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View Poll Results: Rate I.K.S. Gorkon: Honor Bound
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Old April 9 2014, 03:26 PM   #1
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IKS Gorkon: Honor Bound by K.R.A. DeCandido Review Thread (spoilers)

I.K.S. Gorkon: Honor Bound by Keith R.A. DeCandido



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The Order of the Bat'leth: founded after Kahless's ascension to Sto-Vo-Kor, the Order was tasked with rooting out dishonorable behavior and spreading the word of Kahless to the Klingon people. In the subsequent millennium, the Order has become more ceremonial, but now Chancellor Martok has called the Order back to its original function -- to preserve the cause of honor.

Captain Klag of the I.K.S. Gorkon -- the newest inductee into the Order -- has given his word to the Children of San-Tarah that the Klingon Empire will leave them in peace. But Klag's old rival General Talak has ordered him to go back on his word and aid Talak in conquering the San-Tarah's world. Now Klag must stand against his fellow Klingons -- but will even his fellow members of the Order of the Bat'leth, not to mention his own crew, follow him into disobedience? Or will they betray him to Talak?

The crew of the Gorkon faces its greatest trial in a glorious adventure that will be remembered in song and story throughout the Empire!

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Honor Bound is the slightly better novel of the opening duology, simply because it pays off much of the set-up from the first book. I remember that back then I was thinking that the story would have been served best if the first two books would have been published as one big book. Anyway, even more than in Book One Honor Bound shows what a great grasp pf the Klingon Culture KRAD has, and even though there are fluctuations in the crew, Keith makes you care for the characters.
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Old April 9 2014, 05:15 PM   #2
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Re: IKS Gorkon: Honor Bound by K.R.A. DeCandido Review Thread (spoiler

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I remember that back then I was thinking that the story would have been served best if the first two books would have been published as one big book.
I disagree completely. I know there are plenty of duologies that people look at and think "that should've been one book," but I deny vociferously that that was the case with the first two Gorkon books. A Good Day to Die was about the first contact with the San-Tarah; Honor Bound was about the conflict between Klag and Talak over what to do about the San-Tarah. It's a two-part adventure, but the two parts are separate stories.
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Old April 9 2014, 06:39 PM   #3
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Voted outstanding. The Gorkon novels were beyond awesome.
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Old April 9 2014, 11:07 PM   #4
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Yeah, too bad we can't have more - will just have to be content with the Klingon Art of War!
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Old April 15 2014, 11:09 PM   #5
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Maybe for the 50th anniversary Pocket could restart the series?
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