The Dominion war has ended, everything is returning to normal
for the crew of the Enterprise, and that's the problem. They've
been assigned to do a routine patrol of the remains of a vast
battle site in the Rashanar sector. a battle in which nothing
survived. Inside this mass grave a few courageous Federation
ships struggle to bring home the dead...
Time to be Born is the first in a series of ambitious
books set in the aftermath of the Dominion war and leading
up to the events of Star Trek Nemesis. This series
details how the unbreakable bonds between the crew on board
the Enterprise come undone.
'boneyard' is a full of ruthless scavengers intent on profiting
from this tragedy but it is also the location of a series
of baffling anomalies. It also holds a dark secret - a secret
that reveals the truth about why nothing came out of the battle
alive, and why there was no surrender, why ally fired on ally
and why nothing in the site is what it seems.
an attempt to save the 'Enterprise' from a similar fate Data
is forced into making a decision one that will not only affect
Picard's future but the future of the entire federation itself
by bringing it to the brink of war.
I approached this book with a little apprehension, firstly
because of the last Star Trek book I read and secondly
because it is a prequel. However I soon had my fears wiped
it is hard for a prequel to maintain tension, seeing as we
know what eventually happens, the author, John Vornholt, manages
to keep the book exciting. He also manages to perfectly capture
the characters from The Next Generation. Everything
they say and do feels authentic and I was left marvelling
at how well the author had achieved this.
that, the book isn't spectacular, its very good and has a
solid storyline but it failed to make me sit up and be impressed.
Another thought is whether or not the other books in the series
will match up to this? Bearing in mind that there are many
different authors writing two books each, will it maintain
I recommend that anyone who enjoys The Next Generation
should read it.
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