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View Poll Results: Grade "Star Trek: Destiny: Gods of Night"
Excellent 105 68.63%
Above Average 36 23.53%
Average 8 5.23%
Below Average 2 1.31%
Poor 2 1.31%
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Old September 19 2008, 06:08 PM   #1
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Destiny: Gods of Night by David Mack Review Thread (Spoilers!)

At the suggestion of Rosalind in the other thread, I figured I'd start this new thread as my copy just arrived in my hands via Amazon. I'm gonna tear into it as soon as I get home and will post a review as soon as I finish it. Anyone else get their's yet?

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Old September 19 2008, 06:12 PM   #2
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Star Trek: Destiny: Gods of Night Discuss/Grade <Spoilers>

Book Jacket:
Half a decade after the Dominion War and more than a year after the rise and fall of Praetor Shinzon, the galaxy's greatest scourge returns to wreak havoc upon the Federation -- and this time its goal is nothing less than total annihilation.

Elsewhere, deep in the Gamma Quadrant, an ancient mystery is solved. One of Earth's first generation of starships, lost for centuries, has been found dead and empty on a desolate planet. But its discovery so far from home has raised disturbing questions, and the answers harken back to a struggle for survival that once tested a captain and her crew to the limits of their humanity.

From that terrifying flashpoint begins an apocalyptic odyssey that will reach across time and space to reveal the past, define the future, and show three captains -- Jean-Luc Picard of the U.S.S. Enterprise, TM William Riker of the U.S.S. Titan, and Ezri Dax of the U.S.S Aventine -- that some destinies are inescapable.
It is now available at Borders stores in PA.
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Old September 19 2008, 06:26 PM   #3
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Re: Star Trek: Destiny: Gods of Night - Spoiler Thread

Two threads opened on the same subject with in fifteen minutes of each other, so can the mods close one of them? (I personally suggest this one as the other thread has a funky little ratings poll as well)
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Old September 19 2008, 10:07 PM   #4
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Re: Star Trek: Destiny: Gods of Night Discuss/Grade <Spoilers>

wooohhooo! its about time and let the fun begin! I cant wait to read these!
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Old September 20 2008, 01:28 AM   #5
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Re: Star Trek: Destiny: Gods of Night Discuss/Grade <Spoilers>

So, would the two people who already voted "excellent" like to expand on that here?

(I'd ask the same of the one who voted failure, but I know how busy Keith is...)
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Old September 20 2008, 04:41 AM   #6
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Grade "Star Trek: Destiny: Gods of Night"

I've put a new poll on the top, so now we can see who voted what.
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Old September 20 2008, 03:10 PM   #7
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Re: Star Trek: Destiny: Gods of Night - SPOILER Thread

Quoting the review I just posted over at my Starfleet Library blog...

Spoilers ahead.

The concise review: wow.

On to the more detailed commentary.



(Yeah, I know this is a spoiler thread, but it's a long post.)

Ob$quote: This is how to do a Star Trek crossover. With epic scope, intensity, and raw emotion, Gods of Night is a powerful beginning to a story that looks likely to have real consequences for the Star Trek universe. Not to be missed.
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Old September 20 2008, 03:58 PM   #8
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Re: Star Trek: Destiny: Gods of Night - SPOILER Thread

^ what Steve Roby said
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Old September 20 2008, 05:24 PM   #9
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Re: Star Trek: Destiny: Gods of Night - SPOILER Thread

Thanks for the review Steve. I can't wait to get these books. Reading those excerpts online made me even more curious as to what's going to happen with this miniseries. What happens to the characters and the consquences they'll have to deal with.
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Old September 20 2008, 10:34 PM   #10
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Re: Star Trek: Destiny: Gods of Night - SPOILER Thread

Troi? Emotional problems?
That's me then.
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Old September 21 2008, 12:09 AM   #11
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Re: Star Trek: Destiny: Gods of Night - SPOILER Thread

Quick question: how much fictional time has passed between "Fearful Symmetry" (the last DS9 book) and "Gods of Night?"

I assume there will still be a number of DS9 books to catch the timeline up to 'Destiny' over the next few... years?
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Old September 21 2008, 12:30 AM   #12
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Re: Star Trek: Destiny: Gods of Night - SPOILER Thread

Aatrek wrote: View Post
Quick question: how much fictional time has passed between "Fearful Symmetry" (the last DS9 book) and "Gods of Night?"
Four years. FS is in early 2377 and Destiny is in early 2381.

I assume there will still be a number of DS9 books to catch the timeline up to 'Destiny' over the next few... years?
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Old September 21 2008, 12:56 AM   #13
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Re: Star Trek: Destiny: Gods of Night - SPOILER Thread

flandry84 wrote: View Post
Troi? Emotional problems?
That's me then.
Troi's problems are just one part of one of four storylines. Are you really going to let that stop you from reading this?
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Old September 21 2008, 06:57 PM   #14
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Re: Star Trek: Destiny: Gods of Night - SPOILER Thread

How many books do you buy intending to skip certain parts?
I could type a list of adjetives to describe my feelings on Deanna Troi,but all I will say is that she is ...a drag.
TBH,my disenchantment with most of current Treklit means that probably,yes,I will sit this one out.
I mean no disrespect to the authors/producers,but that iis how it is.
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Old September 21 2008, 07:19 PM   #15
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Your loss.
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