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Star Trek Voyager - Geistreise 1

(Star Trek: Voyager: Spirit Walk #1)

3.63  ·  Rating details ·  957 ratings  ·  52 reviews
Als neue kommandierender Offizier der Voyager, muss sich Captain Chakotay erst beweisen. Eine eigentlich normale und friedliche Mission wird zur Bewährungsprobe.

Captain Chakotay ist bereit, sich als neuer kommandierender Offizier des Raumschiffs Voyager zu bewähren. Doch Skeptiker beim Sternenflottenkommando beobachten ihn ganz genau, ob er in seine abtrünnigen Maquis-Ver
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Published 2014 by Cross Cult (first published November 2004)
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Erica
Sep 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Oh, come on," sputtered Kaz as Janeway prepared to sink yet another ball.
The outburst was perfectly timed. Janeway laughed and her shot went wild. Still laughing, she yielded to Chakotay.
"I pass it to you, my old friend," she said, and he knew she referred to more than the table.
Tomorrow would mark his first official day as captain of the U.S.S. Voyager. The ship would be relaunched, with its new captain, new crew, and new missions.

I really like this book, and I feel that I got a very good
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Dan
May 31, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek, vgr
Although I found myself frustrated with the slow pace of the novel and how everything plot-wise piles up at the very end, I still enjoyed this new look at Voyager. However, there simply isn't enough here to make this a novel that stands up well on its own. Far too much setup with not enough payoff is sort of to be expected for part one of two, but when there is so little plot that nothing really "happens" until past the halfway point, it gets very frustrating to try to get into the story. Hopefu ...more
Rose
Sep 26, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi, trek
I feel almost *guilty* reviewing this one one star, because it seems to me that Golden put such heart and effort into writing this novel -- I think she really cares about these characters and the story she's telling.

But oh, it drove me nuts.

Biggest pet peeve: continuing and worsening a trend began in the first two books of the series, this book is hardly about the crew of Voyager. This is especially frustrating because what the crew of Voyager is up to -- Janeway and Tuvok teaching at Starfleet
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Josiah Canto
Aug 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's like watching the show, I am loving season 8! ...more
Apostolos
Jul 30, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Chakotay gets the Captain's seat, new crew members mix with Voyager's old crew, and we're off to see Capt. Chakotay's first adventure as Captain of the Voyager. This book is part 1 of 2, so it ends on a "to be continued" but the first part was rather interesting. Lots of callbacks to past Voyager and DS9 plots and devices. ...more
Amy Tudor
Very slow, a lot of set up and explanation with the excitement only happening at the very end. I struggled to get through this one. Some intriguing ideas I hope get answered in the second part but doesn’t work at all as a stand-alone novel.
Daniel
Oct 20, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not exactly Voyager as you remembered. In the first of a two-part book series, Spirit Walk sends Voyager out with Chakotay as Captain and Kim at security. Apparently, Janeway and Tuvok have a desk job, Seven and the Doctor are in a think tank, and Tom and B'Elanna are connecting with her roots. The beginning of the book is a bit unusual, I wonder why Starfleet decided to send Voyager out stripped of all Borg and future tech. According to the book, it is to preserve the timeline but ALL of the te ...more
Karine
Mar 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek, 2020
I liked this book. I liked it better than the two previous books in the series (Homecoming and THe Farther Shore). It is probably because I prefer stories that focus on the characters and the Federation as a whole rather than the action packed stories (which feel to always follow the same pattern, to me anyway).

I am also happy to learn more about Chakotay and his family. I love the introduction of therapists and the idea of dealing with traumatic memories. Too often, stories focus on the action
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Adam
Dec 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yes!

I have read a number of Star Trek voyager novels. Some good, some not so good. This book definitely triumphs.
One of the main issues with tv programmes being used for novels is that authors take a poetic license and write things that characters would never say. There were one or two instances of this here (B'lanna using the word 'honey') but mostly, it was excellent. The interactions between the characters were realistic and I found the concept of a new voyager kept my attention.

The story c
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Gerry
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'm determined to read all the relaunch books in order. Started with DS9 and the story lead to the Voyager books according to a couple of sites. I can't wait to get past these. The DS9 books were just as good as the show. The Voyager books so far have been a mess and this one is no exception. Still I'll move on to the next one because I guess I've set a goal. ...more
Peter Lowry
Solid setup to both furthering the story of the (now scattered) Voyager Crew & for the sequel novel.
Hard to give it more than a 3 solely due to it only being half a story, I'd give it 3.5 if that was an option.

Otherwise, well written & a good read!
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Chris
Nov 29, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
This book picks up more or less where the previous one ended. And Christie Golden does something the writers of the TV show forgot how to do, she makes Chakotay interesting.

Now the Captain of Voyager he leads a mission of returning some colonists to their home they abandoned during the war with The Dominion.

It's a fairly standard mission that allows for some character development between Chakotay and his sister Sekaya who is acting as spiritual adviser to the colonists.

We also see how the crew o
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Nathan Worthington
This is the first of a two-part series about Captain Chakotay's first mission as the commanding officer of Voyager. I really did enjoy this book. It was nice & refreshing to see a book firmly from Chakotay's point of view. Now, there are other Voyager crew members, past & present, who appear in the book but this is primarily a Chakotay & Sekaya story as brother & sister aboard Voyager. I found a particular line that stood out to me & sums up my feelings about our modern society & the society of ...more
Nathanial Garrod
I really enjoyed Homecoming (read it in one night), then sputtered through the sequel over nearly a month. This one took somewhere in-between, and it was **fine**.

It's a lot of fun to revisit these characters and see what happens next on their journey. I love seeing Chakotay in the captain's chair, and Janeway being in a position of more power.

But my 'lanta, the plot of this book meanders so so slowly. I think that's the intent/purpose, but it feels like this was forced by the production of the
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Matthew
Christie Golden obviously understand the Voyager characters and has a good grasp on writing them, but the story she is telling is just not interesting. This is incredibly slow paced and it takes the unfortunate route of focusing more on new characters rather than the original crew. It's also clear that, just like Homecoming/The Farther Shore, this is intended as one book that was unnecessarily split into two.

At any rate, nobody wants a story about Chakotay and vision quests.
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Alex Brideau III
Advances the story, but...

While this novel brings the Voyager saga into the era of Chakotay assuming his captaincy, I’m not a fan these Part 1/Part 2 novels and would prefer a single, longer story.
Tamara
Mar 30, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scifi, star-trek
The biggest problem I've had with all these new Voyager books so far is that I really don't feel like the author understands the Star Trek universe and particularly the Federation. The book isn't bad, and it's certainly closer to the TV series than the first two. ...more
David
Jun 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
Whilst Kim and Chakoty are the remaining old crew on the new Voyager, Ms. Golden keeps our other Voyager characters busy off-ship. A solid entry but essentially a long pre-lude to the second half of the two-book mini-series.
Stefani
Apr 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoy Christie Golden Star Trek novels. This one was a bit confusing to read in scenes regarding Trills, and I was hoping would focus more on Chakotay. Nearing the end it seems it would. I'm looking forward to reading the second book and seeing if Chakotay is developed more. ...more
Rick
Jun 06, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review 49 Star Trek Voyager Spirit Walk 1 Old Wounds by Christie Golden

This book is the 3rd in the relaunch series and continues the story from the Farther Shore.

The starship Voyager is back in action after being fully refitted following its return from the Delta Quadrant with it's new crew and captain.

This book has a good story, but I felt that the author didn't really represent the characters in the same way they were portrayed in the series.

The story is linked to an episode in the 2nd ser
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Janet Russell
Mar 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Scifi at its best!

Another good scifi novel in the Voyager series
carrying on from where the original TV series left off good story all round but a little short!
Lucy Fudge
Dec 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome read

Once again this author has amazed me with this book! I’ve enjoyed the other two I’ve read and can’t wait to continue the series!
Anna Macdonald
An ok bool

Not one of my favorite Voyager book. Too much unknown information plus all tje action is at the very end.
Jamie
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very enjoyable book. From start to finish
Yvette
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This story really moves. The character development is engaging and there a lot of our Voyager heroes in each plot. The cliffhanger ending had me wanting more.
S.J. Saunders
May 13, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some interesting new developments and fresh layers to old ones.

3.5/5 Golden's pacing continues to work for me, even if the characters aren't my favorite (hopefully just yet).
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Amy
Jun 04, 2022 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Clearly only half a book. But I guess it’ll help my 2022 reading goal that the one story is in two volumes.
A room full of books~ :)
Well, thankfully, the author's writing in this volume has greatly improved from the first two. She *FINALLY* got the character 'voices' and dialogue right 👍, and the plotting was much better as well. Now let's see if she can stick the landing on this second duology (I sincerely hope so)... ...more
Vladimir
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Very slow moving plot line.
Sean Randall
"Fishing out the diamond ring from the creamy whiteness and cleaning it with a napkin, Harry said, 'Well, maybe the whipped cream bit wasn't the best idea, but it sounded awfully romantic.'"

My relationship with Voyager books is something of an on-off one. I've been highly unimpressed with many of the episode novelisations, which has often been done much better in DS9. Still, this is no episode, but one does have to ask - is it voyager?

"It has been my experience that for humans, a common way to
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