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(Star Trek: Typhon Pact #4)

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  939 ratings  ·  63 reviews
Captain Picard und die Besatzung der Enterprise werden auf einer diplomatischen Mission zum Planeten Andor Zeuge der völligen Verwüstung, die aus der letzten Borg-Invasion resultierte. Die Fortpflanzungsproblematik, mit der sich das andorianische Volk schon lange geplagt hat, erreicht ein Krisenniveau.

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Mass Market Paperback, deutsche Erstausgabe, 480 pages
Published September 5th 2013 by CrossCult, Ludwigsburg (first published February 2011)
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Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
It seems that it's been some time since I visited the current timeline for Star Trek Next Generation stories. So many things have changed. Picard and Dr. Crusher are married and have a child, Worf is the Number One on the Enterprise, Data is dead, etc. Now, even with all these changes I still found the world to be familiar. So why didn't I like this one?

There is a really good story lurking in this book. It is unfortunately hindered by far too much "interpersonal relationship bonding". Look I get
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was yet another disappointment from the Typhon Pact series.
C.T. Phipps
Oct 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
PATHS OF DISHARMONY by Dayton Ward is a book that has become more relevant with age. When it was written in 2011, the Brexit referendum was not years to come and most people thought Britain leaving Europe wasn't going to happen. Coincidentally, Paths of Disharmony is the story about how reactionary forces are attempting to make one of the founding planets of the United Federation of Planets (Andoria) leave.

This include demographics (racism), isolationism (racism), refugees (racism), and a few o
John Cipolla
Not my favorite. was king of long and drawn out. However I did like the andorian stuff a lot. They leave the federation and join the typhon pact at the end.
Derek Oberg
Thirishar ch'Thane (aka Shar) was always one of my favorite new characters from the DS9 relaunch cast. I loved his entire story line, as well as the characters populating it. During the Borg attack the narrative followed his mother Charivretha to her death, so we knew about that one. As good as it was to see Shar again, I was very sad to see that EVERY SINGLE character from his ongoing arc in the DS9 books is now dead (with the exception of Prynn Tenmei, who we have yet to re-visit after the dea ...more
Crystal Bensley
Jul 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book with some far reaching consequences!
Apr 23, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
Can't believe it took me a month to read this sucker, but I've not had much time for reading. Here I am several years behind in the post-Nemesis litverse and a new Picard show being produced that may very well overturn the entire beta canon, so I've really got to get a move on before it doesn't matter anymore.
Anyway, this story is pretty good. That's really all to say about it. It's more of a political story- the Andorians, one of the Federation's founding races, are facing a dire genetic probl
Scott Williams
I feel slightly overwhelmed in my efforts to catch up with the post-Nemesis Star Trek novels. I'm still six years behind and, at the rate they publish new books, I'm not sure I can catch up unless I devote all of my reading time to Trek!

I was very excited by the idea of the Typhon Pact series but the execution has so far not lived up to my expectations. This book had a lot of action which is not generally my favourite part of Star Trek novels. I prefer the deep dives into character that the nove
Aug 03, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I couldn't finish this. I was really looking forward to this book too, but after struggling through 57% of it I just couldn't go on. The characters were fine, but the story was dragged out so badly that it barely held my interest. There were whole chapters dedicated to a few lines of dialogue. Everything in between the dialogue was filler ... The characters thinking about what they were saying and who they were talking to, about what they are that morning .... I would forget what they had said b ...more
Nov 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek-tng
This time Jean Luc Picard and the Enterprise are the main focus for the story. They are trying to help rebuild Andor after recent events. Only problem is, many Andorians think that the Federation is either trying to wipe them out or change the purity of their race.

This is a really good story, and has many themes. The characterisation is spot on, and you really care what happens to the characters. It's nice to see characters from other Star Trek series here too. A very good read.
Mar 13, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I remember a friend telling me when this book first came out that he didn't buy the premise at all. Here we are about a decade later, post Trump, post Brexit world and it is seems as if this book might be one of the most prophetic Star Trek books ever written.

And it more than meets my one requirement for a licensed book.. would it make a took episode/series of episodes/movie.

Preston Pendergraft
Nov 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
The fourth in the Typhon Pact series. It focuses on Andor and the fertility issue of the Andorian civilization. This was a really good Trek story, made the reader think and had themes that relevant today.
Stephen Lee
Jun 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good But Slow at times.

The book is slow to start and really wonder where it is going from time to time. It does pick up and ends well. Overall a good read.
Aug 17, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Decent but a little slow

It was a decent book but slow to start the end of the book is much better. The Typhon Pact series has not been my favorite.
Paul Griggs
Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For a book written nearly ten years ago now it seems remarkably prescient drawing parallels between Andorra’s departure from the Federation and the current Brexit debacle in the UK.
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
I don't have much in the way to unique criticism here. I just found it boring, start to finish.
Nov 24, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Maurice Jr.
Dec 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another fine look at the Star Trek Universe now that the Typhon Pact is here. This book in my opinion did the best job of juxtaposing the crisis du jour with the personal lives of the Enterprise's senior staff. From Captain Picard and Dr. Crusher exploring marriage and parenthood to Commander Worf and Lieutenant Choudhury exploring their relationship to Commander LaForge finding new love with Dr. Tamala Harstad and Lieutenant T'ryssa Chen finding herself drawn to Lieutenant Commander Taurik, we ...more
Sep 08, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book continues the Typhon Pact series of novels which are set after the Destiny trilogy. The Federation is still reeling after the Borg invasion. They are trying to keep their member worlds intact while rebuilding and relocating the displaced populace. This book is set on Andor where the population faces a slow extinction due to their genetics. As previously covered in the Deep Space Nine relaunch novels, a species from the Gamma Quadrant donated a highly unusual biological sample to an And ...more
Jun 09, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Typhon Pact saga continues in this entry from Dayton Ward, and it's a doozy! There's plenty of nifty Andorian shenanigans to go around in this volume, and it incorporates elements from the "Alien Spotlight: Andorians" comic from IDW as well as ST: Enterprise storylines before landing probably the biggest blow to the Federation since the Destiny Trilogy. I won't spoil anything in this review, but I did not see things in this story turning out the way they did when I picked up the book, so I h ...more
Of all of the Typhon Pact books, I found this to be the hardest to read. It was very difficult to trudge through the pages and pages of recounted history up to this point, which went well beyond recounting the novels and deep into the history of the show itself. To be honest I was more than a little annoyed by the assumption that I, as a reader who picked up a book with Picard on the front, would not know what had happened to him in the past. Worst yet was when the book left the show behind and ...more
Joshua Rotella
Jun 15, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
F***ing godawful.

The characterization was off for every character you recognize from the series, with the possible exceptions of Worf (I am a Klingon, I'd rather be killing) or President Nan Bacco (I'm feisty and my job gives me agita).

The author seems more concerned with giving us the first and last names of every new character than giving any of these names character. Or dialogue, backstory, or anything meaningful to do in the narrative.


We're introduced to an Aenar city, and then noth
Ross Vincent
Mar 22, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books-read
At the time I started reading this book, there was the on-going protest associated with Occupy ___________. So, reading about protests on the planet of Andor, following the Borg Attacks, I couldn’t help but smile and amuse myself with the “Occupy Andor” irony of things. (And I was waiting for Picard to have some gung-ho Ensign walk by the protesters, spraying them with the 24th century version of Pepper Spray).
Ok, enough timely, but inappropriate humor.

In this latest novel in the Typhon Pact s
Sep 10, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
It was terrible, he just went on and on about boring crap. It read like a grade school essay where length was the ultimate goal. When someone gives a long, boring political or technical speech it is not necessary to give the entire text of the speech.

I didn't ever learn anything about any of the unique characters, even though there were long passages about them. Just a bunch of drivel. Looking at the cover now (I read it on the kindle, didn't see a cover) I have no idea who that is pictured or e
Dec 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Engaging, harmonious fulfillment

I was going to give this book four stars -- not due to any issue with the book, save that this continuing buildup in the continuing 24th Century Star Trek arc has simply got to lead to even greater, more expensive, soul searching and epiphany-inspiring flights of wonder. Then I realized that Mr. Ward might wonder what was wrong his book. Nothing. There's nothing wrong with it. It's action packed, thought inspiring, shocking, delightful, humorous, and displays the
Butch Rosenbalm
Decent enough wrap up of the 4 book "Typhon Pact" series, but not quite up to par to the other three, in my opinion. It's more of a TNG story than directly related to the Typhon Pact like the previous books where. On it's own, it's a four star book. We get to see more of Jean-Luc & Beverly Picard's son, Rene; we catch up with Worf and his social life and heck, even Geordi gets some good face time. (Geordi is probably the least used in a good way character of the TNG. I think it's because we neve ...more
John Carter McKnight
A well-done, smart, engrossing tale of the politics of reproduction and genetic enhancement. An extremely smart, capable and seriously portrayed terrorist faction; subtle and vicious political maneuvering - and still time for a number of lighthearted romantic subplots that strike just the right note of relief from the seriousness of the main story.

Characterization and voice are spot on - even having not watched The Next Generation in ages, I could hear everyone's voices clear as day in the pros
A mediocre entry in the Typhon Pact series, among his sins, the author just transposes the whole current American political situation onto an alien planet, complete with biased media, the Tea Party, violent militias, and so on. There's also plenty of loose plot threads don't seem to go anywhere and a million very similar Andorian names it was almost impossible to keep track of. Then there the errors of English like the multiple misuses of the phrases "begs the question." The short version: It's ...more
Wayland Smith
The Typhon Pact is another crossover, touching on several different Star Trek lines of books. This one comes to the Next Generation era, following up on both the villainous Pact of enemies against the Federation, and the damage from the recent Borg war.

The Andorians have always had a lot of problems keeping their numbers up since their reproduction process is complicated. The losses from the Borg made that a LOT worse. Piccard and his crew need to find a way to keep Andoria in the Federation, de
Sean O'Hara
Nice to see Star Trek finally going down the dark path -- the Federation's still reeling from a Borg invasion that killed 70 billion people and a number of minor races -- Tholians, Gorn, Breen, etc. -- have leagued together in the Typhon Pact to oppose Federation hegemony. And now political turmoil on Andor, which was severely damaged in the Borg invasion, threatens one of the founding members of the UFP. If only stories like this had been the follow-up to DS9 instead of lackluster crap like Voy ...more
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