gone? An edgy balance between getting them to solve things diplomatically but not tick them off into blowing themselves up and the rest of half the sector.
The author seemed to have a good hang of character interaction and surprises, and then this quickly gained heavy sexual overtones to the whole story. But perhaps he was just staying true to the characters of course. I personally was looking for some light story with somewhat engaging characters, not false "romance" so this one never got finished.(less)