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Old June 12 2013, 08:52 PM   #1
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Novels with HUGE battles?

WHich of the novels involve large scale battles (space or land) and also have interesting plots?
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Old June 12 2013, 09:09 PM   #2
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Re: Novels with HUGE battles?

"A Time to Kill" and "A Time to Heal" have battles of all shapes and sizes aplenty along with a compelling plot with implications that continue through several other books.

There's also "Destiny", which spans time, space, and most of the series.
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Old June 12 2013, 09:30 PM   #3
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Re: Novels with HUGE battles?

"Vendetta" also has a big Borg battle with the crew trying to rehabilitate a former Borg drone(something like the Seven Of Nine arc, but better).

Then there's also "Capture The Flag". Giant War Game training story involving Geordi LaForge at the Academy.
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Old June 12 2013, 10:27 PM   #4
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Re: Novels with HUGE battles?

I don't know if it fits your definition of "large scale" or not, but "The Wounded Sky" has an excellent battle scene between the Enterprise and a squadron of Klingons, at least 7 or 8 ships if memory serves. The Klingons do all of the actual shooting but (spoiler alert) the Big E comes out on top.
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Old June 12 2013, 11:02 PM   #5
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Re: Novels with HUGE battles?

IKS Gorkon: Honor Bound has a pretty big battle between about a dozen Klingon ships and tons of ground troops.

The MU stories like The Worst of Both Worlds in the Glass Empires omnibus and Rise Like Lions had some pretty big battles as well.
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Old June 12 2013, 11:05 PM   #6
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Re: Novels with HUGE battles?

keep em coming. I am bookmarking this page so I know what books to look for. Thanks guys.
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Old June 12 2013, 11:46 PM   #7
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Re: Novels with HUGE battles?

"Vendetta" by Peter David was the first title to come to mind.
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Old June 13 2013, 03:16 AM   #8
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Re: Novels with HUGE battles?

I think there's a pretty big ground battle with the Voyager crew and some Klingons in Full Circle, the first book in the current Voyager Relaunch series.
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Old June 13 2013, 03:19 AM   #9
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Re: Novels with HUGE battles?

How about "The Return" by William Shatner? Another good Borg story (with the Romulans) that could've been the theatrical sequel to "Generations".
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Old June 13 2013, 03:43 AM   #10
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Re: Novels with HUGE battles?

I didn't know Shatner wrote novels!!!
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Old June 13 2013, 12:18 PM   #11
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Re: Novels with HUGE battles?

SarYehudah wrote: View Post
I didn't know Shatner wrote novels!!!
He co-wrote 10 Trek novels and also the TekWar series..
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Old June 13 2013, 02:36 PM   #12
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Re: Novels with HUGE battles?

there are many hundreds of novels. Surely there are more?
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Old June 13 2013, 02:53 PM   #13
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Re: Novels with HUGE battles?

Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts of Empire opens with pretty epic battle, concurrent to Destiny. The rest of the novel is space-battle-free IIRC.

Voyager: Children of the Storm has some chaotic fighting.

Before Dishonor features some insanely outrageous fighting between a Borg super cube, a planet killer (it's actually a sequel of sorts to Vendetta) and the Enterprise-E. There's also a mutiny and... someone dies.
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I don't know if it fits your definition of "large scale" or not, but "The Wounded Sky" has an excellent battle scene between the Enterprise and a squadron of Klingons, at least 7 or 8 ships if memory serves. The Klingons do all of the actual shooting but (spoiler alert) the Big E comes out on top.
That was a cool battle, but it should be pointed out that it's very different from the battles in TV/film Trek, and how some technology works and the effects of warp drive around stars is totally different to what is generally currently accepted.
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Old June 13 2013, 08:43 PM   #14
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Re: Novels with HUGE battles?

DS9: The Soul Key has a lot of battles, including a ground attack on a Bajoran settlement by the Klingons.
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Old June 14 2013, 03:57 AM   #15
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Re: Novels with HUGE battles?

The Rihannsu novels by Diane Duane at several points, yes? Particularly in The Empty Chair.
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