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View Poll Results: Rate Storming Heaven.
Outstanding 59 69.41%
Above Average 23 27.06%
Average 2 2.35%
Below Average 0 0%
Poor 1 1.18%
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Old March 19 2012, 02:31 PM   #1
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VAN: Storming Heaven by David Mack Review Thread (Spoilers!)



Here we go, then! It's the usual week-and-a-day out, but this one is certainly special, seeing as how it is a type of story that only comes along very rarely in an ongoing line of novels - a well and proper series finale. What's more, David Mack actually gets to finish what he began seven years ago: We're here to review Storming Heaven, his sure-to-be-epic conclusion to Star Trek: Vanguard, co-created by him and editor Marco Palmieri in 2005. At least this one got its seven year run!

Here is the blurb from the Simon & Schuster website:

Vanguard is under siege. Surrounded by enemies, Admiral Nogura sends the scout ship Sagittarius to find an ancient weapon that might be the Federation’s only hope of stopping the alien threat known as the Shedai . . . Qo’noS is wracked by scandal. Councillor Gorkon fights to expose a Romulan plot to corrupt members of the Klingon High Council, only to learn the hard way that crusaders have few allies, and even fewer friends . . . Tholia teeters on the brink of madness. To prevent Starfleet from wielding theShedai’s power as its own, the Tholians deploy an armada with one mission: Kill the Shedai—by destroying Vanguard.
You can also read an excerpt here: http://books.simonandschuster.com/St.../browse_inside

And another useful link as a bonus, Mr. Mack has recently opened a thread dedicated to discussing the series as a whole once it has run its course. Plus you can find review threads of earlier Vanguard installments in my review thread listing (more coming soon as I'm currently making my way through the series from the start and posting threads as I go).

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Old March 19 2012, 04:38 PM   #2
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thank you
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Old March 19 2012, 05:44 PM   #3
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The browse inside thing isn't working. I tried both your link, and going through the S&S site and neither worked.
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Old March 19 2012, 05:51 PM   #4
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I am very excited about this book. Looking forward to all your reviews/comments and discussing the epic finale to my favorite Trek book series.

Can I vote Outstanding without having read it?
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Old March 20 2012, 02:20 AM   #5
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Seeing as David Mack is writing this I take it we can expect a rather large body count?
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Old March 20 2012, 02:33 AM   #6
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Old March 20 2012, 06:07 PM   #7
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Maybe that would have gone better if I had remembered to use one of the smilies. Sorry.

Besides this book's cover and the last words of the previous book which are on the summary of the back of this book do kind of hint that not everyone is walking away from this. Not to mention that this sounds like one of this epic final showdown things that tend to have large amounts of character deaths.

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Old March 20 2012, 06:43 PM   #8
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*just made a body-count joke in the other thread*

Whoops?

Anyway, I'm EAGERLY looking forward to this. Release date is the end of this month?
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Old March 20 2012, 06:51 PM   #9
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March 27th, but people get the books a few days early sometimes.
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Old March 20 2012, 06:52 PM   #10
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Next Tuesday, March 27, is the official on-sale date. It might start showing up in bookstores any day now, but online retailers tend to hold off on shipping pre-ordered copies until the official date.

ETA: D'oh! Beat me to it!
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Old March 20 2012, 06:54 PM   #11
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Next Tuesday, March 27, is the official on-sale date. It might start showing up in bookstores any day now, but online retailers tend to hold off on shipping pre-ordered copies until the official date.
I need to check to see if I preordered this or not on my nook. If not I might be tempted to get a dead tree version.
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Old March 20 2012, 07:49 PM   #12
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I will try to buy to on release day at a B&N. if they do not have it, Amazon will br next.
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Old March 21 2012, 08:46 AM   #13
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I pre ordered the book to my kindle months ago
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Old March 21 2012, 11:12 PM   #14
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Found it at my local B&N today, but they never stocked the last Vanguard book so I can't read it yet. :/
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Old March 21 2012, 11:24 PM   #15
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I'm behind on Vanguard I think. I most recently read the one where Reyes is held by the Klingons for a while. Which one is that and what are the books after it?
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