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Book Review: Taking Wing + The Red King + Orion's Hounds + Sword of Damocles

Star Trek Titan: Taking Wing by Michael A. Martin and Andy Mangels
Book one of the ‘Titan’ series sees Captain Riker and his crew helping to clean up the mess after ‘Star Trek: Nemesis’. Titan’s original mission was that of exploration but that has been put on hold due to the fallout from Shinzon’s coup. This is okay and has plotting, politics and a cliffhanger.

Best Lines:
“I assume he didn’t die peacefully in his sleep.”
“Not unless he enjoyed taking his rest with something very sharp on his pillow.”

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Star Trek Titan: The Red King by Michael A. Martin and Andy Mangels
Book two sees the Titan and various other ships hurled across space into a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way. There they encounter the Neyel - a violent xenophobic race whose space is being torn apart by cosmic upheaval. Riker tries to help. This was okay. Why doesn’t Andy Mangels write Trek books anymore?

Best Line:
“Are you saying that this galaxy and everything in it is just a part of this ancient god’s dream?”

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Star Trek Titan: Orion’s Hounds by Christopher L. Bennett
Book three sees the crew finally begin their mission of exploration in the vast unexplored Gum Nebula where they encounter new life and new civilizations. This was good.

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Star Trek Titan: Sword of Damocles by Geoffrey Thorne
Book four is a tale of time, fate, religion, paradox and faith. The crew become involved in the fate of a pre-warp planet called Orisha whose insectoid inhabitants worship and fear an unfathomable celestial body. This is good; there wouldn’t be another decent 'Titan' novel until ’Fallen Gods’.
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