I liked all 4 of the choices, but I had to go with Dreams of the Raven as my favorite in the poll. If I had to pick my all-time favorite McCoy novel, though, I'd have to go with Provenance of Shadows.
This. Very much this.
I hate the Crucible series.
Really? You're entitled to your opinion, of course, but you would be one of the very few, I think. Why didn't you like it?
I don't want to spoil them for anyone who hasn't read them.
And I've become aware that authors post here (finally). Still I've already said it.
I'll just say I think they are probably well-written and give great detail. I just don't like the general overall theme of all 3 books.
My opinion is that the characters particularly Kirk don't act as I expect them to. I think of it as a sort of an AU. Can't say more without giving it away.
Obviously other people think differently.
They are my 3rd most hated Star Trek novels (how pathetic to have a hated Star Trek book list