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4.0 out of 5 stars Kirk once more saves the Federation as we know it
Being a Star Trek fan (no groans please), I sat down and read this book in one sitting. It was enjoyable reading although once I had finished, it left me feeling something was missing. Whereas the first three books he wrote in the saga, which became the Odyssey trilogy were almost three seperate stories with an on going theme underlying the main action points, these...
Published on 27 May 1999

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3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable but not much plot
I've read all William Shatner's previous Trek novels, and whilst I hadn't been impressed by his last one, SPECTRE, I thought I'd give him another chance. DARK VICTORY is an improvement on its predecessor (although that isn't really saying much), but the plot is much weaker. If this were a movie, it'd be one of those where you could fall asleep for half an hour and not...
Published on 29 Jan 2000


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3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable but not much plot, 29 Jan 2000
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I've read all William Shatner's previous Trek novels, and whilst I hadn't been impressed by his last one, SPECTRE, I thought I'd give him another chance. DARK VICTORY is an improvement on its predecessor (although that isn't really saying much), but the plot is much weaker. If this were a movie, it'd be one of those where you could fall asleep for half an hour and not miss anything. Sometimes it feels like you're reading a short story padded out to 300 pages. But that said, Shatner's writing style seems to have improved somewhat (although he still has an annoying habit of using sentences of 2 or 3 words which mess up the rhythm of the text), and the chapters set aboard DS9, with Garak, capture the character so perfectly that you can almost hear Andrew Robinson speaking the lines. The novel is worth buying for these alone, but wait until it's out in paperback first.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Kirk once more saves the Federation as we know it, 27 May 1999
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Being a Star Trek fan (no groans please), I sat down and read this book in one sitting. It was enjoyable reading although once I had finished, it left me feeling something was missing. Whereas the first three books he wrote in the saga, which became the Odyssey trilogy were almost three seperate stories with an on going theme underlying the main action points, these three books called the Mirror Universe trilogy seem to be one story cut into three seperate books. This is particularly unfulfilling when you have to wait approximately a year between each book.
The various twists and turns in the plot make for very good reading and it is intersting to see how Kirk and his old crew mates interact with the crew from the Next Generation, as in previous books. It is also pleasing to see that although, as you find with Star Trek novels, thay tend to use the various Universes to their own ends, they still manage to tie themselves to what is currently being made and shown in the various TV incarnations. I can recommend this to anyone who has read the previous four books but I wish the next book would be out sooner!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Characters spot on, story a little weaker, 12 Oct 1999
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I was surprised when I picked up The Return many moons ago to discover that Bill can actually write a good Star Trek novel. The characters are nearly perfect and everything's so familiar you can sit down and read it all in one go. In Dark Victory a chase ensues between Kirk and his nemesis Tiberius whilst in the background is the mysterious and suspicious covert Starfleet organisation Project Sign. The story doesn't live up to the predecessors in the sequence (The Return, Avenger and Spectre) and barely plods along in areas. Still, if you do read those books (and you should) then you'll have to read this too which is no bad thing.
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4.0 out of 5 stars William Shatner Does It Again, 4 Jun 1999
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Just when you think that William Shatner cant write a better book, along comes another one. I dont know how he does it, but he has the characters off pat!
If you are looking for a cracking series......buy The Return and sequels - you wont be disappointed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars It's an adventure Jim, but not as we know it!, 29 Sep 2007
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Come on, we know Bill's not the master penman we are lead to believe. His collaboration with Reeves-Garfield makes his ego driven space saga believable (for Star Trek that is). The book is a good read that much is certain, but my one complaint that is with all Kirk novels is that practically every chapter ends with the words James T KIrk. The man's ego knows no bounds. You can almost hear him say it aloud as if he were still acting the part. Overall, a necessary part of your Star Trek collection and the best of the trilogy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must for any trek fan who has read Star Trek Spectre, 8 Oct 1999
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The second in the mirror universe seris and the best so far. An exciting storyline from start to finish and I reccomend this for ny Star Trek fan.
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4.0 out of 5 stars serious stuff, 9 May 2013
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This is the 2nd book in the Mirror universe Saga and starts with the words "All was chaos" and it gets worse from there. Tiberious (mirror Universe Kirk) is waging a war on Kirks universe and it looks like not much can get in his way, even Pickard and his Enterprise is not having the best of days. The story and adventure builds right to the end of this book. it is a must read book as are the rest of teh trilogy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant continuation, 14 Aug 2000
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This book continues on the story line started in Spectre and the plot remains intresting, the only bad point is that you have to buy a third book to find out what happens because it would of been better if the third book could of been included in the second book, I hope the next book preserver is just as good.
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