This is the first of 88 books I’m reading in the Star Trek series. Like I said in a previous post, Every week I’ll be posting about each book and my thoughts on it as well. I’ll give out little sub plots so you can get an idea on what the book is about. I’ll try and hold back the spoilers. But no promises tho!! The books I have, start with Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space 9. Star Trek has always had a special spot in my heart. Mostly do to my Dad and I always watched together(aside from Star Wars… I know! How dare I bring Star Wars up in a Star Trek post! Deal with it haha.) and acted as a “common ground” between me and my Step-Dad. Now my kids are getting into Star Trek as well, figured it’ll be nice to carry things along with in the family history. Anywho! On with the post and book! This book is called Mindshadow (Star Trek: The Original Series #27) and the story line goes as follows:
The tranquil planet of Aritani has suddenly come under attack by a vicious and unknown enemy. The U.S.S. Enterprise rallies to the scene, only to plunge into a deadly nightmare: Spock is found mysteriously injured, his mental powers crippled and weak, and Kirk uncovers an evil Romulan plot– with a cunning double agent in the middle. Kirk strives to expose the agent, but only Spock’s knowledge can stop the Romulans.
I have to say that I really enjoyed this book.
Pro: *SPOILERS* The book it’s self seemed like it could have been a stand alone episode that would have been aired on TV. Characters/story helped move the story along and had suspense between the actions of the characters, *especially with Spock battling with him self and dealing with the facts of his ‘memory loss,’ and why it happened.* In addition to the story line of conflict; the conflict between Kirk and McCoy is treated in a very believable manner.
This book is also for Spock fans, giving lots of attention to Spock, also to his family and Vulcan society.
Cons: It’s just your average Trek story… I hate to put it that way. But it is.
But if you ever get the chance to read it. I say go for it!! The book was written by J.M. Dillard my copy is paperback, 252 pages. Published November 1st 1989 by Pocket Books (first published 1986.