Spoilers PIC: The Dark Veil by James Swallow - Review Thread

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Jinn, Jan 5, 2021.

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  1. Jinn

    Jinn Mistress of the Chaotic Energies Rear Admiral

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    STAR TREK - PICARD

    The Dark Veil
    James Swallow
    January 5th 2021

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    Blurb
    A thrilling untold adventure based on the acclaimed Star Trek: Picard TV series!
    The Alpha Quadrant is mired in crisis.
    Within the United Federation of Planets, a terrorist strike on the shipyards of Mars has led to the shutdown of all relief efforts for millions of Romulans facing certain doom from an impending supernova. But when the USS Titan is drawn into a catastrophic incident on the Romulan-Federation border, Captain William Riker, his family, and his crew find themselves caught between the shocking secrets of an enigmatic alien species and the deadly agenda of a ruthless Tal Shiar operative. Forced into a wary alliance with a Romulan starship commander, Riker and the Titan crew must uncover the truth to stop a devastating attack—but one wrong move could plunge the entire sector into open conflict!
     
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  2. Jinn

    Jinn Mistress of the Chaotic Energies Rear Admiral

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    I knew I'd screw up with something, and forgot the "Review Thread" in the thread title. Can you add that, @trampledamage?
     
  3. thribs

    thribs Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Anyone started it yet? How different is it to the Titan series? I’ll get to it one day but Picard left such a bad taste in my mouth. I can’t help but feel this will be a depressing read.
    These books are also a pain for bookcase placement. I think I’ll put with the JJVerse novels in the alternate timeline section.
     
  4. David Weller

    David Weller Commander Red Shirt

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    In my head, something happened between Nemesis and Death in Winter that caused the timeline to split.
     
  5. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Admiral Admiral

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    Why did you buy it then...
     
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  6. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Admiral Admiral

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    Jinn, could you rehost that image somewhere else? The Wiki pages don't like embedding from them, causes the image to show up as a grey square for other people (unless they've already seen the image on the wiki itself and it's in their browser cache)
     
  7. thribs

    thribs Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I always buy the new books. I like collecting them.
     
  8. Reanok

    Reanok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I preordered the book. I'm looking forward to reading it.
     
  9. indianatrekker26

    indianatrekker26 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I'm loving it so far. And it's nice to see a few familiar Titan characters show up,,,,
     
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  10. trampledamage

    trampledamage Clone Moderator

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    Sure thing :)
     
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  11. JD

    JD Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Who?
     
  12. David Weller

    David Weller Commander Red Shirt

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    Spoilers!
     
  13. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    This is the spoiler review thread.
     
  14. David Weller

    David Weller Commander Red Shirt

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    I know. But do we really want to spoil it if someone hasn’t read the book - even if they’re asking.
     
  15. Corran Horn

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    Vale, for one.
     
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  16. Unimatrix Q

    Unimatrix Q Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Is there something about what happened with the Remans and the other romulan subject species during the evacuation in the novel?
     
  17. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Admiral Admiral

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    They still think the nova is a few years out, not the next year like we know. More evidence, other than Spock's line ST09, that it was a surprise.
     
  18. Unimatrix Q

    Unimatrix Q Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Does that mean the other endangered species living under romulan rule weren't evacuated?
    I have trouble imagining starfleet approving to ignore their eventual demise.

    And do we learn more about who they are?
     
  19. thribs

    thribs Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Nova is supposed to be 2387 but god knows where it happens in this timeline.
     
  20. David Weller

    David Weller Commander Red Shirt

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    Just finished it.

    Rated it as above average.