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April 20, 2011

Lost Souls



Lost Souls, by David Mack

Third in the ST Destiny series.

Everything comes to a head in this one. Including finding out where the Borg actually came from in the first place. I did see the Borg origins coming from a ways off, but it seemed fairly obvious so I think it was probably supposed to be figured out fairly early on. And it was good to finally have an answer to that particular question.

The massive amount of devastation is heart-breaking. Entire planets that have been part of the Trek universe for a long time are gone or severely damaged.

There's generally been a "status quo" kind of philosophy to ST books. Major things don't change. It's really interesting seeing that philosophy change.

April 14, 2011

Mere Mortals



Mere Mortals, by David Mack

The second in the Destiny series.

In this one Enterprise and Aventine have hooked up and are exploring a bunch of subspace tunnels that they think the Borg are using to get around. They want to close the whole network to prevent that.

Titan has ended up stuck on the same planet as Columbia was. They start learning about what happened to that ship and her crew.

April 10, 2011

Gods of Night



Gods of Night, by David Mack

The first in the Destiny series, and I'm back to my ST reading after about two months of other books.

There's been a run up to the Borg being active again in a major way and this series is when they make themselves known. The action jumps around between the Enterprise, Titan, and Aventine, with flashbacks to a very early NX ship the Columbia.

The Borg are attacking in large numbers and they aren't assimilating people any more. They seem to have decided to wipe out the Federation instead. The Enterprise is mostly focused on fighting back and Picard is starting to get a little bit "Ahab"-ish again.

Titan is following what they think might be the Borg's travel method and are investigating that. While Aventine is trying to figure out what they can learn from the wreck of the Columbia. In the flashbacks Columbia has encountered an incredibly powerful, and secretive, race.

All the story-lines do eventually start to show their connections.

I haven't read any of the Titan books so there's a number of new characters there, as well as a couple familiar ones that I'm glad to see again. There are a number of them that seem really interesting so I think I'm going to have to add those books to my list.

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