is my favorite TrekLit series, and has been from the start. I agree that the last two books have not been up to the standard set by previous entries.
I love the series, but I selected Orion's Hounds
(one of my favorite novels ever; nails the strange new worlds concept for the series), Sword of Damocles
(love time-twisty tales), and Synthesis
. But really, I love most of them.
I'm very much looking forward to Swallow's The Poisoned Chalice
. I want to see the series return to form.