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Sho March 19 2012 02:31 PM

VAN: Storming Heaven by David Mack Review Thread (Spoilers!)
 

Here we go, then! It's the usual week-and-a-day out, but this one is certainly special, seeing as how it is a type of story that only comes along very rarely in an ongoing line of novels - a well and proper series finale. What's more, David Mack actually gets to finish what he began seven years ago: We're here to review Storming Heaven, his sure-to-be-epic conclusion to Star Trek: Vanguard, co-created by him and editor Marco Palmieri in 2005. At least this one got its seven year run!

Here is the blurb from the Simon & Schuster website:

Quote:

Vanguard is under siege. Surrounded by enemies, Admiral Nogura sends the scout ship Sagittarius to find an ancient weapon that might be the Federationís only hope of stopping the alien threat known as the Shedai . . . QoínoS is wracked by scandal. Councillor Gorkon fights to expose a Romulan plot to corrupt members of the Klingon High Council, only to learn the hard way that crusaders have few allies, and even fewer friends . . . Tholia teeters on the brink of madness. To prevent Starfleet from wielding theShedaiís power as its own, the Tholians deploy an armada with one mission: Kill the Shedaióby destroying Vanguard.
You can also read an excerpt here: http://books.simonandschuster.com/St.../browse_inside

And another useful link as a bonus, Mr. Mack has recently opened a thread dedicated to discussing the series as a whole once it has run its course. Plus you can find review threads of earlier Vanguard installments in my review thread listing (more coming soon as I'm currently making my way through the series from the start and posting threads as I go).

timothy31 March 19 2012 04:38 PM

Re: Vanguard: Storming Heaven by David Mack Review Thread (Spoilers!)
 
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JD March 19 2012 05:44 PM

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The browse inside thing isn't working. I tried both your link, and going through the S&S site and neither worked.

Patrick O'Brien March 19 2012 05:51 PM

Re: Vanguard: Storming Heaven by David Mack Review Thread (Spoilers!)
 
I am very excited about this book.:bolian: Looking forward to all your reviews/comments and discussing the epic finale to my favorite Trek book series.

Can I vote Outstanding without having read it?:lol:

Hartzilla2007 March 20 2012 02:20 AM

Re: Vanguard: Storming Heaven by David Mack Review Thread (Spoilers!)
 
Seeing as David Mack is writing this I take it we can expect a rather large body count?

David Mack March 20 2012 02:33 AM

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^ :rolleyes:

Hartzilla2007 March 20 2012 06:07 PM

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David Mack wrote: (Post 6033046)
^ :rolleyes:

Maybe that would have gone better if I had remembered to use one of the smilies. Sorry.

Besides this book's cover and the last words of the previous book which are on the summary of the back of this book do kind of hint that not everyone is walking away from this. Not to mention that this sounds like one of this epic final showdown things that tend to have large amounts of character deaths.

shanejayell March 20 2012 06:43 PM

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*just made a body-count joke in the other thread*

Whoops?

Anyway, I'm EAGERLY looking forward to this. Release date is the end of this month?

Sho March 20 2012 06:51 PM

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March 27th, but people get the books a few days early sometimes.

David Mack March 20 2012 06:52 PM

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Next Tuesday, March 27, is the official on-sale date. It might start showing up in bookstores any day now, but online retailers tend to hold off on shipping pre-ordered copies until the official date.

ETA: D'oh! Beat me to it! :)

Hartzilla2007 March 20 2012 06:54 PM

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David Mack wrote: (Post 6036394)
Next Tuesday, March 27, is the official on-sale date. It might start showing up in bookstores any day now, but online retailers tend to hold off on shipping pre-ordered copies until the official date.

I need to check to see if I preordered this or not on my nook. If not I might be tempted to get a dead tree version.

Ronald Held March 20 2012 07:49 PM

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I will try to buy to on release day at a B&N. if they do not have it, Amazon will br next.

Patrick O'Brien March 21 2012 08:46 AM

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I pre ordered the book to my kindle months ago:D

Elias Vaughn March 21 2012 11:12 PM

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Found it at my local B&N today, but they never stocked the last Vanguard book so I can't read it yet. :/

Lindley March 21 2012 11:24 PM

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I'm behind on Vanguard I think. I most recently read the one where Reyes is held by the Klingons for a while. Which one is that and what are the books after it?


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