Star Trek Book Challenge 47: Q-In-Law (Star Trek: The Next Generation #18)

What is a Q?
It’s a letter of the alphabet, as far as I know.
– Worf and Tasha Yar, 2364 (“All Good Things…“)
Oh Q… He has to be one of my favorite characters from TNG. For those who don’t know who Q is: Q is a highly powerful entity from a race called omnipotent, godlike beings also known as The Q.
star-trek-enterprise-animated-gif-21The Q were a seemingly omnipotent and immortal species who inhabited the Q Continuum, possessing the ability of instantaneous matter-energy transformation and teleportation, as well as the ability of time travel. The Q had control over space, time, matter, and energy. (VOY: “Q2“) In addition, Q spectacularly claimed to possess an IQ of 2005. (TNG: “Deja Q“) They didn’t make official contact with the Federation until 2364, when the crew of the USS Enterprise-D met “Q”. (TNG: “Encounter at Farpoint“) At least one Q, acting on his own, had intervened and influenced Human affairs since at least the time of Isaac Newton. (VOY: “Death Wish“)
Q-In-Law (Star Trek: The Next Generation #18) by Peter David is more of a romantic comedy.. In a weird Q way that is. It’s a really light story line and moves along quickly, so if anyone is looking for a “real” story driven plot. This isn’t it. Now having said that! The cast of characters that were used in this book seemed a little off. Almost out of character for a lot of them, all tho the use of Wesley, Riker and Troi were well done. Q is always great haha. The made story line goes like this:
76894Two powerful rival families of the spacefaring merchant race called the Tizarin are to be joined through marriage, and the U.S.S. Enterprise is chosen as the site for the wedding. Captain Picard is pleased by the happy duty, but his pleasure is cut short by the arrival of the Federation delegate from Betazed, Lwaxana Troi, the mother of ship’s counsellor, Deanna Troi. Despite Lwaxana Troi’s romantic overtures toward the captain, the celebration seems to go smoothly until the situation is further complicated by the arrival of the notorious and all powerful being called Q, who has come to examine and challenge the human concept of love. The festivities are thrown into turmoil, the powerful Tizarin families are on the verge of war, and Lwaxana Troi is determined to teach Q a lesson in love that he will never forget.
So if you happen to find of a copy of this novel, I say give it a read. It’s great for a laugh that’s for sure.
He’s devious and amoral and unreliable and irresponsible and… and definitely not to be trusted.
– Jean-Luc Picard, 2367 (“Qpid“)

Star Trek Book Challenge 46: Deep Domain (Star Trek: The Original Series #33)

Star Trek Book Challenge 46: Deep Domain (Star Trek: The Original Series #33)

We have Deep Domain (Star Trek: The Original Series #33) by Howard Weinstein.

This novel has a heavy tune/theme of Voyage Home and the story line falls into the same timeline of the first four movies of Star Trek. Over all the story is great and is typical of most TOS novels. But there are a few plot holes and the characters were a little off. I had some problems with Kirk. It wasn’t your typical…

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Star Trek Book Challenge 46: Deep Domain (Star Trek: The Original Series #33)

We have Deep Domain (Star Trek: The Original Series #33) by Howard Weinstein.

This novel has a heavy tune/theme of Voyage Home and the story line falls into the same timeline of the first four movies of Star Trek. Over all the story is great and is typical of most TOS novels. But there are a few plot holes and the characters were a little off. I had some problems with Kirk. It wasn’t your typical Kirk in this story, almost like the author didn’t know his history to well. But over all it’s a great book and i found myself over looking the problems that story had.

1263587A routine diplomatic visit to the water-world of Akkalla becomes a nightmarish search for a missing Spock and Chekov, a search that plunges Admiral Kirk headlong into a corrupt government’s desperate struggle to retain power.

For both a Federation Science outpost and Akkalla’s valiant freedom fighters have begun uncovering the ancient secrets hidden beneath her tranquil oceans. Secrets whose exposure may even mean civil war for the people of Akkalla, and death for the crew of the Starship Enterprise.

If you find yourself with a copy of this book, read it! It works really well the theme that was set in the movies. Like STAR TREK: PROBE (Star Trek: The Original Series).

 

Star Trek Book Challenge 45: Triangle (Star Trek: The Original Series #9)

Star Trek Book Challenge 45: Triangle (Star Trek: The Original Series #9)

77324A dark plan has been unleashed in the galaxy, a design so vast, only a collective — and ruthless — mindlike the Totality could have conceived it. Now Captain Kirk must battle the seductive force of the Totality’s will. It was reasonable that Captian Kirk and Federation Free Agent Sola Than would fall in love. But no reasoning the the universe could have foreseen the tragedy of Spock’s own passion…

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Star Trek Book Challenge 45: Triangle (Star Trek: The Original Series #9)

77324A dark plan has been unleashed in the galaxy, a design so vast, only a collective — and ruthless — mindlike the Totality could have conceived it. Now Captain Kirk must battle the seductive force of the Totality’s will. It was reasonable that Captian Kirk and Federation Free Agent Sola Than would fall in love. But no reasoning the the universe could have foreseen the tragedy of Spock’s own passion for the same woman. Now this unimaginable conflict could cost Captain Kirk his very soul, and bring death to the proud Vulcan. But in the unimaginable lies their only chance, and the freedom of the galaxy depends on the outcome of the…Triangle.

Triangle (Star Trek: The Original Series #9) by Sondra Marshak, Myrna Culbreath…. I always worry when there is more than one author on a book. Mostly when it comes to Star Trek novels….

The over all book is good… The Trek philosophy in the plot is over all not bad. Some of the other characters get you thinking, sadly it’s not enough to save the book. When you first read the summery you think it’s going to be a Spock and Kirk adventure.. Not so much.. You have one character that was made just for this book. Not that it’s a bad thing, it just become the main focus point in the whole book. This making a weak story line and it had trouble keeping my interests.

I mean this book was well written and had a good pace for what it was. The authors had a good knowledge of the series and character histories. I’ve read worst books while doing this challenge and this one is okay… I say give it a read and enjoy the development between Spock and Kirk, it’s rather funny at times.

Star Trek Book Challenge 44: Rules of Engagement (Star Trek: The Original Series #48)

We have Rules of Engagement (Star Trek: The Original Series #48) by Peter morwood:

217536A sudden revolution on the planet Dekkanar brings Captain Kirk and the U.S.S. Enterprise running to evacuate Federation personnel trapped there. But their orders from Starfleet are quite clear: the U.S.S. Enterprise is to assist in the evacuation, no more. No weapons are to be displayed, no shields raised, no shots fired. Meanwhile, halfway across the galaxy, an experimental Klingon warship sets forth on a mission of its own, a warship with hidden– and heretofore undreamed of– capabilities, commanded by a warrior who will stop at nothing to bring glory to his Empire– and restore his own lost honor. The destination of the Klingon ship is Dekkanar.

Does the reader of a Trek novel need to know who Kirk or Bones is? NOPE!

So Peter Morewood just gets the story rolling along. He also gets within the minds of these characters perfectly. The story is a good old-fashioned showdown almost like a Western if you will. As the Enterprise and Klingons engage in a game of brinksmanship over a world caught up in revolution. Throw in an old enemy of Kirk’s with a prototype battleship, and you’ve got the makings of a knock-down, drag-out fight. If you happen to find a copy of this book, get it! It’s a great story and can be read anywhere.

Star Trek Book Challenge 42: Bloodletter (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #3)

We have Bloodletter (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #3)…….

The crew of Deep Space Nine must hustle when they learn that the Cardassians are planning to construct a base on the other side of the wormhole.

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Nope… This was bad…. Written by K.W. Jeter…. Again like I said in the past posts, they launched the DS9 series WAY to early. Nothing follows the DS9 lore/history… Kinda long and drawn out, this one looks like another “pay check” book.. Just look over this book if you can.. It’ll save you a headache….