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Rosetta (Star Trek: Enterprise series Book 9) by [Stern, Dave]
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About the Author

Dave Stern is the author of numerous books, amongst them the novelisation of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and The Blair Witch Project.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4504 KB
  • Print Length: 418 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1451613431
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (23 Oct. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008QY36C6
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #319,081 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This book fills in a big space which is missed out in series 4 of Enterprise. It revolves around hoshi having to translate signals. Which is no easy task. We found out about history in space long before star-fleet was there. Its well worth reading if you are a fan of enterprise.
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I think this book is probably the longest Enterprise novel I have read which has enabled Dave Stern to create quite an involved story with a fair few things going on. However, the rather wordy narrative does result in the book being quite slow paced and I found myself getting bogged down at a few points although it never got bad enough that I felt the need to put the book down.

The story itself is based around the actions of a mysterious race of beings known as the Antianna that have been attacking anyone that makes an attempt to enter a specific region of space they seem to be defining as their territory. When the Enterprise itself is attacked it falls upon Ensign Hoshi Sato to try and translate the complex language that these aliens appear to be utilising in order to understand why the Antianna are attacking. However, the aliens have also been attacking the Thelasian Trading Confederacy and their leader, Governor Maxim Sen is ready to go to all out war. The Enterprise is drawn into the politics of this situation and the crew offer their own assistance in the hope of averting the war by finding a way to enable some sort of understandable communications to occur.

The most interesting aspect of the story is that it was focused on Ensign Hoshi Sato, who was under-utilised during the TV series. I think that Stern has actually done a good job in his portrayal and he doesn't fall into the trap of trying to make her into something she shouldn't be. Therefore she doesn't become a great warrior or undertake complex espionage but her intellect and linguistic skills are utilised to ensure that she is quite integral to the plot.
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Rosetta is, as the front cover suggests, a Hoshi story, revolving heavily around her passion and profession of translating alien languages, and also delves a little deeper into the character regarding her experiences after being abducted by the Xindi.

Reading the Enterprise novels chronologically, I'd have to say this is the best book of the series at this point. Set towards the end of season 4, it has a fair amount of history and running plotlines to use to give the die-hard fans some fanboy moments, however in my opinion, didn't really capitalise on this. There are some references to major points in some of the characters' history (Travis's upbringing on Horizon, the aforementioned kidnapping of Hoshi), but doesn't do much scratching beneath the surface. There are a number of references to a Lieutenant Hess in engineering and faffing about while she's ill or causing problems for Trip, where at this point in the series some unresolved tension between replacement chief engineer Kelby and Trip may have been more interesting. Also, there a few factual errors and inconsistencies as well as a number of typos and grammatical errors which do detract from the book a little. This book is another instance of Hoshi losing her surname at various points, simply being referred to as Ensign Hoshi, and Crewman Cutler (not seen since in the series since the untimely death of the actress) suddenly reappears as a nurse in this outing.

It's for this reason I only gave the book three stars, as it feels like Dave Stern may not have actually watched the show with any great passion or attention to detail.
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This story is set in the "Star Trek" universe during the period of Archer's "Enterprise." To be precise it is set between 27th December 2254 while the Orion women were passengers on the Enterprise as described in "Bound," and January 19th 2255 when the events of "Demons" begin.

As the title and cover indicate, the most important character in the book is Ensign Hoshi Sato, and her work translating alien languages is central to the story.

The book starts with a strange and very powerful alien race blocking trade routes in defence of what they appear to regard as their territory. Both Enterprise and various other star nations attempt unsuccessfully to communicate with them. Can Archer, Hoshi and the Enterprise prevent the situation spiralling down to a devastating war ?

Not everyone will like this book - a few of the plot devices have been over used in the series and are a bit tired - but I thought it was one of the better Star Trek Universe books that I have read.
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Ok, so i have bought Enterprise Novels before, like The Good That Men Do, and the last full measure and while the writing was good the storys seemed mediocor to me. Now upon reading Rosetta i was pleasently suprised at how involved in the story i got and i think it harkes back to what Star Trek has always been about. It has some problems, lik overused Cliche's of trek but its still a good book.
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