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Old September 3 2011, 05:40 PM   #1
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Rise Like Lions blurb

A blurb has appeared for Rise Like Lions -the December 2011 Mirror Universe novel from David Mack - on the S&S website:

IN THE MIRROR UNIVERSE . . .

Miles "Smiley" O'Brien struggles to hold together his weary band of freedom fighters in their war against the overwhelming might of the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance. Each day pushes the rebels on Terok Nor one step closer to defeat, but with nowhere left to run, the time has come to make their last stand.

Light-years away, Mac Calhoun and his Romulan allies harass Klingon forces with devious hit-and-run attacks. But Calhoun has a grander ambition: he intends to merge his fleet with the Terran Rebellion and lead it to victory—or die trying.

Meanwhile, a bitter feud threatens to shatter the Alliance from within. The old rivalry between the Klingons and the Cardassians erupts into open warfare as each vies for the upper hand in their partnership.

Manipulating events from its hidden redoubts, Memory Omega—the secret operation initiated by Spock a century earlier—sees its plans come to fruition sooner than expected. But striking early means risking everything—and if the revolution fails, Spock's vision for the future will be lost forever.
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Old September 3 2011, 06:06 PM   #2
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Re: Rise Like Lions blurb

Sounds interesting, jet starting to read the mirror universe books after having the books for a long time.
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Old September 3 2011, 08:36 PM   #3
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sounds very interesting..
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Old September 3 2011, 08:37 PM   #4
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Re: Rise Like Lions blurb

I have lots of Trek books that I'm looking forward to for one reason or another but I have to say that this one and the final Vanguard books are at the top of my list.

I can't wait! It looks like fall 2011 into 2012 is going to be a very good time to be a TrekLit fan!

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Old September 3 2011, 08:52 PM   #5
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is the title from that thing about lambs rising like lions that they used in the ridley scott robin hood movie?
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Old September 3 2011, 09:24 PM   #6
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captcalhoun wrote: View Post
is the title from that thing about lambs rising like lions that they used in the ridley scott robin hood movie?
No. Here is the book's epigraph:

‘Rise like Lions after slumber
In unvanquishable number,
Shake your chains to earth like dew
Which in sleep had fallen on you—
Ye are many—they are few.’

—Percy Bysshe Shelly, The Mask of Anarchy
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Old September 3 2011, 09:30 PM   #7
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Re: Rise Like Lions blurb

Definitely sounds intriguing. I haven't been keen on the whole Memory Omega business and the general Mirror Universe stuff has gotten somewhat tiresome for me, but I'll definitely be checking the book out for Calhoun and company at least. And who knows, maybe I'll find myself loving the rest of the book, too?
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Old September 3 2011, 10:58 PM   #8
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I'm really expecting this to be epic and a really good read.
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Old September 3 2011, 11:03 PM   #9
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I can't wait to read this book I've been looking forward to getting this boo for awhile,
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Old September 4 2011, 01:31 AM   #10
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I'm a huge, huge fan of the Memory Omega MU arc, so I'm really really looking to seeing how all of this comes together. So will this be the first time someone other than Peter David has written a novel with Calhoun in more than a cameo?
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Old September 4 2011, 02:04 AM   #11
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Well there were the short stories in the New Frontier anthology. Don't remember how many of those had Calhoun.
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Old September 4 2011, 02:26 AM   #12
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yes cant wait for this to come out, especially after reading sorrows of empire
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Old September 4 2011, 02:52 AM   #13
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Sounds ambitious and epic. Been looking forward to this one since it was announced.
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Old September 4 2011, 03:29 AM   #14
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Heck, we've all been looking forward to it even before it was announced.
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Old September 4 2011, 03:36 AM   #15
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^ That's true as well!
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