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View Poll Results: Rate Allegiance in Exile.
Outstanding 13 27.08%
Above Average 19 39.58%
Average 13 27.08%
Below Average 2 4.17%
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Old February 7 2013, 10:18 PM   #106
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3 pilots, and presumably one from one of the other landing parties had gone back to the shuttle for lunch, as Sulu was in the process of doing. So 4 on the surface. 3 killed on the ship. 7 dead.
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Old February 8 2013, 06:33 AM   #107
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A note about this book that maybe someone can enlighten me on:

After a couple of weeks of not seeing this title arrive at my local bookstores, I asked the clerk at Barnes and Noble tonight if they were going to be getting any in stock. She told me that it was not going to be carried in the stores, and was only available for home delivery.

Any idea as to why this is?
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Old February 8 2013, 06:49 AM   #108
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Weird! I was annoyed with Chapters because it didn't show up until four days after the release date. I would really be choked if they stopped carrying Star Trek altogether! Very strange.
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Old February 8 2013, 06:22 PM   #109
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Well, this could almost be titled, "Crucible: Sulu."

DRG certainly has a talent for putting characters well outside their comfort zones.

But my previous complaints about unnecessary information still stand, and in addition, I found it annoying that we never did find out why it was that Trinh seemed to take a positive delight in the notion of being destroyed and recreated when traveling by transporter, nor why, at first, she seemed to be running away from something.
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Old February 8 2013, 09:17 PM   #110
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Still reading. So far this just seems foreshadowing of future events of Kirk.
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Old February 10 2013, 09:02 AM   #111
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Finished the book a couple of days ago..

At first I didn't get into it too much - the action sequences and the "archaeological" scenes dragged a bit IMO, and basically, it just couldn't compare with either of my favorite DRGIII works - the Crucible trilogy, or Serpents among the Ruins.

As the book progressed, though, I saw that this was actually a character piece, rather than an epic-scale TOS adventure. I have to say, that looked upon as such, the novel is quite good, and offers great characterizations for both Sulu and Kirk.

The addition of the (by now) much-discussed spoiler/s only added to my enjoyment.

In short - not an all-time favorite, but a great, deep TOS novel nonetheless.
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Old February 10 2013, 09:45 AM   #112
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Jarrod wrote: View Post
A note about this book that maybe someone can enlighten me on:

After a couple of weeks of not seeing this title arrive at my local bookstores, I asked the clerk at Barnes and Noble tonight if they were going to be getting any in stock. She told me that it was not going to be carried in the stores, and was only available for home delivery.

Any idea as to why this is?
This wtf moment you speak of is what finally drove me to Amazon, then kindle. I wasn't told our store (think it was Borders) didn't have it & it was the Friday after it was to come out. Think I had to go to a Borders across town, could have done B&N but had that rewards card thing. Frustrated me to no end.
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Old February 10 2013, 09:56 AM   #113
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Great book, really enjoyed it. Was a little concerned about the Sulu/Kirk story because it reminded me a bit of the Maywether/Archer story. However, the revelation of the colonists identities & their foes was unexpected & the action was nicely paced. Also liked the bits about Kirk nearing the end of the 5-year. The whole thing gets a warm Bolian .
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Old February 10 2013, 05:16 PM   #114
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I usually don't really like TOS novels, but the DS9 connection was enough for me to check it out. I enjoyed it, but I'd rather have the author writing DS9 novels.
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Old February 10 2013, 09:36 PM   #115
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Really didn't like it

Barely any kirk-mccoy-spock interplay and what there was wasn't much good. There was one minute where kirk was super worried about spock being in trouble which was dealt with in a pretty weird manner that had me turning back to see if I had missed something.

Most of the book seemed to focus on kirks future leading into the lost years, which is boring as hell, or sulu, which I also didn't enjoy much. The big revelation at the end as to the identity of the aliens fell flat.
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Old February 10 2013, 10:24 PM   #116
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I just got to the point where it was looking like the Mayweather/Archer relationship after the Kobayashi Maru was destroyed. Not very satisfying so far
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Old February 11 2013, 12:25 PM   #117
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Felt like the Sulu part missed the payoff it was trying for. Bunch of things set up for the girlfriend, and then all just kinda dropped. Rest was ok, just didn't really feel like it 'worked' for me overall, the impact didn't really connect.
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Old February 12 2013, 03:36 AM   #118
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A note about this book that maybe someone can enlighten me on:

After a couple of weeks of not seeing this title arrive at my local bookstores, I asked the clerk at Barnes and Noble tonight if they were going to be getting any in stock. She told me that it was not going to be carried in the stores, and was only available for home delivery.

Any idea as to why this is?
That is odd. I saw at least one copy on the shelf at my local Barnes and Noble.
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Old February 12 2013, 03:02 PM   #119
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The big revelation at the end as to the identity of the aliens fell flat.
I thought the aliens would play a role throughout the book? So you have to guess which is Species B and which is Species A?
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Old February 12 2013, 03:44 PM   #120
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The big revelation at the end as to the identity of the aliens fell flat.
I thought the aliens would play a role throughout the book? So you have to guess which is Species B and which is Species A?
They are used primarily as a catalyst for character change on the enterprise and secondarily as a bit of a mystery. The mystery part felt rather downplayed to me and the aliens aren't really given much insight into until the reveal.

Made me annoyed at the blurb - I'm used to useless blurbs, but this one was technically correct while totally missing the essence of the book
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