Spoilers ENT: Rise of the Federation: Live by the Code by Christopher L. Bennett Review Thread

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  1. Defcon

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    Blurb:
    The “fifth season” saga of the Star Trek: Enterprise TV series continues with this action-packed original novel!

    Admiral Jonathan Archer has barely settled in as Starfleet Chief of Staff when new crises demand his attention. The Starfleet task force commanded by Captain Malcolm Reed continues its fight against the deadly Ware technology, but one of the task force ships is captured, its Andorian crew imprisoned by an interstellar Partnership that depends on the Ware for its prosperity. Worse, the Partnership has allied with a renegade Klingon faction, providing it with Ware drone fleets to mount an insurrection against the Klingon Empire. Archer sends Captain T’Pol and Endeavour to assist Reed in his efforts to free the captured officers. But he must also keep his eye on the Klingon border, for factions within the Empire blame Starfleet for provoking the Ware threat and seek to take revenge. Even the skill and dedication of the captains under Archer’s command may not be enough to prevent the outbreak of the Federation’s first war!

    About the Author:
    Christopher L. Bennett is a lifelong resident of Cincinnati, Ohio, with bachelor’s degrees in physics and history from the University of Cincinnati. He has written such critically acclaimed Star Trek novels as Ex Machina, The Buried Age, the Titan novels Orion’s Hounds and Over a Torrent Sea, the two Department of Temporal Investigations novels Watching the Clock and Forgotten History, and the Enterprise novels Rise of the Federation: A Choice of Futures, Tower of Babel, Uncertain Logic, and Live By the Code, as well as shorter works including stories in the anniversary anthologies Constellations, The Sky’s the Limit, Prophecy and Change, and Distant Shores. Beyond Star Trek, he has penned the novels X Men: Watchers on the Walls and Spider Man: Drowned in Thunder. His original work includes the hard science fiction superhero novel Only Superhuman, as well as several novelettes in Analog and other science fiction magazines.

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    With the eBook release date only nine days away the paperback version should be starting to appear in the wild in the next few days.
     
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  2. Mage

    Mage Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    The ROTF novels have been fantastic from the beginning, so I can't wait for this one. Also, one of the best covers I've seen!
     
  3. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    They're actually saying "fifth season"? I'd call it at least a sixth, given that the 4-book Romulan arc was the "fifth." Although that arc spanned from 2155-61 and Rise of the Federation has so far covered from 2162-65, so I think we're way past season models...
     
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  4. Jarvisimo

    Jarvisimo Captain Captain

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    ^ It does sell it better to casual fans, perhaps. And 'fifth season' seems a popular phrase among Enterprise diehards
     
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  5. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    I'm just surprised to see it in an official blurb.
     
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  6. Dimesdan

    Dimesdan Living the Irish dream. Premium Member

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    I'll be skipping this one and I suspect the cover isn't indicative of what actually happens in story.
     
  7. Defcon

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  9. Reanok

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    I preordered this book I can't wait to read Live by the code!:techman:
     
  10. Ronald Held

    Ronald Held Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Waiting for it to arrive...
    Should there be spoilers allowed in this thread?
     
  11. Defcon

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    Why not? It is clearly marked with the Spoiler pre-fix and it's the MO for this forum to have spoilers in the review threads.
     
  12. Jedi Ben

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    Hmm, code eh? So is there some massive padd that contains the code?

    (couldn't a resist a Pirates gag)
     
  13. trampledamage

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    Yes - this is the review thread, we allow spoilers in the review threads.
     
  14. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Kang, now with ridges Premium Member

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    Why should that matter?
     
  15. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    The cover is, in fact, based on a scene in the novel. Doug Drexler consulted with me to find out if there was a suitable scene, and the cover is based on the sequence I described/excerpted for him.
     
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  16. Odona Kirk

    Odona Kirk Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I have my copy pre-ordered from Amazon.
     
  17. Briet

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    Great cover, I have been waiting a long time for this book. Although I like the whole series, the third novel was by far my favorite, so I'm very anxious to to see the conclusion.

    Just a quick question, and a simple yes or no will suffice: Is that Vol'Rala?
     
  18. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    Yup. Which essentially makes this the first ROTF book to have a ship named Enterprise on the cover.
     
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    Just got it! Can't wait to really get into it.
     
  20. loghaD

    loghaD Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Picked up a copy the other day. Won't get around to reading it in a while, since I haven't even finished Beneath the Raptor's Wing yet.

    Thank you for the mention in the Acknowledgments; I was as delighted as I was surprised! I can assure you I will brag about it at every opportunity ;)

    In the interest of keeping my rather specific line of pedantry up to date:
    I take it the HomneH mentioned in chapter one is some form of bone club? Is it similar to the one Chancellor Gorkon uses as a staff in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country?