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View Poll Results: Rate Children Of The Storm.
Outstanding 63 52.94%
Above Average 40 33.61%
Average 11 9.24%
Below Average 1 0.84%
Poor 4 3.36%
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Old April 6 2012, 12:45 PM   #256
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Re: VOY: Children of the Storm by Kirsten Beyer Review Thread (Spoiler

Just finished Beyer's Children of the Storm. Very nicely put together. I've already noted its virtues above.

One final thought: Beyer is clearly aware of the parent's divided heart, and puts it on the page clearly and with feeling, with Miral and her parents. I see Beyer is also a new parent, combining work (writing) with parenthood. Another 'up yours' to Cyril Connolly's 'pram in the hall'.
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Old August 13 2012, 03:30 AM   #257
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Re: VOY: Children of the Storm by Kirsten Beyer Review Thread (Spoiler

Like I said in the what are you reading thread, I just started reading this today, and after the prologue and half the first chapter I'm already very impressed. The prologue alone was already pretty awesome.
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Old August 13 2012, 01:53 PM   #258
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Re: VOY: Children of the Storm by Kirsten Beyer Review Thread (Spoiler

Oh you just hold on.
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Old August 13 2012, 06:29 PM   #259
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Oh you just hold on.
Awesome just doesn't cover it, unless you add some freaking to it, with generous helpings of stupendously brilliant to top it off - and that still doesn't do it justice.

There's a reason people have added the initials M.F. as Kirsten Beyer's middle name(s).

Just sayin'...
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Old August 13 2012, 08:53 PM   #260
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On Chapter 2 now. I really hope Farkas didn't actually die at the end of the scene in the prologue. She's cool, and I'd hate to see the character killed off so soon after her introduction.
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Old October 20 2012, 03:41 AM   #261
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Gosh, I am so far behind in my Trek reading -- but I just finished this novel. I will keep this short but put simply WOW.

I will admit that VOY is not my favorite series by any means despite its merits. Kirsten, you have made it my favorite series currently in Treklit. It is by far the most fully realized and heartfelt series of books going right now.

I love the fleet and all its many captains and personalities. There is so much fertile ground to explore here! I can't wait to see where it goes and I'm rushing out to get The Eternal Tide as soon as I can make the time for it.

Thank you, Kirsten. Please continue your wonderful work.
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Old October 20 2012, 08:46 AM   #262
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I love the fleet and all its many captains and personalities. There is so much fertile ground to explore here! I can't wait to see where it goes and I'm rushing out to get The Eternal Tide as soon as I can make the time for it.
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Old December 24 2012, 10:52 PM   #263
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Really, really good book. I gave it an above average only because I try to make sure I don't suffer from grade creep and save outstandings for Destiny type quality but this is pretty damn close.

I liked the fact that we don't just focus on the Voyager crew because, hey, we've got a fleet. Reminded me of the Titan book Sword of Damocles which focused on non TV crew members. The aliens were interesting and the ended didn't seem like it was pulled out of a hat. I really liked the Demeter crew story. This is the best of the Beyer re-launch books so far.

And you couldn't imagine how uninterested I am in posts in a book review thread from people telling us why they aren't reading the books. Didn't care the last 2 books, don't care now.

The comments about Beltran only being in it for the money, blah, blah, blah. At least he spoke out about how vapid his character was. There's not enough of that. Want to guess how long I or most of us here would stay at our jobs if we didn't need the money? And there was a LOT more money involved for any of the Voyager actors then what we're making. Of course they are going to stick around. I'm sure the Denise Crosby experience is on any Star Trek actors mind when they are thinking about leaving the show.
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