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Author:
Dayton Ward
ISBN13:
978-1476726229
ISBN:
1476726221
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Publisher:
Pocket Books/Star Trek (October 21, 2012)
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Science Fiction
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Rating:
4.8
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190

Dayton Ward is the New York Times bestselling author or co-author of. .With the first 2 books in the Vanguard series, the characters are a little wooden to me and the jokes are predictable.

Dayton Ward is the New York Times bestselling author or co-author of nearly forty novels and novellas, often working with his best friend, Kevin Dilmore. Its what I like most about Star Trek; the discovery of new life forms and civilizations. But I have a problem with the story.

With the first 2 books in the Vanguard series, the characters are a little wooden to me and the jokes are predictable

With the first 2 books in the Vanguard series, the characters are a little wooden to me and the jokes are predictable. They seem more like vehicles to push along the interests of their species rather than breathing, bleeding beings.

Star Trek: Vanguard is a series of Star Trek books set during the time period of the original television series. It consists of seven novels, one novella collection, and one eBook. A Starfleet Corps of Engineers eBook, Distant Early Warning, also acts as a prequel to the Vanguard storyline. The current novel series Star Trek: Seekers acts as a sequel to Vanguard.

Summon the Thunder book. Vanguard: Summon the Thunder (Star Trek). This is the first Star Trek book penned by Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore that I have read, and if I finish out this series it won't be the last. In the aftermath of 'Harbinger', Commodore Diego Reyes commands. 1416524002 (ISBN13: 9781416524007). Since this is the second in a seven book series, it would be misguided to expect any large conclusions. The mystery, intrigue, and military maneuvers in the Taurus Reach is merely expanded, rather than explained.

Books related to Vanguard Summon the Thunder.

Part of Star Trek: The Original Series). Kevin Dilmore has teamed with author Dayton Ward for fifteen years on novels, shorter fiction, and other writings within and outside the Star Trek universe. His short stories have appeared in anthologies including Native Lands by Crazy 8 Press. By day, Kevin works as a senior writer for Hallmark Cards in Kansas City, Missouri.

Real World article(written from a Production point of view). Star Trek: Vanguard is a novel series, published by Pocket Books from 2005 to 2012. The series is set aboard Starbase 47, also known as "Vanguard", a 23rd century station located. The series is set aboard Starbase 47, also known as "Vanguard", a 23rd century station located in the Taurus Reach, a remote region of space, where a mix of Starfleet and civilian protagonists race to solve an ancient mystery, one that holds a highly coveted, mysterious, and potentially cataclysmic secret.

At the center of this intrigue is Vanguard, a Federation starbase populated by an eclectic mix of Starfleet officers and .

At the center of this intrigue is Vanguard, a Federation starbase populated by an eclectic mix of Starfleet officers and civilians, whose lives are forever altered as they explore the layers of mystery surrounding the Reach and steadily peel them away. In the aftermath of Harbinger, Commodore Diego Reyes commands Vanguard while waging an intensely personal struggle, tasked to uncover the true significance of the Taurus Reach while simultaneously concealing that mission from his fellow officers - and even his closest friends.

Star Trek: Distant Early Warning. Quinn, Tim Pennington said, repeating the summons for the third time while simultaneously placing a hand on Quinn’s left shoulder and shaking it. Come on, we’re going to be late. We’re due to ship out in less than an hour.

Book in the Star Trek: Vanguard Series). SUMMON THE THUNDER is to HARBINGER as THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK is to A NEW HOPE; a spectacular plot thickener that sets the stage for a HUGE sequel

Book in the Star Trek: Vanguard Series). SUMMON THE THUNDER is to HARBINGER as THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK is to A NEW HOPE; a spectacular plot thickener that sets the stage for a HUGE sequel. And there WILL be one; the last two chapters and the "Elsewhere" epilogue set it up for a "knock it out of the park" sequel. The Federation's top scientists discover and somemhow activate mysterious, planet exploding devices whose purpose, age, and manufacturer is an unknown, much like Vanguard's "true" mission.

The Taurus Reach: a remote interstellar expanse that holds a very old and potentially cataclysmic secret, the truth of which is feared by the Tholians, coveted by the Klingons, and dubiously guarded by the Federation. At the center of this intrigue is Vanguard, a Federation starbase populated by an eclectic mix of Starfleet officers and civilians, whose lives are forever altered as they explore the layers of mystery surrounding the Reach and steadily peel them away...one after another. In the aftermath of Harbinger, Commodore Diego Reyes commands Vanguard while waging an intensely personal struggle, tasked to uncover the true significance of the Taurus Reach while simultaneously concealing that mission from his fellow officers -- and even his closest friends. As the Daedalus-class U.S.S. Lovell brings some of Starfleet's keenest technical minds to help, the U.S.S. Endeavour makes a find that could shed further light on the enigmatic meta-genome that has captured the Federation's interest -- if its crew survives the discovery.... Deep within the Taurus Reach, an ancient and powerful alien mind has awakened prematurely from aeons of hibernation, alerted to the upstart civilizations now daring to encroach upon the worlds in her care. With the stakes for all sides escalating rapidly, the alien lashes out with deadly force against the interlopers, propelling the Vanguard crew on a desperate race to understand the nature of the attacker, and to prevent the Taurus Reach from becoming a war zone.
  • I loved David Mack's first entry in this series, Harbinger, and I was excited to start on this second installment. I'm about half way through the book, and I've gotten stuck. There's none of the magic that Mack brought to the first book. This is a prime example of how shared-author series can sometimes be hit and miss. This is a fairly lengthy book, and that would be a good thing if it kept my interest. But, it seems to me that the book is padded to make a page count. The pace is very slow. I stopped reading on page 196--literally half the way through the book--and nothing substantial has happened. Nothing. Sure, the Romulans have been introduced, and there was one interesting space battle. But, that battle was not near as gripping as the destruction of the Bombay in Harbinger. The Klingons have been introduced, but nothing has happened with them. Worse, the characters that I came to be extremely interested in with Mack's book have done nothing of interest.

    So, put the book down with the intention of picking it back up. I haven't started reading the second half of the book yet, though. If I wasn't interested in reading the rest of the series (and I am very interested in getting to Mack's second entry in the series with Book #3), I don't think I'd finish this one.

    I am hoping that, when I do get around to finishing this book that I am so inspired by the last half that I have to come here and update my review with a better score.

    We'll see.

  • What Ward does best is move an intricate plot forward with continuous interpersonal conflicts in an unfolding mystery about a newly discovered alien race. Its what I like most about Star Trek; the discovery of new life forms and civilizations. But I have a problem with the story. I don't care enough about any of the characters that Mack (in the first book) and Ward (in this book) have crafted to feel much of anything when they die or lose someone they care about.

    Now that I've finished book 2 of the series, I am asking myself the following: Where the heck did Spock and Kirk go? (they had cameos in the first book and dissappear in the second book). Will I read the next book in this Vanguard series?

    Even in Game of Thrones, which has a massive amount of characters, I feel something for Tyrion, Aria, John Snow, and the Mother of Dragons, even though I struggle to keep track of all the Lannister cousins. With the first 2 books in the Vanguard series, the characters are a little wooden to me and the jokes are predictable. They seem more like vehicles to push along the interests of their species rather than breathing, bleeding beings. I do see Ward and Mack as talented writers who had a hand in shaping the greater story arc of Vanguard (greater emphasis on Mack as he oversaw nearly all of the series). I also understand the desire of an author to craft their own characters and the thrill to be the ones to expand the Star Trek universe. But I think the story could have been more engaging to me if either Spock or Kirk were given significant parts in this space opera since none of the new characters seemed to grab me. This might have given more runway to the other characters to deepen in their development. Pick up this book if you are a Trekkie that is not attached to seeing established characters from the Trek backbone and just want an intriguing mystery about different species on the edge of war.

  • This book just continued the story line initiated in the first Vanguard book and did so ploddingly. Characters are continuing to be more fully developed and the plot continues to unfold. Excellent depiction of battle scenes and the dynamics between the warring factions is at times thrilling. Yet, the author seems to be dragging out the story into numerous books when only 2 or at most 3 is necessary.

  • This thing drags on and on with terribly unecessary, overdescriptive passages of this or that dubious alien creature or what have you till you can't take it anymore, and you start to weep for the loss of any worthwhile authors who care to write compelling action stories for Star Trek. Instead what you get for your $10 bucks is boring potboiler nonsense full of ho-hum "villains" and painfully trite, politically correct characters that might appeal to the HLN Network crowd but not to old-school Star Trek fans. This book was better kindling for starting a campfire than the "escapism entertainment" that fans pay money for...that Star Trek is supposed to be. And yet publishing companies still churn out this rubbish by the cart load. I just don't get it.