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Old August 22 2012, 04:31 PM   #245
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Re: TTN: Fallen Gods by Michael A. Martin Review Thread (Spoilers!)

Nerys Ghemor wrote: View Post

Probably the last quality Treklit books, though, were the Destiny trilogy (even though I think the whole "let's promote Dax to captain without ANY training or need to earn her way up" thing was dumb),
Bullshit. Dax had been training for a command position for five years in-universe, having joined the command track in 2376 in Avatar and being promoted to captain of the Aventine in 2381 (Destiny: Gods of Night). To say that she's had no training is simply false.

Would she have become a captain at such a young age under normal circumstances? No. But there again, neither would Picard, who became captain of the Stargazer at age 28 when her captain was killed. If Picard can become captain in his late 20s due to an emergency situation, I don't see why Ezri can't (especially when 40% of Starfleet officers have died).

Probably the last quality Treklit books, though, were the Destiny trilogy (even though I think the whole "let's promote Dax to captain without ANY training or need to earn her way up" thing was dumb) and Una McCormack's The Never-Ending Sacrifice.
To say that Destiny and The Never-Ending Sacrifice were the last quality Trek novels is to speak in ignorance of such excellent novels as:
  • Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night by David R. George III
  • Typhon Pact: Raise the Dawn by David R. George III
  • Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts of Empire by David R. George III
  • Typhon Pact: Zero Sum Game by David Mack
  • Mirror Universe: The Sorrows of Empire by David Mack (expanded edition)
  • Mirror Universe: Rise Like Lions by David Mack
  • Voyager: Full Circle by Kirsten Beyer

And, though I haven't read it yet, I'm constantly told of what an amazing novel Beyer's Voyager: Children of the Storm is.
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