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Feuertaufe: Spock - Das Feuer und die Rose

(Star Trek: Crucible #2)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  258 ratings  ·  20 reviews
In einem einzigen Augenblick… werden sich die Leben dreier Männer für immer verändern. In diesem Sekundenbruchteil, der paradoxerweise sowohl durch Errettung als auch durch Verlust bestimmt wird, werden sie die Welt zerstören und sie dann wiederherstellen. Vieles war zuvor geschehen und vieles sollte noch danach kommen, aber nichts davon würde ihre Leben stärker beeinfluss ...more
Paperback, 420 pages
Published 2012 by Cross Cult (first published November 28th 2006)
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May 21, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Mikael Kuoppala
Jul 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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David R. George III continues his Crucible trilogy with another character portrait. This time Spock takes the center stage in “The Fire and the Rose”. The first book of the series “Provenance of Shadows” was immense in scope, mixing multiple story threads and reaching a truly epic structure. This time we get a more streamlined and linear story about Spock after events covered in the prologue of “Star Trek: Generations”. We never saw how the loss of Kirk affected Spock in the series or movies, bu ...more
Dec 22, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

Oh dear. I want to give this five stars. I really do. It was beautifully written in places. The parts about Spock and Jim's adventure through the Guardian were wonderful. But I'm dissatisfied. I'm dissatisfied and sad about the idea of Spock wasting so much of his life in Kolinahr again. As another reviewer said, I hate that Amanda had to be killed *again*. I'm disappointed that she's allowed to die at a time when Spock could not love her. I can't empathise with Spock's deep relationship
Mumbojumbo Kumumjo
I love spock he is mine he only made out with Uhura because he knew it was really me in an Uhura costume
Mar 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was wondering how George would handle the second part of this trilogy, as it seemed everything had been said in the first book. Boy, was I wrong!

Whereas Provenance of Shadows follows two timelines of McCoy's life (one in Earth 1930s and one in TOS timeline), this one follows Spock primarily during the events of "City on the Edge of Forever", but also in the aftermath of Star Trek VI, leading up to Generations and a bit beyond, while also bouncing around a bit in Trek history. It definitely sho
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-cz
It was okay.
But. Few good moments don't compare to the sheer meh-ness I felt while reading. TOS fans might love it, but it just felt as if author chose the wrong medium to talk about character development.
Also. Reading this in Czech was bit awkward.
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book blew my mind. I struggled through parts of book one but this has enjoyed taking me into parts of Trek Lore i have never seen. Spoilers prevent me from explaining myself but its been one incredible chapter after another. I cant wait to finish it but i also dont want it to end. 🖖
Salome Poživilová
Úžasné zpestření seriálů i všech filmů, rozhodně povinnost pro fanoušky
Nov 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
Love anything involving Spock. Very interesting interpretations. Just wish he had spent a bit more time on the Zarabeth story.
Jul 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(Copy of review posted on my Facebook page on 7/9/19.) Finished reading Star Trek: Crucible book two,"Spock: The Fire and the Rose", and very much enjoyed it, even more so than the first book in the trilogy ("McCoy: Provenance of Shadows").

Author, David R. George III, does an excellent job at capturing Spock's voice and personality at the various times of his life depicted here, from his earliest voyages on the Enterprise into the years following the apparent death of Captain Kirk aboard the US
The other John
Oct 17, 2007 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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This is the second volume of the Crucible trilogy, a tale celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Star Trek. I picked up the first volume, Provenance of Shadows, for the flight home from Hong Kong and enjoyed that enough to check out the rest. This book isn't quite as enjoyable. The main storyline follows Spock as he tries again to achieve Kolinahr and remove all of his emotions. Interwoven throughout the story are flashbacks from Spock's career, most notably events experienced in the episode "City ...more
Rich Meyer
Another excellent chapter in David R. George's anniversary Star Trek tale, this of course centered on the Enterprise's legendary First Officer. Once again, the events of "City on the Edge of Forever" are a nexus for Spock, Kirk, and McCoy.

This tale incorporates the original series, the movies, a couple of the novels, and even the animated series into the background. While it wasn't nearly as intricate as the previous chapter (Crucible: McCoy), it gave fans of Trek, and Spock, some valuable back
Apr 17, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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While not nearly as good as McCoy: The Provenance Of Shadows, this was still a very satisfying read. (view spoiler) ...more
I enjoyed this book, but not as much as the first of the series. I did enjoy how it tied into the first book, but overtly, as well as to the episode that started it all, as well as to other episodes of the original series, the animated series and the movies. I'm not certain if I agree with the direction that the author took this series, due to the parallels between one of McCoy's storylines and the overarching story in this book, but I shall have to see what the author does with Kirk.
Oct 10, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I looked forward to this book because I enjoyed George's other two books of the trilogy. This on started strong, but in the last third it dragged, too long given the narrative and was predictable. I strongly recommend the other two books of the trilogy, but I would suggest another use of your time is the logical option when considering this one.
Nov 29, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Zajímavý i když lehce schizofrenní příběh s mnoha flashbacky.
Jun 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This first book of the trilogy was heartwrenching. I think I cried at least twice during the reading.
Overall I loved it.
Katharine Holden
Enjoyable read. More inventive and thoughtful than most. Loved the sequences that gave so much life to Amanda and Sarek.
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