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View Poll Results: Rate Storming Heaven.
Outstanding 60 68.97%
Above Average 24 27.59%
Average 2 2.30%
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Old March 29 2012, 10:37 PM   #61
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^ I'm glad you feel the finale lived up to its promotion, as well as to the promise of the series itself. It also pleases me to hear that my handling of certain key moments and issues worked for you, as well. Thanks for your review!
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Old March 30 2012, 02:14 AM   #62
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Just finished it today and thoroughly enjoyed it. I had a feeling on how certain things were going to wrap up and was pleased to see that my guesses were correct. Can't wait for the trilogy this fall
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Old March 31 2012, 06:31 PM   #63
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Just finished Storming Heaven and I have to say it didn't disappoint - it was awesome!

I don't know how Mr Mack does it - but I just couldn't put the book (well my kindle) down... I promised myself I would savour each moment of this last ever Vanguard title, reading a little and then putting it down so I didn't race through it - but it was just impossible to do so. In the end I just gave-in and plunged headlong into Storming Heaven until I was done. And - WOW. I'm speechless. I finished the last page and I was like... crikey. It's really over. (I imagine Mr Mack had similar feelings when he finished writing!)

The book has such a feeling of 'ending' threaded throughout much like Star Trek 6... we're told things have to end, nothing stays the same... you CANNOT avoid the inevitable. Genius *SNIFF*

So yes, very sad that it's over but... my... WHAT an ending!

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Old March 31 2012, 08:16 PM   #64
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I just started. not much of an impression short of the ending will be costly im lives and material.
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Old March 31 2012, 08:23 PM   #65
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I can't really add anything to the discussion, except to say this:

To David, Marco, Dayton, and Kevin, thank all of you for sharing this amazing story with us. It has been an honor and a privilege, to be invited along for the ride.

And, if I may offer one small comment, Storming Heaven may contain the single most elegant retcon I've seen in any iteration of Star Trek, whether on TV, the big screen, or in the published form.
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Old March 31 2012, 10:48 PM   #66
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And, if I may offer one small comment, Storming Heaven may contain the single most elegant retcon I've seen in any iteration of Star Trek, whether on TV, the big screen, or in the published form.
Thanks. It would have been easier had the Reliant been looking for Ceti Alpha IV in TWOK rather than Ceti Alpha VI, but one must work with what one is given...
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Old April 1 2012, 10:33 AM   #67
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And, if I may offer one small comment, Storming Heaven may contain the single most elegant retcon I've seen in any iteration of Star Trek, whether on TV, the big screen, or in the published form.


MUST go onto Amazon and get a good review written on there!
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Old April 1 2012, 11:13 AM   #68
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And, if I may offer one small comment, Storming Heaven may contain the single most elegant retcon I've seen in any iteration of Star Trek, whether on TV, the big screen, or in the published form.


MUST go onto Amazon and get a good review written on there!
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Old April 1 2012, 12:38 PM   #69
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Old April 1 2012, 04:16 PM   #70
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I've read it three times. Each time, I enjoyed it more than the previous read. I don't know what I could add to the comments that have been made already except that the final scene warmed my heart when the boat rowed away with its occupants.

"I prefer to think that Apollo met me... Enterprise out." LOL!

I voted Outstanding.

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Old April 1 2012, 05:49 PM   #71
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^ It's heartwarming to read such heartfelt reactions. Thank you all for sharing — it's nice to hear which specific moments resonate most strongly for folks.
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Old April 1 2012, 08:51 PM   #72
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An enjoyable read and a great conclusion to the Vanguard saga!

I have always like the more mature tone of the Vanguard series and this title is no exception. I appreciate that there wasn't a conventional happy ending and that the Starfleet mission actually ended in what could be described as abject failure.

I also liked that Quinn isn't entirely healed. Knowing he's able to cope with his demons works better than having them magically erased or purged by T'Prynn's mind meld.

The in-jokes were excellent and I have a feeling I didn't pick all of them up. The one I loved the most was Ensign Felicia Knight, which I'm assuming is a reference to the wonderful Felicia Day. I also liked Xiong's "...and then I'll take the office!" I agree with the above posters who loved the Ceti Alpha references as well.

There were two great Kirk moments: first, him stomping out of Nogura's office after hearing the Marcus family was on Vanguard and second "I prefer to think he met me."

Did Desai actually wait a full day for Pennington and Reyes to row across the lake?

My only complaint is that I never did get Lt. Theriault in a leather skirt. However, I'll assume that in the haste to get everyone combat ready, her leather skirt was the only thing she was able to pack and she spent the next six months wearing it.
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Old April 1 2012, 09:20 PM   #73
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Still at it. Things must build up slowly then everything falls apart very quickly. Kirk has appears for the first time, presumably not the last.
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Old April 2 2012, 04:48 AM   #74
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Finished it last night. A brilliant, bittersweet end to the series. I rarely get attached to fictional characters, but I could't help it with this group. Throughout the entire series, all the writers made the Vanguard crew three-dimensional in a way that few others are. After I finished, poured a couple of fingers of 17 year Macallen to toast the crew.



Well done, Mr. Mack. Well done indeed.

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Old April 2 2012, 05:00 AM   #75
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Thanks, Aaron. Glad you enjoyed the last wild ride with the Starbase 47 crew.
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