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View Poll Results: Rate The Poisoned Chalice.
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Old February 13 2014, 09:22 PM   #211
Jedi Ben
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Re: TF: The Poisoned Chalice by James Swallow Review Thread (Spoilers!

Didn't like this as much as I was hoping too, despite liking the idea of Riker making Admiral. I think the problem is the role it's been assigned within The Fall series.

That said, I enjoyed Vale's plot and the Klingon response to the "grave dishonour" was very Klingon! Martok remains one of my favourite Trek characters and his brief scene here was excellent.

Ishan? I just cannot buy him as the villain, he was bad in ACoL, he's worse here but I don't think anyone could make this character work for me either.
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Old February 28 2014, 12:26 AM   #212
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Re: TF: The Poisoned Chalice by James Swallow Review Thread (Spoilers!

Finished this book a little while ago. It was my first James Swallow novel and I must say that he's a very good writer. I enjoyed Poisoned Chalice though I thought it was a bit long.

Some of things that stuck out to me were Riker's promotion (which I liked), how chilling Kincade became in only a few short pages (I wish both she and Sahde had stuck around a little longer), Velk's fate which I wasn't expecting, Atia (I kept thinking of the TV show Spartacus when I read her dialogue).
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