TNG: Silent Weapons by David Mack Review Thread (Spoilers!)
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December 1 2012, 12:49 PM
Re: TNG: Silent Weapons by David Mack Review Thread (Spoilers!)
I really enjoyed this, felt it was consistent. Missed more elements of character moments, but the thriller plot was very well done.
One thing I didn't understand was
had to go. Perhaps because two ships threatened the Gorn one, but after the detente, I don't see why it could not return. It felt a bit silly: even the moment of Chen sending it off felt silly or contrived. And since the
's senior staff were at the reception, it seems hard to imagine or incongruous that they were evacuated pronto with the captain stopping their flight.
Otherwise, a fun, thrilling, addictive book with a fair cost.
Bon voyage Wexler and the other familiar protection agents. I somehow found their deaths (and those of their Gorn equivalents) rather shocking - though they were effectively disposable names & numbers, but in dying so quickly they showed the threat the Breen replicants represented. The tone of that entire sequence was very classic Mack! It reminded me of the many deaths/action sequences he has written so well: including the many grim Tezwa scenes, the close assaults by Hirogen and Starfleet on unsuspecting ships in
, and the stuff on the Breen planet.
Seeing more of Orion, outside Soong's gilded protection, after the first volume was great, and I don't think it was intended as a satire on libertarian politics.
Finally being the ruler of a Typhon Pact state is a precarious position to hold: how many have died, stepped down or been deposed since its formation?
Finally-finally: I don't know what I think of the Picard-Beverly marriage conflict. It felt real and yet over-played. And didn't quite follow-on from the dynamic in
. But waiting to see how this plays out.
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