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Old January 27 2013, 10:00 AM   #1
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Are the "spirit Walk" novels worth a read?

I have decided to read through the Voyager relaunch, and was just wondering if these two books are worth buying?

Also, outside of the core relaunch, are there any other trek lit dealing with Voyager, post delta quadrant?

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Old January 27 2013, 01:53 PM   #2
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Re: Are the "spirit Walk" novels worth a read?

I skipped Spirit Walk, going from the Homecoming duology to Full Circle, and didn't feel like I missed a thing.
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Old January 27 2013, 02:01 PM   #3
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Re: Are the "spirit Walk" novels worth a read?

If you don't mind skipping the two worst novels in the relaunch, then by all means. If you want to know the back story to the storyline which is completed in Full Circle, then you'll be missing something.

The TNG novel Before Dishonor and the Destiny trilogy have alot to do with Voyager as well. If you plan on reading them read them before Full Circle.
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Old January 27 2013, 03:40 PM   #4
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Re: Are the "spirit Walk" novels worth a read?

Reactions to Spirit Walk seem to be mixed. Several folks on this BBS had strongly negative reactions, but I gather the books sold very well. Personally I liked them fine.
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Old January 27 2013, 04:08 PM   #5
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Re: Are the "spirit Walk" novels worth a read?

What Christopher said. Personally, I strongly disliked them but the plot points do carry forward to Full Circle, even if they are wrapped up quickly.
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Old January 27 2013, 04:33 PM   #6
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Re: Are the "spirit Walk" novels worth a read?

They weren't the best of the relaunch novels (probably the worst), but they aren't that bad. Much like Christopher, I enjoyed them just fine...but then again, I've always had an affinity for the Voyager crew. Full Circle is much better, but IMO, they are still worth the read
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Old January 27 2013, 08:39 PM   #7
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Re: Are the "spirit Walk" novels worth a read?

When started reading the VoyR, I just did a bit of research on Memory Beta, and then was able to jump into Full Circle with no problem.
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Old January 27 2013, 09:53 PM   #8
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Re: Are the "spirit Walk" novels worth a read?

I read them not too long ago and liked them well enough. By no means great, and they suffer from the problem of being about a novel's worth of story divided into two books. I liked the first book more than the second, too.
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Old February 2 2013, 01:23 AM   #9
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Re: Are the "spirit Walk" novels worth a read?

I'm not too fond of how Enemy of My Enemy ended. I have no idea how to activate the spoiler mask, so without revealing too much, Chakotay and the war criminal Moset went off and performed an experiment while the bad guy was wreaking unchecked havoc not too far away.
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Old February 3 2013, 04:19 PM   #10
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Re: Are the "spirit Walk" novels worth a read?

I actually liked them pretty well. They're not something to rave about, but I do like that Christie Golden was working in several elements from the series' past to create the storyline rather than just turning Voyager into TNG+we used to be in the Delta Quadrant.
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Old February 9 2013, 01:48 AM   #11
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Re: Are the "spirit Walk" novels worth a read?

They are worth reading if for no other reason then to know what happened so later on you won't be going huh? as you read Full Circle.
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Old February 18 2013, 05:20 PM   #12
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Both books are good books, but just watch out since they do bring into the stories an obscure character (Chakotay's sister) who only got mentioned once or twice on the show (and it was in the later seasons, like 6 or 7), and was never actually seen. So that might throw you a bit.
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