Star Trek Typhon Pact,
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This review is from: The Typhon Pact: Seize the Fire: Star Trek (Mass Market Paperback)
The Destiny trilogy has been somewhat over-rated in my opinion. Although it was an O.K. read, the plot was a little contrived but it did create the large scale change in the Trek universe that set up the subsequent books.
I really enjoyed all of the post Destiny novels such as A Singular Destiny and Losing The Peace (which follow on from the wonderful Articles of the Federation), and the Voyager Full Circle and Unworthy continuations. All of these are very superior Trek and set exceedingly high standards !
My expectations werre certainly not met in the first Typhon Pact novel which was a major disappointment - it was uninteresting, not particularly well written and failed to move forward developments in the larger Trek universe much at all.
I am afraid that much the same can be said of this one. The writing is certainly better, but again we have an (almost stand alone) adventure only indirectly concerning the larger story of the Federation and Typhon Pact.
The Titan novels have so far been as near to 'hard' sci-fi as Trek gets and some interesting concepts have gone some way to offsetting the (to me at least) somewhat unappealing crew. This novel has not changed my mind about the crew and and the concept of the novel is not ground breaking. There is still very little of the political wrangling that the series seemed to promise and not much about wider developments such as on DS9.
Let's hope the next novel in the series is more successful.