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Der Rote König

(Star Trek: Titan #2)

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  1,462 ratings  ·  85 reviews
Während sie das Verschwinden einer geheimen romulanischen Flotte untersucht, wird die U.S.S. Titan unerwartet über 200.000 Lichtjahre in die Kleine Magellanische Wolke versetzt. Die Wolke, eine der Satellitengalaxien der Milchstraße, beherbergt auch die Neyel, ein seit langem von der terrestrischen Menschheit getrennter Seitenzweig, mit dem die Sternenflotte seit über acht ...more
Paperback, 376 pages
Published February 2009 by Cross Cult (first published October 2005)
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Jerry
Jul 22, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This one was a bit tough to finish; I didn't enjoy it all that much. Hopefully, the later volumes will be better. ...more
Fiona
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was ok
I find it quite hard to rate this book. I think it would be 2.5 stars for me. Tending to 3 but actually I read a lot better Star Trek books

What I liked:
the variety of characters and life forms
that a lot background from TNG and Vanguard was involved
that Tuvok played a role
that racism and superiority of humans within the Star Fleet was reflected

What I disliked:
the plot was actually not that exciting
belabouring on the deep connection between Riker and Deanna and that they sense what the other thin
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rivka
Jan 31, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: startrek
The science in this one made very little sense. First the forming universe contains intelligent life (ok, plausible, if a stretch) -- and then it itself is alive and intelligent???

Nonetheless, worth a read.
Dan
Jul 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek, titan
While it was a lot of fun revisiting the Neyel, I could see some frustration reading this novel if you haven't previously read The Sundered. However, this was a fascinating story with some great character moments, and a good conclusion to the beginning of Titan's mission of exploration. Some of the science was a bit suspect, and the plot got pretty convoluted towards the end, but overall I enjoyed the story and it made me eager to read on for more adventures of Captain Riker and the U.S.S. Titan ...more
Chris
Apr 03, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I had the hardest time finishing this book. Honestly, I had to just kinda slog through it until the very end because I absolutely had to be a completionist. Where to begin?

1.) This series so far suffers really badly from "make allusions to things that happened in other books that we wrote and that you probably didn't read!" Seriously, if one more character's inner monologue makes reference to "the incident at Tezwa a few years ago" or some shit like that, I'm going to throw my Kindle across the
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John Cipolla
I really liked this one. The crew begins to form. LT Christine vale becomes Riker's first officer. Promoted twice to become commander. She doesn't like the idea that deanna is part of his crew. Vale is promoted twice just to take the first officer spot. Admiral Akkaar is on board as well to see how Captain Riker adjusts to command and making command decisions. He does not like the fact that Wil picks humans for his command staff citing the fact that he has mostly a non human crew. Though he does ...more
Crystal Bensley
May 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The second in the Titan books has our new crew stranded far from home. It is great fun to see such a diverse cast of characters and meet some new alien races. Interesting to see where the Titan goes next!
C.T. Phipps
Star Trek: Titan: The Red King by Michael A. Martin & Andy Mangels is the second book of the series. Continuing directly off from Taking Wing, it follows Captain William T. Riker and his wife Ambassador Deanna Troi as they continue their exploration of universe with the crew of the U.S.S Titan.

The premise of the Titan series is that Captain Riker and his wife are being sent on essentially the same mission as Captain James T. Kirk. They're taking their Luna-class starship out into the reaches of
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Christopher
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Matthew
Much like the previous Titan book, this is a bit of a let down. Once again the core "mission" of the series is derailed as a big event gets in the way of introducing us to this new cast of characters and I'm still quite lost as to who is who on the ship. I can't quite get over what a bizarre decision this approach was.

The adventure itself isn't a terrible one and has a suitably epic scope. Donatra is an interesting enough character and gives a nice Romulan perspective to the events happening. Ri
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Bobby
Jan 23, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book is in the wrong series. It shouldn't be in Titan, it should be in the lost era. I have no intention of reading the author's past work to continue Riker's story. I feel as if the author has hijacked this premise and now we'll never get to read about Riker in a way where we also have to read about the Neyel.

Just after WWIII, Earth makes a space colony that somehow gets sent to this alternate galaxy. This is to the author can have fun making words that sound slightly like other words (a k
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Steve
I found this an interesting take on the whole new crew, new challenges thing that Star Trek has missed of late. I take slight umbrage at White/Red for chess, rather than the usual Black, but the action built up nicely with some interesting plot twists. The climax was a little telegraphed, but I did really enjoy the drawn out resolution.
Tyler
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
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Brent Knorr
Apr 21, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
I must have read this before as the story seemed very familiar. I found myself rushing to finish it and found that the story didn't really engage me. I did enjoy finding out a little more information on some of the crew members. I'm not sure if this is a sequel to a previous novel set on the Excelsior, it certainly sounds like it could be, and if it is, it would make sense to read that one first. ...more
Kenny
Jun 05, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like when Frane explained the space-time do-dad as a core tenet of his religious beliefs. And instead of poo-pooing the idea (like on DS9), Titan actually said, “Well, how do we save people from the Sleeper?”

Also, the rescue sequence from Oghen was thrilling.

And it just keeps pulling from more Trek books, but feeling very organic about all of it. I’m so stunned at how much better the Trek lit-verse is compared to the SW Legends lit-verse.
Hundred Pic
Mar 13, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Star Trek Titan finally hits warp speed in this direct follow-up to book #1 Taking Wing. Launched into the far reaches of a satellite galaxy, can Riker steer his crew back to safety?

Read my full review here: https://startrekbook.club/reviews/tit...
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Jamie
Oct 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A terrific book, loved every minute of it
Adam
Dec 07, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
2.5. Never truly sucked me in.
Yvette
May 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It took me three days to get through chapter one. But it was an enjoyable read from chapter two on. Good humor.
Vince Badia
2nd in the Titan series, with Captain Riker and Commander Troi on board. Good, but a bit too much of what Trekkers call YASA - yet another space anomaly.
John Mosman
May 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
Second in the series, always fun reading Star Trek books, fun, easy reading. The problems of the universe solved in one book!
Erik M
Nov 15, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5/5

A little slower than the first, mainly in the middle, but it ramped up at the end. A "dramatis personae" would be helpful with all these new characters.
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Jay Blanchard
Apr 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The crew of the Titan encounter and take on the rescue of human ancestors from what appears to be a sentient universe. The story is well done and maintains the style of STTNG.
Mathias
Jan 07, 2022 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Typical Star Trek story. Romulans are cold and calculating, Federation is to good for its own good. We get some character drama and so on. Okay but also a little boring,
Yuvi Panda
Jan 20, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Noah's ark, but in space! With a good side dose of anti racism thrown in. Nice. ...more
BBFlyer
Aug 24, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Two interesting very stories in the post Domion War time frame.
S.J. Saunders
Oct 14, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Would have liked a but more clarity on what was actually happening, but the story is still fun and intriguing.

4/5 Really liking how the crew is coming together.
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Andy Mangels is an American science fiction author who has written novels, comics, and magazine articles, and produced DVD collections, mostly focusing on media in popular culture. As an openly-gay man, he has been a longtime advocate for greater visibility of gay and lesbian characters in various media, especially comics, including the coordination and moderation of the annual "Gays in Comics" pa ...more

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