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Star Trek: The Next Generation: A Singular Destiny (Star Trek: Typhon Pact) Kindle Edition
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The main character, if there is one, is Sonek Pran, a rather dubious mix of Vulcan, Human, Betazoid and Bajoran (wouldn't have thought there were Bajorans around long enough ago). By day, he's a history lecturer on Mars, but by night an advisor and para-diplomat for the Federation President who runs around the galaxy sorting out problems. A possible opening for future novels I feel, although the character developed quite a bit in this one.
Also of note is the continued use of the USS Aventine, under Captain Dax, and introducing some more of her crew. Another opening one expects for a new line of novels!
All round, an important read, but not until after the Destiny trilogy, and definitely before any of the future continuations (and the next Titan book is on order from Amazon already!).
Following on 1 week from the events of the overblown Destiny trilogy, we have professor Sonek Pran touring the galaxy writing everyone's wrongs. I have no problem with the author attempting to create a non-starfleet passive hero, but I do have a problem with the character he created.
Pran is the most sanctimonious, self-righteous, holier-than-though and preachy character I have ever read. Imagine Guinan x20, and you you'd still fall short. Each time I read the character, I imagined him walking around with a big smug self-satisfied condescending grin on his face.
Even Pran might have been tolerable if the story or writing had been good. But Singular Destiny fails in both of these areas too.
The writing is blunt, without a style, and is as plain as the interior of Archer's Enterprise. We are never given a description of any of the locations we are taken too. The President's offices feel just like the Romulin leader's offices, which feel just like the mining colony, which feel just like every single other location in the book. Not once does the author set a scene. The story just happens, it doesn't seem to take place in a believable place.
Speaking of the story; there isn't one. This book is obviously just a filler or stepping stone from the galaxy changing occurrences of the Destiny trilogy, to whatever comes next. Whichever book comes next and deals with the (so-called) ending of this book, will have an interesting political theme, more in-keeping with the political dealings of Deep Space 9.Read more ›
It deals with the link between the previous Destiny(swedish tennis player) series of books and the new series, in which a new enemy will appear. Now the obvious question will be how they create this new force in the Star trek universe. Will it be a simple one dimensional bad guy? Or will they manage to write some depth into them?
Saying all that the book was actually a reasonable exploration of the characters trying to piece a number of separate events, and find out what is behind it all. I am not sure how the next few books will manage to expand on any of the characters in the book, but it is an interesting beginning.
The story provides what the TVs shows doesnt showing the emotional set backs of what people have had to deal with after the Borg attacks and all the little dramas that come out of the woodwork.
The last chapter gives a brilliant opening to what i hope will be a series of books which will give a new dynamic to the Star Trek universe.
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The Destiny trilogy really shook things up for the Star Trek book universe. This is the perfect follow up dealing with the fallout and setting up the threads of what's to come.Published 7 months ago by Mr. Sean Mulkerrin
Difficult to read and that is saying somethin. It is a good story but the constant missives to the logs of others was annoying to say the least. Read morePublished on 1 Jun. 2014 by G. M. Evans
Great book, well written to portray the aftermath of Star trek Destiny series. I really enjoyed it, couldn't wait to keep on reading and see the events unfold.Published on 17 Aug. 2013 by MR S ROE
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