- Paperback: 432 pages
- Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek (2 Feb. 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1416558500
- ISBN-13: 978-1416558507
- Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 3 x 21 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 894,011 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Star Trek: Mirror Universe: Shards and Shadows Paperback – 2 Feb 2009
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About the Author
Marco Palmieri is a popular editor, writer, and walking encyclopedia of Star Trek lore. He lives with his family in New York City.
Top Customer Reviews
My only criticism, and it's just a little niggle... the writers sometimes feel it's a cool idea to kill off a character. Take a well-established character, and obliterate his or her Mirror Universe counterparts. The trouble is, this becomes a bit tedious once the novelty wears off and, because you sometimes feel this is a throwaway idea, rather than central to the plot, it narrows the scope for sequels, and makes bookkeeping difficult, especially for multiple writers ("Oh, hang on, he died in so-and-so's story...")
Otherwise, it's a fun diversion, and the books in this series are nice and chunky, so a solid read is assured.
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That said, if you are interested in what many of the characters in the MU that haven't been introduced and explored yet in prior books this is the book to read. Suddenly you see crews from Voyager, the New Frontier (now I want to read those books as a result of the MU version) and a continuation of some of the characters from Glass Mirrors and the DS9 MU plotlines.
The DS9 stories are the most developed, not surprising considering that DS9 featured and developed the MU plotline the most of all the Trek series. The stories relating to it are very well done and take the plot forward. Unfortunately the "Enterprise" follow up "Nobunaga", was the most disappointing in that it failed to wrap things up. You never find out exactly what happened to Trip, Archer and how things panned out except you do know that the Terran Empire did exist until the events of "Sorrows of Empire". But having watched "In a Mirror Darkly" on Enterprise and reading "Glass Empires" I would've liked to have some closure on this.
In any case, if you want to find out what happened to some of the dangling plotlines in "Obsidian Alliances", the sequel to "Glass Empires" along with other storylines, this is the one to read. I enjoyed it a lot and recommend it highly.
BTW, if the Kindle price scares you (it scares me!) then check out the prices under "Used Books". They are much more palatable.
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