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.

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  1. Ronald Held

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

    About half way through.
     
  2. Clawhammer

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

    Finished it yesterday! Very readable, very nice story. Even I could keep track of all the characters. :techman:
     
  3. chelly

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

    Another great book Kirsten. I look forward to more of them from you. :)
     
  4. Jedi_Master

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

    Read the whole thing in one sitting about three weeks ago.

    Excellent. A very high quality book.

    The plot was based on a very exotic alien, something that Star Trek does best. The exploration of the Children of the Storm and their origins was classic Trek all the way, and Kristin deftly wove in a HUGE number of characters without detracting from the story in any way.
    The story resolution was superb.

    Very creative novel, and it was the same level of quality we have come to expect from KB.
    My question to her is - when do we get to see the first "freed" Borg in the Delta Quadrant?
     
  5. xortex

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

    Wew, there's your story right there, freed borg who become bad guys that Seven has to corral as an Ambassador.
     
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  6. JD

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

    You might want to edit that post, you're getting pretty close to story ideas there, if you haven't crossed that line already.
     
  7. Rosalind

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

    I edited that post to put it behind the spoiler tag.
     
  8. JWolf

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

    One thing I really liked is how the jumping around at different time points in the story was not a problem. It was very easy to keep track of what was going on and when. Sometimes it can be annoying to jump around in time. But not this time. It was very smooth and very easy to follow
     
  9. Christopher

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

    Why are we getting such a rash of story-idea posts these past couple of weeks? Weird.
     
  10. BrotherBenny

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

    Because Kirsten's brilliant storytelling has made people realize that Voyager can actually be GOOD and they now want to tell stories in that series.
     
  11. JD

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

    Maybe it's just me, but we did seem to get another influx of new people lately.
     
  12. AuntKate

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

    It's about time people figure that out. :rolleyes:

    And why is that, anyway?
     
  13. Kertrats47

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

    I think the implication is that the storytelling during the Voyager television series was uneven at best and poor at worst, a contention that I generally agree with. However, in the hands of a capable and talented writer such as Kirsten Beyer, these characters actually have depth and the stories are a joy to read.
     
  14. JD

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

    I'm with Kertrats47 here. Even though I'm a big VGR fan , even I'm willing to admit that even the best of VGR on TV wasn't as good as Full Circle and Unworthy. The only reason I didn't include Children of the Storm is because I haven't read it yet.
     
  15. chelly

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

    I am with both of you. And I would include that the characters are a lot more interesting to.
     
  16. Truth

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

    then i vote to get her to take on new frontier (Kirsten'0 cus i dont know what david is doing anymore with what was one of the best series in trek lit
     
  17. MatthiasRussell

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

    PD told me he would hope other authors respect NF as his domain and leave it to him even though he has no rights to it though I like the anthology and the Calhoun blurbs in other author's works.

    I agree Beyer has shown a better understanding of VOY than the show's writing staff. I felt they didn't know WHAT to do with the characters most of the time. Chakotay especially was under-used and not presented like the pirate he should have been. And what was up with Chakotay/7? Beyer got their relationship right. She has found all the potential that the show missed. Too bad we can't see what she could do with Janeway. I bet she could have really made that character come alive.
     
  18. JD

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

    Well, she could always do some series set books or flashbacks. Trek Lit doesn't always have to be completely linear.
     
  19. Christopher

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

    Chakotay was anything but a pirate. He was a man of conscience who left Starfleet and joined the Maquis, not for personal gain, but because he believed it was the only way to protect his homeworld and his tribe. He embraced the ideals of Starfleet; he simply felt that Starfleet itself has fallen short of them.
     
  20. JoeZhang

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

    Shame that never came across on screen, where he was just a bit of a muppet.
     

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