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4.0 out of 5 stars
A must read for all Voyager fans, 11 Sept. 2012
Beyer took on one heck of a challenge with The Eternal Tide - not only was she tasked with handling the return of a major character, she also had to guide Voyager and the rest of the Delta Quadrant fleet through a seemingly insurmountable, multiverse level catastrophe. With her usual sensitivity and creativity not only did she succeed with flair, she also created one of the best Trek books in recent years.
The Eternal Tide has some problems: the first third of the book drags in places, some of the dialogue seems unnatural and there is some repetition. Despite this I found it a truly compelling and satisfying read, and somewhat surprisingly, genuinely moving.
In many ways, the novel feels like the third part of Voyager's final episode: 'Endgame'. A lot of loose ends are tied up, the price of Admiral Janeway's decision to cheat the timeline is finally paid in full, and the evolution of some characters such as Tom Paris is given more time and energy.
This is a must read for all Voyager fans, even for those not familiar with the earlier books in the series.