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Star Trek: The Original Series: Vulcan's Soul #2: Exiles: Exiles: Exiles v. 2 [Kindle Edition]

Josepha Sherman , Susan Shwartz
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Tensions remain high as the United Federation of Planets, the Klingon Empire, and the Romulan Star Empire attempt to maintain their fragile post-Dominion War peace in the wake of the brutal attack by the mysterious Watraii that ended with the loss of Admiral Pavel Chekov. When Admiral Uhura receives intelligence regarding a Watraii base that may contain more than one surprise, she sends Ambassador Spock, Captain Saavik, Ruanek, Captain Montgomery Scott, and Lieutenant Commander Data on a covert mission to learn its secrets....

But the true secrets of the Watraii have their basis millennia in the past. In the time of Surak, Vulcans were at a crossroads, on the cusp of either embracing logic or succumbing to emotion and destroying themselves. With Surak's blessing, a group of Vulcans left their turbulent homeworld to find their destiny among the stars -- but the stars prove themselves even more unforgiving than the sands of Vulcan's deserts, as Karatek, the reluctant leader of the exiles, must struggle to hold the community together.

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"Sherman and Shwartz do an outstanding job of depicting the diverse and disjointed segments of Vulcan society.... You quickly connect with the characters as you read and their struggles cannot help but move you. This is strong stuff."

-- Jacqueline Bundy,

About the Author

Josepha Sherman is the author of over twenty fiction and nonfiction books.

Product Details

  • File Size: 485 KB
  • Print Length: 368 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0743463595
  • Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek (June 20, 2006)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000GCFY1M
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Incredible! July 25, 2006
In the first book of their Vulcan's Soul trilogy, "Exodus" (Aug. 2004), Josepha Sherman and Susan Shwartz extrapolated from what little is known of Vulcan history to depict the Sundering. In their newest novel, "Vulcan's Soul, Book Two: Exiles", Sherman and Shwartz portray the long and perilous journey that the exiles undertook and the story is nothing short of remarkable.

Just as in "Exodus", the authors employ dual storylines in Exiles: one that illuminates the past and one the present. Almost two months have passed since Admiral Pavel Chekov was presumed dead in an encounter with the Watraii, the mysterious race who claim that the Romulans seized Romulus and Remus from them. When the head of Starfleet Security Admiral Uhura receives word that Chekov is still alive and is being held by the Watraii, who also have in their possession a rare artifact that could hold the truth about the Watraii claims, Uhura calls upon Spock, Saavik, Scotty, Data and Ruanek for a covert mission to recover Chekov and the artifact.

Meanwhile Karatek, reluctant leader of the exiles and the keeper of memories, provides the account of the long journey undertaken by those who fled Vulcan, some voluntarily, some not. Along the way many ships and lives are lost and the various factions who boarded the ships become more and more fragmented as time and hardship takes its toil on the survivors.

Although the Sundering of the Vulcans and Romulans has been touched on before in a few of the novels, "Exiles" will set what you previously might have imagined on its ear and leaves you anxious to find out where the story goes from here.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! July 5, 2006
This book is an instant Trek classic.

The exiles themselves are a wonderfully written group of complex individuals.

Talk about your wagon train to the stars Vulcan style!

Not only do we have a pioneers' story, there's also a strong flavour of Lord Of The Flies Vulcan style as well.

Karatek and family (as well as extended family) all connect with the reader intimately. I really felt for all of them. The struggles to be true to your beliefs, to duty and to survive were overwhelming. Darwin in space.

Strong, strong, stuff.

Easily Trek book of the year so far, and it's at the top end of my all time favourites list. I enjoyed Exodus. Exiles is a much stronger and brilliant piece.

To capture the essence of early and diverse Vulcans cannot have been done any better than this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book June 23, 2008
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Book follows the first book very well. The entire trilogy provides a great back story for the Sundering that brought about the Romulan Empire.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Vulcan Soul Book 2 December 15, 2012
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I'm dyslexic and book 1 and 3 are read for me, but not book 2! I went crazy listening to books 1 and 3 knowing later of a gap because book 2. I read book 2 in three months, book 1 & 3 one day each!

I am disappointed not by the book, but maybe with the publishers. It doesn't make sense to me. It even takes a couple of hours just to right this. A long time ago, reading out loud was a form of entertainment for families without TV or radio. An musician was a Godsend back then. Now the world doesn't have time for this! My own family does not have enough time for me!

Still, it was a good book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting! Surpise after surprise! May 10, 2007
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Wow! Twists, turns, surprises and excitement! No plot spoilers, but I love origin stories and this is one of the best! A great followup to #1 but alas #3 can be guessed at and appears to be an attempt by the publisher to stretch a two book story into three for the sake of profits. That being said, this book is a must!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Like the Children of Israel in the Bible... February 5, 2008
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We journey with the the Vulcans in their tough space travels with loss of life, conflicts, and dwindling numbers of their people. The Vulcans show that they are a hardy people and they try and update their technologies while they look for suitable worlds on which to live.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Vulcan's Soul 2 : Exiles Is Wonderful book April 6, 2014
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As the title of this post says is a Wonderful book. if you've read the first,the second continues the journey. The book goes into detail of the Sundering of Vulcans and Romulans in detail of what the ones who left Vulcan on their journey into the dark night and to the founding of the planets Romulus and Remus. But only the beginnings of the Romulan Star Empire to come. Can't wait to read the exciting conclusion in the next book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Learning about the Watraii May 5, 2013
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I think that this is a great book. It's in excellent condition. I give you 5 stars. Thank you for sending me this book. Sincerely, Kevin B. Clark
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting
Anything dealing with ST deserves 5 stars. I have yet to read it knowing it should be quite interesting. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Rimillia
5.0 out of 5 stars jack
Since I had volume 1 and 3, I was very glad to find the second. I received it in great condtion and in a timely manner. Thanks.
Published on June 30, 2012 by workjack
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth it!
Thumbs down. Don't buy this one. What I want to know is "Where are the editors on this? Weren't they doing their jobs? Read more
Published on December 11, 2008 by Challenger Nuke
3.0 out of 5 stars An interesting and enjoyable story.
Two stories, actually, with only the most tenuous of connections: one set in the distant past, the story of the exiles from Vulcan who became the Romulans, their long, arduous, and... Read more
Published on January 22, 2008 by James Yanni
4.0 out of 5 stars Long Slow Emotional Road Trip
I listened to the audio book. This was two stories. The modern story was kind of a waste of time. But I liked the 'Memory' time line. Read more
Published on October 6, 2007 by Christophor
4.0 out of 5 stars Vulcan's Soul Trilogy
Sherman is an excellent writer. It is too bad that she tried to fit the last movie into the ST Universe - we all know the movie was an abomination and the director should be taken... Read more
Published on May 13, 2007 by J. Avalon
1.0 out of 5 stars vulcan snoring
these writers have done so much better than this. granted this was a book that had to tie together two spots in vulcan/romulan history, but it was so dull, it was hard to keep... Read more
Published on August 13, 2006 by Amy T. Bidwell
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