Spoilers Prey: Book 2: The Jackal's Trick by John Jackson Miller Review Thread

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Avro Arrow, Oct 24, 2016.

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Rate Prey: Book 2: The Jackal's Trick

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  1. Avro Arrow

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    Blurb:
    Continuing the milestone 50th anniversary celebration of Star Trek—an epic new trilogy that stretches from the events of The Original Series movie The Search for Spock to The Next Generation!

    The Klingon-Federation alliance is in peril as never before. Lord Korgh has seized control of the House of Kruge, executing a plot one hundred years in the making. The Klingon cult known as the Unsung rampages across the stars, striking from the shadows in their cloaked Birds-of-Prey. And the mysterious figure known as Buxtus Cross launches a scheme that will transform the Klingon Empire forever.

    Into danger flies Admiral William T. Riker and the USS Titan, charged with protecting the peace forged nearly a century before during the Khitomer Accords. Aided by Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the USS Enterprise, Riker and his officers scour the stars, seeking to find the Unsung and uncover the truth behind the conspiracy before time runs out.

    Yet even as Commander Worf departs on a deeply personal mission of honor, hidden sinister forces seek to turn the crisis to their advantage. And the conspirators’ plans threaten to spiral out of control, jeopardizing the very empire they aspire to rule.

    About the Author:
    John Jackson Miller is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Kenobi; Star Wars: Knight Errant; Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith—The Collected Stories; and fifteen Star Wars graphic novels, as well as Overdraft: The Orion Offensive. A comics industry historian and analyst, he has written for franchises including Conan, Iron Man, Indiana Jones, Mass Effect, and The Simpsons. He lives in Wisconsin with his wife, two children, and far too many comic books.

    http://www.simonandschuster.biz/boo...n-Jackson-Miller/Star-Trek-Prey/9781501115806

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    I held a copy of this in my hands yesterday... didn't end up getting it, because the two copies they had were kind of beat up, and I figured I'd have better success at my regular bookstore. However, it's out there in the wild, so I thought that posting a review thread would be appropriate.

    Please note: the Simon & Schuster page linked to above indicates that an unabridged audio download of this book is coming in March 2017. I can't remember if it was previously revealed that Prey was coming to audio, but I thought I'd mention it just in case, since audiobook fans might be interested.
     
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  2. Mage

    Mage Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Just ordered mine, hopefully here before the weekend. :D Looking forward to it, I rather enjoyed the first part.
     
  3. Ronald Held

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    Mine has not shipped.
     
  4. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Just picked up my copy yesterday. I'm not a fan of the Satanic-looking figure on the cover, but I'm enjoying the story in book 1 so far.
     
  5. Little_kingsfan

    Little_kingsfan Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Another good book - although I don't know if I enjoyed it as much as Hell's Heart - and I definitely plan on rereading the entire thing as a trilogy after the last book comes out next month. Again, I kinda wish some other characters (I'm looking for President zh'Tarash and her staff, the I.K.S. Gorkon and its crew, maybe another Starfleet vessel) would make an appearance, but what we did see from the Enterprise and Titan were pretty cool. Lt. Kyzak is an interesting character, and I think Titan's new protocol officer, Lt. Xaatix, will be a welcome addition to the crew.
     
  6. Paris

    Paris Commodore Commodore

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    I just foy at my found a copy at my local chapters and plan on starting it tomorrow :)
     
  7. Jim Gamma

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    I suddenly had the urge to rewatch The Magicks of Megas-Tu (animated) while reading this, just in case... :)
     
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  8. Ronald Held

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    Finally got mine. Hope to start it this weekend
     
  9. Reanok

    Reanok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I got my book the other day. I'm looking forward to getting time to read the first 2 books soon.
     
  10. Mage

    Mage Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Ok, got to a certain point in the book, and I'm gonna call it, just in case.....

    The Nausican that's studying the Houdini is Ardra.
     
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  11. Jarvisimo

    Jarvisimo Captain Captain

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    Yes she didn't seem to mind her planet got destroyed....
     
  12. Mage

    Mage Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Again a good read, fast paced. Hard to put down. Did not see this ending coming in any way. Very curious about the third and last installement now. :D
     
  13. Corran Horn

    Corran Horn Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I enjoyed it, but it seemed the twist at the end existed only to justify a third book.
     
  14. Enterpriserules

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  15. Ronald Held

    Ronald Held Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Finally got it started. So far more of the same. Have to wait a while before listening to the podcast
     
  16. Ronald Held

    Ronald Held Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Just finished it. I just found bit tedious between the machinations and several POVs.