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Star Trek Destiny (Star Trek: Destiny #3)

4.26  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,871 Ratings  ·  131 Reviews
The omnibus edition of the epic crossover trilogy uniting characters from every corner of the Star Trek universe and revealing the shocking origin and final fate of the Federation's most dangerous enemy—the Borg.In Gods of Night, blitzkrieg attacks by the Borg leave entire worlds aflame. No one knows how they are slipping past Starfleet’s defenses, so Captain Jean-LucPicar ...more
Paperback, 848 pages
Published March 13th 2012 by Pocket Books/Star Trek (first published November 22nd 2008)
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Nov 26, 2012 Courtney rated it really liked it
Shelves: dorkdom
It's taken 2 glasses of bourbon to admit that I'm reading this. And truthfully, I'm enjoying it.

Okay, okay - I admit it. I really enjoyed this book!! Don't judge me!!
Nov 14, 2010 Terence rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Trekkies of all stripes
Shelves: sf-fantasy, star-trek
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Sep 28, 2012 Jimyanni rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
If you don't mind stories that are told in installments, particularly if you LIKE stories that are continued from one book to another without any attempt to make each book independantly readable, then consider this a five-star review; I dock it one star for having no beginning, but rather coming in in the middle of a story.

Even if you like that sort of thing, though, there are caveats to my rating; if you have not been keeping up with all of the various plotlines in the "Next Generation" series,
Jul 19, 2010 Marc rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Destiny has been a great trilogy. Lost Souls is a lot better than the previous book. Maybe it's because there's a lot more action here and it focuses less on the people lost in time. Although the last book did leave with a great cliffhanger of thousands or Borg coming into Klingon, Federation, and Romulan space.

Speaking of which, Lost Souls has to do more with the Borg and their origins than anything else. Now while this might not be canon, it still made for a good story. Part of me wished it wa
Feb 26, 2015 Christel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jul 02, 2012 Miket01 rated it liked it
Shelves: star-trek, sci-fi
I never thought I'd say this, but this book needed more Voyager. I've never been a fan of Voyager, but even in the context of this book, it is made clear that they have the most history with the Borg next to Picard. And yet, they play the most marginal role in this huge climactic battle with the Borg. Instead we have a lot of focus on minor characters from Capt. Archer's era and Ezri Dax's new command. They are interesting enough characters, but it undercuts the grand nature of the events of thi ...more
Aug 18, 2009 John rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I try to shy away from Star Trek books, since most are just so poorly written, but I tried my luck and was richly rewarded!

This entire trilogy is just awesome! It's Trek at it's best. Besides the typical trek writing, my other fear was "Oh great, another book about the borg, the Enterprise narrowly escaping and saving the day" but was pleasantly surprised that that wasn't the case (well of course to some degree it was LOL), and along the way, huge things happened that were just awesome.

If you're
Mar 07, 2015 Jarrah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novel, star-trek, sci-fi
David Mack skillfully wraps up the Destiny trilogy, establishing new paths for not only our major characters, but also the Federation more of a focus on fewer characters, maybe skipping things like the budding relationship between (view spoiler).

As I've mentioned in previous reviews, the big thing I'm interested in in these novels is how they portray my favourite female characters who got a bit more short shrift in the series. Having finished the Destin
Two Nerds Talking
Apr 04, 2015 Two Nerds Talking rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Book 3 of the Destiny saga picks up right after that devastating cliffhanger from book two... The day that Captain Picard has dreaded for so long has arrived. The Borg are invading Federation Space en masse and this time they're interested in destruction rather than Asssimilation.

Lost Souls ties together elements from a lot of the previous Star Trek expanded universe novels, incorporating characters from Titan, DS9, TNG and Voyager. The crews of the E
Derek Oberg
Feb 10, 2015 Derek Oberg rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this trilogy. Big stuff going on here, all paying off in this 3rd installment. With book one I wasn't too sure where they were going with the two separate timelines, and the guesses I had would have been disappointing. Boy, did it end up satisfying.

One of the problems that happened with Trek occurred with the creation the new, terrifying, unbeatable foe in the Borg... Because they then invariably beat them. Repeatedly. Over and over again, until by the time they play prominently i
Stephen Osborne
Oct 17, 2013 Stephen Osborne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A worthy end to the trilogy. Origins and beginnings. Yes, it was easy to see where the bits set in the past were going, but there were still some surprises and great scenes. Considering the vast scale he was dealing with, Mack still managed to convey how the events effected the individual characters. And I must say, I loved the reunion of Troi and Riker.
Claudiu Tănăselia
Aug 19, 2014 Claudiu Tănăselia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
I couldn't get trough the "A time to..." series of books, but this trilogy placed after Nemesis really caught me. Maybe it's David Mack's style, maybe it's because I wanted to give the Star Trek novels another chance, maybe it's because I really wanted to find out what happened in the galaxy after the last Star Trek movie (Abrams universe does not count), but this time I marched easily trough all the three books of Star Trek Destiny. I've heard that it's a great starting place for TNG novels, so ...more
Jan 18, 2016 RumBelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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All I can say is wow. What a tour de force of a novel, and an explosive, dramatic end to the trilogy. I don't want to give a lot away here in case others want to read it, but this novel, finally, explains the origin of the Borg in a definitive way. I never felt that the V'Ger link was really canon, and I have read similar sentiments elsewhere. It was just too limited and vague an explanation for me. This book answers it a lot better. Also, the stories of three different captains, Dax, Picard and ...more
Dec 13, 2014 Jc rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
David Mack does it again; he leads us down a path of emotional ebb and flow with just the right level of intensity to keep us intrigued from start to finish. A multi-tiered story that covers almost every point of view makes for the fullest and most riveting book in the trilogy.

We follow the peoples of the federation as they face devastation,a group of Caeliar flung into the past dealing with famine and fear, the caeliar of the present dealing with breaches of protocol and the decisions of their
joseph R. Hylton

Yet another wonderful battle with the Borg: Voyager style...yawn. So in one series we find the beginnings of the Borg and the demise of the same said collective in three books. seems a bit rushed to me. Not to mention far fetched. The Borg are taken from extreme pacifism and turned into the power hungry collective by a simple matter of hunger. sorry cant buy it. Even in science fiction there still has to be an element of reality to hold on to. i always saw the beginin
Nov 01, 2014 Eric rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

The Federation is only moments away from complete destruction. Billions have died and billions more are about to.

With the help of Captain Erika Hernandez, Will Riker and the crew of the Titan return to the Azure Nebula only to find that they are well behind enemy lines. The war looks to be lost while the remnants of the Federation are preparing to meet their fate. The Borg press on with their plan to destroy it.

There are often glimmers of hope in the battle however most gains the Feder
Feb 10, 2016 Derek rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jun 28, 2012 Dave rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi
A great mix of characters with a very satisfying conclusion. One of the best Star Trek books/series that I have ever read.
Jul 19, 2015 Nis rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting story, and certainly epic in scale. Interesting, and very star trekky resolution to the Borg, though I'm not sure I like random origin story. Wasn't really happy with the way Picard was characterized either. It is fair that he is tormented by the Borg, but I would have liked for him to provide some sort of positive input once in a while, instead of just being an obstruction. Indeed the whole solution was a bit too much of a Mary Sue story, where all the famous characters were just pl ...more
Crystal Bensley
Aug 17, 2015 Crystal Bensley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Probably my favourite in the trilogy. Destiny did not disappoint!
Feb 22, 2015 Manny rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What can I say, it all comes full circle in this fantastic series. There's no holding back in this finale, our favorite characters come together to provide some great storytelling and action. And while I was pessimistic about the Hernandez storyline in book 2, she really plays a big role in book 3 and really turns into a great character. Also, it's amazing how after so many borg stories, they were still able to add such a critical detail about them, which I won't spoil here. Kudos to David Mack, ...more
Robert Bram
Oct 06, 2015 Robert Bram rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My main sticking point is that Voyager got short shrift here. Seven, Chakotay and plenty of other big characters were left out or given so little attention that they were just shadows. All of their interactions felt tacked on: the story would have been exactly the same had they been left out.

One of the things I enjoyed most about the writing was the inclusiveness of it: so many races, what felt like a good mix of female and male characters, all getting in a bit of kick ass action. I grew to appr
Adam Czarnecki
I read this trilogy when it first came out in 2008 and decided to go through it again since I've been in the mood for Star Trek lately. Unlike a lot of the pulpy "filler" Star Trek novels, this story is truly epic and continues the Next Generation-era narrative on after those movies ended. The story is largely about one thing: a final confrontation with the Borg, but it is full of small character moments and creative callbacks to things that happened on every incarnation of the show (in other wo ...more
Jun 17, 2015 Nathan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an amazing trilogy. Basically, it's all out war with the Borg and it goes exactly as you'd expect it to. This is quite literally a turning point in the Star Trek universe where entire worlds are destroyed and characters killed off. There are tie-ins to every series of Trek and the story is incredibly well-written. It certainly helps to be caught up to what else has been going on in the Star Trek literary universe, but it's not needed. I'd say that this is a must-read for any Star Trek fan.
Mar 03, 2015 Jarezal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Por suerte o por desgracia la trilogía de Star Trek Destiny fue lo primero que leí de las novelas de la saga. No recuerdo cómo me decanté por ella aunque probablemente fuera debido a que involucraba a diferentes tripulaciones en la trama.

Después de haber leído ya unos cuantos libros de las diferentes sagas, sigo pensando lo mismo. Esta trilogía es lo mejor que se ha escrito en el universo post series.

Tenemos cuatro tripulaciones bien desarrolladas, Enterprise, Titan, Aventine y Columbia con var
Jul 20, 2012 Daniel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This concludes the Star Trek Destiny trilogy and is one of the best Star Trek novels, period. Given the dark tone established in the previous two books, this one steps it up even more. "Lost Souls" is the exciting culmination of the Caeliar, Captain Hernandez, and the Borg. In this novel, we see the origins of the Borg, and humanity's influence in it, the next "Evolution" of the Caeliar, and the ultimate fate of a number of Star Trek worlds and characters. If this book were canon, it would radic ...more
I'm not sure whether this book was actually better than the first two in the series, of if by this point I was too invested in "what's going to happen" to be able to judge. But I found myself picking it up at times I normally wouldn't, and read it in less than half the time of the second, which I did in 1/10 the time of volume one.

It's hard to say anything about the "why" without falling prey to the gods of "spoil," which I'm reluctant to do. I still find Picard, Riker, Troi, and Crusher tedious
Apr 22, 2012 Mirrani rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Everything readers have been waiting for happens here, including the revelation that I had seen coming from the very beginning, which brought about not a "wow" of surprise but a relieved exclamation of, "Finally!" I find it hard to believe that some of the characters involved really wouldn't have worked out the connections between history and current events, but otherwise I read the book cover to cover without really wanting to find a time to put it down.

The end of the series drastically changes
David Bradley
Mar 11, 2011 David Bradley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As an introduction, I am a Star Trek fan who has never read a Star Trek novel before the Destiny trilogy. Someone who has read the other non-canon Star Trek books may have a difference experience.

This is the third book in the Destiny trilogy, so it makes little sense without having read Mere Mortals and Gods of Night. For Star Trek fans, the Destiny trilogy is a fantastic read. The action is tight, the mix of familiar characters and new characters (even non-canon species) provided a good blend
Lance Schonberg
Apr 02, 2013 Lance Schonberg rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Star Trek Fans
Note: this short review will be attached to all three of the Star Trek: Destiny books, and I’m trying not to think about how long I’ve been putting this off.

Star Trek: Destiny is trilogy set in the expanded universe of post-Nemesis Star Trek. It involves, to varying degrees, the crew of the Enterprise, Titan, Aventine, and the NX-02 Columbia, as well as a few other viewpoints to give you a more wide ranging view of what is essentially a giant conflict.

The conflict? The Borg have decided that the
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Star Trek Reads: Destiny Trilogy 21 44 Mar 05, 2013 02:46AM  
  • A Singular Destiny (Star Trek)
  • Greater than the Sum (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
  • Losing the Peace (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
  • Sword of Damocles (Star Trek Titan #4)
  • Unworthy (Star Trek: Voyager)
  • Synthesis (Star Trek: Titan, #6)
  • Taking Wing (Star Trek: Titan, #1)
  • The Red King (Star Trek: Titan, #2)
  • Plagues of Night (Star Trek: Typhon Pact, #6)
  • Paths of Disharmony (Star Trek: Typhon Pact, #4)
  • Before Dishonor (Star Trek The Next Generation)
  • Death in Winter (Star Trek The Next Generation)
  • Indistinguishable from Magic (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
  • Unity (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
  • Resistance (Star Trek: The Next Generation, #2)
David Mack is the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty-five novels of science-fiction, fantasy, and adventure, including the Star Trek Destiny and Cold Equations trilogies.

Beyond novels, Mack's writing credits span several media, including television (for produced episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), film, and comic books.

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Other Books in the Series

Star Trek: Destiny (3 books)
  • Gods of Night (Star Trek: Destiny #1)
  • Mere Mortals (Star Trek: Destiny #2)

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