Vanguard is under siege. Surrounded by enemies, Admiral Nogura sends the scout ship Sagittarius to find an ancient weapon that might be the Federation’s only hope of stopping the alien threat known as the Shedai . . . Qo’noS is wracked by scandal. Councillor Gorkon fights to expose a Romulan plot to corrupt members...more
I do have two problems with how the series worked out. One is the relegation of Diego Reyes to a passive observer of even ...more
This is the final volume of the Star Trek: Vanguard miniseries, which has taken quite some time to see its conclusion. It's hard to believe that there were only eight main titles in the series, and that the story as a whole managed to remain relatively tight and self-contained. There's no doubt that this is the definitive ending to the saga, and it unspools at a blistering pace.
I look back fondly on the Deep Space Nine: Season 8 series of books, and when it was clear that the momentum of "Season ...more
That being said, I kind of liked this book. It had some good character beats and certainly wrapped up all the disparate plot points. But that's pretty much all it did. The prose is some of the best in the series, but sometimes c ...more
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This is science fiction/drama on an epic scale: a clever, well-though out combination of interstellar conflict, less-than-perfect characters, ethics, morality and personal demons. Mack's task certainly wasn't enviable; with such a large cast of primary and supporting characters along with their associated storyarcs, wrappi ...more
However, Vanguard blows all of that away. It may not be high literature, but for what it is (basically professional fanfic), it is absolutely amazing. The four principle authors of this series have managed to craft deep, evolving original characters that you actually find yourself caring about, which is a feat in a genre dominated by Kirk/Spock slash fiction ...more
David Mack wraps things up well. Reyes, T'Prynn, Pennington, Quinn, Xiong, Fisher, and Carol Marcus all receive enough time here. That doesn't mean that everyone survives though...
Was reading all eight books ...more
Vanguard placed to the time where the Klingons are still one of th ...more
I think the Enterprise and its well-known characters were used quite appropriately.
So good work by all Authors involved in series :)
Others have said this is the most enjoyable set of characters since you he original series. I agree. At first, I was concerned that there was not much focus on Kirk and the others, but as the series progressed I really got in tune with the characters. This final book in this series capped everything off nicely and I was sad to say goodbye to the characters and the story. Epic space opera and awesome story. I could see rereading the whole series again at some point.
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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