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The Sundered (Star Trek: The Lost Era, 2298) Mass Market Paperback – 2003


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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • Publisher: Star Trek (2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 074346401X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743464017
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 3.3 x 16.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 204 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #835,207 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Star Trek: The Lost Era 2298 The Sundered written by Michael A. Martin and Andy Mangels is a character driven action-adventure novel. This is the third book written by this pair of authors and is the best yet in this genre.
As stated in the book, this story is set in the year 2298, five years after the presumed death of Captain James T. Kirk aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise-B in Star Trek Generations, and sixty-six years before the launch of the Enterprise-D in "Encounter at Farpoint." Now, we get to see what happens after Kirk and prior to Picard as Captain Hikaru Sulu takes command of U.S.S. Excelsior in an action character driven book that keeps the readers interest piqued.
The book is divided into ten sections giving the reader background to the characters within the story and it further carries the reader through the whole of the book. Making for an easy transition. There are space battles as the Tholians weave a web of vengence against the Neyel that have been approacing Tholian space via an interspacial rift, a tear in the fabric of space that allows great distances to be traveled in relatively short periods of times. This is the same rift in space that has trapped the Defiant from ST: TOS and later recovered by the ST Corps of Engineers.
We read about some of our favorites from the older Trek novelizations including Chekov, Janice Rand, Christine Chapel, Tuvok and Akaar as they interact with the story. Interlaced within the pages of this book are flashbacks to scenes of past adventures spicing up the story and jogging the reader's memory. The Tholians and the Neyel are the featured aliens in this novel.
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This novel is filled with cliches. Everyone is doing involved in something that is 'their last best chance' at something. There is a trial by combat, the annoying ambassador, the alien misunderstanding. It's all been done before, only better.
I thought it would be interesting to read a novel about Sulu as a captain, but in this one he is simply a cardboard cutout who smiles or grins at everything. No characterization worth reading.
Also, the story is told in third-person 'removed'. The only way to appreciate this annoyance is to watch an episode of the PBS kids show Calliou before reading this book. In the cartoon the narrator says things like "Calliou didn't want to take his medicine, but he didn't want to feel bad either." This is exactly how this novel is written. You don't read the story directly as it happens, no, you read a narration of the story (e.g. "Sulu didn't want to go to do something, but he felt he had to.") I felt like I was reading a book written for grade schoolers.
The big problem, however, is the stories logic and flow. At one point Sulu 'figures out' who the aliens are. How does he do this? Who knows, the narrator doesn't really explain but somehow he puts a couple of obscure facts together and amazes the reader with a warp-leap of logic. The whole story is like this, and it disappoints greatly.
In a nutshell, you feel like you are reading a loose translation of a story outline without actually being allowed to get into the story. Sulu does smile though.
Read any of the Shatner Trek novels, or New Frontiers novels for a much more enjoyable reading experience.
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Once again desparate to keep the franchise going Pocket Books have seen fit to engage on another multi-book series, and once again the results are at best mixed. Examining the missing periods of Star Trek history may seem like a good idea, but with the plethora of mediocre writers around today did they really think they could provide anything new or interesting? This is yet another example of a book that starts out well but soon loses its' way. Resplendant with a host of Star Trek cliches the average rabid fan will probably be satisfied, and there is enough whizz-bang action for the Playstation generation, but as usual there are a number of basic mistakes that are likely to leave purists cold. Also if you are expecting a good old-fashioned adventure with the characters of the original series that you love - forget it! Captain Sulu is about the only one who makes any valuable contribution to the story, the rest are just wallpaper dressing, and the new characters are excrutiatingly weak 'new age' space cadets full of emotional angst and problems (*the ghost of 'Voyager' still haunts Star Trek it seems!!!).
Having said that you may think I hate this book but I don't. It does have some potential and I liked the way the authors brought the Tholians to life. They were probably one of the most unusual aliens from the original series and yet with all the resources of modern Star Trek, and all the rehashed material floating around, few have seen fit to give them anything other than a passing mention. Though many fans will find the interpretation of the Tholians as a crystalline insect type species debatable, I enjoyed it and feel it is possible within the established Star Trek framework.
The real problem with this novel as I said is one of weak plot and poor characters.
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