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Star Trek: The Romulan War Book Series

Matthias Russell

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Report this Sep. 25 2011, 1:52 pm

Quote: G`hoth @ Sep. 23 2011, 4:15 pm

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>Are the Romulan wars books the only ENT books. Because I'm loving the series and I would love to read some books about them. Also what are some of the best books over all? Just curious. Since we are on the subject more or less. lol

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In the relaunch series, you have to read:


The Good That Men Do


Kobayoshi Maru


Romulan War.


 


That is the extent of the post Ent series books.  For other trek reading, I recommend the Destiny trilogy.  Beyond that, i can recommend books based upon which series and characters you favor.


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Report this Sep. 26 2011, 10:43 pm

Well I just started watching DS9 I believe that is my Favorite Series!! 

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Report this Oct. 26 2011, 2:56 pm

Cool

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Report this Oct. 26 2011, 2:57 pm

Anyone reading the new book?


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Report this Oct. 26 2011, 5:43 pm

I am waiting for the series to be finished so I can read them all in sequence.


When I hear the last part is being written I will reread TGTMD, Kobiyasu, part one of romulan war.


I am I correct in sayin g we have one more part to go in this series?


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Report this Oct. 27 2011, 10:14 am

I enjoyed reading the Enterrpise Romulan war series of the books. I just finished reading To Brave the storm and I really liked it alot.There's a Profic Enterpise letter writting campaign tolet the people in charge  of Simon&Schuster and Gallery books that prints the Startrek book line. Just  to let the book  editors know  there are fans of the Enterrpise books who want to see more books that take place during the series  and we'd like to see a sequel To Brave the storm there's certaing alot of lingering questions of what happened To Trip and T'Pol near the end of the book and the Enterprise crew and the aftermath of the earth/Romulan war.. more info can be found at http://thedelphicexpanse.com also they're using facebook and twitter also that lets them know we're buying and having discussions about  the books and reading them as well.

Matthias Russell

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Report this Oct. 28 2011, 2:09 pm

Quote: Jim Kirk @ Oct. 26 2011, 5:43 pm

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>I am waiting for the series to be finished so I can read them all in sequence.

>When I hear the last part is being written I will reread TGTMD, Kobiyasu, part one of romulan war.

>I am I correct in sayin g we have one more part to go in this series?

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There are no other books on the agenda for ENT.  Michael Martin is the only author who has been writing ENT and his next project is a Titan book.  The War was supposed to be done in 3 parts but it got cut back to 2.  I wouldn't hold out for more anytime soon.


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Report this Oct. 28 2011, 2:42 pm

Just finished To Brave the Storm, and it was brilliant. I wish these ENT books would've been movies, but they gave me my ENT fix. TBTS was a great 10 year anniversary gift!

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Report this Oct. 28 2011, 3:46 pm

Ordered it from Amazon.co.uk. Publishing date here about a month behind the States. So your guess is as good as mine, when I'll actually be reading it. But I'm a massive Enterprise fan and wanted a 5th season. Still do actually. More than anything I'm ever likely to see from Star Trek in the future I guess.


Not a huge reader of Trek books. Lucky if I get chance to fit in a couple a year. But I've always made a point of getting the ENT ones, ever since Last Full Measure... not having my favourite series around and all. Safe to say I won't giving Pocket Books my custom, if there's no writer out there who wants to mine what for me, is the single most important part of Star Trek's rich and (in the case of the 22nd Century) still unexplored history.


I remember getting The Good That Men Do and being excited about Enterprise's relaunch in books. Read it in more or less a single day, during a journey to and from the coast. Not perfect, but the flaws I personally lay at Berman and Braga's feet for doing a number on the whole series with that ending. Failing to realise a Star Trek series shouldn't end with them, particularly one that went before its time. And in some ways, it's that much-hated finale Enterprise is still trying to recover from and get out from under the shadow of.


But what can you do? It needed that Fifth Season Manny Coto wanted to do, or failing that have let him write a proper 2 hour TV Movie to end it on. Exactly like every other modern Star Trek series before it received.


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Report this Oct. 29 2011, 11:01 am

I was really excited with the  way how Micheal Martin wrote  To brave the storm wrapped up the Romulan war storylines.I'm glad  that we got to see more of the Enterprise crew in action. And I really was glad to see how Trip&T'Pol's storyline is written in the book that they got their happy ending atong last. I always have loked forward to getting new Enterprise novels.I'd like to see more Enterpris enovels being publishe din the this the best starbook I've read since Indisguishable magic by David MciNtee.

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Report this Oct. 29 2011, 1:21 pm

I've read a hanful of Star Trek books. I'm put off my most except for a few writers like Peter David and Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens (and I was delighted when they came on as writers for ENT's 4th season!!!). But TGTMD, Kobayashi Maru, BTRW, and TBTS are the first Trek novels I want to be movies.


The only thing that could possibly make it TBTS better is if Martin had ended the book in 2245 with Archer attending the launch of the 1701, as Mike Sussman wrote into Archer's bio. But Trip's ending was brilliant.


Christopher_Pike, what were some of the flaws in TGTMD?

Matthias Russell

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Report this Nov. 03 2011, 11:11 am

Romulan War: To Brave the Mediocrity

Michael Martin has managed to butcher Enterprise’s potential and leave me feeling as let down with this series as I was after watching the show’s television finale.  The failings of this book begin on the cover where you see multiple NX class ships in a battle with “War” in the title.  This is extremely misleading as the Enterprise is the only NX ship in the book and all the major battles and incursions in this war are skipped over save the final one with Enterprise rarely supporting the war effort.  Reading this novel is like tuning into a football game only to have the reporters focus completely on what’s happening with the players on the bench.

Granted, the editors at Pocket Books cut the series down to two books, but rather than make the most of this with an action packed and morally provocative story with rich character development, Martin skips over the meaningful parts in a careless way that leaves the book without depth or emotion.  So I’m glad I know how the war went but I am left feeling like I would if my entire knowledge of WW2 came from its Wikipedia entry. 

I’m glad the overabundance of side stories involving forgettable characters and the author’s philosophical musings about warfare that plagued “Beneath the Raptor’s Wings” are not in this book.  Even though this was largely done, the book still hops around a lot with large gaps between chapters with every chapter seeming more like its own individual short story than part of a singular and unraveling plot.  There were still erroneous and boring mini stories involving Enterprise rescuing ships in distress and the Vissians from ENT: Cogenetor that were not effectively related to the whole and should have been removed in favor of more interesting action sequences and the compelling formation of treaties that concluded the war and formed the Federation.

It was frustrating how Martin would spend pages setting up interesting tactical situations and as you are ready for a great battle sequence, the action sequence would be skipped over and take the reader directly to the aftermath.  A major victory for the Romulans was taking an enemy dockyard, but we just get what happens after they’ve secured it.  Later a Romulan ship is going to execute a masterful strategy against 2 Starfleet ships but then the attack is skipped completely as the Enterprise crew discusses what just happened; the conversation involves dropping the name of an important character in the series so this scene easily could have been developed with an appeal to readers but instead we just get a casualty report which has nowhere near the emotional impact.  Later still, there is an attack on Earth and Mars but the pivotal moments are skipped leaving you having to glean what happened by characters discussing it.  Is this a war story or a book about desk jockeys talking about a war around an office water cooler!?!

    Martin has effectively killed all the enthusiasm I had for ENT novels after reading “The Good That Men Do” and for any of his future works.  Though I’m glad to at least have a basic knowledge of how the war went and how the Federation was founded, I feel Martin needs to make like the protagonists in this book and watch Trek stories unfold from the sidelines.

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Report this Dec. 30 2011, 1:36 am

I'm still working on it. I got sidetracked by Voyager's Children of the Storm,lol. I am looking forward to finishing it though and see where the Romulan War goes..


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