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View Poll Results: Rate Seize The Fire.
Outstanding 6 5.31%
Above Average 24 21.24%
Average 32 28.32%
Below Average 33 29.20%
Poor 18 15.93%
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Old May 31 2011, 03:10 PM   #196
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No heart. Trek books need to be better.
Thankfully, just about all of them are.
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Old May 31 2011, 06:44 PM   #197
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Huh, I never reviewed this? Well, understandable.

*voted poor*

A major SNOOZER of a book. VERY very rough going, had to force myself to keep reading. To be perfectly honest I don't think this book should even have been released without a serious rewrite.
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Old June 2 2011, 12:36 AM   #198
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Re: Typhon Pact: Seize The Fire review thread

I am starting it today on my nook. zero sum game was fantastic read the only problem I had was the wiered time jump in the books though I have yet to read any other ds9 reluanch other than this one.
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Old June 2 2011, 12:39 AM   #199
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just starting the series loved zero sum game was just fantastic. the only problem I had was the wiered time jump. though this is my first ds9 novel in a long time.

sorry for the double post key board locked up.
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Old June 18 2011, 12:18 PM   #200
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okay I just finished it and loved it. just wished they would've done some of the story with the mind meld with tuvok and brahma-shiva. all so at the end where tuvok and his wife were talking about possible futures? all so bear in mind I have yet to read any of the other titan books except this one and the destiny trilogy? nore have I yet gotten around to the voyager novels in the coinside with titan.

my main issue with this book were those damn near unpronounceable gorn names.
other than that fantastic read. all so what is titan's registration number agin?
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Old June 18 2011, 04:36 PM   #201
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all so what is titan's registration number agin?
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Old June 18 2011, 10:00 PM   #202
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thanks for that.
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Old July 2 2011, 02:51 AM   #203
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Does anyone know the chronological order of the Typhon Pact series? I'm working on a Trek literature timeline and would like to know since I'm almost finished with the timeline.

Also, has it been revealed where the Typhon Pact e-book novella, The Struggle Within, takes place yet?
Thanks.
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Old July 2 2011, 03:07 AM   #204
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Does anyone know the chronological order of the Typhon Pact series? I'm working on a Trek literature timeline and would like to know since I'm almost finished with the timeline.

Also, has it been revealed where the Typhon Pact e-book novella, The Struggle Within, takes place yet?
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Rough Beasts of Empire: Feb-Mar 2381; Oct '81-Feb '82

Zero Sum Game: May '82; Aug '82

Seize the Fire: Aug '82 (going by author's own statements, though some references in the text are inconsistent)

Paths of Disharmony: Sep-Oct '82 (going by the stated age of Picard's son, though other references are inconsistent)

The Struggle Within: Nov-Dec '82
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can't wait for the struggle within.
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Old November 9 2012, 12:30 AM   #206
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I just started reading this a few days ago, and while I haven't found it utterly unreadable I've already got some issue with it after only 20something pages. First of all I'm just not a fan of Michael A. Martin's writing style. He just seems to overwrite everything. For instance less than 2 pages after he first introduces Vale and explains who she he goes through it all again when she chimes in on a conversation. All I could think as I read it was "Yeah, we already know, you just told us that".
Then there's the fact that Riker doesn't trust a scan result because it came from White-Blue and Torvig. So if he doesn't trust White-Blue why did he let him stay aboard the ship. And poor Torvig, after everything the little guy's has done his crew mates still don't like him.
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Old November 9 2012, 10:31 AM   #207
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I found it rather tedious too.

I didn't like Zero Sum Game much either, but the rest of the Typhon Pact books range between pretty damned good to excellent !
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Old November 9 2012, 06:36 PM   #208
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I loved ZSG and RBoE, and really enjoyed PoD, so I was hoping maybe I would disagree with the majority and actually like StF, but so far it's not looking likely.
So far I'm getting a George Lucas vibe of off MAM. Good ideas, bad execution.
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Old November 9 2012, 06:46 PM   #209
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I just started reading this a few days ago, and while I haven't found it utterly unreadable I've already got some issue with it after only 20something pages.
I hear you. Like I said near the beginning of this thread, another Mike Martin novel is just on my shelf collecting dust. Two years, the same can be said of StF. It feels like just another Titan novel, and I don't follow that novel series as regularly as the TNG-R and TP books.
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Old November 9 2012, 07:36 PM   #210
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Yeah, I've had both this and the first Romulan War book sitting on my shelf/nook since they were published, but at this point I'm not even sure if I'm going to finish StF, or read any BtRW.
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