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View Poll Results: Rate Children Of The Storm.
Outstanding 61 52.14%
Above Average 40 34.19%
Average 11 9.40%
Below Average 1 0.85%
Poor 4 3.42%
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Old June 18 2011, 08:16 AM   #136
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Re: Star Trek: Voyager: Children Of The Storm Review Thread

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Still, I'm more interested in talking about the characters who actually were in the book. Like Commander O'Donnell of the Demeter. He was a really cool character. The hallucinations were a bit much, but aside from that I really liked his gentle quirkiness, and the surprising effectiveness he revealed in spite of everyone's expectations. And I loved the way he pursued a solution to the crisis through science and generosity rather than force, and put his more militant first officer in his place.

And isn't Miral aging a lot more slowly that past Klingon kids we've seen? She's three and she's acting like a three-year-old, if that. By the time Alexander was three, the actor playing him was more like eight or nine, I think. But then, Miral is only a quarter Klingon, isn't she?
Couldn't agree more. The development of O'Donnell's character was handled so well by the author. It was a good thing to slowly introduce the reader to the tragedy he had experienced in the past.

And as for Miral, her character provided a good alternative to the seriousness of the main plot. I hope Miral doesn't age past 6 years old ever in the future Voyager novels haha.
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Old June 18 2011, 09:24 PM   #137
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Finally got a copy. off to start it tomorrow.
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Old June 18 2011, 11:26 PM   #138
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Finally got a copy. off to start it tomorrow.
Once you start, you'll really want to finish it fast. It's that good. And once finished, you'll wish it lasted longer.
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Old June 19 2011, 02:43 AM   #139
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I may go get it next week if the one I ordered doesn't show up.
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Old June 19 2011, 03:01 AM   #140
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Finally got a copy. off to start it tomorrow.
Once you start, you'll really want to finish it fast. It's that good. And once finished, you'll wish it lasted longer.
What he said.
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Old June 19 2011, 10:19 PM   #141
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About half way through.
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Old June 20 2011, 08:07 AM   #142
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Finished it yesterday! Very readable, very nice story. Even I could keep track of all the characters.
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Old June 20 2011, 03:41 PM   #143
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Another great book Kirsten. I look forward to more of them from you.
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Old June 20 2011, 04:27 PM   #144
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Read the whole thing in one sitting about three weeks ago.

Excellent. A very high quality book.

The plot was based on a very exotic alien, something that Star Trek does best. The exploration of the Children of the Storm and their origins was classic Trek all the way, and Kristin deftly wove in a HUGE number of characters without detracting from the story in any way.
The story resolution was superb.

Very creative novel, and it was the same level of quality we have come to expect from KB.
My question to her is - when do we get to see the first "freed" Borg in the Delta Quadrant?
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Old June 20 2011, 04:37 PM   #145
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Old June 21 2011, 03:26 AM   #146
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You might want to edit that post, you're getting pretty close to story ideas there, if you haven't crossed that line already.
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Old June 21 2011, 10:48 AM   #147
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You might want to edit that post, you're getting pretty close to story ideas there, if you haven't crossed that line already.
I edited that post to put it behind the spoiler tag.
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Old June 21 2011, 03:35 PM   #148
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One thing I really liked is how the jumping around at different time points in the story was not a problem. It was very easy to keep track of what was going on and when. Sometimes it can be annoying to jump around in time. But not this time. It was very smooth and very easy to follow
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Old June 21 2011, 03:54 PM   #149
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Why are we getting such a rash of story-idea posts these past couple of weeks? Weird.
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Old June 21 2011, 08:26 PM   #150
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Why are we getting such a rash of story-idea posts these past couple of weeks? Weird.
Because Kirsten's brilliant storytelling has made people realize that Voyager can actually be GOOD and they now want to tell stories in that series.
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