Spoilers TOS: Legacies: Book 3: Purgatory's Key by Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore Review Thread

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  1. Eleven Days of Christmas

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    Blurb:
    The conclusion to the epic trilogy that stretches from the earliest voyages of the Starship Enterprise to Captain Kirk’s historic five-year-mission—and from one universe to another—just in time for the milestone 50th anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series!

    Eighteen years ago, the Starship Enterprise thwarted an alien invasion from another universe, and Captain Robert April took possession of the interdimensional transfer device that made it possible. Since then, each captain of the Enterprise, from Christopher Pike to James T. Kirk, has guarded this secret with his life.

    Now, Romulan agents have succeeded in stealing the device and using it to banish Ambassador Sarek and Councillor Gorkon to an unknown realm in the midst of their groundbreaking Federation-Klingon peace negotiations. With time running out as interstellar war looms in one universe—and alien forces marshal in another—will Captain Kirk and his crew preserve the tenuous peace and reclaim the key between the dimensions?

    About the Authors:
    Dayton Ward is the New York Times bestselling author of the science fiction novels The Last World War, Counterstrike: The Last World War—Book II, and The Genesis Protocol, and the Star Trek novels Legacies: Purgatory’s Key, Elusive Salvation, Armageddon’s Arrow, The Fall: Peaceable Kingdom, Seekers: Point of Divergence (with Kevin Dilmore), From History’s Shadow, That Which Divides, In the Name of Honor, Open Secrets, and Paths of Disharmony. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri, with his wife and daughters. Visit him on the web at DaytonWard.com.

    Kevin Dilmore has teamed with author Dayton Ward for fifteen years on novels, shorter fiction, and other writings within and outside the Star Trek universe. His short stories have appeared in anthologies including Native Lands by Crazy 8 Press. By day, Kevin works as a senior writer for Hallmark Cards in Kansas City, Missouri. In 2014, a short film written by Kevin, “Outside of Town,” was selected for screening in the Short Film Corner of the Cannes Film Festival. A graduate of the University of Kansas, Kevin lives in Overland Park, Kansas.

    http://www.simonandschuster.biz/boo...d/Star-Trek-The-Original-Series/9781501122774

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    According to the Chapters/Indigo website, this one is showing up in stores already, so I thought it might be a good time to get the review thread up. I don't have it yet, but two stores near me have it in, so hopefully soon! Really looking forward to reading the conclusion! :techman:
     
  2. Ronald Held

    Ronald Held Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Awaiting mine to be shipped....
     
  3. StarLore

    StarLore Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    The Legacy trilogy sounds pretty cool, I should probably check those out.
     
  4. Eleven Days of Christmas

    Eleven Days of Christmas Rear Admiral Moderator

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    Picked this up tonight! Looking forward to diving into it this weekend...
     
  5. Dayton Ward

    Dayton Ward Word Pusher Rear Admiral

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    Thanks to Ian, I know that copies have already shown up on shelves in at least one bookstore in Australia.

    Meanwhile, I'm still waiting on my author copies.

    FREAKING AUSTRALIA, MAN.
     
  6. JD

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    That's weird. Is the author usually the first person to get their books? I had always assumed you guys got your books before they showed up in stores.
     
  7. ronny

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    I really liked the first two books in this series and can't wait for this one. But there are no book stores left in San Francisco that stock Trek books so I need to special order everything.
     
  8. Reanok

    Reanok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I really liked the first 2 books in this series I want to find how the story arc is wrapped up. This has been a great miniseries for the 50th anniversary. :hugegrin::techman:Bravo!
     
  9. Ronald Held

    Ronald Held Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Maybe I can start this book before the Mission con.
     
  10. hbquikcomjamesl

    hbquikcomjamesl Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Rather uncharacteristically, two of the local B&Ns (the most convenient two, of course) physically have them, but are sitting on them as if they were the next J. K. Rowling hardcover.
     
  11. Ronald Held

    Ronald Held Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Maybe mine will ship tomorrow?
     
  12. Lunarflower

    Lunarflower Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I have encountered that from time to time at B&N before. Yet with this book, I reserved it on Thursday and bought it on Friday, without any issue.
     
  13. Ronald Held

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    might look for it at the Mission con if mine has not shipped by then.
     
  14. CaffeineAddict

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    Downloaded to my Kindle this morning. Rushing to finish my current book so I can get started on this one.
     
  15. Ronald Held

    Ronald Held Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Maybe next week....
     
  16. JoeP

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    About sixty pages in, but realized just now when I lined up all three books in the series that they each are one of the division colours of the uniforms. I'm so friggin' dense...!
     
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  17. Idran

    Idran Commodore Premium Member

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    ...well you aren't the only one, it seems. Haha, nice, that didn't click for me either. :D
     
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  18. Jim Gamma

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    Got it, but in the middle of reading a fantasy series at the moment (Schooled in Magic by Christopher Nuttall), don't want to get my genres twisted so will be reading this after I've finished that. :)
     
  19. JoeP

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    This is a relief to me more than it really should be. :beer:
     
  20. Titus Andronicus

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    Just finished it last night! An excellent and enjoyable read. I've mostly gravitated more towards Enterprise and post-Destiny novels, but this trilogy has been fantastic.

    One small quibble:
    I was a little thrown off when the Klingon captain was shown to be thinking about the Treaty of Algeron--which isn't signed until 2311! It's not a big thing but I threw me out of the story for a moment. Nothing too big, though.