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In Dark Victory, the mirror universe is a dim shadow of the Federation, ruled by a cruel tyrant, Emperor Tiberius. Much to the dismay of James T. Kirk, Tiberius is also Kirk's double and is determined to destroy him, whom he considers to be a weak and embarrassing twin. The action can be a bit confusing for listeners unfamiliar with Spectre, the first title in this series, but it doesn't take long to get one's bearings. Unfortunately, those looking for a satisfying conclusion must wait for the third installment. Shatner is in top form and, along with great sound effects, does an admirable job of resurrecting his signature character. Trekkies of all stripes will clamor for this one, but be prepared to purchase the entire series, as individual titles do not stand alone. Recommended for all sf collections. A few galaxies over, the Star Wars contingent is having its own set of problems. Although Emperor Palpatine is dead, a powerful Ruling Council continues with the empire's plans. Dark Lord Carnor Jax is determined to claim the throne, but he must first eliminate Kir Kanos, the only member of the emperor's elite bodyguard to survive after Jax's treachery toward his emperor and fellow guardsmen. Seeking refuge from Jax, Kanos finds himself allied with rebel forces. But Kanos owes allegiance to no one, and rebel leader Mirith Sinn cannot trust the enigmatic warrior whose loyalty lies with a dead emperor. This dramatized production uses multiple voices and searing sound effects to keep imagination flowing, but the ending is rather abrupt, eliciting vague disappointment rather than anticipation for the next title in the Crimson Empire series. Recommended only for libraries with an extensive Star Wars collection.ASusan Dunman, Murray State Univ., KY
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

William Shatner is the author of four previous Star Trek novels: The Ashes of Eden, The Return, Avenger, and Spectre. In addition to his ongoing role as Captain James T. Kirk, he has appeared in such hit plays as The World of Suzie Wong and A Shot in the Dark, in such notable films as The Brothers Karamazov and Judgement at Nuremberg, and on television in T.J. Hooker and Rescue 911. He is also the author of several other novels, including the popular TekWar novels which inspired a hit television series.

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  • File Size: 2263 KB
  • Print Length: 356 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0671008846
  • Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek (April 1, 2000)
  • Publication Date: April 12, 2002
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000FBJHRG
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mike on March 23, 2000
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Spectre was a little shallow compared to the previous Shatner/Reeves-Stevens books, but Dark Victory more than makes up for it. The book sets a breakneck pace right from the start, and then you run SMACK into a brick wall cliffhanger at the end of the book. It's rare these days to read a book I cannot put down, but I didn't want to stop reading this book. I found the scenes with the 2 Spocks "fascinating" to say the least, and it's seems quite ironic when they nail down the actual event that caused history to diverge in the 2 different universes. You'll have to read the book to find it out. I refuse to spoil your fun! Buy it, and enjoy.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Jayson Olson on June 10, 1999
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This being the second novel in what I'm guessing is a trilogy started off with a bang. I think that the climax/cliff hanger for the 1st in this series had everyone chomping to get to their hands on this one.
The action picks up right where the other left off, but after chapter 2 things slow down. There is some action, not a lot, but that's not what this story is about. This whole book is about character (especially and obviously Kirk's) motivation and how much of a mirror he is of the Tiberius (his counterpart in the mirror universe).
There is some old fashion detective work that makes this novel more like a mystery at times. Guessing on who is manipulating who, how things are done, a shadow Starfleet organization and what its purpose is, plus a few surprises kept my interest.
What is missing from this book is much about the Next Generation cast. They are here, but the primary role revolves around Kirk, then Spock (or Spock's) and the shadow Starfleet organization.
What was a nice surprise is to see that Garak (DS9) plays a role in the book, as does a few other mentionables from the various TV series and movies.
Nearing the end of the book the action picks up again, but ends not so much with an outstanding cliffhanger, but yet another plotline which promises to answer some big overall questions on the history of both universes from the beginning.
It also looks as if the next book will include much more Next Generation involvement. Looking forward to it!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By TKK on December 28, 1999
Format: Hardcover
A fast read, non-stop thriller that leaves you on the edge from beginning to the end.. It's a must read for sci-fi readers.. I only wonder if shatner writes these stuff by himself or hires a ghost writer.. And one more thing.. when is the sequel coming out? I need to know~
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Shep Willner on January 6, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I found Dark Victory startling for several reasons: 1. It continues the use of the savage characters from the original series episode "Mirror,Mirror", and Dark Victory's prequel, which introduces its readers with Kirk's double in the mirror universe named Emperor Tiberius. 2. It provides continuity with Kirk's rebirth in "Generations" and books such as "Vengence". 3. It uses characters from Star Trek-The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager in its plot line--Kirk's mirror universe counterpart seeks revenge from losing his bid to to conquer the Federation's universe by attempting to kill Kirk; failing that, he proceeds to attempt killing Kirk's new wife (A wife for ladies's man Kirk--incredible!). 4. We learn of ships staffed by holograms and a secret cabal w/in StarFleet called Project Sign.
Clearly, a great novel to read on a rainy day!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Muskoka Man on September 15, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Overall I enjoyed the book, but there is nothing on the cover or the anywhere else to let you know that it is one in a series. I was really ticked-off. I expected a conclusion to the various and interesting dilemas and storylines, and as the other reviewers have stated, the book has no ending! That is fine if the publisher makes it clear to the book buyers up-front (book 2 of a trilogy) or (book 9 of a series of 12) or whatever, but there was no indication at all that this book would not stand on its own, and I was very disappointed and even angry that I was not warned ahead of time. I don't mind series or trilogies, but I want to be told up front that is what I am buying.
Two other observations 1) I knew as soon as they were married that Tachini (sp) was a goner (Kirk can never be married. The times he was in the original series, his wife and/or beloved died that very episode); and 2) If Tiberius had that many children, Kirk must have them also. Hmmm, makes you wonder.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By mathilde de gardin on July 13, 2000
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I can't believe these 5 star reviews. Try to summarize the book, guys, and you'll see it's an in-between-events type of book. A corridor. Sure, it reveals some possible secret or subversive group in Starfleet, but basically mr Shatner is refuelling here, bringing up new motivations for the two Kirks to combat eachother again, in what resembles an ego trip to much for comfort.
I feel embaressment for the unsubtle way the Kirk-centeredness in this book is not hidden. Janeway has a non speaking role in the background, Picard is an inferior officer in both universes, and the two Spocks are dragged around for no real purpuse other than for background coloring. The whole universe - no, even two universes - revolve around two Shatners.
This series was fun when we were surprised by the crossover visits of our other beloved characters. It gave the story extra dramactic and emotional impact. But now they are sort of abused as ideal extra's. Ideal, because since we all know who they are, they don't require shaping and descripion and development. I'm really disappointed in this book.
Beside all that, a fair warning: if you haven't read the book that came right before this one, you'll miss the clue of the first part entirely. So don't start here.
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