"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 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.)