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Der Rote König

(Star Trek: Titan #2)

3.65  ·  Rating details ·  1,294 ratings  ·  76 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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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
John Cipolla
Sep 14, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
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
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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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.
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!
Derkanus
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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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Christopher
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Tyler
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
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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!
John
Feb 16, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
The sequential follow-up to "Taking Flight," the U.S.S. Titan's maiden voyage, "The Red King" takes place in a whole other galaxy, specifically the Small Magellanic Cloud, where the Titan was thrown after falling into a subspace fissure (or some such techie term).
Being by the same authors, this book continues the same trends established in the first Titan novel. Not a good thing.
-Blocky prose still reigns free. X character asks Y character a question. The authors spend several paragraphs yappi
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Lance Schonberg
Jan 07, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Star Trek fans
The second book in the Star Trek: Titan series picks up as an immediate sequel to the first, and it is a separate story even though the set up for it does occur in the last few pages of Taking Wing.

It does, however, tie in with events in previous books by the authors, in particular dropping the Titan out in the Small Magellanic Cloud to hang out with the Neyel as their local piece of the universe is not-so-slowly being disrupted by an emerging proto-universe.

The Neyel, introduced in the Lost Era
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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
...more
Jimyanni
Mar 16, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
Three characters get significant development in this book: Admiral Leonard James Akaar, Romulan Captain Donatra, and one-shot alien Frane. The development of these three characters is well-done and fairly interesting, but at least one of them is probably not a recurring character, and Donatra may not be as well. So the ONLY Starfleet character who is handled in an interesting way in this book is Akaar; the rest are handled competently but without adding much to their established personae.

In addi
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James
Jan 04, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the Star Trek Titan series, following Captain William Riker and the crew of the U.S.S. Titan. For those lamenting a lack of new Star Trek shows or the fact that the movie reboot seems to have ended the storylines of the old Trek universe, the novels from Pocket Books have been fantastic. They have taken the Star Trek universe in a logical direction and fleshed out ideas started in the different series.

Book #1 left off with a cliff-hanger and this book picks up right w
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Isabell
The Red King is the second part of the Titan-Trilogy, that continues the events of Star Trek after last film (Nemesis). It is nice entertainment for those who watched the tv series and want to know more about Riker’s future as captain. Deanna Troi and Tuvok are also part of the Crew. Except for those the crew mostly consists of non-humanoid species, so one really has to stretch their imagination and memory to “see” the characters right.
A bonus of the German audiobook is the narrator: Detlef Bier
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Alex
Jun 10, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012, star-trek
The second book in the adventures of Starship Titan and its crew was, I must admit, a bit duller than the first. With Titan being thrown 200 thousand light years into the Small Magellanic Cloud, a smaller neighbouring galaxy of the Milky Way, it brought back memories from Voyager. However, the galaxy was threatened to be consumed by a so-called "protouniverse" that was, in essence, doing something similar to what the Xindi did in the Enterprise tv series. From the "great Bloom" to the core world ...more
Dylan
Oct 07, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Still really enjoying this series, but i didn't really feel like anything particularly noteworthy stood out about this book. There's a lot of good Trek in there, and again, i love the diversity of the Titan's crew... and there were some strong observations about how Humans dominate the structure of command on any Federation ship. But... this book's plot just didn't feel all that striking to me. There was absolutely nothing wrong with it, the exciting parts were exciting, the touching parts were ...more
Vanessa
Dec 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As if Riker wasn't already up to his neck in trouble, here's some more. The Neyel are a rather interesting offshoot of the human race, almost like the Remans or the Watraii in a way. They speak a form of Federation Standard and seem to know about Earth, thanks to Aidan Burgess, but they live outside of the galaxy. Then enter a Romulan fleet that is being controlled by a newborn universe. Now, the Neyel descend into chaos. I think that's the crucial difference between humans and Neyel: Their reac ...more
Jarrah
Dec 07, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novel, star-trek, sci-fi
The Red King is another top-notch instalment in the Titan series. After being catapulted through a spatial rift along with a Klingon ship and Romulan Commander Donatra's ship and fleet, the crew of the Titan find the anomaly they came through and partly created is destroying the system they arrived in. The system is inhabited by the Neyel, who evolved from human ancestors. The presence of Neyel and other alien refugees on their ships presents emotional challenges for Riker, Troi, Tuvok and Akaar ...more
Dan Gilman
Definitely not the best book I've ever had the displeasure of reading, nor is it anywhere close to the best, even for a Star Trek novel.

I did struggle with this, I put it down several times. Only to remind myself later that I would need to finish this, before moving on to bigger, and hopefully better things.

The story drags in places, the characters did seem fairly disinterested, or maybe that was my projection upon them, due in no small part to my own boredom.

Some parts are worthy, but if you're
...more
C.p. Bialois
Nov 01, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As an avid reader of Star Trek, mostly involving the original crew, I have to say i was pleasantly surprised. While the cast is large, the writers do a good job of melding the different species and personalities throughout. The one draw back is that the book is the second in the series and refers to events in the previous novel. Considering the events between the two are a week apart it's very understandable but confusing if one's not familiar with Star Trek and the movies prior to the reboot. I ...more
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