Star Trek: Destiny #2: Mere Mortals (Star Trek: The Next Generation) Mass Market Paperback – 1 Dec 2008
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About the Author
David Mack is the author of numerous Star Trek novels, including the USA Today best-seller A Time to Heal and its companion volume, A Time to Kill. Mack's other novels include Star Trek: DS9: Warpath, Star Trek Vanguard: Harbinger, Star Trek: S.C.E.: Wildfire, and numerous eBooks and short stories. Mack also cowrote two episodes of Star Trek: DS9, "Starship Down" and "It's Only a Paper Moon."
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In this second book of the trilogy the action continues direct from the end of the first book, ‘Gods of Night’. The main narrative takes place in February 2381. The flashback portions tell the story of Erika Hernandez, the captain of the starship Columbia, the fate of which we saw in the first book. Hernandez’ life has taken a turn nobody could have imagined, and she is now living out the years from 1519 until she again catches up with the present day narrative of 2381. That may sound odd, but it makes sense in the context of the environment of which she has now become a part.
About two-thirds of the book seem to offer little in the way of forward motion of the narrative, with the Enterprise, Aventine and Titan starships making their own way to where they must face the biggest threat ever known – not only to the Federation, but to the Cardassians, Romulans, Klingons – every race is under direct threat from a danger that nobody really has any idea how to face. Each of the starship captains is also facing their own personal dilemmas – Picard is under threat from his past, Riker’s wife Troi is facing life and death decisions, and Dax has her own personal past to catch up with.Read more ›
Ps you will need tissues, couple of teary moments there
It is sometimes slightly confusing as it jumps around between 2 time-lines, but you soon get used to it and get engrossed in the story.
Another thread to the story is introduced in this book, and it is not yet clear how they all come together, including one from the first book that seems to have been forgotten (the old starship on the planet), but hopefully all will become clear in the final part.
However, Part 2 of the Destiny trilogy strikes the balance very well. It does lay down most of the ground work for the final part, but it also stands up itself, with its own action and intrigue. The excellent characters hold through from the first book and it's a compelling read.
The overall stroy remains strong, which is a highlight of the entire series.
Most of all it makes you want to carry on through and read the third book, which I did straight after!
The action has focused more on two of the four crews that featured in the first novel, and on one character in particular, and starts to join together the different plotlines into one.
I don't have a lot to say about this novel - it was good, kept up the pace and kept me attached. The mixture of flashback and present day scenes was well done, each in turn revealing just the right amount to keep the reader interested.
My only criticism of the series so far is its' fleeting use of the starship Voyager in both novels, which seems to be there just as a tip of the hat. There's plenty of opportunity for some emotional focus on those characters here but they only appear for a couple of scenes - hardly enough to warrant their inclusion - unless it's building up to something bigger in the finale.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A must read for all trekkies, edge of your seat stuff. Can't wait to read the conclusion. New characters, old characters, everything u want from a star trek novel. Read morePublished on 27 April 2013 by john henaghan
Excellent read. Good story and very easy to read. Another great David Mack book part of an excellent trilogy. Very enjoyable.Published on 1 Jan. 2013 by Juliedyer
I've read the first book which was great the second book in the series just got better must buy bookPublished on 10 Dec. 2012 by Neville1984
Although a fan of Star Trek I have never read there books... until now. This trilogy is amazing and never put my kindle down until I finished.Published on 27 Oct. 2012 by R J Mongęr
this book is a great follow up to the first book (see Star Trek Destiny: Gods of Night) as it follows the tale of four different captains which is a feat in literature.Published on 19 Jan. 2011 by Mike Seaton
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