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Protectors (Star Trek: Voyager)

4.08 of 5 stars 4.08  ·  rating details  ·  346 ratings  ·  36 reviews
Following the destruction of four fleet vessels at the hands of the Omega Continuum, the U.S.S. Voyager and U.S.S. Demeter set course for a region of the Delta Quadrant far beyond anything previously explored. Captain Chakotay is determined to prove to Starfleet Command that the fleet's ongoing mission is vital to Federation interests...and the key to doing so may lie in a ...more
Paperback, 389 pages
Published January 28th 2014 by Pocket Books/Star Trek
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John Carter McKnight
Kirsten Beyer's post-series Voyager novels are maybe my favorite transmedia stories these days. We see Starfleet as an actual organization, along with the complexities of fleet operations among the group of ships exploring the Delta Quadrant.

Protectors brings us really alien aliens, and a first contact that's a worthwhile intellectual struggle, along with a serious debate over the Prime Directive. This is real Star Trek: discovery, exploration, ethical challenge. There's lots of time spent on p
I love Voyager but come on. Really. We're not getting stories we're getting plot points. 300 pages into a sci-fi book and I'm getting discussions about living arrangements and an admiral worried about what her sister thinks and child custody battles. The actual problem probably took less than 30 pages. Where's the story?

My theory is that the publishers don't think they could have sold two separate books: either a stand-alone Janeway story or a book about Chakotay leading the crew in the Delta
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Regina Peters
Kirsten Beyer’s latest installment in the Star Trek: Voyager series does not disappoint; quite the opposite. Like their characters, these books go above and beyond the call of duty, delivering not only the exciting space battles, exotic aliens and heartwarming idealism at the base of the Star Trek franchise, but also highly nuanced, thoughtful, and compassionate characterization, of OC’s (even minor ones) as well as characters from the show. I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone who hasn’t read the ...more
I'm loving the continuation of the Voyager crew. I loved that Janeway came back. I was totally willing to suspend my disbelief for that one. The development of the characters is on track and going well. I'm still not sold on the Janeway/Chakotay relationship, but maybe it's just because I never shipped them at all on the show. They make sense, just don't do anything for me.

I am very intrigued by the Confederacy in the Delta Quadrant. They could end up as strong allies or another threat on par w
Patrick Hayes
I haven't read a Voyager book in several years and after seeing this very cool looking cover, lifting the book and feeling how heavy it was, I decided to pick this up and see what was up with this crew that I followed religiously for seven years.

A lot has happened to the crew, but not much solidly happens in this book. This reads like a transition point in a trilogy or film series. Plots from previous novels are discussed at length and the characters are trying to resolve their events. Janeway i
Paul Lunger
Kirsten Beyer has been the face of the novels in "Star Trek: Voyager" for what seems like almost forever lately & has does done a decent job in her works. However, the latest entry into the series "Protectors" almost tries to do too much which hurts the novel although she does set up what could be a very interesting follow-up. The book starts off with Admiral Janeway being ordered back to Starfleet Headquarters by Admiral Montgomery who has rescinded his offer for her to command the remnants ...more
Shinobi Wells
I enjoyed this novel immensely and found it very compelling for several reasons. Anytime there's more than a cursory depth of a characters mindset, motivations and struggles, I tend to enjoy the read that much more. Particularly among characters whom I already feel intimately connected. Janeway's "transformation" was remarkable and I found myself echoing her cathartic thoughts afterward..."Just let go..." How many of us are holding onto things from the past and could benefit from some heady ther ...more
Paul Clark
My three stars are generous. The book is a disjointed mess of side plots with no real connection. Why bother going through all this only to end at such a meaningless point. It ended very much like the series; no fanfare, no conclusion. If the author meant to write the ends as a cliff hanger for the next book then it was weak.

The writing never truly delved into what brought the crew to this point. Janeway was dead and then brought back to life. Which proves a point in all of Star Trek, unless yo
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As always this was a very good Star Trek installment from Kirsten Beyer but in order to properly understand it I think you need to have read at least some of her previous Voyager books (Beyer appears to be the only author writing Voyager books at present; as well as this she has written the previous four). I enjoyed getting to see more of the family side of it and am now awaiting the next in the series because I very much want to know what happens next! I was, however, disappointed to notice som ...more
Star Trek Voyager: Protectors is next in the line of relaunch novels. Following the events in the previous book Eternal Tide, the remains of the Full Circle fleet find themselves seriously diminished with only a handful of ships left. The fleet is ordered to continue on and find something noteworthy to keep them in the Delta Quadrant while the newly reborn Admiral Janeway is to return to Earth for "evaluation" following her assimilation, death, and rebirth.

There are two main stories in Protector
I always enjoy these novels that continue the adventures of crews we've seen go off the air. This one was no exception. I enjoyed it though at times it felt like there was so much conflict to keep track of but it was also something that kept me reading and reading and reading. Admiral Janeway is still dealing with the ramifications of her resurrection which are more far reaching than one would think. She is one character that deals with perpetual guilt for all she does and in some ways this is n ...more
This is, of course, indispensable for anyone who is a Star Trek fan - the ongoing story of the USS Voyager after their return from the Delta Quadrant. Beyer does a good job of exploring interpersonal relationships, and the stresses that arise within them. Particular attention is paid to the "ones at home," the family members who fear for the safety of their loved ones adventuring through space. While the developments of the book are essential for the ongoing saga, I found the "adventure" story t ...more
It's been a long time since I watched Voyager, and I don't think I followed it through its last seasons, but that wasn't necessary to enjoy this sequel, which covers the time after the defeat of the Borg. It was fun to re-enter this part of the Star Trek universe and catch up. There are strange new worlds, and Admiral Janeway faces what to do with her life and career forward. The author does a good job hopping from ship to ship, subplot to subplot, Alpha Quadrant to Delta Quadrant to a newly-dis ...more
Daniel Kukwa
I don't usually read the "Voyager" titles, but this one dovetails close enough to the large-scale galactic events of the other books to get a look in from me...and I was surprised by its captivating tone and it's lightning-fast pace. This is not only the kind of "Voyager" story I would have loved to have seen during the run of the series, but it opens up a huge set of new plot points that allows newcomers to join in, while embracing the current "Star Trek" story arc with gusto. Reading this nove ...more
Pretty good. Beyer has been putting out some pretty solid work recently, so the quality was expected and definitely appreciated (readers well into the realm of shitty trek books will understand). It's an intermediary book and definitely felt like one but I will eat any additional characterization up like free samples- YMMV. I'm thumbing through the book now trying to remember what the fuck happened, so I would say its not one that stuck with me but I definitely remembered enjoying it as I read i ...more
3.5 stars. I'm a little conflicted by this book. It was well written, and moved at a good pace, and the story was quite interesting, but some of the plot developments and twists left me feeling cold. The galaxy is certainly a harsher place, but the author seems to be the only one working on Voyager, and it concerns me that there isn't a balance between character development, plot development and long term story development you get when multiple authors put their heads together for multiple books ...more
Each book in the Full Circle story arc just gets better and better. Kirsten Beyer really just knows exactly how to handle the Voyager characters, I mean, she should have been writing for the show, she clearly has a deep understanding and reverence for them. I find myself always taking my time reading these books of hers because I just want to savor every moment of her handling of both the story and the characters. As always, I am looking forward to the next installment.

And ca
This is another great entry in Kirsten Beyer's ongoing Voyager Relaunch. The book follows three major storylines, all of which are absolutely outstanding.
In the Voyager storyline they find themselves on one of the more fascinating planets I've come across in a while. This storyline gives the crews of both Voyager and Demeter a chance to shine. I liked the Demeter crew in the previous books, so I was glad to see them get so much focus here.
The storyline focused on Janeway really gave the charact
What can I say? Another great read from Kirsten Beyer. I really do love these Voyager books. I have to say though that I would not recommend reading this if you haven't already read the previous books in this series. This book builds on a lot of stories, relationships, and characters that Beyer has worked on over the past 5 books. This book is great because the "A plot" takes a somewhat mediocre episode ("twisted" from season 2) and actually goes back and explores some more! Again, fantastic stu ...more
I really enjoy this extended universe ark. Combined with the after the fall series I think the extended universe is doing rather well.

This one continues the circle fleet story line. Hard to explain much without spoiling, but it's continuing after events in the last book and is very admiral Janeway centric and deals with the events of the last several books in the series.
Another excellent Voyager book by Kirsten Beyer. She really seems to get the characters and she actually makes them interesting, something that not even the TV series often did.

While there's no cliffhanger or anything, events in the book definitely lead into the next one as we have to wonder how and why certain events in the book happened.
It was refreshing to see reactions from characters that you'd normally hope to see but wouldn't at all expect. And to have small plot twists inserted into the larger plot made the read that much more intriguing. The characters I loved and have learned to love are back with positive and negative changes all around. It's definitely worth the read.
I'm absolutely glad to see Janeway back, that's for sure! Voyager just wasn't the same without her. That being said, this novel has some pacing issues that made it harder to wade through. I never felt like the story reached a true climax - it built up a lot of tension, and then just faded off. It felt more like a set up for future storylines than an entity unto itself.
Protectors was a truly great read. The high point of the Voyager relaunch is, for me, still Children of the Storm, but Protectors comes very close to reaching that level as well. The plot points left hanging are very enticing, and I can't wait to find out more about the Paris family situation as well as learn more about The Worlds of the First Quadrant in the next instalment!

An absolutely excellent and enthralling story that returns to what I love about the Voyager relaunch. A scientific mystery
The first half was a bit sluggish. Re-establishing Janeway took a bit more pages than I would have preferred. At one point, I even thought to myself "I sort of liked it better when she was dead." It got better, though. And I'm glad that some interesting things have been set up in the delta quadrant.
Perfect! Exactly what I wanted in a Voyager novel. I can't wait for the next ine to come out!
Robert Sparrenberger
Back on track with this one in the series. Good story and flow. Looking forward to the next one in the fall.
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