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Old September 7 2013, 07:38 AM   #31
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Re: The Fall: Book 4: The Poisoned Chalice cover art revealed

That's an awesome cover, the Titan looks beautiful & sounds like a great story, can't wait.
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Old September 7 2013, 08:37 AM   #32
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Re: The Fall: Book 4: The Poisoned Chalice cover art revealed

I echo all the previous notes : a) mother of Christ that's a pretty cover, and b) bringing Titan back to the Federation seems contrary to the entire point of the series, but then I suppose there's no other way to include them in the overarching storyline (but Destiny managed it, as noted), and I hope it doesn't signal a whole new direction for the series.
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Old September 7 2013, 12:58 PM   #33
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Re: The Fall: Book 4: The Poisoned Chalice cover art revealed

Another statement of the obvious, but that cover is beautiful! The last few Titan novels haven't held my interest, but this one sounds promising. James Swallow hasn't disappointed me yet
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Old September 7 2013, 01:40 PM   #34
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Re: The Fall: Book 4: The Poisoned Chalice cover art revealed

I really hope I'll get the chance to catch up with Titan during the next few months. I really liked what I saw of them in Destiny, and what I've generally heard about their plots and characters through forum osmosis.
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Old September 7 2013, 04:09 PM   #35
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Re: The Fall: Book 4: The Poisoned Chalice cover art revealed

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The plot sounds very different from the usual Titan kind of story, which is exploration-focused. Even in Destiny, Titan's role in the plot was about discovering and exploring a remote alien society. This will be the first time ever that a TTN novel has been set primarily within Federation space. Quite a change. I wonder if it will have a lasting impact on the series.
I hope not. I'm really looking forward to this as I loved Swallow's previous entry, but a large part of the appeal of Titan for me is the Strange New Worlds ethos of Trek that has been the focus of the series and is what makes it tick. If the series switched to be another TNG-like take on the franchise, I'd be very disappointed.

I'm guessing (completely uneducated obviously) that this entry is more an "anomaly" for the series and we'll see reprocussions for the crew (a la Destiny to Over a Torrent Sea) that'll spin off into whatever next deep space assignment awaits the crew in subsequent books.

But what do I know?
I hope you are right and there is no lasting change.

I think it will be only a nice change of pace for Titan, that has the bonus of sounding like a very interesting story. I really enjoyed the first Titan book and it was set in Romulan space following up on the Nemesis story.
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Old September 7 2013, 04:28 PM   #36
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Great cover I really like the artwork. I can't wait to read this novel and the rest of the books in this miniseries.
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Old September 7 2013, 08:37 PM   #37
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Re: The Fall: Book 4: The Poisoned Chalice cover art revealed

Wowza, what a cover. Brilliant new look at Titan. Not a slight, so much as an observation, but the Luna-class does look a little more like an Akira-class with the "Aztec"ing patterning. Certainly not the same, but just a passing similarity.

Can't wait for this. I've slowed down my reading of late and I'm getting more and more anxious to get to these books.
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Old September 7 2013, 10:16 PM   #38
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Re: The Fall: Book 4: The Poisoned Chalice cover art revealed

jpv2000 wrote: View Post
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The plot sounds very different from the usual Titan kind of story, which is exploration-focused. Even in Destiny, Titan's role in the plot was about discovering and exploring a remote alien society. This will be the first time ever that a TTN novel has been set primarily within Federation space. Quite a change. I wonder if it will have a lasting impact on the series.
I hope not. I'm really looking forward to this as I loved Swallow's previous entry, but a large part of the appeal of Titan for me is the Strange New Worlds ethos of Trek that has been the focus of the series and is what makes it tick. If the series switched to be another TNG-like take on the franchise, I'd be very disappointed.

I'm guessing (completely uneducated obviously) that this entry is more an "anomaly" for the series and we'll see reprocussions for the crew (a la Destiny to Over a Torrent Sea) that'll spin off into whatever next deep space assignment awaits the crew in subsequent books.

But what do I know?
I hope you are right and there is no lasting change.

I think it will be only a nice change of pace for Titan, that has the bonus of sounding like a very interesting story. I really enjoyed the first Titan book and it was set in Romulan space following up on the Nemesis story.
For me, I'd like a change. Titan back in the thick of the Typhoon Pact events would be way more interesting than yet more 'Strange New Worlds' stuff. Been there and done that over many episodes and more novels. I've lost interest.

In fairness, there's enough scope to cater for everyone already, so I understand why Titan is all about exploring AND why readers want that. It's just that I don't particularly...

Great cover by the way.
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Old September 7 2013, 10:29 PM   #39
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Re: The Fall: Book 4: The Poisoned Chalice cover art revealed

jpv2000 wrote: View Post
Julio Angel Ortiz wrote: View Post
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The plot sounds very different from the usual Titan kind of story, which is exploration-focused. Even in Destiny, Titan's role in the plot was about discovering and exploring a remote alien society. This will be the first time ever that a TTN novel has been set primarily within Federation space. Quite a change. I wonder if it will have a lasting impact on the series.
I hope not. I'm really looking forward to this as I loved Swallow's previous entry, but a large part of the appeal of Titan for me is the Strange New Worlds ethos of Trek that has been the focus of the series and is what makes it tick. If the series switched to be another TNG-like take on the franchise, I'd be very disappointed.

I'm guessing (completely uneducated obviously) that this entry is more an "anomaly" for the series and we'll see reprocussions for the crew (a la Destiny to Over a Torrent Sea) that'll spin off into whatever next deep space assignment awaits the crew in subsequent books.

But what do I know?
I hope you are right and there is no lasting change.

I think it will be only a nice change of pace for Titan, that has the bonus of sounding like a very interesting story. I really enjoyed the first Titan book and it was set in Romulan space following up on the Nemesis story.
For me, I'd like a change. Titan back in the thick of the Typhoon Pact events would be way more interesting than yet more 'Strange New Worlds' stuff. Been there and done that over many episodes and more novels. I've lost interest.

In fairness, there's enough scope to cater for everyone already, so I understand why Titan is all about exploring AND why readers want that. It's just that I don't particularly...
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Old September 7 2013, 10:39 PM   #40
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It's a nice cover, but rather on the bland side. I'm reminded of the cover for "Unworthy", just at a slightly different angle and with Titan instead of Voyager. But I would've preferred to have seen a cover sort of like "Idic Epidemic" or "Doomsday World", where it was a montage of images, since I don't think the ship-over-planet really gets people wandering what happens in the story. And with a title such as "The Poisoned Chalice" there really isn't anything the cover that looks like a chalice or even makes a metaphorical tie in to whatever the Poison Chalice is.
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Old September 8 2013, 02:29 AM   #41
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And with a title such as "The Poisoned Chalice" there really isn't anything the cover that looks like a chalice or even makes a metaphorical tie in to whatever the Poison Chalice is.
My theory on the Poisoned Chalice is that it has something to do with the Trois - Lwaxana is the holder of the Sacred Chalice of Rixx.
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Old September 8 2013, 04:42 AM   #42
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Re: The Fall: Book 4: The Poisoned Chalice cover art revealed

When was the last time we saw Lwaxana? My first thought was of the Mirror Universe story The Sacred Chalice, but that was only because they both have Chalice in the title.
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Old September 8 2013, 04:50 AM   #43
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When was the last time we saw Lwaxana? My first thought was of the Mirror Universe story The Sacred Chalice, but that was only because they both have Chalice in the title.
If memory serves, I think the last time we saw Lwaxana in A Time For War/A Time For Peace. She was getting on Riker and Troi's nerves in planning their wedding.
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Old September 8 2013, 05:29 AM   #44
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Now I'm reminded - how come there hasn't been a mention of Lwaxana learning of her granddaughter? I would have expected her to move heaven and earth to be able to begin doting on Natasha in some way or another.
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Old September 8 2013, 07:04 AM   #45
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Beautiful cover. Can't wait.
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