The premise of Seize the Fire
is an interesting one, and I was totally involved for the first 150-200 pages. At that point, the storytelling seemed to revert to the worst cookie-cutter peril tendencies of some of the numbered novels. There was very little that was distinctive and took advantage of the chance to get to know the Gorn and Titan
I agree with many of the criticisms leveled in this thread so far. I expected to see more of Tuvok's past experience with the Genesis aftermath. Character motivations were also spotty, especially the ones behind Riker's trips to the Gorn vessels.
The length was quite excessive for me, and I say that as someone who enjoyed the first Romulan War
novel. I read the last 200 pages more out of an interest in what would become of the Titan
characters than out of interest in the story itself.
I voted this one as average. It had the potential to be excellent, which makes the final result even more disappointing.