Okay, wow. I've just gotten caught up on this, and I have to say, well done. You've created interesting and compelling characters and given us intriguing situations .... I'm totally hooked. I do agree somewhat with TheLoneRedshirt
, in that some of Dahlgren's behavior may not fit neatly into the Trekverse we all know from the screen, but I personally have no problem seeing taking this as your own take on your own version of the Trekverse. Heck, I'd love to see a Trek duel. LOL! Oh, and somewhat in that vein, I have to say that I also got a very strong "Horatio Hornblower" vibe, which I presume was intentional. Very much looking forward to seeing where you take us with this.
Thank you Trekkie Monster. I am glad that all of you are enjoying the story. I wasn't really thinking of the old Hornblower series when I wrote this, but I am not surprised that some of that comes through; I loved those books in my youth.