In the Name of Honor (Star Trek, No 97) Mass Market Paperback – 2002
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The author, a former military officer does an outstanding job of capturing the camaraderie and loyalty inherent in personnel who serve together. The POW camp scenes are done extremely well. In the end though, I was left wanting more and I felt a little cheated that more was not divulged concerning the mysterious differences between the two types of Klingons. I would have appreciated more information on how one group overcame the other and vice versa and how once "Original Series" Klingon characters are changed into the more current "Movie/Next Generation" Klingons with the pronounced forehead ridges. The author's inability or unwillingness to address these matters more fully - especially when he tap dances around these issues throughout the story - flaws an otherwise commendable entry.
But In the Name of Honor is different. Dayton Ward isn't a writer looking to make a quick buck. He's not an author who's bordom shows through with every new Star Trek book he spits out. He's a fan who genuinely cares about the series, and it really shows in this novel. Kirk was Kirk. Sulu was Sulu. And the Klingons were both believable and multi-faceted, not just the flat one-dimensional villains that often pop up in these pages. The plot was well-conceived and Ward keeps you turning the pages.
I've pretty much given up on Star Trek, and only read this book because it was given to me as a gift. Most of my attention has lately focused on quality young adult books, like Harry Potter and King Fortis the Brave written by authors who, like Dayton Ward, really love what they are doing and it shows in their work. But if a few more books like this are published, instead of the gruel that Pocket Books has lately been trying to force-feed us, I may start buying these books again.
The first book I looked at was In the Name of Honor, by Dayton Ward. The first thing that struck me was the dynamic cover. The Klingon war ship swooping over the canyon, firing away, was just beautiful. The insides were pretty good, too. I think you should probably be a Star Trek fan, or at least follow the series a bit, before you pick this up. The book just wallows in continuity.
The basic plot is that there is a peace conference going on between the Federation of Planets and the Klingon Empire. They have been hostile toward each other since before the time of the original Trek series. About six years ago, a Federation ship was attacked by a Klingon cruiser. Prisoners were taken, but it was done secretly. Only a few high-ranking people knew about them. The Federation thought the ship was destroyed with no survivors. Now, with the peace talks happening, word has reached other Klingons that these prisoners exist. The Empire is undergoing some radical philosophical changes (in series terms, theyï¿½re moving from the evil-doers of the Original Series to the honourbound Klingons of the Next Generation TV series), and the taking of these prisoners and holding them secretly is not honourable. The original higher-ups would make the problem go away if it was ever discovered.
Koloth, one of Kirkï¿½s Klingon enemies from the episode ï¿½The Trouble with Tribbles,ï¿½ brings this information to Captain Kirk, at the request of Councilor Gorkon.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
A great who done it till the end. You will really enjoy this book if you enjoy the Star Trek universe.Published 14 months ago by Russell Walden
This felt padded in sections and the ending didnt work well for me. The final scenes with the klingons was all talking heads. A shame since many parts of the story were quite good.Published 19 months ago by Russ C
Finally the untold story of the Klingons of the original Star Trek series appear different from the Klingons of the later Star Trek television shows.Published on Aug. 24 2002
What a great story. Set in the TOS universe, the reader is presented with an intricate yet entertaining story. Read morePublished on May 2 2002 by R. Brown
As a "Geeser Treker" I found this an excellent read. Very smooth and well written. I read most of it in one night. I did not want to put it down. Read morePublished on April 17 2002
Woahhh, I have to say, this is the BEST Star Trek novel I've ever read! I always was a fan of the original series, but hadn't seen any episodes or read any Trek books in quite a... Read morePublished on March 7 2002 by Robert T.
Dayton Ward wrote some great short stories for the first three Strange New Worlds collections. I was very excited to see his first full length novel come out and I was not... Read morePublished on Feb. 8 2002
As many reviewers have pointed out this is Mr. Ward's first full length Trek novel. He wrote two stories in the SCE series that was excellent. Dealing with the Defiant from TOS. Read morePublished on Feb. 2 2002