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Old October 6 2012, 04:53 PM   #20
Judith Sisko
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Re: VAN: In Tempest's Wake by Dayton Ward Review Thread (Spoilers!)

ATimson wrote: View Post
"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.
I agree.

I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would. Maybe it was because I had just re-read Storming Heaven in anticipation of reading this and all the recaps became tedious to me. Plus, there was no tension or anticipation because I already knew the outcome.

I enjoyed reading the Enterprise flashbacks more than Nogura's and Kirk's reminiscing. I agree the flashbacks would have been a great story for something like Declassified.

And I agree with the thoughts and question in ATimson's spoiler. (I must be in an agreeable mood today.)
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