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Old October 8 2012, 08:27 AM   #113
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Re: TP: Brinkmanship by Una McCormack Review Thread (Spoilers!)

Conflicted about this one. Out of 10:

Writing style: 2, bordered on purple prose at several points. There was whimsy, yes, but there were a few paragraphs where it felt like the writing was getting way from the author. I also felt that the coded messages and logs at the beginning of each chapter got a bit out of hand, especially when many of them actually had nothing to say.

Story: 4, a lot of things didn't make sense, such as how the Cardassian operative could simply tell by looking that her boss was an altered human. I was hoping that it would turn out that the scenes on Ab-Tzenketh were flashbacks and that the human operative would turn out to have been Peter Alden.

Characters: 7, almost an eight except that some characters come off completely different than they usually do, especially Akaar. That said, Beverly, Jean-Luc and Ezri get some fantastic lines. Ilka is a nice new character who I quite enjoyed.

Overall: 4
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