The Children of Kings

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Man of Steel, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. ronny

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    Pretty much sums up my thoughts. Just didn't get into it much.

    And the last line is sadly true. So far this year hasn't turned out that great for me for ST books.
     
  2. TenLubak

    TenLubak Commander Red Shirt

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    The cover art showed Pike and Spock as were seen in (different era) TOS tho the uniforms didnt match the books timeline (as far as i know), the line about one the redshirted crewmen made wonder where is this taking place? It wasnt until the book was almost over that I stumbled upon the note that this takes place in the other universe, or could have....then i was really confused.
    The relationship between Pike and Number One is very different than the one in Vulcans Glory.
    This book is in its own little world which is fine, if I would have known about it going into the story it would have been nice. Because its just confusing without knowing that.
    I liked it but didn't love it. One day I will re-read it, but now moving on to Star Trek : Voyager Unworthy. A historians note in the beginning would have helped.
     
  3. JD

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    Why do you think a historian's note was necessary for Unworthy? I thought it was made pretty clear from both the back cover, and the book itself that it took place after Full Circle and Destiny.
     
  4. mbruno

    mbruno Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    He meant a historian's note for Children of Kings, not Unworthy.
     
  5. JD

    JD Admiral Admiral

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    Are you sure? He did say it at the end after he mentions Unworthy.
     
  6. Thrawn

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    His whole post was complaining about the lack of clarity of the era in which Children Of Kings took place. He was definitely talking about a historian's note for that book.
     
  7. JD

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    Oh, my bad.
     
  8. ClayinCA

    ClayinCA Commodore Commodore

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    I think there should have been an historian's note for TenLubak's post. :p
     
  9. TenLubak

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    Yea that whats what I was getting at...just alot of little things were off to me "redshirts" the realtionship between him and No 1. Pretty sure this has all been covered. I just have no idea where this book is supposed to take place. I guess its just its own little Sternaverse. :guffaw:
    I historains note in the beginning of CoK would have helped me have a set visualization all the way thru instead of it changing midway thru the muliplte times, or have a couple head scratching moments. As it contradicts Vulcans Glory and TOS, and the Trek o9 film. Thats all i meant.
    ITs a neat little adventure tho
     
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  10. Sxottlan

    Sxottlan Commodore Commodore

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    I'm not finished yet, but I'm really enjoying this book so far.
     
  11. Ronald Held

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    Still at it. It seems a little tedious.
     
  12. C.E. Evans

    C.E. Evans Admiral Admiral

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    I just couldn't finish it. I tried several times, but each time I lost interest and wanted to read something else...it actually drove me back to re-read Vulcan's Glory instead. Go fig.