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Destiny Trilogy

Batteryman

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Report this Feb. 11 2009, 7:02 pm

I hear that this trilogy is a must read.  Does anyone know the titles in order.  I just ordered gods of night... is this book part 1?

Thanks in advance.

Dan NJ

Vice_Adm_Baxter

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Report this Feb. 11 2009, 7:26 pm

In order:

Gods Of Night
Mere Mortals
Lost Souls

and there is the follow up book to the trilogy called; Singular Destiny

I have read book one so far, its interesting to say the least.

:D

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Report this Feb. 12 2009, 5:14 am

I liked it a lot! One of the best Star Trek reads since the Shatner Odyssey and Dark Empire Trilogies, IMO.

You'll be well rewarded if you have always wondered about the Borg's origins. And there are things that happen that really shake-up the Star Trek 24th Century Universe.

-Nate-

DaveMack

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Report this Feb. 12 2009, 2:20 pm

^ Thanks, Nate. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Batteryman

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Report this Feb. 12 2009, 6:13 pm

Thanks for the help.  I am looking forward to the book now more then ever.  First I must finish Excelsior Forged In Fire (its pretty good).  

I also ordered ships of the line and the start trek charts. they seemed intresting when I was browsing amnazon for a book.

Dan NJ

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Report this Feb. 12 2009, 7:42 pm

I enjoyed the trilogy, but I would have really have liked to have seen Sisko team up with Picard and Riker. Nothing against Ezri (She's one of my favorites) and I know the DS9 novels are being kept separate from TNG/VOY/Titan to do their own thing.

DaveMack

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Report this Feb. 12 2009, 8:09 pm

^ Wasn't up to me. Thanks for your comments, though -- glad you enjoyed the trilogy!

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Report this Feb. 14 2009, 6:53 am

Quote (Batteryman @ Feb. 12 2009, 8:02 am)
I hear that this trilogy is a must read. ¿Does anyone know the titles in order. ¿I just ordered gods of night... is this book part 1?

Thanks in advance.

Dan NJ

Sounds very interesting, I might end up getting the trilogy myself.

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Report this Feb. 19 2009, 4:43 pm

Ive heard alot of buzz about these books and would like to read them,
but im new to the star trek literature and wanted to know if there are any books i should read before i start the trilogy or is having good knowledge of the tv shows all you need to start Gods Of Night?

DaveMack

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Report this Feb. 19 2009, 6:42 pm

Well, the trilogy is set about 18 months after the last TNG movie, Nemesis. A lot has changed in the characters' lives. For instance, for the DS9 characters it's been about four years since that series ended, and new characters have been added to the mix, and Ezri has matured quickly into a dynamic bonded Trill who has switched her career from counseling to command.

I wrote the trilogy so that you could just jump in, but it might be a more rewarding reading experience if you first read these few books:

Star Trek Titan: Orion's Hounds by Christopher L. Bennett
Star Trek Titan: Sword of Damocles by Geoffrey Thorne

Star Trek: The Next Generation -- Resistance by J.M. Dillard
Star Trek: The Next Generation -- Before Dishonor by Peter David
Star Trek: The Next Generation -- Greater Than the Sum by Christopher L. Bennett

Again, this is all optional; read these if you'd like to come into the trilogy feeling more familiar with its major characters and continuing story lines.

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Report this Feb. 20 2009, 12:49 pm

Quote (Shinzon @ Feb. 12 2009, 7:42 pm)
I enjoyed the trilogy, but I would have really have liked to have seen Sisko team up with Picard and Riker. Nothing against Ezri (She's one of my favorites) and I know the DS9 novels are being kept separate from TNG/VOY/Titan to do their own thing.

That would be a great idea. Not gonna hapen thou

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Report this Feb. 25 2009, 7:32 pm

Mr. Mack, I gotta say, I enjoyed the series. But it ended just like I thought it would. With the Borg gone, I don't see any need to read any more Star Trek books. They brought something to the table that will never return. The Borg forced everyone out of their comfort zone, actual choices had to be made. The actions were felt for many years to come. I fear, now, that Star Trek is going to return to hitting the cosmic reset button. And that every adventure is going to end with a big group hug on the bridge. We saw enough of that in the first few seasons of TNG, I don't need to see that again.

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Report this Feb. 25 2009, 8:36 pm

^ You underestimate us. The future direction of Star Trek literature will not be filled with reset buttons, nor will all tales end in group hugs. But if you don't read those books, I guess you'll never know....

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Report this Feb. 26 2009, 2:51 pm

Quote (DarkKnightR @ Feb. 25 2009, 4:32 pm)
Mr. Mack, I gotta say, I enjoyed the series. But it ended just like I thought it would. With the Borg gone, I don't see any need to read any more Star Trek books. They brought something to the table that will never return. The Borg forced everyone out of their comfort zone, actual choices had to be made. The actions were felt for many years to come. I fear, now, that Star Trek is going to return to hitting the cosmic reset button. And that every adventure is going to end with a big group hug on the bridge. We saw enough of that in the first few seasons of TNG, I don't need to see that again.

You must have not been reading Star Trek lately, then. Becuase there has a been an overuse of the Borg lately. They were popping up in nearly every book, in multiple different series. Fans were sick of The Borg, at least that's the attitude I got from these boards and how I felt. They were just like what Venom was for Spider-Man: a major threat at first, that got used over and over and lost it's sting. David Mack gave them an awesome send-off story, but I for one am glad The Borg are gone for now. I'm sure down the road, when everyone starts reminiscing about The Borg and forgetting about the overload, they'll bring em back. This is fiction afterall.

-Nate-

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Report this Feb. 26 2009, 3:13 pm

Quote (DaveMack @ Feb. 26 2009, 5:36 am)
^ You underestimate us. The future direction of Star Trek literature will not be filled with reset buttons, nor will all tales end in group hugs. But if you don't read those books, I guess you'll never know....

Oh yes... although I must agree, that the epic scope of DESTINY will probably be unbeatable...

But A SINGULAR DESTINY sets up things well.

(SPOILERS highlight to read)The Typhon Pact and the Kithomer Alliance remind me of the Cold War with the Eastern and Western Alliances.
I wonder if this was one of your inspirations for the political situation post-DESTINY.
(end of SPOILERS)

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