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Old November 20 2008, 05:19 PM   #40
Julio Angel Ortiz
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Re: Star Trek: Destiny: Lost Souls - Discuss/Grade

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Then again with the next TNG novel being Losing the Peach perhaps that peace will be short lived.
All this death and destruction, and Leisner's going to write a follow-up book about fruit?

The last thing I have to say is that page 128 made me cry. I think that is the author's greatest strength--the ability to capture the raw emotion that the characters are feeling and translate it into something meaningful. You really do care about these characters--even if they only appear for a page. And he writes them in such a way that you connect with them and feel the emotion right along with them.
100% agree. That scene was the closest a Trek novel ever had me to misting up. Like I wrote earlier, I had to re-read it a few times because it was so raw, powerful... especially Eliethe's (sic?) admission right before the end. Wow. Loved it.

Destiny, as a whole, is just an amazing piece of work. I'll just go ahead and call this the Lord of the Rings of Trek.
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