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The Death of Princes (Star Trek: The Next Generation, No. 44) Mass Market Paperback – December 1, 1996


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Product Details

  • Series: Star Trek Next Generation (Numbered) (Book 44)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 276 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books (December 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671568086
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671568085
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,296,513 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dangerous assignments come in pairs when Captain Picard and his crew are confronted with two desperate missions on two different worlds.

On the planet Buran, newly linked to the Fedration, a mysterious disease devastates the population-and turns them against the visitors from the U.S.S. Enterprise. Meanwhile, on nearby lomides, a renegade Federation observer has disappeared, intent on violating the Prime Directive by preventing a tragic political assassination.

While Dr. Crusher struggles to find a cure for the plague ravaging Buran, Commander Will RIker leads an Away Team to lomides. Their forces divided, Picard and his crew find themselves the only hope of two worlds.END

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This is a very well written book and each story stands on its own.
Joe Zika
I feel kind of funny giving this a "bad" review seeing how so many others loved the book.
RoseWelsh
I highly recommend this novel to any all fans of Star Trek fiction!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 8, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I really like this book. The two stories were balanced really well, and I enjoyed the crime/mystery scenario surrounding the plague storyline. Buy it ... if you like Star Trek books with lots of character interaction, dealing with alien races and a story line that keeps you guessing. Don't buy it ... if you like lots of action, space battles and things getting blown up.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Holly on June 26, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
For the most part I found this book to be very interesting and exciting (especially the assassination story). There were however two things that didn't make sense to me - 1. I couldn't accept Deanna as some kind of undercover agent (has she ever done anything like that in the series or movies?) 2. Why didn't Riker and the others get sub-cutaneous locators so that they could have been beamed off of Grell's island? It might have presented a problem if they were caught and the locators discovered, but the risk of being caught was greater if they had to carry Maria Wallace.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rachel E. Watkins on April 1, 2003
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Death of Princes is two stories, both rather mediocre on thier own, and even more mediocre mixed together. When two stories are together as in this book, it's nice to at least have the book edited in an every-other-chapter format, unfourtunatly, there is no telling where the book will flip from one story to the next.
There are also several inconsistancies. In the begining of the book, a refrence is made to one planet, and the fact that the low gravity and *thick* atmosphere make it easier for the bird decended inhabitants to fly. However, when an away team beams down, refrence is made to the uncomfortable moment in adjusting to the *thin* atmosphere, as if one were stepping out onto a mountaintop.
In order to move the plot along, the author convieniently forgets about technology avalible, such as transporters and communicators, at key moments. Technical plausibility consistant with the show and technology does not exist in this book.
As others have noted, Dianna Troi is not Dianna Troi at all....I'm not sure who took her body over, but she speaks and acts totally unlike herself, as do many of the charachters. Riker and Barclay even *gloat* at the evil bad guys towards the end of the book. In both stories the 'bad guys' are just too illogical, or too evil to be belivable.
There are far better books out there in the TNG series to read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Julie on February 28, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I enjoyed both the stories; they were both interesting and never got boring. The two separate stories didn't bother me; the only exception was near the book's end, where one planet's name is used when the other should be.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By RoseWelsh on September 6, 2002
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I feel kind of funny giving this a "bad" review seeing how so many others loved the book. But...
I love Star Trek. Big fan. These two stories were wonderful, as the other reviewers pointed out. Yet, the author, sadly, could NOT capture the characters at all. Mr. Peel had Picard worrying about silly things he'd never worry about regarding his relationships with his crew. All the characters, exept perhaps for Beverly, said things completely out of character--almost charactures of themselves. The feministish comments by Deanna and her cohort were thin and ... cliche. In fact, there was a lot of cliched dialog in this novel. A lot like a really bad first season episode.
In all other books I've read with Deanna having a big part in the story along with Riker, she's always known when he's in trouble, instead, Mr. Peel has her coming off a (perfectly flawless... no conflict at all) mission and dialing up chocolate when Riker was in trouble. Even if the author could have convinced me that the characters wouldn't worry about Riker and his party, I still was unable to believe Deanna, even without her Imzadi connection to Riker, would so flippantly not worry about Riker being on a dangerous mission--especially since Barclay was along for the ride. The fact that Deanna's "powers" played so little part in the novel may have tickled the editor to no end, but it's NOT Deanna. Mr. Peel's characterization of Deanna, above all was not convincing, no matter how you slice it. The ONLY other author who has written Deanna even more poorly was Peter David in _Q-In-Law_.
Another thing, as I breifly noted, these missions went off too easily and were solved too easily. In the hands of a more skilled author this could have been a perfect duology.
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By bcbdrums on May 31, 2012
Format: Unbound
The primary failing of this book is badly-written characters. Not all of them are written badly, but the ones that are are bad enough to make the book painful to read. The worst is Troi, who is written to be a savvy "Charlie's Angels" type of woman, and serves that role throughout the book--leading bombing raids and rescue missions with her lipstick on and her skirt hiked up. Equally badly written is Barclay, who has been given a childish sense of narcissism and is constantly making bad jokes and puns, and quoting lines from "The A-Team" TV series. Some plot elements in the book are also taken from The A-Team, such as a tricked-out armor-plated truck used to raid an enemy facility, which is irritating for how obviously it is done to reflect The A-Team show. Worf and Riker are also poorly written, but Data, Crusher, and Picard hold mostly true to their personalities on the show.

The story is split into two unrelated plots reminiscent of a 1990's sitcom, and while one (concerning a manufactured plague on a xenophobic planet) is very interesting it is dreadfully predictable in its outcome, which takes all the fun out of it. The other plot (concerning a political assassination on a pre-warp planet) is boring and any chance for interest completely ruined by the terribly written Troi and Barclay. Both plots end sourly, with death and injustice. To the feminist and the social liberal, however, it is a triumph since a few subspace calls in the epilogue inform the crew that one planet is electing its first female president, and another is becoming democratic after the suicide of its prince. We get a terribly out-of-character speech from Worf to tie the morals together, and the crew smilingly leaves behind two planets in political and social ruin.

I cannot say I would ever recommend this book to anyone, and I only finished it for the sake of being able to write an honest review.
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