Re: TOS: Allegiance in Exile by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)
In the first half of the book, pretty much read like any other TOS book where they find a long lost civilization with a mystery. Like the trend of Trek books in the last decade, the author surely went crazy with reference TOS episodes, almost like Super Troopers Meow.
Yet, we get to see the consequences of Kirk's actions and it was nice to see that Kirk acted like a true leader and see that his choices do affect others.
"As my sweet mother always said, 'son, if one hostage is good, two are better, and three, well, that's just good business!'"