Saturday, December 17, 2016

James Review -- Star Trek: Prey: Hall of Heroes

This week I decided to review Star Trek: Prey: Hall of Heroes by John Jackson Miller. 

The story opens with a flashback showing how the Orion woman Shift became an agent of Breen intelligence. In the present, Korgh is trying to finish his plan to destroy the survivors of the Unsung, saved from his treachery by Worf, and discover what happened to the survivors of the Circle of Jilaan team that Korgh used to manipulate the Unsung. Both Worf and the clone of Kahless begin working to try to guide the surviving Unsung back to an honorable path while Starfleet, The Klingon Defense Force, and the Typhon Pact powers hunt for them. 

In the end the Unsung set out to turn themselves in and answer for their actions, but they find themselves in a new battle. Shift has ricked Korgh into sending the House of Kruge's home fleet to a fake meeting with her and uses the Circle of Jilaan's technology to convince the highly religious Kinshya to attack the House of Kruge's territory, aided by Breen advisers, by impersonating the Kinshya goddess of war. With the House of Kruge's ships out of position, only the remaining Unsung vessels, a handful of Starfleet and Klingon ships, and the forces that are on or can be raised on the targeted planets stand in the invasion's way, while Starfleet tries to convince the Kinshya that they have been deceived and Worf struggles to find a way to save the Unsung, undo an injustice older than he is, and prevent a new injustice.

I give this book 7 out of 10. It did a good job of wrapping up most of the trilogy's plot threads and had some fun combat sequences and a wide variety of scenes from teaching and trials to battles, and a few amusing humor bits. However, there were a few sections where I feel that some of the factions involved were blatantly acting in ways that contradicted their current goals. Also, there were several minor editing or writing errors I found which indicate to me that the author wasn't familiar with the characters or just didn't think things through when writing the scenes involved.

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