Requiem (Star Trek: New Frontier)

Requiem is the ninth book in the Star Trek: New Frontier series written by Peter David. This science fiction book is a Star Trek media tie-in. With over 200 pages, this book is published in 2000 by Pocket Books.

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  • #1
    April 4, 2018
    "I waffled a bit over whether to give this one 3 or 4 stars. I finally went with 4 on the strength of the Soleta plot. To start at the beginning, Peter David created a series called "New Frontier." An alien captain, three characters who were cameo's on The Next Generation, and the rest of the crew made up from his fertile imagination. They are put aboard the USS Excalibur, and sent into Thallonian space. In book eight, the last line of the story takes us, with no explanation, to "five minutes before the Excalibur blew up." Ack. The first foible of this book is the very manipulative way we are kept out of the loop as to what happened to the USS Excalibur, and further, Captain Calhoun specifically. The second foible is that the crew scatters, which is fine, but the B-story of McHenry and Kebron, despite revealing some really interesting and tantalizing tidbits about McHenry, read like a joke. A bad joke. X-Files meets a Circus Act. For all that those two are two major concerns, the plot with Soleta exploring her mixed racial history was just phenomenal. The amount of intruigue that Peter David managed to slide between only about a third of the book was just a treasure to read. If the book had focused entirely on Soleta, I would have been a happy man. Instead, the more awkward bits with Kebron and McHenry had me groaning, and I was tempted to skip passages (but didn't). Still, exploring a crew in their "downtime" is a new side to the Star Trek universe we've not really seen explored often, aside from the occasional Risa episode of DS9 and TNG. This was handled rather well. A must-read for Soleta, but otherwise, just a fair book."
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  • #2
    April 19, 2018
    "this is a book about a tragic destruction of the Excalibur, one of the greatest ships in the Federation, sends powerful ripples through Starfleet as the members of the crew await new assignments"
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