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Old September 22 2013, 01:41 AM   #16
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Re: The Fall: Peacable Kingdoms cover

Well, they may have made Riker a Commodore. I can't wait for this book!
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Old September 22 2013, 01:41 AM   #17
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After reading The Poisoned Chalice blurb, I'm wondering if there's some sort of scandal at Starfleet Command, and Riker becomes the only trustworthy officer on Earth, so he becomes temporary Commander-in-Chief.
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Old September 22 2013, 01:41 AM   #18
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It might be that Riker's stuck on Earth (perhaps Titan's undergoing refit?) after the events of Poisoned Chalice, perhaps as an aide to LJA and is therefore in a position to investigate things about the Typhon Pact/UFP Conspiracy and is "dispatching" Picard with that extended authority.
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Old September 22 2013, 01:42 AM   #19
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Given the history of Riker and Picard, maybe Picard is doing this for Riker because he's the best one suited for the job at hand. Also, the wording could be off and not the way it really is.

As for the cover, the explosion looks awful. What's with the thin blue lines?
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Old September 22 2013, 01:52 AM   #20
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I forgot to comment on the cover before. It's better than The Crimson Shadow, but still not that good. I wonder if they still use Cliff Neilson? He did pretty all of my favorite covers in the '00s.
If not, the need to get him back, or try to get the artist who works for Cross Cult.
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Old September 22 2013, 02:18 AM   #21
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So does Riker get promoted to Admiral in this book?
That actually sounds really cool. I'm not ready to say goodbye to Titan yet though.

I'm just basing that question on this line in the synopsis:

Riker must dispatch his closest friend, Captain Jean-Luc Picard, in a desperate attempt to uncover the truth.
Last I checked, between Picard and Riker, Picard was still the senior Captain, so it would be odd to see Picard taking orders from Riker at the Captain level, however, it would make sense if Riker was an Admiral. Or else someone at Simon & Schuster screwed up the copy on this book, and its suppose to be Picard ordering Riker.
Or perhaps we're being too literal minded. Perhaps by "dispatching" Picard, all they mean is that Riker realizes the Enterprise is in a better position to do what needs to be done and gets in contact with Picard to ask a favor. Besides, I'm sure with the fate of the Federation at stake, Picard's not going to quibble over which of them has seniority.
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Old September 22 2013, 02:32 AM   #22
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Well, whoever was suspecting that Ishan might have been up to something really called that one.
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Old September 22 2013, 03:17 AM   #23
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Well, whoever was suspecting that Ishan might have been up to something really called that one.
In all honesty, I'd have been more surprised if he wasn't up to something.
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Old September 22 2013, 07:16 AM   #24
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I hope that the final cover looks better because that cover is rather bland.
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Old September 22 2013, 08:25 AM   #25
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Much better than The Crimson Shadow but not nearly as good as The Poisoned Chalice. The lack of consistent quality is a bit frustrating there ...
Agreed. The other three covers seem to have had a lot of time and energy put into them, while TCS and TPC seem a bit cut and paste.

Still, the blurb sounds great!!
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Old September 22 2013, 09:37 AM   #26
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Here's an article about the ship on the cover. This version of the Karemma ship appeared in "Natural law" at the Ledosian spaceport.

Redresses of the Karemma Ship
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Old September 22 2013, 01:52 PM   #27
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After reading The Poisoned Chalice blurb, I'm wondering if there's some sort of scandal at Starfleet Command, and Riker becomes the only trustworthy officer on Earth, so he becomes temporary Commander-in-Chief.
I hope it is something like this. I would no longer follow the Titan series without Riker as Captain. I tend to only follow my favorite heroes more so than ships.

For instance, I never cared for Picard so I could care less about an Enterprise story without Riker involved. My favorite series are TOS movie era (including anything with Sulu and the Excelsior), Titan, TOS, DS 9 and new New Frontier.

I would also be interested in a series focused on Captain Ezri Dax. I was very impressed with her in the Destiny books.
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Old September 22 2013, 03:49 PM   #28
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Does anyone know of Titan has been doing well in terms of sales figures? On this board, it would seem that Titan has been losing some of his popularity, mostly thanks to the last two novels.
Is there a change that IF Riker is indeed promoted away from Titan, we might see the end of Titan as a series?
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Old September 22 2013, 06:05 PM   #29
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I really like the cover for Peaceable Kinfgdoms, as I've really liked the covers for all of the Fall installments -- Crimson Shadow is one of my fabvorites.

I wonder why the Enterprise is in combat, and whose ship that is? It could be a Karemma ship, as
. Yet this seems improbable; the Karemma are Dominion members, but only because of coercion, and always tried to have friendly relations with the Federation and Ferengi.

On the other hand, as that Ex Astris Scientia article points out, the same ship model was used as a member of the Bajoran Militia fleet blockading Derna in "Shadows and Symbols." [In-universe, I suppose one might speculate that Bajor bought these ships from the Karemma on the down-low.] So perhaps this is supposed to be a Bajoran ship?

That might seem to fit both with the new back cover blurb, and with something Dayton Ward posted on his blog on 6 February of this year:

Picard and his crew are dispatched to uncover the truth behind a “prominent figure within the Federation” who’s emerged onto the interstellar stage. It’s discovered that said individual may well be perpetrating a hoax as to their true identity, and has been doing so for years. This kind of sucks, since this person is now in a position to wield enormous power within the Federation.

Enormous. Power. Yo.
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Old September 22 2013, 06:32 PM   #30
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Well, whoever was suspecting that Ishan might have been up to something really called that one.
In all honesty, I'd have been more surprised if he wasn't up to something.
I wonder if Ishan Anjar is related to Ishan Chaye, one of the Bajorans executed in that flashback episode of DS9.
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