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Königreiche des Friedens

(Star Trek: Typhon Pact #13 (The Fall))

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  820 ratings  ·  70 reviews
Der frischgebackene Politiker Ishan Anjar sorgt für Probleme, nutzt der ambitionierte Bajoraner das kürzliche Blutvergießen doch für einen ganz persönlichen Kreuzzug gegen den Typhon-Pakt. Riker entsendet seinen engsten Vertrauten, die Wahrheit zu enthüllen. Doch während Captain Jean-Luc Picard und die Besatzung der Enterprise gegen die Zeit kämpfen, muss Riker erkennen, d ...more
Paperback, 380 pages
Published January 11th 2016 by Cross Cult (first published January 2014)
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This is the fifth and final novel of the book event The Fall from the franchise Star Trek featuring a "crossover" of characters from The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine. The storyline is set ten years after the TV episode What you leave behind (DS9) and six years after the theatrical film Nemesis (TNG).

The Background

Revelation and Dust (see review HERE )

A terrible terrorist attack occurs during the ceremony of the re-opening of the totally new Deep Space Nine station under the command of Cap
Jul 31, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
Oh my! Did I just come to the end of the "Fall" story arc? Perhaps I did.

"Peaceable Kingdoms" is the sequel to the novel "The Poisoned Chalice". The fallout from the events of the previous book has led to the arrest of Velk, the aide of the interim-President. But, in the wake of the assassination of President Bacco, tensions are running high. All is not what it seems with the new President, Ishjan Anjar.
It will take the combined efforts of Admiral Riker, Captain Picard, and Dr. Crusher, aided b
John Carter McKnight
Two stars is a little unfair, I admit. Overall, this is a 3: a solid covert-ops cat and mouse plot, some genuinely very good character development, and an interesting outcome to the story arc. The book lost a star and a half for its incessant recaps of the entire plot.

The book begins with a "Historian's Note" summarizing the story so far - but then *every singe chapter* in the first half includes a full stop to the action for at least one complete plot recap. One or two are annoying, but by the
Crystal Bensley
Aug 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great conclusion to the series!
Theron Couch
It’s hard to offer anything concise about Dayton Ward’s Star Trek The Fall: Peaceable Kingdoms. As the last book in a five part series, it has the unenviable task of catching all the balls that the previous four books threw up in the air.

Ward’s book is an interesting read, and it benefits from the momentum that has been built leading up to this finale. That so much of the story is Beverly Crusher centric was surprising if only because Crusher is so often a back burner character. I also enjoyed s
Jan 04, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Can you like something and still be let down? The first two books seem irrelevant to the final three of the series. They could have gotten away with a trilogy. The majority of book one was not answered and really a disservice to the DS9 characters was done. Given what was discovered in the final book: How is Ro Laren or ANY character from Deep Space Nine characters not involved? I need to stop, now.
3.5 stars. This was a petering conclusion to The Fall, and while it confirmed what I had suspected since part way through the second book, it was still different from what I was expecting. The climax was delicious, but I was let down by the resolution and the ending, which was a little too open ended for my liking.
C.T. Phipps

STAR TREK: PEACEABLE KINGDOMS is the final novel of THE FALL series. In simple terms, that is about the reign of the "evil" President of the Federation Ishan Anjar after his rise to power following the assassination of the previous one. Ishan has committed numerous atrocities and questionable actions in his pursuit of a stronger Federation but seems likely to lose the upcoming election to the newly-returned Andoria's candidate.

That may not come nearly soon enough for our heroes, though, wh
Oct 13, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

There were large portions that were bogged down by minute details that needn't be given to the reader. For example, I skipped several paragraphs at a time describing that planet, and didn't feel I missed a thing.

The pacing was chopped up again by flashbacks, though at least these were new content. Some editor was again asleep at the wheel.

Once the book had slogged uphill to the point where the Enterprise encountered the freighter, things started to pick up a bit. The comic book villainy
Dorthea Kemp
Jan 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
This was a worthy finish to The Fall series. All the loose ends were tied up nicely, but not too neat, and the stage set for continuing is fresh.
Personally I have been a little disappointed with the tone and direction of the Star Trek universe for the past several incarnations. From the Borg and other wars to the death of Janeway, the entire arc has been depressing and dark. Federation ideals seemed to be lost or ignored.
The Fall started out in a similar fashion, but offered glimpses of hope and
Jan 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I usually don't give anything a 5 star rating, but I'm making an exception for the last two books in The Fall series. I know alot of the reviews of this book in particular have indicated that it was anti-climactic or just somewhat of a let down somehow. Well that wasn't the case at all for me, my opinion I thought this book was great cover to cover. I honestly can't think of one negative thing to say about it, I thought it progressed & concluded the story in excellent fashion. Dayton Ward k ...more
Daniel Kukwa
Jan 09, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
A bit of a disappointing end to the five-book "Fall" series, primarily in that the resolution doesn't quite have the dramatic impact I was looking for...and it seems to repeat the story structure of the previous novel, "The Poisoned Chalice". Unfortunately, I didn't find the covert ops plot line in this novel quite as engaging. On the flip side, the Enterprise plot line & the political machinations within the upper echelons of the Federation remain compelling. The conclusion of the series leaves ...more
Jun 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty good finale. I struggled with this book a little bit as it felt a little sluggish. But that is to be expected after the high bar established by the middle 3 books (The Crimson Shadow, A Ceremony of Losses, & The Poisoned Chalice). While I enjoyed the read and getting to know Ishan, Captain Picard and Dr. Crusher a little better, by the end of the book I couldn't help but feel the book overall was missing something. What that is I couldn't exactly say. Overall a satisfying conclusion to Th ...more
Jonathan Koan
My full review is on Roqoo Depot soon. A good conclusion to "The Fall" series. Not as weighty as "The Crimson Shadow" or "A Ceremony of Losses", nor is it as exciting as "The Poisoned Chalice". However, it is still a fun read with some great revelations. I'd give it 4 out of 5 stars.
Eric Cone
Oct 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There's a reason Dayton Ward is a New York Times Bestseller - THIS is the reason. Mr. Ward brings this epic series to its nail-biting conclusion, brilliantly. (Monies were transferred for my endorsement.) No. Dayton has outdone himself with 'Peaceable Kingdoms.' It's what I call #GreatStarTrek. ...more
Sean Randall
Nov 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
a great, naturally enterprising end to what has been a truly interesting series. If ever I needed my interest in Star Trek rekindled, this series has jump started that and I can now gladly dip into upcoming novels or even hunt out specifics from my lost era with confidence.
Joanna Taylor Stone
Jan 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
Nothing says comfort read to me like a suspenseful Star Trek novel.
Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Peaceable Kingdoms continues straight off after the previous book with Picard and the gang looking to find hard evidence the the evil canning/misguided ruler/President of the Federation has been up to things in the neighbourhood! :D This sees him dispatching Crusher to the planet of Jevalan where Crushers old friend Ilona Daret has discovered that Ishan Anjar may not be all he seems! :D Jedi mind tricks abound it would seem, a job for Scooby Doo! :D Lol

At the Same time Riker and co are off inves
Nearly two months have passed since the most popular and widely respected president in Federation history was publicly assassinated, but in that time her temporary replacement has not been standing strong, offering a reassuring presence to a troubled people. Instead, he's been losing friends and alienating people in a misguided effort to renew the Federation as a galactic superpower. With a declared object of making Starfleet a force to be reckoned with, he has instead begun corrupting it by ign ...more
Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Scott Williams
Writing the final book in an “event” series like this must be a considerable challenge. You have to follow what other writers have done, tie up any of their loose threads, and also try to create an entertaining story of your own that sums up the event as a whole. This book has a lot of physical action in it which, perhaps ironically, I find rather dull to read.

I like that there was an attempt to give Dr Crusher something interesting to do here but, ultimately, the attempt is not that successful
Feb 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
This is essentially an action-adventure novel; there is little to the plot beyond that. But it is a very GOOD action-adventure novel, handling its plot, characterizations, and pacing quite well. It does have a background concept hinting at the conflict between following orders that are not obviously illegal, when one suspects but cannot prove misdeeds by one's legal superiors. But those issues are essentially holdovers from the previous books in the miniseries; by this book, the protagonists wer ...more
Christopher Lutz
Three and a half stars. A good, but not great conclusion to this TNG and DS9 crossover event. I'm definitely glad I read it because it was well written and the conclusion was satisfying, but it could've been something more. The best part about the whole event was the level of interaction between the characters of TNG and DS9. It makes me wonder what if both television series were made today instead of 25 years ago? There would've been many amazing crossover events much like The Flash and the oth ...more
Elliot Weeks
A subpar conclusion to The Fall series. Both the first book (Revelation and Dust) and this conclusion did not deliver the goods. I really enjoyed both A Ceremony of Losses and The Poisoned Chalice and thought The Crimson Shadow was beyond incredible. Peaceable Kingdoms was bogged down by long, unnecessary plot recaps and slow moving action. The author put two pages plot recap during a conversation—I had to turn back and reread the last thing that was said to try and stay in the flow of what actu ...more
Jan 23, 2022 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An excellent conclusion to a riveting series in the Star Trek universe! Highly recommended for all ST fans.
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
Boring and forgettable. The series should have ended after the previous book.
Preston Pendergraft
I suppose this is a sufficient conclusion to The Fall series but this isn’t the best story I have read... but it isn’t terrible though .
Oct 23, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first four books were so good. This one should have had less words.
Cindy Stephenson
Avery well written piece

It finishes the series wonderfully, while keeping in tact the storyline. I greatly enjoyed the new President s remarks concerning Pres Bacco.
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