Sunday, January 16, 2011
Book Four: Star Trek Destiny: Mere Mortals
I just finished up Star Trek Destiny: Mere Mortals by David Mack. This book didn’t disappoint in the direction of the series. The book answered some questions but continued to open up even more questions.
The explanation of the time spend by Captain Hernandez from 1519 through the current timeline of 2381 was interesting and I’m sure it will lead to more answers in the next installment of the Destiny series.
The war preparations taken on by Dax and Picard make sense in some ways. You can’t always be fighting on the defensive and the moves towards a more offensive operation seemed like a good idea at the time.
I preferred this ending better then the last book. It was less “splat” the end. Instead it had a lot of pull to want to read the next book but at the same time, it completed Book Two. Now it will be interesting to see how the third book handles the new war dynamic. But I’m glad it was more complete of an ending and things seemed to be as they should be.
Now the book seemed to make no mention of the Caeliar city ship that was crashing and went into the past. I’m thinking this was done on purpose. For the ship to be crashing would be one thing. But it didn’t seem like everyone died.
This book also had the political set up that was interesting. It was nice to Garak again. Not surprising he would be wheeling and dealing for Cardassia. But the political moves makes some interesting set ups for the future. Now I’m understanding how the Typhon Pact was created to a certain degree.
It was a 433 page book completed on January 15, 2010