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 continue ...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
I'll keep going with the series for now but not a good start.
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 expo ...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
"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 favorit ...more
I somehow "dig" the DS9 relaunch series a little more than Voyager. I suppose Voyager was always about the crew, as well as the ship - whereas DS9, though of course very character-driven, is more about Bajor and the surrounds first and foremost. The interactions of ...more
Anyway, Avatar is more than a worthy continuation of the series. It utilizes the flexibility of the novel medium by including characters in the Star Trek universe outside of the normal DS9 cannon. It does not do so gratuitously ...more
So it's not for everyone. And yet, I find myself not regretting reading it, but I gu ...more
Basically once the author left off with the space maneuvers (which in my opinion could ...more
The new characters introduced were interesting and seemed to fit in well -- I especially liked Commander Elias Vaughn (formerly of Starfleet intelligence) and Shar, a young Andorian. The author co ...more