Thursday, October 3, 2013

Star Trek: The Fall: Revelations and Dust review

This week I chose to review Star Trek: The Fall: Revelations and Dust by David R. George III. When the book begins preparations are under way for the commissioning of the second Deep Space Nine, the first having been destroyed two years earlier. Most of the major characters from the tv series are either posted to the station, or coming for the commissioning, as are the leaders of several worlds and stellar states, both allies of the Federation and members of the rival Typhon Pact, which the Federation and allies are in a Cold War state with. Unfortunately tragedy strikes during the ceremonies which will shake the Federation to its core. Meanwhile Kira, missing and believed dead by many since the entrance to the Bajoran Wormhole/Celestial Temple collapsed, experiences a flashback to a key event from the Deep Space Nine TV series premiere, and lives out part of the life of an apparently ancient Bajoran rebel.
In the end I have to give this book a 5 out of 10. I really wanted to rate it higher but there’s a key plot point, which will have massive effects on the rest of the five book arc and any post arc novels, with a major flaw. To be blunt the event, as it occurs in the book, requires several characters to be far too stupid for their ranks and positions to be believable. I like most of the author's works but this flaw cripples my ability to enjoy the story 

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