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Ernte den Sturm

(Star Trek: Vanguard #3)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  663 ratings  ·  42 reviews
Das Mysterium der Taurus-Ausdehnung offenbart sich … Uralte Geheimnisse liegen auf dem fünften Planeten des Jinoteur-Systems, drei Rivalen kämpfen um ihre Kontrolle: Die Föderation und das Klingonische Imperium wollen sie für ihre Zwecke einsetzen, die Tholianische Versammlung sie vernichten. Aber die Bedrohung auf der entfernten Welt ist gefährlicher als die Völker zunäch ...more
Paperback, 454 pages
Published June 19th 2008 by Cross Cult (first published June 2007)
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C.T. Phipps
Oct 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
REAP THE WHIRLWIND is the third volume of the Star Trek: Vanguard series that follows the adventures of the Starbase Vanguard's crew. I was very fond of the first novel in Star Trek: Vanguard (Harbinger) and less fond of its sequel (Summon the Thunder). Part of this may be do to the fact that Vanguard is like a television series and has multiple writers each bringing their different perspectives as well as styles to the story.

The premise for Star Trek: Vanguard as a series is that the 23rd centu
Dec 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek, 2014
The more books by David Mack I read, the more I believe that he is the number one Star Trek writer out there at the moment. Having written one of the most meaningful stories of the Star Trek Universe (the Destiny trilogy) and having made contributions to numerous other Star Trek series, he is, in my opinion, the author who manages to best capture the Star Trek atmosphere. When reading his books I am totally immersed in the story and location. Totally involved in the character progression.

Reap t
Caleb Dorsch
Jan 30, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Summon the Thunder” crawled at quarter impulse so that “Reap the Whirlwind” could go to warp 9.9. This novel was thrilling from start to finish and focuses on the exploration of the Jinoteur system and Gamma Tauri IV, both of which have ties to the Shedai. One of my main criticisms of “Summon the Thunder” was that it didn’t give us enough background about the Shedai and that is remedied here in this novel to great extent. The pacing is also greatly improved upon and Mack weaves through the diff ...more
Aug 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
Wow! What an epic! Even shed a tear at the end.
May 15, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Star Trek fans
Reap the Whirlwind is the third book in the Vanguard series of “Star Trek” novels.

For those who may have missed earlier reviews of the previous novels: Vanguard is a Federation starbase in the Taurus Reach, a region of space between the UFP, the Klingons and the Tholians. Several years before the opening of the initial volume – Harbinger Star Trek Vanguard 1 – Starfleet discovered what it calls the meta-genome, clear evidence of an incredibly advanced race that had once dominated the region. Und
Jan 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: st-vanguard, asap
Outstanding & best so far of the Vanguard series!
Jonathan Koan
My views on this book is much the same as the last two books in the Vanguard series. It has so much potential and lots of things I enjoy. However, it is overall boring and poorly paced.

David Mack took back the reigns for this book and swung for the fences...although he missed badly. His development of the alien species the Shedai would be more interesting if I hadn't already read his Destiny Trilogy, where he does a much better job with a similar species; the Caeliar.

The books most fascinating
A continuation of the series

These books are very slow reading.
Some trekkers might go for the intricate step by step detail of every button pushed and switch flipped, as if all of the Trek techno-babble actually means something, - but I just find it tedious to read.
The action is predictable, making for a slow read too.
Plus the overt carnage and high body count makes the entire story very in-house Star Trek.

It is as if the author or authors of the recent Star Trek books actually hate Star Trek an
John R. Goyer
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Pretty much everything I could ask for in a great sci-fi book - big ideas, interesting characters, a satisfying series of storylines, some of which have been resolved in this book, some continue, some have just been introduced - a wonderful sense of humanity and character development - even though this is volume 3 of 9, I already feel that I've been paid back for my reading with the adventures so far, and the revelations of the origin of Taurus Reach. This is going to be a hard volume to follow ...more
Jul 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In this book, several open story threads introduced in the first and second volume finally collapse and get resolved. It might not be the resolution you were hoping for but for me it made it a far more interesting read than the previous book of the series.

It was really good to see a supporting cast as Quin take a more frontline role, and the way that made him evolve was great.

Several other characters went through very defining moments in this book, so this makes it a must read, as it changes t
Elliot Weeks
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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M.R. Bowers
Aug 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi, star-trek
An excellent conclusion to the first act of VANGUARD, this exciting novel brings the events set up in books 1 and 2 to a satisfying climax, while setting up plenty of conflict and mystery for the second half of the series.
Mike Grady
Apr 01, 2022 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020s
The third entry in the Vanguard Series. It seems that the series has found its stride with this book. While quick paced, the events of the book really pick up tempo within the last 1/3 of the story. The main characters are developing nicely and you find yourself intrigued by them.
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Easily the best yet of this spectacular series.
Apr 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Big story

This story was relentless, never letting you catch your breath. A real page turner. Best of the series so far.
May 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Good Read

Vanguard #3 is another good effort. David is one of my favorite authors. Looking forward to Vanguard #4. A court martial to conduct.
Michael Mullin
Jul 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really good. Hope the next one is just as good
Mac Simmons
Jun 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This may be my favorite novel ever.
Mark Bates
May 14, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Action packed, not for children darker Star Trek.
David King
Mar 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Reap The Whirlwind” by David Mack is the 3rd novel in the Star Trek Vanguard series and it really highlights how these novels are getting better and better. The novel is full of engaging philosophical and moral dilemmas set amongst a thoroughly engrossing and enjoyable space adventure. Simply put, I believe this novel and the series in general is proving to be Star Trek at its very best.

The story itself picks up several weeks after the events of the previous novel, “Summon The Thunder”. The anc
Andrew Maddox
Well... What a ride.

After reading the first two Vanguard novels I came away feeling very underwhelmed. The plot was intriguing and the characters had promise but there was far too much set up, too many characters to keep up with and too much padding.

This story changed everything. The plot was thrilling and kept me hooked throughout with lots of twists and turns that had me saying to myself "just one more chapter" despite the fact it was 2 in the morning. The characters whilst still too many to k
May 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I just finished reading Reap the Whirlwind, the third book in the Star Trek Series Vanguard. I know, it's not current news and the book is seven years old now, but I just read it and I think it's worth sharing.

Vanguard focuses on events surrounding the Taurus Reach, a mostly unexplored region of space between the borders of the Federation, the Klingon Empire, and the Tholian Assembly. The series is named for Starbase 47, Vanguard, where a lot of the story takes place. The Federation moved into
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Aug 07, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
It's sort of weird when you get near the end of a story and realize that there's nearly another whole book to be read. Not a bad thing exactly, but it was a bit distracting, because after about page 351 the story truly seemed concluded to me, and concluded well. But, you read what is on the page and so I kept going and it was a good little extra novella after the first part, though not as very exciting as the first part of the book. Mack is a very good author when it comes to weaving all these n ...more
Jonne Steen Redeker
The answers to many questions are within reach, but it will be one hell of a struggle to get them.

The race to the planet with all the answers is on, and it is going to be tight. The federation crosses the finish line first, but it does so by crashing into it and the race for answers becomes a desperate bid to merely survive till rescue. They might yet find some answers along the way though, including the face of the new mysterious enemy. In the meantime a new colony president is as stubborn as
Luke Sims-Jenkins
Dec 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
The third book in the Vanguard series is full of interesting twists and turns and is most definitely the most exciting instalment so far. It's hard to say too much without spoiling it, but at times its funny, one character makes a MacGyver type escape and revelations abound. It has pretty much everything you'd want from Star Trek even though there is only one character from the screen in it (that I know of) and thats Commander Terrell who'd be a captain in Wrath of Khan. Everytime I read his sec ...more
Sep 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
This is the third book in the "Vanguard" series. The series continues past this book, and there are numerous subplots that have been left hanging, but the initial set of plotlines set in motion in the first two books of the series have been nicely tied up here. There has been some extremely radical character development, surprising in that some major characters have had major shifts in their paradigms. The story is well-told, neatly written and nicely paced, and the conclusions to the plotlines ...more
Benjamin Plume
Mar 16, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek, sci-fi
A lot of payoff in this book for things set up in "Harbinger" and "Summon the Thunder." The Vanguard books have a broader range of characters than a lot of Star Trek installments. Since the crew of a starship character set has been done so many times, it's nice to have something a little different (a journalist, intelligence operative, smuggler, JAG officer, civilian scientist, colonial officials, ambassadorial staff) featured prominently. Vanguard also makes a lot of sense of the Tholians. I'd ...more
May 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This entire series has been such a delight so far. But what happened in the latter third of this book, just blew me away. I totally would have never expected this from anything that has 'Star Trek' on its label, and I love it! David Mack's knack for throwing things out the window and just giving us an epic adventure...with characters that you genuinely care about. I care about so many, even the Quinn/Pennington bromance that's going on. I implore all my friends that might read this review(or any ...more
Bryan Williams
Jul 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The third book in the Vanguard series is by far the best, and surprise, surprise, it is written by David Mack, the progenitor of this series. All I can say is WOW...from the amazing adventure on Jinoteur IV, to the horrific command for General Order 24 on Gamma Tauri IV, to the introduction of Dr. Carol Marcus into the storyline, tying Vanguard to the events of later Star Trek movies, this book is just WOW. A MUST READ, and by far the best in the Vanguard series.
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David Mack is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 36 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), games, and comic books.

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Star Trek: Vanguard (9 books)
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  • Summon the Thunder (Star Trek: Vanguard, #2)
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