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View Poll Results: Rate Storming Heaven.
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Old March 22 2012, 12:50 AM   #16
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Re: Vanguard: Storming Heaven by David Mack Review Thread (Spoilers!)

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I'm behind on Vanguard I think. I most recently read the one where Reyes is held by the Klingons for a while. Which one is that and what are the books after it?
Star Trek: Vanguard series:
  • Harbinger by David Mack (2005)
  • Summon the Thunder by Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore (2006)
  • Reap the Whirlwind by David Mack (2007)
  • Open Secrets by Dayton Ward (2009)
  • Precipice by David Mack (2009)
  • Declassified (2011)
    • "Almost Tomorrow" by Dayton Ward
    • "Hard News" by Kevin Dilmore
    • "The Ruins of Noble Men" by Marco Palmieri
    • "The Stars Look Down" by David Mack
  • What Judgments Come by Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore (2011)
  • Storming Heaven by David Mack (2012)
Related works:
  • "Distant Early Warning" by Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore (2006) (from S.C.E.: What's Past) - prequel story from the Starfleet Corps of Engineers series
  • "The Black Flag" by James Swallow (2009) (from Mirror Universe: Shards and Shadows) - Short story of the Mirror Universe Vanguard station and crew
  • Mirror Universe: The Sorrows of Empire by David Mack (2010) - Novel about the rise of Emperor Spock and the fall of the Terran Empire, featuring the Mirror Universe Vanguard crew in a supporting role
  • Typhon Pact: Paths of Disharmony by Dayton Ward (2011) - TNG novel about Andor in the wake of the Borg Invasion, featuring an important plot point growing out of the events of Star Trek: Vanguard a century earlier
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Old March 22 2012, 01:20 AM   #17
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Re: Vanguard: Storming Heaven by David Mack Review Thread (Spoilers!)

^ Just FYI, although it shows the Vanguard cast and setting in the Mirror Universe, "The Black Flag" is not part of the Vanguard saga, per se. Unlike the prequel "Distant Early Warning," "The Black Flag" has no direct connection to or influence upon the Vanguard series.

That's not intended as a slight against James's fine story; I just don't want readers to feel as if they've missed an integral part of the saga if they haven't read it.
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Old March 22 2012, 01:53 AM   #18
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^ Just FYI, although it shows the Vanguard cast and setting in the Mirror Universe, "The Black Flag" is not part of the Vanguard saga, per se. Unlike the prequel "Distant Early Warning," "The Black Flag" has no direct connection to or influence upon the Vanguard series.

That's not intended as a slight against James's fine story; I just don't want readers to feel as if they've missed an integral part of the saga if they haven't read it.
Fair point. I'm going to re-edit my post.
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Old March 22 2012, 02:47 AM   #19
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^ Ah. Good revision. Well done.
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Old March 22 2012, 04:47 AM   #20
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^ Ah. Good revision. Well done.
Oh. My. God.

Wow. What a novel, what an ending. Thank you for this latest and last entry; thank you very very much.
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Old March 22 2012, 05:43 AM   #21
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^ Glad you enjoyed it. Did you like the allusion to The Great Gatsby in the epilogue?
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Old March 22 2012, 02:08 PM   #22
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^ Ah. Good revision. Well done.
Gracias, señor.
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Old March 22 2012, 03:24 PM   #23
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^ Glad you enjoyed it. Did you like the allusion to The Great Gatsby in the epilogue?
Allusion? Honestly, I was just digesting everything.

But well. All I'll say is that Lord Acton was right, and everyone was lucky.

(What's the code for spoilers, again?)
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Old March 22 2012, 07:06 PM   #24
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^ Not everyone. But don't give it away. Shhhhh....
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Seriously, what's the BB code for spoiler discussions?
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Old March 22 2012, 11:48 PM   #26
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Oh. My. God.

Wow. What a novel, what an ending. Thank you for this latest and last entry; thank you very very much.
How'd you get that book so quickly? I thought it didn't release 'til Tuesday?
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Old March 22 2012, 11:51 PM   #27
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^ Some bookstores seem to put books up on their shelves up to a week early, that's why we open these review threads on the Monday one week before release.
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Old March 22 2012, 11:53 PM   #28
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Seriously, what's the BB code for spoiler discussions?
It's SPOILER, but it requires an option, i.e. SPOILER="foo" to open and /SPOILER to close.


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How'd you get that book so quickly? I thought it didn't release 'til Tuesday?
Some bookstores seem to put books up on their shelves up to a week early, that's why we open these review threads on the Monday one week before release.

Edit: Crud, I meant to edit rather than double-post. I'm very sorry for the noise.
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Old March 23 2012, 05:51 AM   #29
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I'm not sure, but that would most likely be either Open Secrets or Precipice, the fourth and fifth books in the series respectively. They are followed by Declassified, What Judgements Come, and then Storming Heaven is the last book in the series.
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Re: Spoiler code:

You either type it out <Spoiler="What the Spoiler is about">Your spoilerish text here</spoiler>. (Use [ and ] instead of < and> )

Or you just type the spoilerish text, highlight it and then click onthe final pic above the window you write your post in (the smilie with x for its mouth). There should be a pop up where you can write what the Spoiler is about. Then click OK.
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