5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 23 January 2002
This book would have got 5 stars if it included more of the regular New Frontier characters. The conclusion is also very rushed and obviously sets up the story which will run for the next few books. But this is not a total loss as the writting of Peter David is at its best and the story generally flows following the adventures of Xyon, who has a clouded past, more info to follow. If you have enjoyed this series to date then jump on board, if you are only interested in the sexual exploits of the Exaliber crew then skip it.
4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 19 March 2000
The latest New Frontier book strays even further from its Next Generation roots than the previous novels, focussing on Si Cwan, Lt. Kebron and a host of new characters.
Although the new characters are fairly interesting and provide much of the background to Book 8: Dark Allies, they do steal much of the limelight, pushing favourite New Frontier characters out of the narrative for chapters at a time.
The "Quiet Place" of the title is not a particularly interesting concept and is only described in a rather rushed and confusing manner at the novels conclusion.
By being more of a prologue than a novel in its own right and by not featuring many of the New Frontier characters such as Selar, Burgoyne, McHenry or Shelby at all, this book was my least favourite in the New Frontier series.