Are the "spirit Walk" novels worth a read?

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Infern0, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. Infern0

    Infern0 Captain Captain

    Oct 17, 2008
    I have decided to read through the Voyager relaunch, and was just wondering if these two books are worth buying?

    Also, outside of the core relaunch, are there any other trek lit dealing with Voyager, post delta quadrant?

  2. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Admiral Admiral

    Nov 5, 2008
    King Daniel Beyond
    I skipped Spirit Walk, going from the Homecoming duology to Full Circle, and didn't feel like I missed a thing.
  3. ryan123450

    ryan123450 Commodore Commodore

    Jan 20, 2005
    Woodward, OK
    If you don't mind skipping the two worst novels in the relaunch, then by all means. If you want to know the back story to the storyline which is completed in Full Circle, then you'll be missing something.

    The TNG novel Before Dishonor and the Destiny trilogy have alot to do with Voyager as well. If you plan on reading them read them before Full Circle.
  4. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

    Mar 15, 2001
    Reactions to Spirit Walk seem to be mixed. Several folks on this BBS had strongly negative reactions, but I gather the books sold very well. Personally I liked them fine.
  5. Relayer1

    Relayer1 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Aug 21, 2011
    The Black Country, England
    What Christopher said. Personally, I strongly disliked them but the plot points do carry forward to Full Circle, even if they are wrapped up quickly.
  6. Paris

    Paris Commodore Commodore

    Dec 29, 2008
    In the future's past
    They weren't the best of the relaunch novels (probably the worst), but they aren't that bad. Much like Christopher, I enjoyed them just fine...but then again, I've always had an affinity for the Voyager crew. Full Circle is much better, but IMO, they are still worth the read :techman:
  7. JD

    JD Admiral Admiral

    Jul 22, 2004
    Arizona, USA
    When started reading the VoyR, I just did a bit of research on Memory Beta, and then was able to jump into Full Circle with no problem.
  8. BritishSeaPower

    BritishSeaPower Captain Captain

    Dec 13, 2005
    New Jersey
    I read them not too long ago and liked them well enough. By no means great, and they suffer from the problem of being about a novel's worth of story divided into two books. I liked the first book more than the second, too.
  9. vegaslover62

    vegaslover62 Commander Red Shirt

    I'm not too fond of how Enemy of My Enemy ended. I have no idea how to activate the spoiler mask, so without revealing too much, Chakotay and the war criminal Moset went off and performed an experiment while the bad guy was wreaking unchecked havoc not too far away.
  10. Guest12

    Guest12 Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Jul 1, 2011
    Syracuse, NY
    I actually liked them pretty well. They're not something to rave about, but I do like that Christie Golden was working in several elements from the series' past to create the storyline rather than just turning Voyager into TNG+we used to be in the Delta Quadrant.
  11. JWolf

    JWolf Commodore Commodore

    Oct 9, 2005
    Massachusetts, USA
    They are worth reading if for no other reason then to know what happened so later on you won't be going huh? as you read Full Circle.
  12. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Commodore Commodore

    Dec 19, 2011
    Both books are good books, but just watch out since they do bring into the stories an obscure character (Chakotay's sister) who only got mentioned once or twice on the show (and it was in the later seasons, like 6 or 7), and was never actually seen. So that might throw you a bit.