TP: Plagues of Night by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Sho, May 19, 2012.

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Rate Plagues of Night.

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  2. Above Average

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  1. JWolf

    JWolf Commodore Commodore

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    Re: Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)

    I agree with SCI, too many people threw shit at DRGIII and I cannot blame him for leaving. They have themselves to blame. DRGIII tried his best to tell why things became like they did in the book. But for others to insult, give false facts, belittle him and his work, enough is enough. I hope those people get banned someday. They deserve it.
     
  2. Wally

    Wally Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Re: Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)

    I thought this was great. Granted it spent much time covering what happened in Zero Sum Game and Rough Beasts of Empire, but I think this did a better job. Smoothing over the final characterization of Sarina Douglas, and making the whole "Sisko leaves his family" storyline more believable and palatable.

    I appreciate how the entire Typhon Pact is shown as not homogenous, even within their own races. How their elements that really want peace, and not just out and out warmongers. Most of the "bad guys" really do have a point in feeling threatened by the Federation, just as the Feds would if the situation was reversed.

    Though a minor point, I also like the integration of crews. Romulan ships with Breen crew.. Starfleet ships with Cardassian crew due to greater partnerships of the expanded Khitomer Accords. This is cool stuff.

    Can't wait for part 2. Easily my favorite Typhon Pact book.
     
  3. Ronald Held

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    Re: Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)

    About half way though(Khitomer conference). Still no strong sense of good or bad.
     
  4. Dimesdan

    Dimesdan "Down with this sort of thing!" Premium Member

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    Re: Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)

    Always with the sense of proportion!

    I was like that until then and boom, the story really picks up and I'm rather enjoying it now.
     
  5. JWolf

    JWolf Commodore Commodore

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    Re: Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)

    The search results ID eventually expires is the reason a link to search results don't work.
     
  6. Reanok

    Reanok Commodore Commodore

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    Re: Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)

    I've haven't had any luck finding this book at the local book stores. Newer Startrek novels are getting harder to find at all the bookstores.They have the older Star trek novels but only rarely they'll have the newer books on their bookshelves .I hope Barnes &Noble will finally have this book in their stores. I really want to read this booksometime and catch up with what's happened to the ds9 characters especially after reading the comments in this thread.
     
  7. Sho

    Sho Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Re: Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)

    ^ Can't you just order it online?
     
  8. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    Re: Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)

    For that matter, you can just ask the bookstore clerks to special-order it for you.
     
  9. Kestrel

    Kestrel Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Re: Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)

    It's not the station's destruction I would object to (well, maybe the way it went out, having difficulty with three attackers when its held off a fleet before), but the wiping out of the vast majority of the cast. Killing Kira, or Ro, or Kas, or Bashir, or Serena, or Quark (maybe?), or any two of those plus a new cast member (I like Chief Blackmer) would be one thing - and I'm completely comfortable having Vaughn not come back - but all of them at once? Be one loooonely DS9 series, just Sisko and Prynn. :lol:
     
  10. ICW

    ICW Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Re: Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)

    I could easily envision a scenario where Enterprise and Robinson stop the attack on DS9...but a great portion of it has been destroyed or will be destroyed. The crew evacuates the station and watches it blow up, similar to how Sisko witnessed the desturction of the Saratoga.

    Sisko witnessing the Saratoga and DS9 exploding and there's absolutely nothing he can do about it? Now THAT is pain.
     
  11. Edit_XYZ

    Edit_XYZ Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Re: Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)

    Only 3 attackers were depicted as accomplishing the destruction of DS9? Wow!

    The writers these days sure are not timid in depicting known characters as incompetents.
     
  12. Kestrel

    Kestrel Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Re: Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)

    Incorrect, though I'll admit I worded it clumsily.

    That works, though I don't think there's time.
     
  13. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    Re: Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)

    That wouldn't work.
    The Enterprise is still in the Gamma Quadrant, days away at least. The explosion is due to bombs inside the reactor core, not an external attack. And the explosion happens before the Robinson can contact anyone aboard the station or take any action.

    The dialogue earlier made it clear that the explosion probably would only destroy the core and damage the rest of the station. There was a line suggesting that the damage would be worse if it happened while the shields were up, which they were, but how much worse was left ambiguous. So what's already been established in the text itself is enough to conclude how the station will survive -- at least long enough to evacuate the remaining personnel aboard.
     
  14. Enterpriserules

    Enterpriserules Commodore Commodore

    Re: Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)

    I tell you what, poor Sisko cannot catch a break, how much pain and sorrow can one Captain take!? I hope that the Prophets will have mercy on him and give him some grace and happiness soon.
     
  15. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    I didn't know you wrote country music. ;)
     
  16. Shon T'Hara

    Shon T'Hara Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    They could always bring O'Brien back.
     
  17. Enterpriserules

    Enterpriserules Commodore Commodore

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    Seriously, lol, his life sounds like a country music song! I am hoping that this chain of events might bring some DS9 characters back together on the station, like O'Brien and Sisko. It might be a pipe dream, but I still dream of it anyway.
     
  18. Mike Winters

    Mike Winters Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Re: Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)

    For a moment, I read take! as Takei...
     
  19. ICW

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    Re: Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)

    Oh my...
     
  20. Travis Chesser

    Travis Chesser Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Re: Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)

    So, Chris, I'm guessing you finished it. Any thoughts?