Taran'atar is plagued by doubts and nightmares, alone in his
quarters aboard the Deep Space Nine space station the
Jem'Hadar finally and irrecoverable snaps. In a state of rage
that few humans could survive, the Honoured Elder destroys
his room and leaves Captain Kira Nerys and Lieutenant Ro Laren
near to death. Fleeing the station aboard the stolen runabout
Euphrates with Ensign Tenmei, Taran'atar is pursued by Commander
Vaughn on board the Defiant...
is written by David Mack, a well respected author. He's
a multi talented writer who co-penned the episodes Starship
Down and It's Only a Paper Moon for the original
DS9 show. He has also successfully turned his hand
to short story and comic book writing. Throw in his role as
an independent film maker it's a wonder his wife Kara ever
sees him. So, given his background, I was really looking forward
to reading his new novel.
odd thing about Warpath is that at three hundred and
forty-four pages long not much happens in the book. Don't
get me wrong, what does happen is riveting writing of the
finest calibre. Basically Taran'atar goes nuts, steals a shuttle
and heads off being chased by the Defiant, whilst on
the station Kira and Ro fight for their lives. At first sight
that doesn't look like much of a plot, but what Mack does
so skilfully is to show you the events from each individuals
perspective, this really allows the reader to get inside the
characters heads - to be drawn along with their motives, hopes
and fears. This format makes the book into a real page turner.
The chapters are short and within them the alternation between
the characters keeps the story going at a cracking pace.
I've obviously lost track of the continuing stories of DS9,
I didn't know that Sisko was back from the dead. A lot of
the characters from the show are in the book, including a
return villain, who I won't reveal so as not to spoil your
enjoyment. They are all well written and it was delightful
to be able to spend so much time inside their heads.
If there was one thing I didn't like about the book it was
the ending. You get to page 344 and the writing stops, just
when things are starting to hot up. Worse still, there was
no indication that there was another novel to follow. What!
That's not fair. Lets hope that the publisher has Mack chained
to a chair somewhere, writing the next one. I, for one, want
to know what happens next.
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