This book was.. Meh… I mean it was interesting at points, it just fell flat sadly throughout most of it. Ghost-Walker (Star Trek: The Original Series #53) by Barbara Hambly deals with a rape at the beginning of the book and throughout the rest of the book these actions affect the characters.
Elcidar Beta Three — a tranquil, undisturbed planet strategically located between the Federation and the Klingon Empire. Home to the Midgwins, a race of people who throughout all time have lived in peace with their planet, and themselves. But now, times are changing. Unwilling to embrace any form of technology, the Midgwins have exhausted their world’s natural resources, and stand on the brink of global famine. When Captain Kirk and the “Enterprise” arrive to aid the Midgwins, they find themselves caught up in that race’s struggle for survival…a struggle whose climactic battle pits them against a creature of darkness and shadow — an entity who roams the “Enterprise” corridors as if it owned them — an enemy who will not hesitate to kill to achieve its ultimate goal…
You’d think with that kinda beginning this would be good drama/action novel. Sadly no.. It’s rather light and slows down do too much descriptions. The plot idea is there and it’s a good one, just wasn’t handled to well. In the end it becomes a typical Trek story line with a few funny moments. It’s a good time killer book.
So awhile ago I had placed an order for two hats, that were on a flash sale. Skyrim theme hats in fact. They had embroidered red hand print and below it said “we know”. Skyrim being one of my favorite games of all time and can’t wait for the Xbox One edition to come out. This was a no brainer on buying two.
I was rather surprised at the quality of the hat and the design. I thought it was going to be silk screened on the hat. So yeah haha.
Also the other week I had picked up some more books for the Star Wars Book Challenge.
Written by Paul Davids, Hollace Davids… Prophets of the Dark Side (1993) is the sixth and final book of the Jedi Prince. It is set in the Rebellion era and I wasn’t a fan of this book to much.. Writing seemed off at points and the ending was rushed and left open with many, many questions. Now this novel and series of Star Wars books are aimed more for young adults. I liked it for what it was and happy I read it. Just wasn’t my cup of tea and left me wanting more answers. But if you find yourself a copy I say give it a read.
The battle against the evil Empire rages on as heroic men, women, and aliens of the Rebel Alliance continue their struggle to end the era of darkness. But by rescuing an Imperial prisoner, have the Rebels brought disaster upon themselves?While on a perilous quest in the mushroom forests of Arzid, Luke and Ken are captured by Kadann, Supreme Imperial Prophet. Having tempted the young Jedi Prince into revealing the location of the Lost City of the Jedi, the Supreme Prophet plans to steal the ancient knowledge of the Jedi Knights. Now Kadann will rule over a new tyrannical empire, as foretold by the… “Prophets Of The Dark Side”
Getting closer to the end!! This is the last novel for the TNG series!! Personally I could believe my eyes and had to go back and double check all the books haha. A Rock and a Hard Place (Star Trek: The Next Generation #10) by Peter David who also wrote Vendetta, Q-In-Law, Strike Zone, The Rift, The Siege just to name a few. I’ve read a number of his books in this challenge, as well as some of the his comic books. I think the only one so far I didn’t really like was Strike Zone.. But you can read about that in my Star Trek Book Challenge section. Anywho! Back to the novel and the plot line:
Under the best circumstances, terraforming is a tough, dangerous task that pits the hardiest of pioneers against an unforgiving environment. When the terraformers on the planet Paradise fall behind schedule, commander Riker is given temporary leave from the U.S.S. Enterprise and sent to assist.
Riker’s replacement on the Starship Enterprise is a volatile officer named Stone whose behavior soon raises questions about his ability and his judgment. Meanwhile, Commander Riker has become enmeshed in a life and struggle with Paradise’s brutal landscape. However, he soon learns that not all of the planet’s dangers are natural in origin — as he comes face to face with Paradise’s greatest danger and most hideous secret.
I rather enjoyed this book and it was a nice way to wrap things up with TNG novels. There have been some bad one in the past and I was a little worried about this one. Stone was an interesting character to say the least. He was made to be Riker’s replacement, while Riker was went to a terraforma planet. An odd part of Stone’s backstory was he was able to beat the Kobayashi Maru program with out cheating…? It didn’t really go into that much and I would like to know how he did it with out cheating. Plus Stone is a little off his rocker insane.. That’s putting it lightly really. Over all the novel was great and a the characters were spot on! Peter David has and for the most part been writer with a good knowledge of the Star Trek history and characters. Great humor throughout the story and rather intriguing at times. If you happen to find a copy of this book, grab it and read it!!