Spoilers Prometheus: Der Ursprung allen Zorns / The Root of All Rage by Perplies & Humberg Review Thread

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Rate Prometheus: Der Ursprung allen Zorns

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  1. Jinn

    Jinn Mistress of the Chaotic Energies Rear Admiral

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    Blurb (German):

    Im Lembatta-Cluster, einer unheimlichen Raumregion am Rand der Föderation, wächst ein gefährliches Übel heran: Fanatische Anhänger der „Harmonie der Sphären“, die sich selbst die Reinigende Flamme nennen, rufen zum allumfassenden Krieg gegen die verderbten Reiche des Alpha- und des Beta-Quadranten auf. Der krankhaften Expansionslust der Menschen, Klingonen und anderen Völker muss Einhalt geboten werden – mit allen Mitteln.
    Verzweifelt versucht die Mannschaft der U.S.S. Prometheus diese diplomatische und militärische Krise beizulegen. Dabei kämpfen Captain Richard Adams und seine Leute nicht nur mit den feindseligen Renao, sondern auch mit kriegslüsternen Klingonen, allen voran dem ruhmsüchtigen Captain der I.K.S. Bortas, dem einstigen Flaggschiff des verstorbenen Kanzlers Gowron, das der Hohe Rat ausgesandt hat, um das Problem auf die harte Tour zu lösen.

    Blurb (translation):
    In the Lembatta-Cluster, an eerie region on the outer skirts of Federation space, a dangerous evil is arising: Fanatical followers of the "Harmony of Spheres", calling themselves the purifying flame, call for an all-out war against the depraved realms of the Alpha and Beta Quadrants. The pathological lust for expansion of the humans, Klingons and other races must be stopped – By all means necessary.

    The crew of the U.S.S. Prometheus is trying desperately to stop this diplomatic and militaristic crisis. Doing that Captain Richard Adams and his crew not only have to fight against the hostile Renao, but also against the war-hungry Klingons, led by the ambitious Captain of the I.K.S. Bortas, the former flagship of the deceased chancellor Gowron, sent by the Klingon High Council to solve the crisis the hard way.

    Other contents:
    The book includes a map of the Lembatta-Cluster and surrounding region.
     
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  2. Markonian

    Markonian Commodore Commodore

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    Finished it quickly. Neat feature to include a map of Lembatta.

    I like how the story is a reflection of present-day issues. The Renao extremists are an amalgam of Islamist terrorism and East German neo-fascism. It feels relevant, and offers a fish-out-of-water perspective. Can't wait for part three.
     
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  3. Jinn

    Jinn Mistress of the Chaotic Energies Rear Admiral

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    The worst of both worlds.
     
  4. YubYubCommander

    YubYubCommander Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Bumping this as the English version is out in the wild. I got my copy today but am currently reading book 1 again. Will start by the end of the week.
     
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  5. Reanok

    Reanok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I pre-ordered this book I can't wait to read this one soon. I really liked book 1 alot.:techman:
     
  6. Ronald Held

    Ronald Held Vice Admiral Admiral

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    The English version is on Amazon?
     
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  8. Morticia Addams

    Morticia Addams Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Three people who read the German edition already voted. I'm looking forward to the votes of anyone else. It's been a while since I have read it and I liked all the new character.
     
  9. Jinn

    Jinn Mistress of the Chaotic Energies Rear Admiral

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    I read this, way back in the day, but forgot to bote. Outstanding for me!
     
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  10. Reanok

    Reanok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I got my book yesterday I'm really looking forward to reading it soon!
     
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  11. Ronald Held

    Ronald Held Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Got it. It is next in the Trek reading queue.
     
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  12. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Commodore Commodore

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    Just got it and I’ve started reading it.
     
  13. Reanok

    Reanok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I started reading the first chapter and really like it so far.
     
  14. thribs

    thribs Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    15th of June is says on Amazon UK. I enjoyed the first one so I'll give it a read.
     
  15. thribs

    thribs Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I would get the German version but it's all Greek to me. Well, German. :)
     
  16. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Commodore Commodore

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    I’m finding the first couple of chapters are rehashes of what occurred in Book 1. Although with the 6 month gap, it’s nice.
     
  17. thribs

    thribs Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I’ve noticed in a lot of these post Nemesis novels that they spend a lot of pages of just recapping what happened before. I understand why they do it but it does get rather annoying if, like me, you’re reading them one by one in order.
     
  18. Reanok

    Reanok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I finished this book and really thought it was good. I liked the unraveling of the mystery in the Lambatta cluster and the Renao culture being explored.I also liked the political scenes with the Federation and Klingon empire.This book is full of unexpected suprises. I can't wait to get book 3 to see how this miniseries wraps up in November..
     
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  19. RonG

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    I finished this book a couple of days ago. It was nice enough, and new TrekLit is always welcome, but it felt IMO a bit... rough around the edges, characterization and plotting wise.

    The many references to Trek canon and literature started as a welcome surprise in the first book (as they didn't *need* to include these), but in the new book it felt a bit forced.

    the characters seemed a bit.. not *flat* but unnatural (or maybe "forced" would again be the more appropriate word?), in their dialogue and inner thoughts to me, and I got the overall feeling of fan fiction..
    ..very well researched and invested, but still fan fiction rather than a polished "professional" TrekLit work.
     
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  20. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Commodore Commodore

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    Is it just me, or did Titan seem to use a thinner paperstock for the cover on The Root Of All Rage? When I hold the book and compare it to Fire With Fire or even the other Pocket books, and even going back to the Bantam novels, the cover of TROAR just seems so flimsy.