Dark Mirror picks up where the Original Series episode #33 (Mirror,Mirror) left of,with the Next Generation crew of the Enterprise-D.
The Crew of the eDark Mirror picks up where the Original Series episode #33 (Mirror,Mirror) left of,with the Next Generation crew of the Enterprise-D.
The Crew of the enterprise has a meeting set with the Lailaru a nomadic race, with an immense understanding of the galaxy. However when the crew arrives at the designated meeting area they find the Lailaru ready to depart in a near panic. Shortly after the Lailaru leave, "Hwii" a researcher that is studying hyperstrings,is panic stricken with the feeling that they are not in the "right place".The crew then finds an apparent duplicate of another crewmen tampering with the ship's computer, and realizes that they are in an alternate universe. After purusal of the ship's historical files, the crew finds a similar incident had occured about a century earlier to the crew of Kirk's Enterprise. As the crew tries to find a way back home they find that their arrival in the alternate universe is not a mistake, but a cunning plan by the alternate universe's starfleet to take over another universe, using Captain Picard's ship.
Alternates of Troi, Riker, Geordi, Picard and several others make apperances and the fate of Mirror Spock and Kirk is also found out. Dark Mirror is an excellent book especially if you are a fan of both the original series and The Next Generation. It is an excellent answer to the what if? question many fans may have had after watching the Original Series episode Mirror, Mirror.
Major Characters: Captain Picard, Deanna Troi,Geordi LaForge, Willam Riker, Data...more
The Enterprise-D is ordered by starfleet to be the host for two rival houses ( The Nistral and Graziunas) of the nomadic, Tizarin race. Two guests arrThe Enterprise-D is ordered by starfleet to be the host for two rival houses ( The Nistral and Graziunas) of the nomadic, Tizarin race. Two guests arrive for the wedding,who soon bring chaos into the event. One is Lwaxana Troi, Deanna Troi's mother and the other,an uninvited guest: Q. Lwaxana Troi is smitten with Q and it appears that the feelings are mutual, but Captain Picard and the crew of the Enterprise feel that Q is up to his old games. As Q and Lwaxanna appear to fall more and more in love the wedding preparations for the Tizarin couple begin to increasingly fall apart. Is it young love falling apart? or does Q have something to do with couple sudden dissatisfcation with each other?
Q-in-Law is an excellent Star Trek the Next Generation Book and readers who like Peter David's other works will almost certainly find this one to be well worth their time also. Peter David, perfectly captures the characters of the Enterprise-D and crafts an excellent, memorable ending to the novel.
Major Characters: Q, Lwaxana Troi, Captain Picard, Deanna Troi, Wesley Crusher...more
America is nearly destroyed after a strain of influenza called the eleventh plague deciamtes the country. Hundreds of millions of people die and civilAmerica is nearly destroyed after a strain of influenza called the eleventh plague deciamtes the country. Hundreds of millions of people die and civilization collaspes in the aftermath of the plague.
15-year old stephen quinn is one of the children born after the eleventh plague. Stephen, his grandfather, and father live their lives as salvagers, people who roam areas of America collecting any items leftover that still may have a use and trading them. After his grandfather dies and his father is injured and falls into a coma after a run-in with slavers, Stephen is left on his own to try to keep him and his father alive. A group of people accidentally stumble upon Stephen and his father and offer to take them to a place that can offer them help, called Settler's Landing.
When Stephen arrives in Settler's Landing he is astonished by the atmosphere there, it is almost as if the people there were never touched by the aftermath of the Eleveth plague:schools are still open, thanksgiving is celebrated, and the people are friendly.
But Stephen soon finds out that all is not perfect in the apaprent paradise of Settler's landing, when he meets Jenny, the misfit,who delights in breaking the rules, starting fights, and getting into trouble. When Stephen and Jenny play a prank that has terrible consequences they must try to fix their mistake before, Settler's Lannding and a Rival Town erupt into all out war.
Elventh Plague is an excellent post-apocalyptical book. It examines how even when America has changed so drastically, old predjudices are retained in the minds of many. At times, especially, during the beginning of the book the pacing is rather slow, and towards the ending it is slightly rushed. Also,the book would have benefited from greater exposition, a broad picture of what America is like is painted for the reader but, more details are needed. Currently there are no plans for a sequel and although the Eleventh plague nicely wraps up Jenny and Stephen's stories, there is still plenty of material left to write about these two charcters and the world they live in.
Age Group: mature 14 year-olds and up
Content: References to slavers taking people and selling them, references to teen and adult characters drinking alcoholic beverages, references to several charcters being injured, curse words bi..., a teen gets drunk, a graphic recount of a mass shooting.
Disclaimer: This book was obtained from YA book central in a giveaway....more
Tom Harvey a 16-year old teenager in south london gains amazing abilities after an assault on his friend lucy leaves him with pieces of i-phone embeddTom Harvey a 16-year old teenager in south london gains amazing abilities after an assault on his friend lucy leaves him with pieces of i-phone embedded in his skull. He then uses his abilities to punish the ones responsible for the attack on his friend.As he becomes increasingly adept at manipulating his powers the lines between good and evil become more nad more blurred for both him and the reader.
The author uses first-pesron narrative in to bring us closer to Tom's thought's and emotions. The anger with the attack,and confusion he feels with his newly gained powers are all there. The book brings us closer to both Tom and Lucy by paralleling Tom's struggle to gain control over his powers and Lucy's attempts to come to terms with her attack. This book is definitely not for the faint at heart. It is an emotionally powerful,gripping read.
Age Group: 16 and up content: several curses (F... and Sh..) included, several references to the assault on Lucy, several incidences of violence,references to drugs and alcohol. disclaimer: book was obtained through contest at yabookcentral....more