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Children of the Storm

(Star Trek: Voyager)

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"YOU WERE TOLD NOT TO RETURN TO OUR SPACE."

Little is known about the Children of the Storm — one of the most unique and potentially dangerous species the Federation has ever encountered. Non-corporeal and traveling through space in vessels apparently propelled by thought alone, the Children of the Storm at one time managed to destroy thousands of Borg ships without firing
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Mass Market Paperback, 415 pages
Published June 2011 by Pocket Books
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Erica
Jul 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
As I continue to enjoy these utterly amazing relaunch novels by Kirsten Beyer I feel privileged to do so. To me, Star Trek: Voyager means a lot, and to get a continuation of the story is so appreciated.

The main story in this particular book is an interesting one where we get to experience the species calling themselves Children of the Storm. This species is like nothing I've even heard about previous to reading this book which in itself makes for an interesting read in getting to know a new spec
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Cynthia
Dec 16, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
As much as I loved Voyager.

As much as I love to read.



Without Captain Janeway, the entire 'feel' of the book is just off. The story was all right. The events and plot within the book itself were all right.

But without Kathryn Janeway present, it simply did not feel right. A vital part of what made Voyager so attractive to me, a strong female Captain who was not perfect but who was willing to accept the repercussions of her choices and who stood up strong and tall to defend her ship and her crew..

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Kirsten
Aug 02, 2011 rated it liked it
While an intriguing story, it's probably the weakest of Kirsten Beyer's additions to the Star Trek world. There's simply too many new characters being thrown at you from every direction. Who's on what ship and plotting with whom gets downright confusing. It seems like it's not really a Voyager story, so much as a generic Star Trek story that includes the Voyager crew. Not bad on its own, but if you're looking for adventures of your favorite characters, it's lacking here.
John Carter McKnight
Jul 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Sequel to Beyer's Unworthy, which I found delightfully clever structurally - which left me unprepared for the impact of this book. It's a shame this was a tie-in novel, as it'll go under-appreciated. Both an excellent piece of real science fiction with *alien* aliens, a rarity these days, and a work of... the only term is grace.

This is a series of nested musings on understanding the Other, both those labeled "alien," and nearest colleagues alike, in a spirit of acceptance and integrity that is s
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Srinivas
Apr 22, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: star-trek
This is my first Voyager book (all my other books are Enterprise / TOS books), and I really liked it. Voyager was the first trek series that I had seen 9back in my school days), and this book has brought back memories... but I might need to watch the series again(and read a few more books)to understand some of the nitty gritty details. Anyways, the dramatization and the fast story line keep you hooked and is definitely something that fans of the Voyager series would love. Would be picking up mor ...more
Dan
Jan 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: star-trek, vgr, e-books
The story is very thoughtful and engaging, and the characters are well fleshed-out and "real." The plot is fast-paced and easy to follow, and the story is true to the Star Trek ethos in a way many other stories aren't able to accomplish.

Full review: http://treklit.blogspot.com/2011/07/c...
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Mark Webb
Sep 23, 2012 rated it liked it
Star Trek: Children of the Storm by Kirsten Beyer is the latest in the series of Star Trek Voyager books that traces the adventures of the crew of the Voyager after they return to Earth.

Star Trek novels are a bit of a guilty pleasure of mine - I really enjoyed the various TV series when they were on (although watching repeats on Foxtel sometimes reminds me to never revisit the things I remember loving!). Still, I've been particularly enjoying the continuation of the Voyager, Deep Space Nine (my
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Alex
Jun 10, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The best Star Trek book I have read in a while, or, rather, the Star Trek book I have enjoyed the most in a while. I think people disappointed with the last two entries in the Typhon pact series (and especially the tone and the outcome of the TNG's story) will love this, because it's Starfleet doing what we expect Starfleet to do best: (mostly) keeping their heads and their wits when things go horribly wrong and managing to find a positive outcome without resorting to violence, but through knowl ...more
Lars
Aug 04, 2015 rated it liked it
Kirsten Beyer's third novel in the Voyager relaunch series is the weakest so far, but overall a solid and worthwhile read. The story has a great sci-fi premise and Beyer knows the characters from Voyager well. My main complaint is that Beyer adds a lot of new characters. In fact, most of the story doesn't even take place on Voyager but on other ships in the fleet. These new characters are admittedly pretty interesting and distinct from the characters we've already come to know. But in the end, m ...more
Cynthia
Sep 28, 2011 rated it did not like it
This story was somewhat disappointing. I guess I just can't get past the idea of VOYAGER without Kathryn Janeway. Glad I didn't pay anything for this book. A friend was going to toss it and I picked it up to read first. It's going to goodwill tomorrow though doubt anyone will pay for it

In fact, I'd bet money a good number of the glowing reviews here are paid for by the author and publisher trying to make it seem better than it was.
Joshua
Apr 30, 2012 rated it liked it
I found the amount of characters and ships to keep track of very confusing. Also, reading the story as it goes backwards in time was kind of annoying. See read B, sort of get the context, then go back to A to fill in what started the chain of events.
Christopher Backa
A typical Star Trek story. I enjoyed the book. Looking forward to the next one
John
Dec 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: star-trek, kindle
I finally got around to this novel after several months away from the post-Nemesis timeline. While this isn't the best of the bunch, it was good enough to be worth the wait, and was definitely one of the better offerings in post-Nemsis Treklit up to this point.
Basically, the Voyager and its big ol' fleet have returned to the Delta Quadrant, and in this novel, they are exploring the space occupied by some beings called the Children of the Storm (who were introduced in David Mack's Destiny trilog
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Drake Tungsten
This book has its good and bad points.

With regards to the book's good points, I like the way the author is keeping the original Voyager characters familiar to us, while also letting them evolve. [Spoilers to follow.] I like the way they show B'Elanna being a engineer and a mom, sometimes bringing Miral to work with her. I like how Chakotay now has to deal with not being the cautious one as captain. And I like how they brought Neelix back into the fold.

I also like what they've done with some of t
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Hannah
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: unowned-but-read
Yikes. A serious drop in quality from Full Circle to Children of the Storm. I had two main problems with this book: confusing and boring. Confusing because the timeline skipped around a LOT, and there were so many POV characters that I never had any idea whose head I was in, even though the book was written entirely in third person. Boring because, and I hate to say this, nothing really interesting happened until the very end. I spent a week trying to get myself to read this book, but I was just ...more
Oleg Ryzhikov
"Children of the Storm" isn't a bad book, it has an intriguing plot about strange unknown alien, high stakes decisions, personal drama and starship action. But somehow I didn't like it very much. Maybe it's because most of it was about new characters from new ships from Voyager fleet, and main VOY characters didn't do a lot, and felt like surplus additions to the whole story. Maybe yet another high concept story following the previous book's ("Unworthy") Indign was to much of the same thing for ...more
Bron
Jun 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When an alien species living in an area of the Delta quadrant previously unexplored requests to be left alone, does the Federation take heed? Of course not. As part of an exploratory fleet Voyager is back in the Delta Quadrant with some new crew members and some old friends like Tom Paris, Harry Kim, Seven of Nine, Chakotay and the Doctor. However, Starfleet Command wants to know more about the Children of the Storm because they seem to have managed to defeat the Borg. Trouble is bound to ensue. ...more
Scott Williams
Dec 17, 2016 rated it liked it
I found the characterizations a bit sentimental in this novel. The TV series had some moments like that as well so it's not necessarily uncharacteristic it's just not my favourite thing. This novel also spends more time with the new non-Voyager characters. I have to admit it was sometimes a challenge to remember who belonged to what ship and what their role was. Beyer has introduced a huge new cast of characters. There was a helpful appendix that might have been more helpful if it had been at th ...more
Peter Lowry
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I very much enjoyed this book!
They Voyager Relaunch novels (once Kirsten started helming them) have been exceptional!
Reading them gives you the same feeling as watching Star Trek & the way she writes interactions between characters from the Voyager series are just fantastic! She also does a great job of introducing many new characters without it feeling too overwhelming (some parts were, but if you kept reading it all feel into place). Her timeline may bounce around a bit in this novel but I und
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Melvin Patterson
Another excellent addition to Kirsten Beyer's Voyager saga

Although I only read the Voyager stories from time to time, when I do the series written by Beyer is the one I come back to most often. The characters are familiar and new ones are quote interesting. This story involves the discovery of an entirely new and different form of life and how the Starfleet crews respond and handle this discovery is really classic Trek.
Kay Hudson
Continuing my Voyager binge. This one took five days, but I did have to go to work. Beyer really does a remarkable job of pulling in the entire Trek universe - references to TV episodes, movies, and other books - without resorting to major infodumps.
Judy Sutherland
Jan 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another enjoyable story from Kirsten Beyer. Her characters feel true to the originals, there are interesting new characters, moral dilemmas, and tough decisions. I'm looking forward to reading more of her work.
Dave Tindall
Sep 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book started quite slowly, but soon became a really good read. Very clever. The relationship between Commander Odonnell and his first officer is very cleverly done and you don't see where that goes.
Teresa Cage
Jan 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting developments for the Voyager crew. Definitely worth the read. However I get a little lost in where things fit in the universe. Would have loved a recap in the beginning to help me feel where the story fit. Still and all a great read. I finished in two nights.
M
Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Adam
May 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
It took me long enough.

An excellent story
Goldenwattle
Jun 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
An enjoyable read. The Voyager series was my favourite. More mature I feel than the original series; although for its day the original series with Kirk had some ground breaking moments.
Gabrielle
Nov 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
The aliens in this one were pretty cool! Still isn't right to have a voyager book without Janeway, but I enjoyed it a lot more than I was expecting.
Brandon
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A great trek story. A little more romantic than I prefer but it wasn't too overdone. I'm enjoying finally reading further adventures of the Voyager crew.
David Rhodes
Sep 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
The continuation of Voyager's return to the Delta Quadrant and the fleet meets the galaxy's most unusual inhabitants.
Life and death but not as we know it.
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