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View Poll Results: Grade "Star Trek: Destiny: Gods of Night"
Excellent 105 69.08%
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Old December 15 2008, 04:24 AM   #361
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Re: Star Trek: Destiny Book 1: Gods of Night - (SPOILERS)

"My Enemy, My Ally" the Rihannsu book by Diane Duane?
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Old December 15 2008, 11:43 AM   #362
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Re: Star Trek: Destiny Book 1: Gods of Night - (SPOILERS)

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Voyager: Full Circle by Kirsten Beyer (covers the time from the end of My Enemy, My Ally and goes all the way past Destiny)
I think you mean Enemy of my Enemy, since at the time My Enemy, my Ally is set neither Voyager nor its crew existed.

Edit: Damn, hadn't seen that there was another site with a reply.
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Old December 15 2008, 04:50 PM   #363
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Yeah Enemy of My Enemy. Sorry about that, I knew it was something with Enemy in it.
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Old December 15 2008, 06:29 PM   #364
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^ Hey, it could've been Enemy Unseen or Behind Enemy Lines or Time's Enemy or Enemy Territory.
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Old December 16 2008, 02:47 AM   #365
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Well, at least I was closer than any those.
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Old December 16 2008, 10:42 PM   #366
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SFSite has now put up a review of Gods of Night:

http://www.sfsite.com/12b/go286.htm
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Old December 18 2008, 08:56 PM   #367
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Small Disclaimer: I've only just finished Book One, so anything I say only pertains to that book and I have no knowledge of how the plot lines develop later on.

Was I the only one who half-expected Kadohata to crawl back into bed next to someone else after she finished talking with her family back home?

Maybe so, but for a split second there something about the scene led me to believe, as she slid back under the covers, that someone would be there. Who that would be, exactly, I'm not sure, but it would have gotten me officially engaged in this character rather than just seeing what she's up to out of curiosity. And one hell of a cliffhanger!

Also, sort of off subject but I picture Kadohata as looking and sounding like the woman who plays Dr. Neela Rasgotra on ER.

And as others have said, that Riker/Vale hug scene stuck with me. I would like to see more come from that, too, though I'd be uncomfortable with it ever getting physical. I can't see Riker doing that.

Either way, for both characters, (if this were to happen), I see them absolutely plagued with guilt. And as I imagined Kadohata crawling back into bed with another man after talking with her husband and kids, I pictured a look of pure disgust on her face and contempt for herself.

Draaaaaa-maaa!

And as countless others have said, I'm a big fan of the Khitomer scene. While I didn't sob, I did have a bit lump in my throat as the Andorian officer's concern about "why does it matter if we kill ourselves?" was answered in a scope bigger than he or anyone aboard might have imagined: their sacrifice meant that the Klingon Empire would join the war in their honor. Very, very moving stuff.

Also, the passing reference to the Excaliber made me smile. I actually don't want a follow-up to that, I think it's perfect to leave most of it up to the imagination.
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Old December 18 2008, 09:58 PM   #368
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I just finished the book. It was a great read and very exciting. I did have one problem with it though. During the second Columbia flashback the part covering the trek through the forest to the Caeliar city seemed to drag on. Other then that it was a good book now on the book two. Oh it was also nice that Mack captured how badass Calhoun is.
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Old December 18 2008, 10:06 PM   #369
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I did have one problem with it though. During the second Columbia flashback the part covering the trek through the forest to the Caeliar city seemed to drag on.
I know, as a (unprofessional) writer, I like to know what people liked and what they didn't like about my stories so I can take everything into account when sitting down for the next session. And when I posted my thoughts two entries up I tried hard to think of something I didn't like about the book, and just couldn't do it! But, if I had to choose, you hit it spot on for me. This scene seemed to go on for a few pages too long. Very, very minor gripe but in the interest of fairness thanks for pointing it out and reminding me.
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Old December 19 2008, 03:07 AM   #370
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The most common choice for Kadohata (and also Krad's pick) is Stephanie Chaves Jacobsen from Battlestar Galactica: Razor (Kendra Shaw) and Terminator: THe Sarah Connor Chronicles (Jesse). According to her Wiki bio she also appeared on Farscape, so she definitely alot of sci-fi cred. (The picture is from T:TSC, which she is currently guest starring in).
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Old December 19 2008, 03:36 AM   #371
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^ Yeah I saw someone link to that earlier... I think that's a good casting choice, too. In my head though I can't stop picturing the woman from ER. Even her accent is described in the book. Either way they look really similar.

BTW, I think T:SCC is great
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Old December 19 2008, 03:45 AM   #372
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^ Yeah I saw someone link to that earlier... I think that's a good casting choice, too. In my head though I can't stop picturing the woman from ER. Even her accent is described in the book. Either way they look really similar.
Except that Parminder Nagra is Indian and Kadohata is a Japanese name. Jacobsen's actually Chinese/European, but at least that's close.
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Old December 19 2008, 04:19 AM   #373
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^ Besides, in my authorial imagination, Parminder Nagra has already been cast as Captain Rana Desai in the Star Trek Vanguard saga.
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Old January 14 2009, 09:55 PM   #374
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This thread is pretty old, but I figured reviving it would be better than starting a whole new one for the same purpose.

Anyway, I finally got around to picking up the Destiny trilogy, and have really sunk my teeth into the first book. So far, "Gods of Night" is a really entertaining read; I've gone in unspoiled, so I don't know what to expect, and it's really making things gripping. I'm pleased with the book's direction, and I'm looking forward to seeing the separate story strands connect. Some thoughts so far:

*My first impression of the Aventine and her crew is a positive one. Dax seems to be a little fresh and inexperienced within the captain's role, which is how it should be, and these segments have a very different feel to the others. The ship has a distinct tone in comparison with the Enterprise and Titan, which is good.
*The Titan scenes have been centred more around emotion thus far, which has led to some interesting character developments. Riker's struggles to help his wife and himself, in particular, have been intriguing.
*The Enterprise scenes have been pretty standard...I really like Choudhury, though.
*I didn't think I'd enjoy the flashbacks with Hernandez, but I actually am. The time-dilation effects lost me a little, but other than that, this storyline is top-notch.
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Old January 14 2009, 10:26 PM   #375
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^ Thanks for your comments. Glad to see you're enjoying it so far.
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