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Der Romulanische Krieg - Unter den Schwingen des Raubvogels II

(Star Trek - Enterprise: Relaunch #5)

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  701 ratings  ·  66 reviews
Der Romulanische Krieg tobt unerbittlich. Planet um Planet gerät ins Ziel des Romulanischen Sternenimperiums, und niemand scheint den Marsch in Richtung Koalitionskernwelten stoppen zu können. Vulkan hat sich abgeschottet, Andor und Tellar wanken. Die Sternenflotte steht allein gegen einen übermächtigen Feind. Doch Captain Jonathan Archer ist kein Mann, der aufgibt! Er sam ...more
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Published August 18th 2014 by Cross Cult (first published 2009)
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Dana Kenedy (Dana and the Books)
The Vulcan and Romulan POVs were a bit dull compared to other bits, but overall not too bad a story!
Apr 30, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sf-fantasy, star-trek
I relieved my bilious spleen in re "l'affaire Star Trek" in my review of Glass Empires Star Trek Mirror Universe here - - so I'll limit my comments to these:

1. Too long at 450 pages: The novel doesn't really "take off" until the last 100 pages or so, and jumps around among too many characters and plotlines to make any one sufficiently interesting before then.

2. Time scale seems to be off: Some Romulan sub-light ships get through a defense grid in a system
Pre-Read: And here is where the Enterprise "relaunch" starts to come into it's own... Or so I've heard! I'm more looking forward to the Rise of the Federation saga, but this presumably sets the stage for that...

As an aside, I've spent much of my time on "Genre" books this year so far. Maybe I'll have to expand my oeuvre after this month...
Post-Read: 3.5 stars. Well done, but it feels a bit rushed for me, even though I know there's another volume devoted to the Romulan War...
Dec 16, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Very slow, but the writer is improving a lot. This one at least isn't a word-a-day calendar in story form. The characters seem right, but the number of them makes it hard to keep track. None of the story lines advance much.

I doubt I'll read another of these until I forget I read this one.
Several complaints with this book: 1) too many Romulan words.  It does not add to the story and makes it confusing (ex.."we will engage the hevas in three jedsia, Admiral"...which freaking race is the hevas again? And is a jedsia a minute, an hour or a day?). 2) too many characters.  Way too many.  3) plot lines that go nowhere and don't resolve.  Ok many they will resolve in the sequel, but this book didn't advertise itself as part 1 of any number of books, so who knows?  All in all, a frustrat ...more
Crystal Bensley
I am getting more interested in where this series is going. I like the reasoning for the technological changes between Enterprise and TOS.
Jul 06, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gave-up-on
Ok, so I didn't actually finish this book. I got to page 160, about a third of the way through it, and I had to stop. Ever since I saw the episode "Balance of Terror" from the original Star Trek show I have been fascinated by Romulans. They were obviously created to be very mysterious which instantly makes me want to know more about them. I was really looking forward to a book that would delve into the Romulan War: Romulan tactics, the battles and exactly how the Romulan Star Empire and the Fede ...more
I actually bought this book over a year ago but didn't get around to reading it till just a few days ago. Surprisingly I found this book to be tough to get through. At times I found it dragging and slow going.
Mar 02, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scifi
Why do I keep reading these

What is WITH the Trip characterization in them -- every five seconds he wants something completely different? It's like everything that happens to him is contrived to keep him a spy?!

I don't know, I think I need to be saved from myself.
Oct 08, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not the best Star Trek book. Really hope part two is at least a slight improvement!
Judith Moreno
The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing is a really good book if you are a fan of science fiction, but it is ok if you are not. This book, The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing, has a lot of science fiction and war in it. Michael A. Martin, the author who wrote the book The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing wrote many Star Trek novels. The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing was published in October 29, 2009. Michael Martin has written many Star Trek novels and comics. The Romula ...more
Amanda T
May 21, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I really want to like this novel (just like I really wanted to "Kobiyashi Maru") but I just can't. It's a slow moving plod of a read (as illustrated by the fact that it took me almost a month to read it). Here are the main points:


- There's a lot of moving pieces but very little plot arc. Very little remains changed from the beginning to the end- a minor colony gets conquered here, a minor colony gets liberated there, but none of that really matters. There's one colony in particular you'l
Nov 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
Continuing on with the Star Trek Enterprise relaunch series, this is an excellent addition.

The book details the beginnings of the Earth-Romulan war. The battles depicted were entertaining and kept me engaged. Even a few of the political situation between Earth and the coalition partners was interesting, even if it slowed the story down a bit. The worst was Trip's story. While it is good to see him around, his involvement behind the scenes as a "spy" still does not sit well with me personally. H
Casey Pettitt
This was a bit longer than the usual Trek novel. But with 85 chapters, most chapters are shorter than usual, which makes for a lot of good stopping points. A few things led to only three stars for this one. First, this may have been better split into two novels. A lot of time passes throughout the book and a lot happens. However, there were no major cliffhangers between most chapters, so maybe splitting it up wouldn’t have worked. Because of that, too, this was sometimes easy to put down for a b ...more
Oct 13, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ent, star-trek
I generally dislike giving unfavorable reviews. I'm someone who is usually fairly easily pleased, and I tend to really enjoy a good Star Trek story. This one, however, left me somewhat cold. The story seems too ponderous in places, and the pacing felt off. There are certainly some positive aspects, including the different perspectives presented by the author as well as the expansive feel of the political landscape during this period, but it's not enough to make this one a really compelling read. ...more
Michael T Bradley
I liked this overall. There are a lot of good bits in here. This tries to be a kind of ... War & Peace for the Romulan war, focusing on many, many different subplots going on throughout the entire galaxy or sector or whatever. The threat quickly escalates, and in classic Star Trek style Archer is more focused on building a coalition than shooting lasers. It is an uphill battle, though.

It's cool, also, how events in the last books have fallout that goes somewhere here (Travis & Trip in pa
Drake Tungsten
This book was okay, though overly ambitious. With the number of characters and situations it went thru, it said remarkably little despite its length. I think readers would've been better served if it had been broken up into two books.

Not sure I totally bought how Tucker's character just did what everybody told him to. It seems like his character was a bit less passive in the series.

Finally, there was a bit of a disconnect with the disappearance of the Columbia. In the "Destiny" books, it's prett
Ethan Hulbert
I enjoyed the book, loved the logic for the "retro tech" of TOS and it makes perfect sense here. Some really interesting stuff happening, but the book definitely suffers from weak writing at times, and a lack of resolution. Still - very enjoyable.
Merlin Thomas
David King
Nov 22, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"The Romulan War: Beneath The Raptors Wing" follows on directly from another Star Trek novel, "Kobayashi Maru". I have been looking forward to getting to this book for quite a while now as The Romulan War is a period of Star Trek lore that has never actually been shown on the TV screen.

The story follows the earlier parts of The Romulan War, with humanity and its allies within the coalition of planets trying to stand against the relentless progress of their Romulan foes. It covers many different
Oct 16, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beneath the Raptor's Wing is next in the Romulan War series of books within the Star Trek Enterprise franchise and continues the narrative following Kobayashi Maru. The war is not going well for the Coalition, all of the advanced races within it are vulnerable to the Romulan telecapture weapon leaving Earth to stand largely alone. Meanwhile, the Romulans are dealing with their own internal political issues concerning the war. Vulcan is helping the war effort, but not directly and Andoria and Tel ...more
Feb 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh my goodness me, I must be one of the few people who liked it. By all means, set your phase pistols to 'kill'.

For a start, I want to mention that this book was, in many ways, superior to it's predecessors. I attribute that mostly to Michael A. Martin going solo - the language was easier to digest (no more redundant sentence structures and irritatingly overused adjectives) and the plot had a far better structure. Overall, it was far more pleasurable to read.

The story starts out where Kobayashi
Der Mittelteil der Trilogie um den Romulanischen Krieg schlägt einige dicke Pflöcke in den Star Trek Kanon. Über den Romulanischen Krieg, der die Menschheit endgültig auf die galaktische Bühne etabliert hat und der die Förderation letztendlich über die Gründungsschwelle gebracht hat, wissen wir als Fernsehzuschauer und Leser der Star Trek Romane relativ wenig, man weiß aus einer Star Trek TOS Folge "Spock unter Verdacht" etwa wann er stattgefunden hat, wie er endete und dass die Romulaner danach ...more
Michael Godesky
I don't read a lot of these tie-in novels. But I always wanted to know more about the Romulan War, and it's kind of disappointing that in 50 years of Star Trek, there hasn't been an official episode or movie exploring it. So this is the best alternative. Though after reading it, I can see why this is an event that they've chosen not to depict onscreen, as the story somewhat strains believability in places trying to adhere to the canon set in "Balance of Terror." While Martin does an admirable jo ...more
Der Romulanische Krieg, der bereits im Band "Kobayashi Maru" eingeleitet wurde, wird in diesem Band richtig heiß.
Das romulanische Imperium hat gegenüber der neu gegründeten Förderation der Planeten einen waffentechnischen Vorteil, sie können eine fernwirkende Waffe einsetzen, bei der sie Raumschiffe fremder Völker übernehmen können, per Fernwirkung. Ihren Eroberungszug hat die Menschheit nichs entgegenzusetzen.
Hinzu kommt, dass die Vulkanier sich aus Förderation und Sternenflotte zurückziehen u
May 15, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scifi, trek, tv
I enjoyed the book for the way it expanded the setting of the early years of the Trek universe. We get to see bits of life from civilian, Mars colonist, Andorian, Tellarite, Vulcan, and Romulan. There's a fairly large cast of characters to keep track of, but most of them were introduced in the Kobayashi Maru, so there's quite a bit of connection already built-in.

I only have one complaint with the book and that's with the ending. I found it very unsatisfying. There are some major plot development
The other John
Sep 05, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: discarded, sf, war
I tried to think of a concise way to relate the initial plot of this book. The problem is, (besides my lack of writing skills) is that this novel is half a story that takes place after one or two other novels. (Not to mention four seasons of television episodes.) Although Mr. Martin does bring the reader up to speed, I'm a bit stymied as to how to pull off a similar feat here. So let me simply put it this way: The crew of the Earth ship Enterprise (NX-01) fight against Romulans. Mr. Martin tells ...more
Holly (2 Kids and Tired)
Picking up after Kobayashi Maru, the Romulan War continues and with the help of Commander Trip Tucker, still undercover in Romulus and Vulcan, Jonathan Archer learns of the Romulans plans to destroy the fledging Coalition of Planets. T'Pol must return to Vulcan in hopes of persuading Minister T'Pau to enter the war.

Like the first two books in the series, this continues the adventures of Trip Tucker, once a Starfleet commander, now a Romulan spy. There are a lot of foreign Romulan and Vulcan word
Wayland Smith
Jan 08, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: avx
After vague hints in other Star Trek lines, this finally details the Earth/Romulan war. This is so early that it pre-dates the Federation, set in the era of the Coalition of Planets. The Enterprise is the NX-01 under Jonathan Archer.

The batle is grim, and Earth and Starfleet have many challenges ahead of them, especially when Vulcan pulls out of the fight. There are vague references to things that come up later in Kirk's era, and even a DS9 foreshadowing.

It's an enjoyable book about the early d
Chris Williams
Sep 15, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
If I could change anything about this book, I would only remove "Enterprise" from the title. This is a novel about the Romulan War. For what is maybe the most popular complaint about this book, I praise it. You're allowed to view this conflict from many, many perspectives. Humans, Romulans, Vulcans. Government officials, religious leaders, news media, "boots on the ground." You get to see more than the war, but how it's effecting the societies involved. Yes, the book switches perspectives consta ...more
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Michael A. Martin's solo short fiction has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. He has also coauthored (with Andy Mangels) several Star Trek comics for Marvel and Wildstorm and numerous Star Trek novels and eBooks, including the USA Today bestseller Titan: Book One: Taking Wing; Titan: Book Two: The Red King; the Sy Fy Genre Award-winning Star Trek: Worlds of Deep Space 9 Boo ...more

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