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View Poll Results: Rate Armageddon's Arrow
Outstanding 9 21.43%
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Old May 19 2015, 08:41 PM   #1
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TNG: Armageddon's Arrow by Dayton Ward Review Thread (Spoilers)



Blurb:
It is a new age of exploration, and the U.S.S. Enterprise is dispatched to “the Odyssean Pass,” a region charted only by unmanned probes and believed to contain numerous inhabited worlds. Approaching a star system with two such planets, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his crew find a massive alien vessel, drifting in interstellar space for decades. Sensors detect life aboard the derelict—aliens held in suspended animation. Thought to be an immense sleeper ship, the vessel actually is a weapon capable of destroying entire worlds...the final gambit in a war that has raged for generations across the nearby system. Captain Picard is now caught in the middle of this conflict and attempts to mediate, as both sides want this doomsday weapon…which was sent from the future with the sole purpose of ending the interplanetary war before it even began!

You can read an excerpt here.
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Old May 19 2015, 09:07 PM   #2
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I'm about 50 pages in. To early to judge sofar ofcourse, but one or two little things bugged me a bit.
It does have the potential to be a nice novel, so we'll see soon, I hope.
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Old May 19 2015, 09:07 PM   #3
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i'm still playing catchup with the 24th century Post-Nemesis stuff (currently on Plagues of Night) but just from the sound of this book, i might jump right into it. I know that the post-Nemesis stuff has been politically heavy the last few years,so this is a welcome change of pace, getting out and exploring space again.
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Old May 19 2015, 09:44 PM   #4
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There's an excerpt? When is this out? Ohhh, I've been neglecting my pre-orders. I will remedy this now.

EDIT: Ordered!
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Old May 19 2015, 10:49 PM   #5
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The book is out at retail outlets in Ottawa. I must also remedy my lack of reading copy situation.
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Old May 20 2015, 12:50 PM   #6
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^I got mine @the South Keys Chapters yesterday. Not bad so far
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Old May 20 2015, 06:33 PM   #7
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Waiting for my copy to be downloaded...
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Old May 20 2015, 09:53 PM   #8
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I definitely feel that something like this is about to happen following that cover...

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Old May 21 2015, 02:10 AM   #9
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(Thanks for covering for me, Defcon. )
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Old May 21 2015, 05:27 PM   #10
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I really interested in getting this book by Dayton ward and the upcoming Seekers novel too.
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Old May 21 2015, 07:08 PM   #11
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Half way in, and it feels like an episode. In a good way. Very typical episode set-up, with a teaser spread over two chapters I believe, then we arrive at witty banter between our heroes. Introduce a problem, then work with, and halfway through.....BOMBSHELL!!!

I'm a little after said bombshell now, and I'm liking this. Still not final verdict, who knows what happens.
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Old May 23 2015, 11:26 AM   #12
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Really, really enjoyed this, and a solid Above Average.

This really felt like a good episode. And I mean that in all the best ways. Chen was at her finest, and she has been one of my favorite LitCharacters. She was still that loveable, quircky young lieutenant that Christopher came up with all those years ago, but so more mature and much more convident of her own abilities and person. Loved it.

The situation with Taurik and his discovery makes me feel that Dayton has another novel in the back of his head, and I'm curious to see what that might be.

Speaking of mr. Ward.....

I loved everything he did for Vanguard with Kevin Dilmore. However, their duology in the A Time To series was only so-so for me, the same thing goes for their Seekers novel. Both of the solo novels I read by him, Paths of Disharmony and Peaceable Kingdoms, left me wanting. They felt muddled and incoherent at times.
Here, Dayton was on point for me, with good dialogue, witty humor, solid plot with quick and good explanations of what was going on. Everything just flowed for me.

So yeah, when I first heard of Armageddon's Arrow, I wasn't sure. I wasn't sold on the entire new direction for TrekLit, with more solo novels. But this, this is fun and enjoyable! Keep this up mr. Ward!
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Old May 23 2015, 04:09 PM   #13
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wait.. It has Chen and taurik stuf?????? runs to buy
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Old May 23 2015, 04:21 PM   #14
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Marika wrote: View Post
wait.. It has Chen and taurik stuf?????? runs to buy
Oh yeah, loads of additional characters. Hafstadt, Cruzen, Konya. All featured quite a lot.
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Old May 26 2015, 12:23 AM   #15
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Mine's pre-ordered on iBooks, interesting to see how quickly I get it after midnight...
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