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View Poll Results: Rate Plagues of Night.
Outstanding 58 52.25%
Above Average 35 31.53%
Average 11 9.91%
Below Average 5 4.50%
Poor 2 1.80%
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Old June 17 2012, 05:01 PM   #391
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Re: Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)

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^No, there's plenty of recapping of significant information from the DS9-R books, so you'd be brought up to speed on anything you needed to know.
Unfortunately, for those of us who have read the previous novels, there is possibly just a bit too much recapping.

I guess that's a necessary evil of the book line though as a fair few other stories are like that.
Fortunately, Memory Beta does a pretty good job summarizing the DS9 relaunch series' key books. I think someone can come up to speed relatively quickly between Beta's summaries and recaps in the recent books.
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Old June 17 2012, 09:18 PM   #392
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Just finished and am waiting for the story to continue.
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Old June 17 2012, 10:10 PM   #393
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Just finished and am waiting for the story to continue.
Same here. I enjoyed the book and voted above average.
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Old June 18 2012, 09:12 AM   #394
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Just finished and am waiting for the story to continue.
Same here. I enjoyed the book and voted above average.
I still haven't voted yet, since I feel I should judge these two novels as one. My own point of view though. But by itself, this would be an above average for me as well.
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Old June 18 2012, 06:52 PM   #395
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I'm about 128 pages in. Am I the only one who doesn't mind the recapping? I've just passed a scene where Ro views the news feed about Andor's succession. The Breen and Romulan scenes are also well-done.

And it's nice to finally have a DECENT Romulan Praetor, and not one who's a psychopath.
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Old June 18 2012, 07:38 PM   #396
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It may be the case that the two novels should be evaluated as one long story.
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Old June 18 2012, 07:47 PM   #397
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I'm about 128 pages in. Am I the only one who doesn't mind the recapping? I've just passed a scene where Ro views the news feed about Andor's succession. The Breen and Romulan scenes are also well-done.

And it's nice to finally have a DECENT Romulan Praetor, and not one who's a psychopath.
Didn't have any issues with it either, so you're not alone.
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Old June 18 2012, 08:08 PM   #398
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I actually thought the recapping helped pull the earlier Pact novels together better. *shrug* Not that they were bad, exactly, but they didn't have much of a feel of being interconnected very well.
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Old June 18 2012, 08:28 PM   #399
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I'm about 128 pages in. Am I the only one who doesn't mind the recapping? I've just passed a scene where Ro views the news feed about Andor's succession. The Breen and Romulan scenes are also well-done.

And it's nice to finally have a DECENT Romulan Praetor, and not one who's a psychopath.
Didn't have any issues with it either, so you're not alone.
Agreed, the recapping was done well. I thought the Sisko family drama was a little dry though.
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Old June 18 2012, 08:51 PM   #400
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In this instance, the recapping didn't bother me. In fact, it was appreciated. It'd been months since I'd read RBoE.

It's when I read series' back-to-back that it grates.
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Old June 18 2012, 09:08 PM   #401
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Voted "Above Average." I enjoyed the story, but there was too much recapping for me. Props to DRGIII for doing the recapping in an interesting way, letting us see the events from ZSG, RBoE, and PoD from completely different points of view than from the characters featured in those books. I'm not sure if all the recapping was an editorial decision, but I just felt the first half of the story was too bogged down by it. Of all the plotlines, I think I enjoyed the one following Trok the most. I'm glad we got to see more of the Breen after ZSG. Also enjoyed seeing the Dominion again.

One thing I couldn't help but notice was that the few details regarding the five-year period that was jumped over did little to nothing to elaborate on what we already knew from RBoE. The catastrophy on Endalla, Rebecca's kidnapping, Taran'atar, the Ascendant War, all were mentioned but no light was shed on them. It really seems like they are planning to tell those stories in the future, otherwise why be so coy. Incidentally, does anyone else think that maybe the Ohalavaru who kidnapped Rebecca may have been Yevir Linjaren?

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Old June 18 2012, 09:48 PM   #402
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^ I agree, considering how well it fought against fleets of Klingon and Jem Hadar ships.

However, DS9 was having internal issues at the same time which distracted the command staff and crippled its power supply.
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Old June 19 2012, 08:01 AM   #403
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Well, I've finished the novel, now I can leave my thoughts (I'm a fast reader):

Whew, that was definitely a fast ride I won't soon forget. I think it may be the best of the Typhon Pact series (based on the ones I'd read). I liked how DRGIII integrated all of the members of the pact, and also used characters from both TNG and DS9. That Romulan Betrayal was a good addition as well.

As for the ending, was I the only one who felt gut-punched reading the final line? (No, I'm not posting it here. Read it yourself!)
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Old June 19 2012, 04:48 PM   #404
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I just finished this book and I can't wait to find out what happened to Kira, Kassidy and Ro and the others on DS9.Or what the dominion might do in retaliation after what the Romulans did to them in the Gamma Quadrant. The Breen& Romulans certainly stirred up a hornets nest.I wonder what will happen to Ben Sisko and Picard being on the front lines Is there going to be a new war with the Typhon pact? and with Sela causing major chaos with her spy allies it certainly made this story a page turner I couldn't put this book down.
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Old June 20 2012, 04:16 AM   #405
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Random question:

Has it ever been established for whom the U.S.S. Robinson is named?
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