Star Trek: Enterprise: The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing Mass Market Paperback – 1 Mar 2011
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About the Author
Michael A. Martin's solo short fiction has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. He has also coauthored (with Andy Mangels) several Star Trek comics for Marvel and Wildstorm and numerous Star Trek novels and eBooks, including the USA Today bestseller Titan: Book One: Taking Wing; Titan: Book Two: The Red King; the Sy Fy Genre Award-winning Star Trek: Worlds of Deep Space 9 Book Two: Trill -- Unjoined; Star Trek: The Lost Era 2298 -- The Sundered; Star Trek: Deep Space 9 Mission: Gamma: Vol. Three: Cathedral; Star Trek: The Next Generation: Section 31 -- Rogue; Star Trek: Starfleet Corps of Engineers #30 and #31 ("Ishtar Rising" Books 1 and 2); stories in the Prophecy and Change, Tales of the Dominion War, and Tales from the Captain's Table anthologies; and three novels based on the Roswell television series. His most recent novels include Enterprise: The Romulan War and Star Trek Online: The Needs of the Many.
His work has also been published by Atlas Editions (in their Star Trek Universe subscription card series), Star Trek Monthly, Dreamwatch, Grolier Books, Visible Ink Press, The Oregonian, and Gareth Stevens, Inc., for whom he has penned several World Almanac Library of the States nonfiction books for young readers. He lives with his wife, Jenny, and their two sons in Portland, Oregon.
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Pros - After 4 seasons on Tv, Hoshi and Mayweather get more depth in this book than
they ever did. There is action scenes, which are short and sweet but personally
I think writing about epic space battles will never compare to seeing them on
screen. Archer for once is a little broken and wounded, and not the archetypal
"John Wayne" in Space" that was often portrayed - the character is better for
it. Soval, Trip and T'pol are also well handled.
Cons- Not enough given to the goings on at the Romulan end of things, quick few
pages that give very little away about Valdore, D'derix or the usual plottings
and assassinations. Sags in the middle with the newscaster stories.
All being said it's a good read, a little too much going on for it's own good. But in the end gets to where it needs to be. Faithful to the show and the characters.
Even though I was not happy with the `computer hijack' plot device of the previous books, the solution presented here at least nicely papers over the more glaring continuity issues between the design of the NX series and the Kirk era Starfleet, and while doing so nods to a certain movie; both things that should please me and I'm sure will other fans too. In fact Martin appears quite adept at panel-beating the dented wreck of the Enterprise TV series into some sort of recognised timeline, effort for which he should be applauded.
He also does a fairly good job of conveying comparative technological dark age of this early war; Journeys between planets take time, sensors are primative and even the more powerful races don't have `that' many ships. Its description of the problems faced in planning an interstellar war is to be commended. Certainly sets this series in stark contrast to both the last few seasons of DS9 and the recent "Destiny" collection of novels.Read more ›
The vulcans having under gone a reformation in season 4 have with withdrawn thier forces from the front in order to maintain thier pacifist nature.The remaining ships are still just as vunerable to the telecapture device.
The romulans seem mostly concerned with taking out earth colonies
and find a way to bypass the long range warp signature detectors deployed in coalition space.Nuclear attacks on andoria and altair are narrowly averted by starfleet and beringeria and several other earth planets are overwhelmed.
On a personel level archer is still reeling from the bad press he has recieved since abandoning the kobayshi maru to its fate.
Mayweather still grieving the loss of his families' ship finds himself unable to stay on the enterprise under captain archer . He gets a new assignment along with several other members of the crew.
Hoshi also requests a transfer stating she a translator not a combat officer and will be more use training new starfleet officers.
Archer pleads with her to stay and she acquiesces out of loyalty to her C.O.
The bad press continues as the people of earth begin to doubt starfleet's abilty to defend them ,several additional attacks are not countered by star fleet at all.
Shran rejoins the imperial guard as a general (now desperate for experienced combat officers) but his relationship with his wife suffers .He refuses to open his mind to his telepathic wife attempting to shield her from the horrors of war.
Trip attempts to sabotage a new romulan warp seven project that involves reverse engineering a tele-captured vulcan cruiser.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book, continues on from what was becoming a good show. It has great twists and turns and will keep any trek fan entertained for hours.Published 1 month ago by Dylan
Incredible book, well written, great detail, insane level of detail to intergalactic politics and interagency (Starfleet-MACO) cooperation and rivalry. Well worth the buy.Published 1 month ago by HowlingWolf630
Good story, well written, great use of well known characters, and good rolling action from start to finish. Finishes on a cracking cliff hanger - Netflix, please make this.....Published on 11 Jun. 2014 by J. Wilson
It's been about two years since I read Kobayashi Maru, so I was worried I'd be totally lost jumping into this. Read morePublished on 30 Dec. 2012 by Rory Q
I truly enjoyed this book and seeing where the idea for the future Starfleets big test came from. Close to amazing, just a few little details that were wrong from the show that... Read morePublished on 20 Nov. 2012 by BonesBird
"The Romulan War: Beneath The Raptors Wing" follows on directly from another Star Trek novel, "Kobayashi Maru". Read morePublished on 10 July 2012 by Killie
It's good but not excellent !
I enjoyed the read and renewed my interest in the Enterprise voyages but for some reason the story plot seemed for me just a bit to spread out... Read more
Before I start: if you are thinking of buying this book and haven't bought an other Enterprise novels before - don't buy this one. Read morePublished on 15 Aug. 2010 by Stuart Millard
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