I do, however, want to see more about Trys's professional growth and development. We got a bit of this in Book II when she stared down the Atlas and the Gorn while left in command of the Enterprise; I hope they build on this as TNG progresses.
Agreed. That scene of her on the bridge was phenomenal. I want to see more of that Trys! And more of Trys in any case. Am I one of the few readers who really likes her character?
Double agreed. This was the first time I've really enjoyed Chen's character. Previously she has just come across as Blossom in space to me...I had even had visions of her dancing to 'My Opinionation' with Picard, Worf, and Geordi in sequence (www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4l0BS3RPvc
I definitely wan more Silent Weapons
Chen, but she did not really bother me in book three as she did some folks.
I also really liked that Elfiki got some spotlight time in the second half of the series. Actually, as a department head, wouldn't she have been the senior officer on deck during the Atlas showdown?