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Thrawn May 23 2011 10:42 PM

VOY: Children of the Storm by Kirsten Beyer Review Thread (Spoilers!)
 
People are saying they've seen it in stores, so it seems to be time.

Crazy excited for this one. Woo hoo!

Please tag spoilers. If you don't agree with that policy, see discussion at the beginnings of the last few threads like this; the general preference seems to be for tagging.

Deranged Nasat May 23 2011 11:58 PM

Re: Star Trek: Voyager: Children Of The Storm Review Thread
 
Perfect timing, Thrawn. I picked it up today and was waiting for you to start the thread (I'm no good with polls, so I leave it in your capable hands). :) I have a more detailed review below, but for now I'll say it's a pleasing continuation of "Full Circle" and "Unworthy". It maintains the same quality, and it seems the series is progressing smoothly. Beyer's writing is strong and the character dynamics were interesting. Overall, it wasn't anything outstandingly spectacular but it maintained the high standards of Beyer's previous Voyager books and was a solid addition to the mainstream Trek novel 'verse. So I vote "Above Average".

Some thoughts:


So, yes, no complaints. Overall, I'm pleased. It didn't lift itself into Outstanding, but a fitting Above Average. :)

AuntKate May 24 2011 10:14 PM

Re: Star Trek: Voyager: Children Of The Storm Review Thread
 
^^Not really spoilers, but I'm reading a lot of names I don't recognize in your review. Are Tom and B'Elanna the only Voyager characters in the novel?

Deranged Nasat May 24 2011 11:33 PM

Re: Star Trek: Voyager: Children Of The Storm Review Thread
 
Quote:

AuntKate wrote: (Post 4986968)
^^Not really spoilers, but I'm reading a lot of names I don't recognize in your review. Are Tom and B'Elanna the only Voyager characters in the novel?

Not at all. :) Chakotay gets some good stuff, as do Seven, Harry Kim and Neelix. The only core character who doesn't get that much this time round is the Doctor, and he still has some attention. It's just that I felt like talking about the newer characters more, as they have to prove themselves in a way the core cast don't, and they do get a fair bit of focus; we've got nine ships to cover, after all.

crotig May 24 2011 11:36 PM

Re: Star Trek: Voyager: Children Of The Storm Review Thread
 
21st July for UK dead tree version. No kindle release date as yet!. Booo!.:scream:

Thanks for reviews. I'm very jealous!:lol:

Deranged Nasat May 24 2011 11:52 PM

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Quote:

crotig wrote: (Post 4987181)
21st July for UK dead tree version. No kindle release date as yet!. Booo!.:scream:

Thanks for reviews. I'm very jealous!:lol:

Try Forbidden Planet. :techman: They ship a few New York-published books into the store. It's great, because until recently I was in the "waiting a month after everyone else on the board" group, but now I get them on American time.

At least FP says it ships them. I like to assume a group of brave English patriots dare the American border patrols each month and smuggle out a few copies of the latest book, against daunting odds. ;)

scnj May 24 2011 11:57 PM

Re: Star Trek: Voyager: Children Of The Storm Review Thread
 
I grabbed mine in Forbidden Planet sunday and finished earlier today. It was an easy, intriguing read and the author had a very good grasp of the characters, old and new.

Freman May 25 2011 01:21 AM

Re: Star Trek: Voyager: Children Of The Storm Review Thread
 
Neelix is in it? Yay!!!

shanejayell May 25 2011 01:27 AM

Re: Star Trek: Voyager: Children Of The Storm Review Thread
 
Checked around Vancouver, BC, no luck yet. Will look again later this week.

TerraUnam May 25 2011 02:21 AM

Re: Star Trek: Voyager: Children Of The Storm Review Thread
 
Received it from amazon.ca today. They usually ship on the Monday of the third or fourth week of the month, a week or two before the official release date.

I agree with everything Deranged Nasat says. A good book, well-written and it does the Delta Quadrant justice. So far the last two books have tip-toed around the edges of former Borg space so I look forward to seeing what would happen if and when the fleet gets to the heart of former Borg territory.

SicOne May 25 2011 04:27 AM

Re: Star Trek: Voyager: Children Of The Storm Review Thread
 
If any kind soul would like to PM me with the list of ship names and classes of the Full Circle fleet (that is supposed to be at the end of CotS) to satisfy my thirst for knowledge while I wait for the book to hit the stores in Omaha, I would be eternally grateful. :)

tenmei May 25 2011 01:44 PM

Re: Star Trek: Voyager: Children Of The Storm Review Thread
 
Shane, try Indigo/Chapters downtown or in Park Royal (or the one on Marine Drive or at Metro Town, for that matter) - they should be able to tell you whether they've got any on order and if you check the Indigo website, and check the avaliability for other provinces you can normally see the book flowing westwards from Ontario like a wave.

SicOne May 25 2011 01:51 PM

Re: Star Trek: Voyager: Children Of The Storm Review Thread
 
Thanks go out to DerangedNasat, who took care of my starship jones...

Turbo May 25 2011 04:26 PM

Re: Star Trek: Voyager: Children Of The Storm Review Thread
 
Is the cover the same as the "not final" cover that was floated around a few months back, with Voyager flying into what looked like a star?

Christopher May 25 2011 05:44 PM

Re: Star Trek: Voyager: Children Of The Storm Review Thread
 
^Looks that way.


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