It always seems like I’m 9-12 months behind on my Trek reading…
The plus is that I always enjoy coming to the TrekBBs Review threads after reading the books and seeing what the “Book Club” has been talking about.
I feel like I’m an echo of the overwhelming praise, but I wanted to make sure it was noted: Children of the Storm was a powerful, entertaining book. Outstanding. The characterizations were so spot on. And yet evolutionary for the core Voyager characters - Tom and Harry’s relationship salvaging, Chakotay continuing to deal with life after Janeway, Neelix in the DQ. All of these beats were rich and fulfilling to read.
And then there were the new characters on new ships. O’Donnell was the real star in “Children” for me. The final scene with Fife and O’Donnell planting together, with the “Child” accelerating the flower as they walked away, well… magnificent, emotion-filled writing that hit home for me.
The Voyager arc as written by Kirsten Beyer has taken over the “must-get, must-read” spot on my book shelf. More please.
Thank you Kirsten Beyer. Thank you, thank you, thank you.