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View Poll Results: Grade Lost Souls
Excellent 130 72.22%
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Average 12 6.67%
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Old November 19 2008, 03:48 PM   #31
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OK guys, I know some of you are reading and already enjoying Lost Souls. Please put me out of my misery - Amazon has got to ship this book to Oz. Just tell me one thing - does Picard survive?

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Old November 19 2008, 05:03 PM   #32
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Old November 20 2008, 05:48 AM   #33
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Old November 20 2008, 05:54 AM   #34
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Just tell me one thing - does Picard survive?
Better that choice than some of the alternatives!
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Old November 20 2008, 07:32 AM   #35
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Getting back to the topic... I have to wonder when we'll find out
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You will get answers to both those questions in 2009.
How about
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Old November 20 2008, 08:30 AM   #36
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Bought it around 6PM, and just finished it 2 minutes ago.

If you thought the first two books may have been all about buildup and not enough "oomph"... yeah, Lost Souls makes up for it.

Wow. There are some great moments...



Everything comes together beautifully in the final novel. Just awesome. The saga is indeed complete.
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Old November 20 2008, 10:01 AM   #37
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Thank you William.

David and Christopher - ha ha - but at least l can now relax, I think.
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Old November 20 2008, 02:49 PM   #38
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Getting back to the topic... I have to wonder when we'll find out
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You will get answers to both those questions in 2009.
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Old November 20 2008, 04:12 PM   #39
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Well as far as a Star Trek book is concerned I would say that this was perfect. It was everything you could hope for.

I was particularly happy with the optimism of the ending. From some of what I had heard I expected the book to end with destruction, death, and devastation, but instead I got that feeling of hope that sends tingles down my spine. Yeah, the consequences will be far reaching, but they will be dealt with and in the end of the day the Federation will survive. And perhaps now there is a real chance of peace in this part of the galaxy. Then again with the next TNG novel being Losing the Peach perhaps that peace will be short lived.

As far as


The last thing I have to say is that page 128 made me cry. I think that is the author's greatest strength--the ability to capture the raw emotion that the characters are feeling and translate it into something meaningful. You really do care about these characters--even if they only appear for a page. And he writes them in such a way that you connect with them and feel the emotion right along with them.

I wasn't planning to, but I now I will definitely be reading The Calling.


And with that said, I can start complaining about how amazon isn't shipping A Singular Destiny yet!
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Old November 20 2008, 05:19 PM   #40
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Then again with the next TNG novel being Losing the Peach perhaps that peace will be short lived.
All this death and destruction, and Leisner's going to write a follow-up book about fruit?

The last thing I have to say is that page 128 made me cry. I think that is the author's greatest strength--the ability to capture the raw emotion that the characters are feeling and translate it into something meaningful. You really do care about these characters--even if they only appear for a page. And he writes them in such a way that you connect with them and feel the emotion right along with them.
100% agree. That scene was the closest a Trek novel ever had me to misting up. Like I wrote earlier, I had to re-read it a few times because it was so raw, powerful... especially Eliethe's (sic?) admission right before the end. Wow. Loved it.

Destiny, as a whole, is just an amazing piece of work. I'll just go ahead and call this the Lord of the Rings of Trek.
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Old November 20 2008, 06:30 PM   #41
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Then again with the next TNG novel being Losing the Peach perhaps that peace will be short lived.
All this death and destruction, and Leisner's going to write a follow-up book about fruit?
The cataclysmic events of Star Trek: Destiny have devastated known space. Worlds have fallen. Lives have been destroyed. And worst of all... the Federation's fresh produce supplies are decimated!!
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Old November 20 2008, 07:20 PM   #42
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Then again with the next TNG novel being Losing the Peach perhaps that peace will be short lived.
All this death and destruction, and Leisner's going to write a follow-up book about fruit?
The cataclysmic events of Star Trek: Destiny have devastated known space. Worlds have fallen. Lives have been destroyed. And worst of all... the Federation's fresh produce supplies are decimated!!


I believe it will also include a visit to a planet governed by a large sentient peeled fruit. Otherwise known as Bynanaus.
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Old November 20 2008, 07:24 PM   #43
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Old November 20 2008, 08:13 PM   #44
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All this death and destruction, and Leisner's going to write a follow-up book about fruit?
The cataclysmic events of Star Trek: Destiny have devastated known space. Worlds have fallen. Lives have been destroyed. And worst of all... the Federation's fresh produce supplies are decimated!!


I believe it will also include a visit to a planet governed by a large sentient peeled fruit. Otherwise known as Bynanaus.
and now a musical break:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=dm5_8Kfb3sY
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The cataclysmic events of Star Trek: Destiny have devastated known space. Worlds have fallen. Lives have been destroyed. And worst of all... the Federation's fresh produce supplies are decimated!!
That still leaves ninety percent untouched. I think that's enough to hold off scurvy in the Federation.
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