The Fall: The Crimson Shadow cover revealed

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Defcon, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. Defcon

    Defcon Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    May 9, 2003
    Found this on has posted the cover and a new blurb/synopsis for The Crimson Shadow:


  2. Relayer1

    Relayer1 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Aug 21, 2011
    The Black Country, England
    Can't wait - Una, Cardassia, Garak, TNG - what's not to love ?
  3. Julio Angel Ortiz

    Julio Angel Ortiz Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Nov 6, 2004
    Pennsylvania, USA
    Took, what? An entire 15 minutes to put that cover together?

    It's a nice shot of the ship but just feels too basic, IMHO.
  4. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Admiral Admiral

    Nov 5, 2008
    King Daniel Beyond
    Suffering some serious Bacco overload here.
  5. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

    Mar 15, 2001
    With a title like The Crimson Shadow, I'm expecting this to be a pulpy origin story for a Cardassian costumed crimefighter... ;)
  6. ryan123450

    ryan123450 Commodore Commodore

    Jan 20, 2005
    Woodward, OK
    I sense that the end of the Bacco Administration is near...
  7. zarkon

    zarkon Captain Captain

    Mar 24, 2011
    Heh, the title instantly made me thing pulp too.

    Synopsis sounds pretty good.
  8. Reanok

    Reanok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Dec 26, 2002
    I'm definitely can't wait to get The Crimson shadow. David R.George got to read Una's book and said it was really good that fans of Ds9 will really like this book and Garak's story especially something to look forward to finding out how the Cardassians are plotting and conniving for return of the old political regime.
  9. Mage

    Mage Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 17, 2007
    Sounds like it's gonna be great!!!

    Covers sucks a$$ though.
  10. USS Firefly

    USS Firefly Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jan 7, 2013
    The cover is very simple but i don't mind it as long the book is good.
    I hope that Garak has a big role, maybe with a guest appearance of Bashir?
    Even if its just halve a page.
    I can't wait for it, I only hope that i'm finishing the Vanguard series in time.
  11. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jan 30, 2001
    What a generic cover.

    Still going to pick up the e-book though.
  12. C.E. Evans

    C.E. Evans Admiral Admiral

    Nov 22, 2001
    Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
    I like the cover. It's a beautiful shot of a descending Enterprise against a flame-filled starfield.
  13. JD

    JD Admiral Admiral

    Jul 22, 2004
    Arizona, USA
    The synopsis sounds great, but the cover is kind of mediocre. I wonder if the group plotting against the Federation/Cardassian alliance is the True Way?
  14. Frontier

    Frontier Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jan 17, 2002
    Fifth Circle of Hell, IE: Pennsylvania
    Book looks good, cover looks bland and generic and able to be inter-changed with 20 others. :S
  15. Kirks_Flying_Wig

    Kirks_Flying_Wig Commander Red Shirt

    Nov 13, 2006
    Very dull, bland cover, especially coming after the cover for Revelation and Dust. Not what I'd expect for a novel with such a great premise from a well established and popular author.
  16. DarKush

    DarKush Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 18, 2005
    I liked McCormack's Brinksmanship quite a bit. It's one of my favorite Typhon Pact novels so I'm looking forward to Crimson Shadow. I'm not a big fan of Bacco but I think McCormack handles politics deftly and I got confidence that she'll do so again with this book. This is the newest novel I'm looking forward to the most.
  17. Sxottlan

    Sxottlan Commodore Commodore

    May 7, 2001
    Stealing Lu Bu's Horse
    Looking forward to the books, but what's up with some of the covers lately? Very bland.

    I can't wait to start reading A Choice of Futures, but the image of a bored Archer isn't very interesting.
  18. Paris

    Paris Commodore Commodore

    Dec 29, 2008
    In the future's past
    Don't let the cover deter you. It's a fantastic book :techman:
  19. lvsxy808

    lvsxy808 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 29, 2001
    Regarding the title, I'm not sure if everyone remembers this but it's another classic Cardassian literature reference, like Una's previous book The Never-Ending Sacrifice.

    Meditations on a Crimson Shadow was another book that Garak recommended to Bashir as a classic. I'd say it's much more likely the title is a reference to that than to human noir thrillers. Although I guess it could be both.

    But yeah, the cover's dull. Maybe it's a theme, with each series' principal hardware on each book's cover. But then wasn't one of them 'no particular series' ? And didn't we already do that with the first four Typhon Pact books?

  20. Mimi

    Mimi Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Jul 17, 2013
    I'm really looking forward to this book. 'The Neverending Sacrifice' was one of my favorite books, so it'll be great to have another story about Cardassians. Garak and Picard together sounds like a really fun combination.

    I have to agree on the cover though. I know books in general are going towards more simplistic covers rather than illustrative ones, but this could be the cover to almost any star trek book.