I really enjoyed the last two Voyager novels - both also by Kirsten Beyer - and have been looking forward to this one for a while. I was a tad disappointed though. Voyager is now part of a small fleet which has returned to the Delta Quadrant on a mission of exploration and diplomacy. Three starships have gone missing while attempting to make contact with a hostile alien species - the Children of the Storm - and Chakotay and his crew must try to find them.
The first thing to note is that the previous two books are prerequisite. You'll need them to know a lot of the characters and to understand the situation. I read the last one when it was released and had trouble remembering where things were, so I'd recommend refreshing your memory if you read it a while ago too.
I found the beginning of this book to be quite weak - possibly because of my poor memory of where things stood - and quite a lot of the book focusses on inter-personal relationships among the crew. There are a number of new relationships, and quite a lot of focus on Miral, the toddler of the Paris family. It seems this has been inspired by the author's own recent parenthood, and in some places it's really cute, but occasionally goes a little over the top. One particular sentence had to be the soppiest and corniest thing I've read for a long time.
Once the plot got going though it switched back to the brilliance I've come to expect from this author, and I was very pleased with her descriptions of the aliens and the crews' interactions with them. Overall the range of new characters work really well and it's a good extension to the Voyager series without feeling forced. Once again I find myself looking forward to more.
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"YOU WERE TOLD NOT TO RETURN TO OUR SPACE." Little is known about the Children of the Storm--one of the most unique and potentially dangerous species the Federation has ever encountered. Non-corporeal and traveling through space in vessels apparently propelled by thought alone, the Children of the Storm at one time managed to destroy thousands of Borg ships without firing a single conventional weapon. Now in its current mission to the Delta Quadrant, Captain Chakotay and Fleet Commander Afsarah Eden must unravel whythree Federation starships--the U.S.S. Quirinal, Planck, and Demeter--have suddenly been targeted without provocation and with extreme prejudice by the powerful Children of the Storm . . . with thousands of Starfleet lives at stake from an enemy that the Federation can only begin to comprehend. . . .
Kirsten Beyer was a cocreator of the acclaimed hit Paramount+ series Star Trek: Picard, where she served as writer and supervising producer for season one and a coexecutive producer for season two. She has also written and produced Star Trek: Discovery and is currently a coexecutive producer on Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the last ten Star Trek: Voyager novels, including 2020's To Lose the Earth, for which she was the narrator of the audiobook edition. She contributed the short story "Isabo's Shirt" to Star Trek: Voyager: Distant Shores Anthology. In 2006, Kirsten appeared at Hollywood's Unknown Theater in their productions of Johnson Over Jordan, This Old Planet, and Harold Pinter's The Hothouse, which the Los Angeles Times called "unmissable." She lives in Los Angeles.
- Język : Angielski
- Miękka oprawa na rynek masowy : 432 str.
- ISBN-10 : 1451607180
- ISBN-13 : 978-1451607185
- Wymiary : 10.64 x 2.29 x 17.15 cm
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again the bad guys who must be more deadly than the last ...Opinia napisana w Wielkiej Brytanii dnia 17 stycznia 2015
I found Children of the Storm difficult to get through, I am a slow reader but this took me an exceptionally long time. The to-ing and fro-ing between all the different ships and plotlines was difficult to keep track of. As with the other books I've reviewed in the series, again the bad guys who must be more deadly than the last ones make an appearance - The Children. The character progression in the book was good, and the new faces are now settling in nicely. Whilst it was a challenging read, I do feel it progressed the relaunch series well, with even a few hints at what's to come. With another 3 further books to read, I better get cracking!
C. I. Mclean
Stormy childrenOpinia napisana w Wielkiej Brytanii dnia 9 września 2011
I enjoyed starting to read this but as time got on I thought there was too many characters. I know they like switching from one area to another but sometimes I just wish that they stayed with one ship at a time. It finished off with the predictable result but there was an 'ahh' moment in the book, which people might enjoy.