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Old September 9 2012, 03:35 PM   #268
Judith Sisko
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Re: VOY: The Eternal Tide by Kirsten Beyer Review Thread (Spoilers!)

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So I'll just ask, how is it? Is it as good as Children of the Storm? Cause that blew my mind.
Personally I didn't think it was as good but a lot of that is the due to the sheer amount of loose ends it was tying up. As well as the Janeway issue there are massive shifts in the status quo of the series to the point where it could go in many different directions after this. It's still a very good book but it's not as focused as Storm and feels a bit too busy at times.
This sums up most of my thoughts as well. I just finished reading the book last night (which says a lot right there since I had pre-ordered it on my nook and began reading it the day it downloaded.) I really only started to get into the book when Dasht, Bal Itak, Varkas, and Chen went to check out the anomaly. (I hope we haven't seen the last of them. Anything is possible.)

Looking back, I think one reason it took me so long to get engaged in the story was because right when I'd start to get involved in a story line, the book jumped to a different story line and I'd have to realign my thoughts.

I think another reason was because I have difficulty reading Q stories when there is more than one Q involved. Since the book started out with Q, and Q, and Q...

But, in the end, I teared up when Junior and his parents parted.

I had no opinion one way of the other on bringing back Janeway. If she was going to do it, I had faith in Kirsten's ability to do it in a meaningful way, and she delivered. However, I'm glad Janeway's return wasn't the main focus of the book. I think we're going to have some interesting Janeway-Cambridge scenes in the future.

I rated the book Above Average. I think Kirsten has a wonderful grasp of the Voyager characters and has added some intriguing, multi-faceted new characters since she took over.

I can't wait to read her next installment.

I wonder, with Vanguard gone, could that possibly give another spot to Voyager in the publishing schedule? I'd love to see Christopher's take on the Delta Quadrant now. His "Places of Exile" was my favorite Myriad Universes story.
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