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Daedalus's Children (Star Trek Enterprise) Mass Market Paperback – April 27, 2004
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I liked the way Stern delved into the histories of the character by bringing up the striking differences between this stories universe and the real one. We get to see the struggle of Archer and crew to fight the ailments of this universe and obtain their freedom from the quarreling factions in this universe.
This was a very good completion to a well develop story. Having finished them both part of me would have liked to see them combined into one novel. There seemed to a little too much filler but more story then a single novel. If you enjoyed the first part, you have no choice but to pick this book up and see if the crew makes it home.
This book seemed to have been rushed to the shelves before being adequately proof-read. For example, a character named Duel is given the rank of an Ensign in the first book, but on page 7 of this book Duel is called Lieutenant, then again called Ensign on page 25. Also, on page 234, a junior Enterprise engineer named Hess is on an alien ship with Archer before Archer is reunited with Enterprise. However, Hess was present on Enterprise on pages 211-221 at the same time as he was supposed to be with Archer. This obvious mistake of one character in two places at once cannot be explained away with parallel universes.
The story itself is smart and fun, but in an effort to be an epic two-parter, it greatly overreaches. In chapter 19, Captain Archer fights a frustrating twenty-page space battle in a little scout craft, though it can't really be called a space battle because it is only between his lone craft and three enemy ships. In page after page, nothing happens, save rediculous references to maneuvers learned at the Academy. Of course, Archer's little ship is victorious. And none of this actually matters, because it makes no sense for Archer to be on the craft anyway; his small crew's presence there was poorly explained as a need for a reconnaissance vessel that somehow couldn't be manned by any of the vast Denari crew.
But the greatest damage to the plot was having Archer direct the Denari war to an outcome of his choosing. Hasn't Stern seen any of the television shows?Read more ›
While Tucker and Hoshi continue to play an important role in the story, this book, refreshingly, broadens the plot to include the entire Enterprise crew. Additional characters - the leaders of varios factions - can be appretiated as well. I was pleased to find that Trip's romantic interest, which was barely explored in the first book, was given much more thorough treatment in this one.
As with the first book, the author's blunt, dialoug-heavy writing style is appreciated. It makes for quick reading and allows an Enterprise fan's knowledge of the show to fill in background details.
One star is missing from my review because of another poorly-done plot mechanism. Without giving too much away, there is one major predicament the crew faces (among many) which seems insurmountable. But, suddenly an easy solution is found and an entire sub-plot is retired with little fanfare.
Still, the book is a lot of fun to read. Like the first book, I recommend it to any fan of Enterprise.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Some have said this book was not as good as Daedalus, but I disagree. It finished the story quite nicely and had just enough twists to still be believable (yes, I know it's... Read morePublished 9 days ago by The Mom
A very entertaining and end to a 2 part series. I recommend to all enterprise fans.
I miss star trek enterprise and all of the other series.
I really enjoyed this book, was well written. And it came on time.and exactly as I expectedI would recommend it to othersPublished on June 22, 2014 by Winston Mitchell
This is a very good story, enjoyed it, could not put it down. It is a real shame that the series got cut just as it was getting much better. Read morePublished on June 11, 2012 by ARC