two violent races struggled against each other in an unending
cycle of war one planet became a home to members from both
species. Surprisingly however there was none of the feared
violence that was symbolic of the two species. Delta Sigma
IV turned into one of the greatest examples of peace and interspecies
co-operation that the federation has ever seen...
This paradise was jeopardised when it was discovered that
a gas poisonous to the inhabitants of the planet will lead
to their extinction. But it seems that this threat will be
overshadowed by something much darker. It appears as if the
people of Delta Sigma IV are turning against each other and
forgoing generations of peace and harmony. What's more it
seems that responsibility for this new danger can be directed
at the Federation, or more squarely at the feet of the supposed
saviour of Delta Sigma IV Kyle Riker. Once more the disgraced
Captain Picard and the Enterprise must discover the truth
behind the danger facing Delta Sigma IV.
a shame, after the good books that have so far made up this
series, there had to be a let down somewhere. A Time to
Love is just that book. To be honest it's alright, which
is the problem - it's just alright.
characters are well represented and you feel at ease with
them but the book is let down because it seems so slow. Apparently
we're on a planet being ripped apart by tides of violence
and riots yet this rarely seems to touch on the goings on
of the characters.
Things do pick up by the end of the book, but by then I was
a little bored. I had expected more action, desperate stands
against overwhelming mobs. This happened occasionally but
I felt divorced from any of the goings on.
The Author, Robert Greenberger, just did not get the right
balance that has been present throughout the series so far.
The tension between Kyle and Will was well constructed and
this is what was really interesting. What will happen when
father meets the prodigal son?
this is sidelined by the main thread of the story. This felt
more like the Next Generation but the book just lacked
that little something all the others had. There was little
emotional attachment. It's the difference between what you
feel for a distant cousin or an old, old acquaintance rather
than a great friend. So you can't get involved which is vital
for a book like this which relies on you caring about the
characters and the situation.
if you're fans of the series its still a worthwhile read just
lower your expectations a little.
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