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STAR TREK - TITAN
Fortune of War
November 28th 2017
From New York Times bestselling author David Mack comes an original, thrilling novel set in the universe of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Death slumbers in the ashes of silent planets, waiting to be awakened and unleashed…
Twenty years have passed since the interstellar scourge known as the Husnock were exterminated without warning by a being with godlike abilities. Left behind, intact but abandoned, their desolate worlds and derelict ships brim with destructive potential.
Now a discovery by a Federation cultural research team has drawn the attention of several ruthless factions. From black market smugglers to alien military forces, it seems every belligerent power in the quadrant hopes to capture the Husnock's lethal technology.
All that stands between the galaxy and those who have come to plunder the cruelest secrets of the Husnock are Admiral William Riker, Captain Christine Vale, and the crew of the Starship Titan.
About the Author
David Mack is the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty-five novels, including the Star Trek Destiny and Cold Equations trilogies. He co-developed the acclaimed Star Trek Vanguard series and its sequel, Star Trek: Seekers. His writing credits span several media, including television (for episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), film, short fiction, magazines, comic books, computer games, and live theater. He currently resides in New York City.
Possibly David's last Trek novel
where did you get that?
David is expected to concentrate on his original fiction in the next couple of years, but that doesn't mean he wont write any Trek ever again...
Waiting for my copy to download...
I'm looking forward to reading this book.I'm so glad we're getting a new Titan novel at long last.
For some background, the best episode to review is TNG’s Season 3 episode “The Survivors” (disc in both the DVD & Blu Ray sets).
Just got my copy. I've put down DRG3's Mission Gamma book and started in on this instead. Already prefer this one
Is there a secret trick to get it to download early? Amazon has it for next week.
The e-books aren't available until the release date, but the paperbacks start appearing in stores as early as 2 weeks before the release date.
The HD version is also available streaming on Netflix and Amazon.
I got mine today from the shelf on Barnes & Noble.
Got mine today. Will start it after I finish Picard's autobiography
I got my book today.I'm looking forward to finally reading this sequel to the TNG episode The Survivors.
My copy arrived from Amazon today. Really would like to see where this sequel goes, but I'm obligated to finish DS9: Original Sin first.
I voted Outstanding. This was a thoroughly enjoyable novel--and I'd missed out on the last few Titan novels! I'll wait for more people to chime in, but it was an incredible read from start to finish with plenty of action.
So tell me, what are Alyssa Ogawa, her son Noah Powell and Ranul Keru up to?
Are not in this novel, nor are they mentioned.
Odd one this - I definitely enjoyed, and voted above average, it but it's definitely plot/action heavy at the expense of the characters in places.
Anyway spoilers ahead.
It is a fantastic action piece, it's one of David Mack's strengths and it delivers it here. It's quite brutal in places and it feels odd that we've now had two novels in a row where characters who usually bend over backwards (further than realistic often) to find a peaceful solution embrace more extreme solutions and aren't particularly interested in negotiation.
The sheer number of factions introduced at the start is a bit overwhelming but they do the job and make the revelation that the Breen are who we should be worried about more of surprise than it would be otherwise. That said I am getting a bit tired of the Breen at this point - it does feel we've had a lot of books revolving around their attempt to gain an advantage over the Federation so a break would be appreciated.
None of the other characters, including Brunt and Gaila never really make much of an impression and Brunt in particular feels wasted here.
Character wise though this isn't a great book for it it's nice to see Vale get a real go as Captain, she's certainly more confrontational than most of the others.
As for the others Keru gets a boyfriend - I can't remember if that had already happened - and to be honest after the opening scene of him now being happy I was expecting something to go horribly wrong for him in true David Mack style so it was a relief when that didn't happen.
Other than that Xin and Sarai get most of the attention. I was surprised at who was pulling Sarai's strings, a character who has generally been portrayed as one of the more sane Admirals in the past - no surprise with the last scene though - it was obvious Sarai was going to involve Riker and Vale at some point.
With Xin I hope is departure at the end is permanent to be honest. One of the best bits of Sight Unseen was the move away from the same character beats they had been struggling with since the start of the series. Xin was the one character who still felt a bit static and I'm fine with seeing him potentially move on.
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