SKRS #2: Point of Divergence by Ward&Dilmore Review Thread (Spoilers!)

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Sho, Aug 16, 2014.

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Rate Point of Divergence.

  1. Outstanding

    4 vote(s)
    11.1%
  2. Above Average

    13 vote(s)
    36.1%
  3. Average

    15 vote(s)
    41.7%
  4. Below Average

    3 vote(s)
    8.3%
  5. Poor

    1 vote(s)
    2.8%
  1. Captain Clark Terrell

    Captain Clark Terrell Commodore Commodore

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    Re: SKRS #2: Point of Divergence by Ward&Dilmore Review Thread (Spoile

    All I've heard is sometime in 2015 for books 3 and 4.

    --Sran
     
  2. Csalem

    Csalem Commodore Commodore

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    Re: SKRS #2: Point of Divergence by Ward&Dilmore Review Thread (Spoile

    I voted Average. First book was good but I struggled with this one. In book one we got the Changed fighting Starfleet crew, and for most of this one we got the same thing. After a while I felt there was only so many accounts of the two sides fighting I could read.
     
  3. Ronald Held

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    I found it "unnecessary" slow and a somewhat unsatisfying ending.
     
  4. Captain Clark Terrell

    Captain Clark Terrell Commodore Commodore

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    Re: SKRS #2: Point of Divergence by Ward&Dilmore Review Thread (Spoile

    I didn't find it slow, but there were a number of redundant passages that didn't need to be there.

    --Sran
     
  5. trash80

    trash80 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Re: SKRS #2: Point of Divergence by Ward&Dilmore Review Thread (Spoile

    Quite good but I felt the overall story would have been better off as 1 book instead of 2
     
  6. jla1987

    jla1987 Ensign Red Shirt

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    Re: SKRS #2: Point of Divergence by Ward&Dilmore Review Thread (Spoile

    I agree completely. The first book was so much better and felt very fast paced. Second was so bogged down, sad to say.
     
  7. Quimby

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    Re: SKRS #2: Point of Divergence by Ward&Dilmore Review Thread (Spoile

    I really wish I liked these two books more than I did. Mostly I felt the Tomol were not interesting enough to carry the story for two books. One would have been enough.

    Also I had a hard time keeping track of the characters, mainly because most of them sound the same. Either they were a quipy and jokey sitcom star who always has the perfect remark or a Spock clone. To be honest this is an issue with several Trek books not just these. No one sounds natural anymore and everyone has to be a comedian.

    I plan to keep reading because I enjoy what this series wants to do (I want optimistic old school Trek) but I really want it to be better. Also I think a Who's Who of each crew in the next book might be helpful.
     
  8. Markonian

    Markonian Commodore Commodore

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    Re: SKRS #2: Point of Divergence by Ward&Dilmore Review Thread (Spoile

    To be honest, I'd be unable to tell Sagittarius's XO and Christine Vale apart, in terms of dialog.
     
  9. ConRefit79

    ConRefit79 Captain Captain

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    Enjoyed this one. But may have been better for the ending to be more bitter sweet. Make it where they never find a way to free the Endless. And the whole time I was thinking get Sagittarius as far from the Changed as possible.
     
  10. Bibliomike

    Bibliomike Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    It was an extremely well written book, but I felt a little disappointed that this all-new series ended up having such heavy ties to Vanguard at the end, which I hadn't read.
     
  11. JD

    JD Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Well, it is a pretty direct spin-off of Vanguard, so it makes sense there would be a lot of callbacks to it.
     
  12. Bibliomike

    Bibliomike Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I just didn't know that going in. The marketing led me to believe it was a brand-new jumping-on point -- which it is, but I'd been away from Trek books for a while (with the odd exception here and there), so I was just surprised.