"In Tempest's Wake" wasn't bad
(coming from Dayton, I'd have been surprised if it was
!). As a coda to Vanguard
, it works. There's some nice character bits with Kirk and Nogura.
But the novella is more an assortment of continuity spackle, rather than a standalone story. I probably would've been more satisfied if this had been part of a greater whole, like another Declassified
volume. Alas, it wasn't.
For the curious among you, the book is roughly 30,000 words long.