Avatar: Book One of Two
RETURN TO THE EDGE OF THE FINAL FRONTIER.
As the Federation prepares to launch a counterstrike against the Dominion, Colonel Kira Nerys searches for a way to prevent another galactic holocaust. But when a newly discovered prophecy propels Jake Sisko on an impossible quest and threatens to plunge all of Bajor into chaos, Kira is forced to choose between being true to her f...more
The term "Relaunch" has been used on Star Trek to denote the novels written to expand the history of the TV spin-offs series set on the 24th Century of the franchise, namely Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager; and even you can include Star Trek: Enterprise, which it was set on the 22nd Century. This "Relaunch" term applies to identificate those novels considered canon in the franchise and they serve to continu ...more
Taking place 3 months after the last episode and set to "relaunch" the book series, this could have been a great book. It isn't. Instead of giving us an update as to where our favorite characters are, the book starts with a dry, incomplete chronology of what happened in the series. The book is structured badly. The Enterprise crew's story should have started ...more
Look, I like navel-gazing in a novel. Toll the Hounds is my favorite novel, and basically even the people who like it agree there's probably a bit too much empty philosophizing in it. But Jesus, everything in this book is people just thinking about stuff ...more
in short; the book is perfect. Characterisation is divine. The action scenes are awesome. The plot of the book twists and turns ...more
It was a fast and easy read with an interesting story and it was well written. I really like the new characters. Especially Commander Vaughn and Shar. But I have to admit that I am not so sure about Ro Laren as new head of security. I never liked her that much and I don't ...more
So why do I feel the need to justify reading a Star Trek tie-in novel? Is it because I have grace for others when it comes to "less than high literary" content, versus myself? Yes, as I do with all things.
So forgiv ...more
I'll keep going with the series for now but not a good start.
"Pretty good" might seem like d ...more
On the character front, it's mostly satisfying.
*Kira Nerys is one of DS9's stronger characters & her in command makes an interesting dynamic (especially the suggestion that her religion leaves her exposed to m ...more
With such a large proportion of the principle cast scattering in different directions when the TV series ended, author SD Perry does a nice job of rebuilding the sens ...more
I just finished re-watching Deep Space Nine on Netflix, so I decided to take this off my bookshelf and give it a whirl. Since the finale's original airing, I had always wondered what adventures might have happened if they had a season 8, or a movie. Being a naive kid, I figured Next Gen got a movie, DS9 would, too. Since nothing ever happened, it was nice to read a continuation.
The characters sound ...more
I wonder what part two will reveal...
"Get moving, Colonel," she said softly, straightening her sholders, her gaze hardening. She was the commanding officer of Starbase Deep Space Nine, arguably the single most important outpost in the Alpha Quadrant, and there was a matter on board requiring her immediate attention. How she felt about it - or anything, lately - was of secondary consideration.
I've always admired Kira's strength and determination which is something that comes through really well in the quote above. She's my favor ...more