VOY: Children of the Storm by Kirsten Beyer Review Thread (Spoilers!)

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Thrawn, May 23, 2011.

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Rate Children Of The Storm.

  1. Outstanding

    69 vote(s)
    53.1%
  2. Above Average

    43 vote(s)
    33.1%
  3. Average

    12 vote(s)
    9.2%
  4. Below Average

    2 vote(s)
    1.5%
  5. Poor

    4 vote(s)
    3.1%
  1. Manisphere

    Manisphere Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Re: Star Trek: Voyager: Children Of The Storm Review Thread

    Picked it up today but I've got a quick question I'm hoping one of you guys can answer: I read Unworthy but left my copy in another city. Thing is I'm embarrassed to say I have forgotten a few things about the book. I remember enjoying it immensely but have forgotten details like why there is a Starfleet fleet in the Delta Quadrant. There are a couple of other details I've forgotten as well.

    Will I be a bit lost or does Bayer bring us up to date on recent events? In short could CotS be a bit of a standalone if you know what I mean?:confused:
     
  2. scnj

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    Re: Star Trek: Voyager: Children Of The Storm Review Thread

    There are parts of Children that take place towards the end of Unworthy, but the majority is set directly afterwards. I haven't read Unworthy since its release, but the continuing subplots were brought up in such a way that I had no problem catching up with the plot.

    I suppose it couldn't hurt to read a summary of Unworthy to get the relevant information, but you should be able to enjoy Children regardless.
     
  3. Hugh Cambridge

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    Re: Star Trek: Voyager: Children Of The Storm Review Thread

    I am trying to get a copy but it seems to be difficult here in Europe (amazon and book depository don't want to send it berore the 21 of July :klingon:)
    I finally found a reseller willing to send it on amazon.de and will hopefully get it in June.
    I loved Full Circle and Unworthy and now I can't wait to know what happens next ! :drool:
     
  4. Deranged Nasat

    Deranged Nasat Vice Admiral Admiral

    Re: Star Trek: Voyager: Children Of The Storm Review Thread

    So, who was it who gave us the "Poor" rating?
     
  5. John Clark

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    Re: Star Trek: Voyager: Children Of The Storm Review Thread

    Yeah, Amazon do have their moments. I'd been trying to pre order one of the Vanguard novels, but when you click on Kindle edition, it takes you to one of the older novels. I'll have to see if they've fixed that yet:)
     
  6. shanejayell

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    Re: Star Trek: Voyager: Children Of The Storm Review Thread

    Yay, it's finally out in Vancouver. Got my copy, will be reading it soon.
     
  7. Turtletrekker

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    Re: Star Trek: Voyager: Children Of The Storm Review Thread

    Probably a rabid Janeway fan who didn't even read the book.
     
  8. VDCNI

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    Re: Star Trek: Voyager: Children Of The Storm Review Thread

    Really enjoyed this. Trek books have been so poor of late that this was a very pleasant surprise.

    Personally I thought Unworthy was a bit of a let down after Full Circle but this was much stronger - full of interesting characters and events.

    One thing I really liked was

    After Destiny and early on in this book it looked like the Children Of The Storm would be the new ongoing bad guy but instead the book went in a completely different direction and a positive relationship was established. After the constant doom and gloom of late it's a refreshing change

    Slightly concerned about future books as I have no interest in the evil hologram storyline but overall the relaunch has been very high quality and I hope we get more from Voyager novels from Bayer.

    Now if only DS9 could get this kind of ongoing focus.
     
  9. Anika Hanson

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    I've pre-ordered it on the Kindle. But I'm reading full circle now and next unworthy so it will be a while before I get round to reading it.
     
  10. shanejayell

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    Re: Star Trek: Voyager: Children Of The Storm Review Thread

    I think the CUTEST THING EVER may be

    Seven playing hide & seek. *lol*
     
  11. shanejayell

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    Re: Star Trek: Voyager: Children Of The Storm Review Thread

    Finished it, liked it a lot. *thumbs up*
     
  12. Gates

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    Re: Star Trek: Voyager: Children Of The Storm Review Thread

    I finished reading it the other day and I absolutely loved it.
     
  13. dispatcher812

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    Re: Star Trek: Voyager: Children Of The Storm Review Thread

    Started this today at 630 am and finished around 745 pm. I really enjoyed this book. I re-read Unworthy last week in preparation for Children Of The Storm. I gave this an OUTSTANDING. By far the best trek book I have read of late. The characters were developed great including Seven. I chuckled when I read her playing Hide And Seek. My 2 daughters and I play that all the time.

    Lets hope that the next book is in the near future. I was never a fan of Voyager books but the re-launch books have got me hooked.
     
  14. BrotherBenny

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    Re: Star Trek: Voyager: Children Of The Storm Review Thread

    I'm a quarter of the way through the book and had to stop as I was at the end of my lunch hour. Hopefully I'll be able to read more this evening. I'm really enjoying it thus far, better than Unworthy, but I have one question and would like to know if it is revealed in the book.

    Is the Achilles hiding a couple of Defiant-class ships in the "classified" storage bay?
     
  15. SicOne

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    Re: Star Trek: Voyager: Children Of The Storm Review Thread

    I'm sorry, BrotherBenny, that's classified. In fact, you'll have to come with us now. You have the right to remain silent. You have the right to an attorney...
     
  16. Paris

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    Re: Star Trek: Voyager: Children Of The Storm Review Thread

    I just finished it a few minutes ago. I couldn't put it down. Really loved it. Kirsten continues to show us that she has a even firmer grasp on what makes these characters click than the writing staff on the tv series had ;). I wait, with baited breathe, for the announcement that Kirsten has signed a contract to give us two or three more VOY-R books in the not-so-distant-future! Come on Pocket! Give us more Voyager by Kirsten :techman:
     
  17. JD

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    Re: Star Trek: Voyager: Children Of The Storm Review Thread

    Didn't we hear about a third one, somewhere around the time Christopher Bennett, David Mack, and Greg Cox announced their stuff for '12?
     
  18. Thrawn

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    Re: Star Trek: Voyager: Children Of The Storm Review Thread

    Not that I know of. And wouldn't it be fourth?
     
  19. Christopher

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    Re: Star Trek: Voyager: Children Of The Storm Review Thread

    ^Maybe he means the third one actually set in the Delta Quadrant?
     
  20. Judith Sisko

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    Re: Star Trek: Voyager: Children Of The Storm Review Thread

    Loved it. Looking forward to the next installment.